After years of planning and construction, Five Points Plaza officially opens on Saturday with a day of family friendly events.
The plaza is divided into two parts – Trade Street Plaza and State Street Plaza. Activities are planned for both locations.
Despite a threat of rain, officials tell QCity Metro events will go on as planned.
Here’s a schedule:
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Trade Street Plaza
10-11am: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11am-12pm: Drums 4 Life Drum Circle
11am-1pm: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Mobile Library
12-1pm: QC GINGA Project
1-2pm: Jumping Dreams Double Dutch Clinic
4-7pm: Old School Skate Party with Rollin CLT & DJ Tab D’Biassi
State Street Plaza
11am-12pm: Yoga with Cayla
12-1pm: FD Fit Camp with Jocelyn
1-2pm: Soca Fit Class with Keisha
2-3pm: ArtsWalk with Anne Lowe & Lo’Vonia Parks
4-7pm: Community Pop-Up Shop & Chew (Food Trucks)
The grand opening is hosted by the city of Charlotte and the Knight Foundation.
This article was published as part of our West End Journalism Project, which is funded by a grant by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.