Celebrate your heritage and support Charlotte's immigrant communities at the first ever City of Immigrants 5K. The 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run will start and finish at Midwood International & Cultural Center in 1817 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 6 pm. Join us for a celebration after the race, with music, prizes, games & lots of fun for the whole family! All proceeds will benefit the community-based programs of the Latin American Coalition. The Latin American Coalition is the oldest and largest immigrant rights organization in the region, founded it 1990. LAC is a community of Latin Americans, immigrants, and allies that promotes full and equal participation of all people in the civic, economic and cultural life of North Carolina through education, celebration, and advocacy. The Latin American Coalition envisions a diverse and vibrant North Carolina which embraces, supports and respects people of all cultures and backgrounds. For information about the race or to Register visit us online at : https://cityofimmigrants5k.racesonline.com/register
24th Annual Festival of India Saturday, August 11 through Sunday, August 12 Presented by India Association of Charlotte Festival of India is organized to showcase that diversity of culture and heritage to the larger community in the Carolinas and provides an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange in a fun setting. The festival exposes people here to the rich mosaic of different art, crafts, languages, couture and cuisine from the various regions of India in a festive setting. The result is to enhance the education of our fellow citizens about the rich heritage of an ancient civilization with the expectation of bringing different people together. Our linkage and collaboration (e.g: Theme India exhibit contest) with the CMS Middle schools, reflects our keen desire to educate and broaden the horizon of young people to the rich cultures from other parts of the world.
Hola Charlotte Festival Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 12:00pm Uptown Charlotte Presented by Norsan Media The 7th Annual Hola Charlotte is the largest Hispanic Heritage event organized in Charlotte. Hola Charlotte features renown entertainers and bands, a Latin American Cultural Village, authentic Latin American food from different countries, a cultural pavilion, Zumba demos, cultural dance performances, Latin American contemporary fashion, and much more!
2018 Yiasou Greek Festival Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, September 9 Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral The Yiasou Greek Festival began in 1978 and since then has become one of Charlotte’s largest cultural events. It is eagerly anticipated by the Charlotte community each year. The Yiasou (the Greek word for Hello, Goodbye and Cheers) Greek Festival features Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and homemade pastries, entertainment, live music and dancing, wine tastings, art, shopping and more. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece when you visit the 41th Annual Yiasou Greek Festival. It’s a time of the year when everyone can be Greek!
2018 Festival Latinoamericano, Charlotte’s signature cultural event This event returns for its 28th year to Symphony Park on Saturday Septmber 29 from 12 to 8PM; with an incredible lineup of musical artists and dance performances, a diverse authentic selection of Latin American food, handmade crafts, visual artists, and an interactive street festival environment with activities for the whole family. Location: Symphony Park at South Park Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte Date: Saturday Sept. 29th (12-8pm) Admission: FREE until 2pm / $5 after 2pm For more information contact Tony Arreaza via email or at 704-458-8072 No outside food, alcohol, or coolers permitted. No dogs allowed. No weapons.To consume alcohol you must be at least 21 years old and have your ID
Carolinas Latin Dance Company CLDC was founded in 2001, in Charlotte, NC to satisfy the desire of children from different Latin-American Countries, who expressed an interest in learning more about each other’s diverse origins, music and dance. Our objective is to provide opportunities for cultural enrichment through performances and lectures that bring together not only people of Latin American backgrounds, but people of all cultures. This creates an enjoyable environment of mixed cultures and traditions, where the community can learn about each other, while cultural awareness and acceptance is also promoted. CLDC teaches how to dance folkloric dances from Latin America and the history of those dances to children 7 years old and up, from all religious, ethnic/cultural, social and economic backgrounds. The children also learn to dance popular dances such as Salsa , Cumbia, Merengue and Bachata. Once the dances are learned, the costumes are created , the program is organized, and the children present the dances they learned as a beautiful annual theatre performance in the Spring.