Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year – FALL! As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and gold, it’s time to celebrate the season’s bounty at enchanting fall festivals. We’ll take you on a journey through the best fall festivals that promise to delight your senses, from mouthwatering treats to mesmerizing sights and sounds. Get ready to immerse yourself in the cozy, autumnal charm of these friendly gatherings.
Take in a variety of visual art installations, live performances and immersive experiences during the Charlotte International Arts Festival. More than 200 attractions and exhibits will be on display from Uptown to Ballantyne.
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery returns with its yearly celebration of German beer, music and food. Come celebrate with a Märzen Lager and pretzels.
When: Sept. 16
Neighborhood: West Charlotte
Get mindful this fall with yoga classes, workshops, kombucha tastings, music and more at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
When: Sept.16-Oct. 29
Area: South Charlotte
Saturdays and Sundays this fall are for the kids. Enjoy trick-or-treating, a Halloween parade, dance parties, photo ops with the Peanuts gang and more at Carowinds. Peppermint Patty’s hay bale maze, Lucy’s Mummy Pit and Linus’ Pumpkin Patch are just a few of the park’s seasonal stops.
When: Sept. 22-24
Neighborhood: Myers Park
Stroll Charlotte’s iconic Freedom Park while shopping more than 150 vendors. There will also be live music throughout the park.
When: Sept. 23
The annual Festival of India attracts over 20,000 people. Held at Belk Theater, there will be 27 food vendors, henna tattoos and more in an effort to share art, culture and heritage with Charlotte locals and visitors.
When: Sept. 27-Oct. 1
The Independent Picture House will showcase films from all around the world during this five-day festival.
When: Sept. 30
Neighborhood: Camp North End
Come explore all things vegan at this celebration of healthy, sustainable food at Camp North End. There will be food trucks, cooking demonstrations, nutritionists on site, prizes and more.
When: Sept. 30-Nov. 19
Travel back in time to enjoy jousting, falconry, fairies and more. The Carolina Renaissance Festival has something for everyone, including an open-air market, games and shows.
So grab your favorite scarf, gather your loved ones, and let’s make this autumn one to remember! Embrace the season, and let the magic of fall festivals fill your heart with warmth and joy. Cheers to a season of laughter, love, and unforgettable experiences!