Charlotte, NC Places to Visit (A-I)

Allison Woods    2106 Turnsburg Highway    Statesville, NC 28625    704-872-1930    www.allison-woods.org   Andrew Jackson State Park    196 Andrew Jackson Park Road    Lancaster, SC 29720    803-285-3344    www.southcarolinaparks.com  Anne Springs Close Greenway    250 Dairy Barn Lane    Fort Mill, SC 29715    803-548-7252   www.leroysprings.com/Greenway .html Backing Up Classics    4545 Concord Parkway S.    Concord, NC 28027    704-788-9500    www.backingupclassics.com Bank Of America Stadium    800 S. Mint Street    Charlotte, NC 28202    704-358-7538    www.panthers.com/stadium Billy Graham Library    4330 Westmont Drive   Charlotte, NC    704-401-3200    www.billygraham.org/BGLibrary
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 Broad River Greenway    Riverside Drive    Boiling Springs, NC    704-434-0040    www.broadrivergreenway.com 
Carolina Raptor Center    600 Sample Road    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-875-6521    www.carolinaraptorcenter.org Catawba Cultural Center    1536 Tom Steven Road    Rock Hill, SC  29731    803-328-2427    www.ccppcrafts.com Catawba Queen Riverboat Queen’s Landing    1459 River Highway    Mooresville, NC 28117    704-663-2628    www.queenslanding.com Charlotte Museum Of History/ Hezekiah Alexander Homesite    3500 Shamrock Drive    Charlotte, NC 28215    704-568-1774    www.charlottemuseum.org  
Charlotte Trolley And Museum    2104 South Boulevard    Charlotte, NC 28203    704-375-0850    www.charlottetrolley.org  Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens    6500 S. New Hope Road    Belmont, NC 28012    704-825-4490    www.dsbg.org Discovery Place/IMAX Theater    301 S. Tryon Street    Charlotte, NC 28202    704-372-6261    www.discoveryplace.org Energy Explorium At McGuire    13339 Hagers Ferry Road    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-875-5600    www.dukepower.com/EE Gaston County Museum Of Art & History    131 W. Main Street     Dallas, NC 28034     704-922-7681    www.gastoncountymuseum.org Historic Brattonsville    1444 Brattonsville Road    McConnells, SC 29726    803-684-2327    www.chmuseum.org/ourmuseums/hb Historic Downtown Statesville    111 Depot Lane    Statesville, NC 28677    704-878-3480    www.visitstatesville.com Historic Latta Plantation    5225 Sample Road    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-875-2312    www.lattaplantation.org Historic Rosedale    3427 N. Tryon Street    Charlotte, NC 28206    704-335-0325    www.historicrosedale.org Iredell Museum Of Arts & Heritage    1335 Museum Road    Statesville, NC 28625    704-873-4734    www.iredellmuseums.org Lee Ann Miller Team Logo w/Tate              704-896-5141 Office www.LeeAnnMiller.com

Charlotte Area – Arts & Culture

Cabarrus County                                             Arts Experience     www.artexperience.org Old Courthouse Theatre      www.oldcourthousetheatre.org    Charlotte / Mecklenburg                                Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte     www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org Afro-American Cultural Center     www.aacc-charlotte.org Arts and Science Council     www.artsandscience.org Carolina Actors Studio Theatre     www.nccast.com Carolina Voices     www.carolinavoices.org Carolinas Concert Association     www.carolinasconcert.com Central Piedmont Community College Theatre     www.cpcc.edu/arts/halton Charlotte Chamber       www.charlottechamber.com Charlotte Civic Orchestra     www.charlottecivicorchestra.org Charlotte Live Music     www.charlottelivemusic.com Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra   www.charlottephilharmonicorchestra.com Charlotte Symphony Orchestra     www.charlottesymphony.org Charlotte Youth Ballet           www.charlotteyouthballet.com Children’s Theatre Of Charlotte     www.ctcharlotte.org Community School Of The Arts     www.csarts.org ImaginOn     www.imagineon.org Levine Museum Of The New South     www.museumofthenewsouth.org The Light Factory     www.lightfactory.org McColl Center For Visual Arts     www.mccollcenter.org Mint Museum Of Art     www.mintmuseum.org Mint Museum Of Craft + Design    www.mintmuseum.org North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center     www.blumenthalcenter.org North Carolina Dance Theatre     www.ncdance.org Opera Carolina     www.operacarolina.org Ovens Auditorium     www.ovensauditoriumorg Spirit Square Center For Arts And Education     www.blumenthalcenter.org The Symphony Guild Of Charlotte     www.symphonyguildcharlotte.org Theatre Charlotte     www.theatrecharlotte.org Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre     www.verizonwirelessamphitheatre.com/     charlotte   Cleveland County                                            Cleveland County Arts Council     www.ccartscouncil.org Gaston County                                             The Belmont Abbey Players     www.belmontabbeycollege.edu  Gaston Choral Society     www.gastonarts.org/affiliates_      gchoralsociety.html Gaston Concert Association     www.gastonarts.org/affiliates_      gconcertassoc.html Gaston County Art Guild     www.charlotteartist.com/gcag Gaston County Museum     www.gastoncountymuseum.org Gaston Dance Inc.     www.gastonarts.org/affiliates_      gastondance.html The Little Theatre Of Gastonia     www.ncsmartfinder.com/littletheatre United Arts Council Of Gaston County     www.gastonarts.org   Iredell County                                          Iredell Museum Of Arts And Heritage     www.iredellmuseums.org   Lancaster County                                      Community Playhouse Of Lancaster County     www.lancasterplayhouse.com   Lincoln County                                         Lincoln Arts Council     www.lincolnartscouncil.org Lincoln Cultural Center     www.lincolnculturalcenter.org   Rowan County                                            Catawba College Theatre Arts     www.catawba.edu/academic/theatrearts  Piedmont Players Theatre     www.piedmontplayers.com Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society, Inc.     www.salisburysymphony.org Waterworks Visual Arts Center     www.waterworks.org   Union County                                             Union County Community Arts Council     www.unionarts.org   York County                                                Arts Council Of Rock Hill And York County     www.rockhillarts.com Catawba Cultural Preservation Project     www.ccppcrafts.com Fort Mill Community Playhouse       www.fortmillplayhouse.org King’s Arena Amphitheater     www.narroway.net McCelvey Center     www.chmuseums.org/ourmuseums/     mccelvey Rock Hill Community Theatre     www.rhcommunitytheatre.org Yorkville Players     www.yorkvilleplayers.com                                704-896-5141 Office            www.LeeAnnMiller.com              Allen Tate Company  

Charlotte, NC – Area Festivals

 Charlotte and surrounding communities are busy year-round with festivals, sporting events and activities that entertain young and old. Here’s a brief look at some perennial favorites; keep an eye on local newspapers, radio and TV for others. Street festivals are among the most popular events. Festival in the Park (704-338-1060, www.festivalinthepark.org), an arts and crafts festival around Freedom Park’s lake, appears every September. Also in September, Charlotte Shout is a month-long celebration incorporating more than 200 visual, performing, musical and culinary arts events in over 40 venues throughout the region (www.charlotteshout.com). Hungry? There are plenty of apples and other goodies on hand at the Lincoln County Apple Festival in downtown Lincolnton each September (704-736-8452). Both the international festival, Ifest (704-687-2410, www.uncc.edu/ifest), and the Yiasou Greek Festival (704-334-4771, www.greekorthodoxclt.org), are held in September. The Loch Norman Highland Games (704-875-3113, www.ruralhillfarm.org), near Davidson, are in April; and various other events throughout the year are sponsored by ethnic and cultural clubs. Novello (704-336-2725, www.novellofestival.net), a library-sponsored festival in Charlotte, draws thousands in October to hear authors like novelist Tom Clancy and reporter Bob Woodward of Watergate fame. Rock Hill invites visitors to its Come-See-Me Festival in April (800-681-7635, www.comeseeme.rockhill.net); and in November Yap Ye Iswa (the day of the Catawbas) is celebrated on the Catawba Indian reservation rear Rock Hill (803-328-2427, www.ccppcrafts.com). Looking for entertainment? The Carolina Renaissance Festival (877-896-5544 www.royalfaires.com/carolina) is an annually event in Huntersville on Saturdays & Sundays during the months of October & November. It’s a 16th century European style art and entertainment festival. Be prepared to go back in time with actors dressed in period costumes, clashing of armor and the thundering of hooves daily with full combat jousts at the King’s Tournament Arena.On the west side of Lake Norman, the annual Denver Days(www.denvernc.com/denverdays.htm) is family oriented festival with rides, food & music for four days in September. Holidays are prime times for fun. Fireworks and a concert sparks the city’s Fourth of July festivities. On Thanksgiving, the Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade (704-332-4407, www.carrouselparade.org) salutes princesses chosen from area high schools and opens the Christmas season with Santa’s arrival. Folks who love collecting ideas for their homes will enjoy Charlotte’s many home tours. The Mint Museum sponsors two of the best—the Home and Garden Tour in April and the Antiques Show in October (704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org). The Charlotte Symphony Guild sponsors the ASID Designer House each fall (704-525-0522, www.symphonyguildcharlotte.org). The Home Builders Association of Charlotte sponsors HomeArama (704-376-8524, www.hbacharlotte.com) each spring. Many area neighborhood groups and private companies also sponsor home tours throughout the year to display rehabilitated older homes or spectacular new ones.

Many organizations sponsor exhibits and trade shows at the Charlotte Merchandise Mart, the Charlotte Convention Center and other sites around town. Southern Shows Inc. (704-376-6594, www.southernshows.com) sponsors several Charlotte favorites, including the Southern Spring Show in March, the Southern Ideal Home Show in September and the Southern Christmas Show in November. 

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