Charlotte's Master Community Calendar offers a handpicked guide to the best events, web links, and highlights for the Charlotte region. It is the only calendar in the Charlotte area that enables users to see at a quick glance a comprehensive listing of hundreds of events, their sponsors, locations, times, cost, audience size, contact phone numbers, and a direct link to members' webpages.

Numerous businesses and non-profit organizations in the greater Charlotte area use the Master Community Calendar to plan, schedule and promote their events. They also use the Calendar to:

Keep track of important dates
Prevent disastrous scheduling conflicts
Promote special events to other community leaders
Promote and sell their services in the community
Keep management and employees aware of community happenings
Promote their organization or business by attendance at community events

The Calendar lists Charlotte's community wide events, including those sponsored by local non-profit organizations and businesses. It is updated almost daily. In fact, 400-600 new events are added each month.

Each issue is a full 12 months of the Calendar averaging 32-35 pages in length (ex. November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018 - rolling). All business members receive the calendar every 4-5 weeks; non-profit members receive it every other month. Updates about specific dates or events can be received by phone or e-mail.

We are currently adding events occuring in 2018 and 2019.

The Master Community Calendar of Charlotte....
A single destination with all event information
Always current - updated almost daily
Accurate information
Comprehensive and organized by date
Gives contact number for further information
Long range resource tool (listing information into 2019 upon member request)
Provides direct link to members' websites

New in town and need help? We offer assistance with site suggestions for events, as well as the capacity and location of area arenas.

In 1992 the Charlotte Chamber, the Arts & Science Council, the United Way of the Central Carolinas, the Foundation for the Carolinas, the National Society of Fundraising Executives, WTVI-42 and the Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Charlotte) started this comprehensive long-range community calendar. As Charlotte was growing, it was impossible for organizations and businesses to keep up with all the varied, and increasingly numerous, events. Too many events were scheduled on the same date with one or more groups not making the needed/expected revenues. Often there was a poor audience showing.

These organizations combined their efforts and developed the Master Community Calendar. To our knowledge there is no other calendar in the country, developed by non-profit organizations and businesses, working together to merge all of the community's events and activities.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Master Community Calendar is to provide a comprehensive up-to-date event calendar reflecting the activities of non-profit organizations and at-large community events; to aid non-profit charitable organizations in researching the most advantageous date for maximum audience participation and fundraising; to aid in the promotion of all events.

The Master Community Calendar is located at The Johnston YMCA building in NODA and can be reached by phone or e-mail.

Two levels of membership are available:
Business subscribers receive a full "rolling" year (12 months) every 4 to 5 weeks. Non-profit organizations - tax-exempt 501(c)3 - receive a full "rolling" year (12 months) calendar every other month.

For More Information and sample call 704-716-6340 or e-mail us your name and organization at:

The Calendar covers a myriad of information:

Events at local arenas (Bank of America Stadium, Spectrum Center, BB&T Ballpark, Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Ovens Auditorium, Bojangles' Coliseum, Knight Theater, Spirit Square, Gantt Center, Dana Auditorium, Pease Auditorium, Halton Theater, Charlotte Motor Speedway, PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, etc.)
Sporting events (Hornets Basketball, Panthers Football, Knights Baseball, NASCAR races, local ACC games, hockey, golf, soccer, tennis, etc.) in the area
Performances (musical, dance, drama), speakers, exhibits, trade shows, forums, seminars
Street (5, 10K) and Charlotte Motor Speedway and Dirt Track races
Fundraising events and galas
City-wide festivals and parades (Uptown events, Matthews Alive, etc.)
Neighborhood festivals (Dilworth Jubilee, Elizabeth, Greenville)
School schedules (public and private)
Museum Exhibitions
Holidays (federal and religious), even daylight savings time changes
Each entry gives the date, name of event, sponsor, location, time, cost, contact phone number, and a direct link to members' webpage.

The scope of the Master Calendar is most unusual. Organizations and businesses use this resource to plan events ensuring there are no conflicts for revenue and audience. By seeing all of the various activities occurring, the optimum date selection can be made. Also, the Calendar promotes increased awareness of fundraising events and other regional activities.

Businesses subscribe to the Master Community Calendar for vending, scheduling, entertainment, client planning, promotion, networking and contribution purposes.

The Master Community Calendar covers the entire spectrum of local events, fundraising, performances, seminars, etc. Think of the Calendar as a long-range planning and resource tool and a time saver. Also important, event planners (both business and non-profit) do not have to call "the world" to find out what is going on and when. Charlotte's Master Community Calendar is the only source for receiving comprehensive event information beyond a short period of time. The Calendar goes into 2018.

For More Information call 704-716-6340 or e-mail us your name and organization:

To receive a 3 page sample call or email us your name or organization or business at 704-716-6340 or e-mail us at:

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