The Charlotte International Arts Festival kicks off Friday! This annual celebration of imaginative visual and performing arts spans 17 days and features some of the most creative international and local minds. The inspiring multi-week festival features curated artistic and immersive experiences from around the world and locally that celebrate diversity and culture. It magnifies the Queen City’s artistic soul for creation and innovation.
C.I.A.F. transforms Uptown and Ballantyne into centers of imagination that celebrate a spirit of playfulness by bringing together artists from around the globe and around the corner through both visual and performing arts.
There’s fun for everyone, from families to individuals, with more than 200 attractions, many for free. The festival runs from Sept. 16 – Oct. 2 and features everything from fitness classes to a Charlotte Symphony concert based on the music of David Bowie to various art installations, and live music all over town. Check out the full schedule of events here.
For more information on parking and transportation as well as hotel and dining options, click here.