What to Do in Charlotte During NBA All-Star 2019

By Evan Chronis

January 29, 2019

It's Charlotte's turn to step into the spotlight as the host of NBA All-Star 2019, and the city boasts much more than just being the home to the Charlotte Hornets. 

Whether you're coming into Charlotte for All-Star weekend, or already call the Queen City home, there's plenty to keep yourself occupied with during NBA All-Star 2019

Let's take a look at everything that Charlotte has to offer for your trip during NBA All-Star 2019.

NBA All-Star 2019 Events to Attend

Before we look into the specific All-Star weekend events, this is a good time to mention that tickets to the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night and the 68th NBA All-Star Game aren't available to the general public. These tickets are reserved for team sponsors, business partners and other NBA officials. But, with NBA Premium you can easily buy tickets to both events that come straight from the NBA. So, if you want to be at one of the most exclusive sporting events of the year, here's your chance: 


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Here is the official list of All-Star weekend events:

  • NBA All-Star Celebrity Game presented by Ruffles

    • When: 7:00 p.m. on February 15
    • Where: Bojangles Coliseum (2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205)
  • MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars

    • When: 9:00 p.m. on February 15
    • Where: Spectrum Center (333 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202)
  • NBA All-Star Practice and Media Day

    • When: Media @ 9:30 a.m. and Practice at 12:00 p.m. on February 16
    • Where: Bojangles Coliseum (2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205)
  • Lunch With A Legend

    • When: 11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. on February 16
    • Where: Charlotte Convention Center's Richardson Ballroom (501 S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202)
    • Meet legends George Gervin and Dominique Wilkins at Lunch With A Legend, hosted by Ahmad Rashad
  • State Farm All-Star Saturday Night

    • When: 7:00 p.m. on February 16
    • Where: Spectrum Center
    • Spend the night with the NBA's best in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest.
  • 68th Annual NBA All-Star Game

    • When: 8: p.m. on February 17
    • Where: Spectrum Center
    • Watch Team Lebron and Team Giannis go head-to-head in the 68th Annual NBA All-Star Game. 

What to Do in Charlotte

  • Visit the Epicentre

    • Take advantage of Charlotte's nightlife at the three-story entertainment center of the city. Visit sites like Whisky River, Rooftop 210 and Howl at the Moon, or test your skill at the bowling alley Strike City, to make the most of your night in Uptown. 
    • Where: 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Billy Graham Library

    • Learn about the story and legacy of Charlotte-based evangelist Billy Graham at one of the biggest tourist sites in the Queen City.
    • Where: 4330 Westmont Dr, Charlotte, NC 28217
  • U.S. National Whitewater Center

    • Feast your eyes on the largest man-made whitewater river in the world whole taking a trip via kayak or raft.
    • Where: 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214
  •  See a show at the Music Factory

    • Whether it's The Fillmore, The Underground or The Comedy Zone, there's plenty of live music and acts to see during your time in town. 
    • Where: 1000 North Carolina Music Factory Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28206
  • Soak in nature at Romare Bearden Park or Freedom Park

    • Get in touch with the natural world at two of Charlotte's most coveted outdoor areas
    • Romare Bearden Park — 300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202
    • Freedom Park — 1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
  • Tee off at Topgolf

    • Spend a few hours competing among friends in Charlotte's brand new Topgolf facility
    • Where: 8024 Savoy Corporate Dr, Charlotte, NC 28273
  • Visit Charlotte Motor Speedway and NASCAR Hall of Fame

    • Get in touch with Charlotte's deep NASCAR history by visiting the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway and the historic NASCAR Hall of Fame.
    • Where: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027

Where to Eat in Charlotte

  • Cabo Fish Taco

    • Style: Southern California-style
    • Where: 3201 N. Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Haberdish

    • Style: Southern
    • Where: 3106 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Dandelion Market

    • Style: Global lunch and tapas dinners
    • Where: 118 W 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Amelie's French Bakery

    • Style: French-styled pastries and other treats
    • Where: 380 S. College St. Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Ink and Ivy

    • Style: American
    • Where: 222 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Rooster's Wood-fired Kitchen

    • Style: Southern
    • Where: 150 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • 204 North

    • Style: Southern
    • Where: 204 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Merchant and Trade

    • Style: Southern bar food
    • Where: 303 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • Tin Roof

    • Style: American pub food
    • Where: 210 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202
  • The Waterman

    • Style: Seafood
    • Where: 2729 South Blvd suite d, Charlotte, NC 28209
  • Midwood Smokehouse

    • Style: Southern BBQ
    • Where: 540 Brandywine Rd C, Charlotte, NC 28209 & 1401 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
  • Cow Fish

    • Style: Burgers and Sushi selections
    • Whee: 4310 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211

Where to Drink in Charlotte

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