Events Calendar

We hope you can join us at one of the many events we put on and partner with throughout the year! Check out our event listings below. Learn more about Sustain Charlotte's signature events here.

 

  • Charlotte Sustainability Awards 2019

    Since 2012, Sustain Charlotte has honored smart growth and sustainability leadership in Greater Charlotte through this exciting annual event. Our honorees are working toward sustainability and smart growth, and by their actions, inspire others to do the same. The awards help us further our mission to inspire choices that lead to a healthy, equitable, and vibrant communities across the Charlotte metro region for generations to come.

    Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Charlotte Sustainability Awards! We hope you will join us Wednesday, April 24 at CenterStage@NoDa! This unique event brings together sustainability leaders from a range of disciplines and sectors: for-profit, nonprofit and government.

    Our event isn't your average awards ceremony. Our attendees are always fun and inspirational, the dinner is always local, delicious, and sustainable, and our program is upbeat. The evening will be a memorable and exciting affair that honors and celebrates our most outstanding local sustainability leaders and attracts many of Great Charlotte's leaders, elected officials, and media.

    Learn more and get your tickets by visiting https://www.sustaincharlotte.org/awards.

    Thank you to our event sponsors: Duke Energy, Charlotte Magazine, O2 emc, Boingo Graphics, Moore & Van Allen and CPCC.

  • Kickoff to Bike! Charlotte: Mayor's Ride

    • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 07:45 AM
    • Independence Park (300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC)

    We need all Queen City two-wheelers on April 26 for the annual Mayors Ride/Bike to Breakfast. This is the official kick-off event for 2019 BIKE! Charlotte. The starting location and route are changing as CDOT is hosting a ribbon cutting for the brand new 6th Street Cycle Track. More info and registration at https://biketowork.racesonline.com/

  • Open Streets 704 May 2019

    • Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    • Plaza Midwood/Belmont neighborhoods

    Join us at this fun, outdoor, people-powered event as we paint a street mural and install permanent street improvements at the intersection of Hawthorne and Kennon Streets in the Plaza Midwood/Belmont neighborhoods.

  • BikeWalk NC Lobby Day

    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    • Legislative Office Building, Raleigh NC

    Join BikeWalk NC and fellow cycling, walking and active transportation advocates in Raleigh to meet with state legislators, show them who you are and how important it is to support safe infrastructure for people biking and walking. The goals for 2019 BikeWalkNC Lobby Day are to focus our messaging to positively impact safety for cycling and walking and to ensure that our representatives understand the existing health, environmental, economic and placemaking benefits of investments in active transportation infrastructure.

    This year’s General Assembly has been dynamic and has shown an interest for active transportation funding, policy and defining new modes of transportation within existing and future bicycle, pedestrian and multi use facilities.

    YOU WILL HELP:

    Educate our legislators about the rights of people who ride and walk.

    As their constituents, build relationships with them to bring all available federal, state and local resources to their districts for active transportation infrastructure, education, encouragement and enforcement.

    Inform legislators on the issues confronting bicycling and walking in North Carolina.

    More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/357414214871882/

  • Are you interested in helping make Charlotte a better city for bicycling? Would you like to learn what the City and others are already doing and work with them to achieve this goal? If you answered yes to either of these questions, we invite you to join us at our Shifting Gears event series!

    With support from WeeklyRides.com, Sustain Charlotte hosts quarterly Shifting Gears public action workshops to propel cycling in Charlotte forward.  

    Whether you are interested in biking but haven’t yet started, a weekend warrior, or a daily bike commuter -- everyone has a part to play in helping realize our City’s new vision for bicycling in Charlotte.

    Each workshop features a keynote speaker and small group discussions where participants connect with other cycling advocates. The goal of each Shifting Gears workshop is for each participant to leave with one action-item and one community contact to help them along the way!

    Learn more about this event and register here.

  • Bike LUCK presented by The Charlotte Knights

    • Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    • Grinnell Water Works

    The 7th Annual Bike LUCK Presented by Charlotte Knights is the annual charity bicycle ride for Camp LUCK. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of proceeds raised support Camp LUCK! This ride provides four (4) route options including a 60 mile, a 45 mile route (that many say is just the right length), a 25 mile and a 5 mile family fun route along the Irwin Creek Greenway. All routes are supported by rest stops manned by “heart family” volunteers offering homemade baked goods, water and Gatorade. Post ride, enjoy food, music, offerings from sponsors and beer for purchase from Unknown Brewery. More info at campluck.com/bike.

  • Grow Smart Clt Presented by Kimley-Horn

    • Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    • Sharon Towers in Charlotte, NC
    • $10.00 USD

    Join us Wednesday, May 8 for our Grow Smart CLT event! Come mingle, drink, and think with us! Food wil be provided.

    TOPIC:
    Charlotte is in the process of finalizing the vision for what will be a transformative project for the SouthPark neighborhood. An approximately 3 mile urban design corridor project that will not only connect adjacent neighborhoods around the central core of the SouthPark business district but will also provide a mixed facility environment for bicycles and pedestrians that will allow people to make easier connections throughout SouthPark without getting in their vehicles.

    When complete, the framework plan will highlight opportunities for positive quality of life enhancements, “place-making” and immediate and long-term economic development benefits.

    Kyle Baugh with Kimley-Horn, the lead design consultant for the Framework Plan currently underway, will present the vision behind the Loop, national best practices for similar facilities, as well as case study examples of what a facility like this will mean to the community.

    TICKETS:
    Tickets are $10 for non-Sustain Charlotte members (donate at least $5/month or $60/year) and free for members.

    Learn more about this event and get your tickets by visiting growsmartclt.org.

  • #WalkCLT powered by OrthoCarolina

    • Friday, May 31, 2019 at 05:00 PM
    • Recover Brands

    Experience the FreeMoreWest neighborhood with us by participating in this free, family-friendly event! In this unique event, participants are encouraged to walk rather than drive to destinations in this area. For a new twist this year, we will be raffling off some fun prizes!

    When you stop by the the different participating businesses (to be announced soon!) you will collect a stamp on your event map. Stamps can be redeemed for raffle tickets at the after-party at Town Brewing! Winners will be announced at 7:45 p.m.

    Learn more about this event and register here

  • Grow Smart Clt

    • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    • $10.00 USD

    Join us Wednesday, July 10 for our Grow Smart CLT event! Come mingle, drink, and think with us! Food wil be provided.

    TOPIC:
    To be announced soon!

    TICKETS:
    Tickets are $10 for non-Sustain Charlotte members (donate at least $5/month or $60/year) and free for members.

    Learn more about this event and get your tickets by visiting growsmartclt.org.

  • Shifting Gears

    • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    • $5.00 USD

    Are you interested in helping make Charlotte a better city for bicycling? Would you like to learn what the City and others are already doing and work with them to achieve this goal? If you answered yes to either of these questions, we invite you to join us at our Shifting Gears event series!

    With support from WeeklyRides.com, Sustain Charlotte hosts quarterly Shifting Gears public action workshops to propel cycling in Charlotte forward.  

    Whether you are interested in biking but haven’t yet started, a weekend warrior, or a daily bike commuter -- everyone has a part to play in helping realize our City’s new vision for bicycling in Charlotte.

    Each workshop features a keynote speaker and small group discussions where participants connect with other cycling advocates. The goal of each Shifting Gears workshop is for each participant to leave with one action-item and one community contact to help them along the way!

    Learn more about this event and register here.