Fun Things to Do in the University Area
Some of Charlotte’s hottest events take place in the coolest spaces in University City. Concerts at PNC Pavilion, NASCAR races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the International Festival at UNC Charlotte, and the unique University City Duathlon in University Research Park are just the start. With annual events like the University City Wine Fest and the Healthy UCity Race Series, there is always something fun to do!
Major college sports and much more
Living in University City provides easy access to our region’s No. 1 public university, UNC Charlotte. If you like college athletics, you’ll love cheering the 49ers men’s and women’s NCAA teams. Several are nationally ranked. Visit Charlotte 49ers.
Music, dance and theater performances by students, faculty and visiting artists are great entertainment at very affordable prices – sometimes even free! The university’s main venue, Belk Theater in Robinson Hall, provides impressive acoustics and excellent seating close to the performers. Explore upcoming performances and exhibitions. Click to view the Events & Exhibitions Schedule.
If you take in just one major campus event, make it the annual International Festival. Each October, more than 20,000 people celebrate the global diversity of UNC Charlotte’s student and faculty – now representing more than 50 nations!