Experience the Charlotte StrEATs Festival: A Celebration of Art, Music, and Food

Don't miss the Charlotte StrEATs Festival as part of the Charlotte SHOUT! festival, featuring art installations, live music, food trucks, and more. Explore curated experiences in each SHOUT! Zone and indulge in culinary delights at the StrEATS Tasting Tour.

Experience the Charlotte StrEATs Festival: A Celebration of Art, Music, and Food

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Get ready for one of the biggest music, art, and food events of the year in Charlotte! The Charlotte StrEATs Festival is back as part of the Charlotte SHOUT! festival, transforming uptown streets into an art lover's paradise. This family-friendly festival offers two weeks of art installations, live music, food trucks, pop-up shops, and more for everyone to enjoy this spring.

Starting from Friday, March 29, until Sunday, April 14, there will be over 200 things to do and explore during this multi-week event. Let's take a look at some of the curated experiences in each SHOUT! Zone.

Zone 1: Live Music, Community Gatherings, and Secret Menu Items

In Zone 1, head to the Ally Main Stage in First Ward Park for live music performances. You can also attend community gatherings, catch a movie, play bingo, and more at Victoria Yards. Don't forget to ask for the "secret specialty SHOUT! menu item" at The Market at 7th Street.

Zone 2: Murals, Pop-up Market, and Local Fashion Designers

Zone 2 offers a chance to admire the stunning murals on Luminous Lane while taking a leisurely stroll. Explore the SHOUT! Pop-up Market for some unique shopping experiences. Additionally, you can discover the work of local fashion designers at The Hub.

Zone 3: Fashion Workshops, Artistic Creativity, and Galleries

If you're interested in fashion, Zone 3 has got you covered. Sign up for a SHOUT! Chic workshop session with local fashion designers or unleash your creativity at The Uptown Imaginarium by making your own masterpiece. Admire art at Nine Eighteen Nine Studio Gallery, TAC Gallery, and the Symbiosis: Resilience and Renewal in Art collection.

Zone 4: Mini-Golf, Laser Sculpture, and Dance Breaks

Zone 4 offers a fun activity for all ages with the Queen's Greens Putt Putt Course. Challenge your mini-golf skills and have a great time. You can also check out the "AYA Goddess of Light" laser sculpture and enjoy a meditative moment, chase bubbles, or have a dance break at Cathedral of Revelry.

Zone 5: Immersive Light Installation, Upcycling Arts, and Live Busker Shows

In Zone 5, immerse yourself in the Sonic Runway immersive light installation and be mesmerized by the visuals. Get crafty at Upcycle Arts' Make and Take and create your own unique creation. Don't miss the Live Busker Shows featuring dancers, DJs, aerial artists, and skaters.

Zone 6: Piano Performances and Vibrant Arts Scene

Zone 6 offers daily performances by Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum, showcasing their incredible talent. Grab a ticket to one of the Society 229 - SHOUT! OUTS events and experience the vibrant arts scene. While you're there, treat yourself to a SHOUT!-themed menu item from The Charlotte Farmers Market, Middle C Jazz, or Crane Coffee.

Zone 7: Community Mural, Art Scavenger Hunts, and Interactive Flow Painting

In Zone 7, join in painting the VAPA Community Mural and leave your mark on the city. Explore art and complete different challenges during the VAPA Art Scavenger Hunts. For a more interactive experience, sign up for the VAPA Interactive Flow Painting alongside abstract artists.

Zone 8: Culinary Delights and Food & Wine Pairing

Food and wine enthusiasts should head to Zone 8 for some culinary delights. Grab a ticket to StrEATS Uncorked, an immersive food and wine pairing event. If you're looking to sample the best of the city's culinary scene, don't miss the StrEATS Tasting Tour. And be sure to cheer on your favorite restaurants during the Neighborhood Cook-Off at the Charlotte StrEATS Festival.

Getting There and More Information

With many events taking place in the heart of uptown, there are several parking options available if you're planning to drive. Check out the list of parking garages and lots in the area online at www.parkme.com. Alternatively, you can avoid traffic by taking the light rail. Purchase tickets at a Ticket Vending Machine at each station platform or through the CATS-Pass mobile app.

For more information and the full schedule of events during Charlotte SHOUT!, visit charlotteshout.com. Don't miss out on this incredible celebration of art, music, and food in Charlotte. Mark your calendars and get ready to SHOUT!

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