Sports, Recreation & The Arts: Find What You Love in the Greater Charlotte Area

Whether you’re a sports fanatic or a lover of the arts, the greater Charlotte area offers a little something for everyone. Here are just a few of the ways you can get out and find what you love to do in the greater Charlotte area.

Cheer for your favorite local team – or get on the field yourself.

If you love professional sports, you picked a great city to call home. Of course there’s Carolina Panthers football, Charlotte Hornets basketball and Charlotte Checkers hockey, but there’s plenty more to love than just the pro-level. Don’t overlook Charlotte Independence soccer, Runnin’ Royals basketball and Charlotte 49ers football for college-level sports. Go see an action-packed Charlotte Roller Girls match-up, or get on the field yourself with youth and adult athletics.

Experience fine arts, classical music and the performing arts.

Enjoy a memorable night at the Charlotte Ballet, attend the Charlotte Symphony, catch a show at the Ovens Auditorium, or visit a museum. It doesn’t stop there. Explore the greater Charlotte area for live music, fine arts, dance, comedy and performances all over the creative map.

Interested in something a little out of the ordinary?

Charlotte offers everything from Bubble Soccer to fishing guides, and from paintball to axe-throwing. A variety of parks, greenways and walking trails are perfect for hiking, biking, disc-golfing and even just enjoying a little time outside. If you’re into it, it’s happening in Charlotte.

Need a few more ideas?

Not seeing any of your favorites here? There’s plenty more happening. Don’t forget to look for your favorite interest or activity on our local Meetup groups. To learn about all Charlotte has to offer, be sure to download our free guide.

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