2019 NBA All-Star Weekend
Welcome to the Queen City
The kings of the NBA are returning to the Queen City for the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend Feb. 15-17, 2019. The NBA All-Star game was first held in Charlotte in 1991. The 68th annual game will take place at Spectrum Center, home of Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. More than 150 city events are expected during the weekend, including several ticketed and non-ticketed public events at the historic Bojangles’ Coliseum and the Charlotte Convention Center.
What can I expect during the NBA All-Star Game weekend?
Nearly 20,000 attendees, including NBA officials and their partners, celebrities and 10,000 members of the media, are estimated to attend the star-studded weekend of events. NBA All-Star weekends are known to be full of plenty of fanfare and festivities surrounding the game to create a celebration experience spectators won’t forget. More information to come on planned events.
What can I experience during the NBA All-Star Game weekend?
While tickets to the game itself may be hard to come by, there's lots of ways that fans, visitors and residents can experience the incredible action that the NBA All-Star Game will bring to Charlotte.
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What does hosting the NBA All-Star Game mean for Charlotte?
Charlotte truly shines when it hosts high profile events, which provide rich experiences for our visitors and residents. This particular event is expected to garner international exposure for the city as a leisure, sports, business and convention destination and generate an estimated $100 million in economic impact. Previous games have produced as much as 22.3 million television viewers and 1.2 billion social media impressions. Programs in previous host cities designed around community outreach for identified charitable areas have also been developed by the NBA and have become legacy service projects.
Are Hotel Rooms available for guests?
Due to the large number of guests expected for the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, most of Center City Charlotte’s hotel rooms have been secured for the game’s official attendees and associated partners. However, there are other hotel offerings within driving distance to the event. To search hotel availability, we suggest using the following resources:
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What can I do when I visit Charlotte?
From flavorful dining and fun nightlife to exhilarating adventures at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and U.S. National Whitewater Center, you’ll soon discover the ‘a lot’ that Charlotte’s got. For more information, request a free Charlotte City Guide to begin planning your getaway to the Queen City.
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How do I obtain a permit if I'm hosting a special outdoor event?
Outdoor special events located on private property within the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County require a temporary permit(s). Examples where permits are required include the installation of temporary structures or tents, the use of noise amplification systems and the use or sale of alcohol. Click here to submit a permit application. If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact 704.336.6691 or 704.336.3599.
Supplier Diversity Program
In Charlotte, we believe diversity and inclusion are driving forces behind our bright future. A city of transplants and of locals, the Queen City embraces its cultural heritage, always with the mindset that our differences make us stronger. As such, the City of Charlotte, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority and Hornets Sports & Entertainment are proud to support the NBA All-Star 2019 Supplier Diversity Program, which champions minority- and women-owned businesses by providing a registry of locally supplied goods and services to the NBA and its partners. Every business included in the registry must apply and be approved, but the NBA will work with local community groups and certifying agencies to make sure the range of businesses (whether women-, minority-, veteran- or LGBTQ-owned) reflect Charlotte’s diverse community. To find out more and to apply, click here.