Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival is one of Charlotte area’s most loved traditions. The 2022 Festival begins on September 2nd and runs through September 5th. Get the entertainment schedule for the festival here. Find out why Matthews is a special place to live.
Matthews Alive A Labor Day Tradition In Charlotte
Labor Day Weekend 2022 is just a few days away and if you’ve lived in the Charlotte area for any period of time, you know it’s almost time for the annual Matthews Alive Festival, which is back after a several year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Starting Friday, September 2nd through Labor Day, September 5th, you’ll not only have a ton of fun at the Matthews Alive Festival, you’ll be helping the Town of Matthews contribute to local non-profit organizations. 100% of the proceeds from the festival go to local non-profits, living up to the festival’s “motto” of: “good times funding good works.”
Matthews Alive is true Labor Day Weekend tradition in the Greater Charlotte area since 1992. $1.9+ million have been contributed to the local community by the Town of Matthews from funds raised by this festival since 1992. As many as 150,000 people have attended in past years.
What can Matthews Alive Festival visitors expect to find at the festival?
- Small Shops Pavilion with 160 arts and crafts vendors
- 30+ food vendors at the Food Court.
- Labor Day Parade (the largest Labor Day Parade in the Southeast) on Saturday, September 3rd at 9:30 am. The parade lasts about 1-1/2 hours.
- Tons of games and rides for kids and adults alike
- An Artist Guild Art Show
- Main Stage in Stumptown Park, featuring a variety of music throughout the event, from beach, to country, to classic rock, and everything in between.
- Kid’s Stage, featuring lots of fun-filled children’s entertainment.More Information About The Matthews Alive Festival Events
MATTHEWS ALIVE 2022 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
When: Labor Day Weekend 2022: September 2 through September 5
Friday: 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 pm till 10:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm till 10:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am till 5:00 pm
Admission: Free. Ride tickets: $2 for 1 ticket; $30 for a sheet of 25 tickets; $50 for a sheet of 50 tickets. Friday night (only) you can buy a $20-All-You-Can-Ride wristband.
Where: Historic Downtown Matthews (at the corner of John & Trade Streets)
PLEASE NOTE: Pets are not allowed at the Festival unless they are service animals. No alcohol permitted on festival grounds.
Why Matthews Is A Special Place To Live
The Matthews Alive Festival is just one thing that makes the Town of Matthews a special place. Matthews, North Carolina has been named “the best town in North Carolina,” “one of the 10 best cities in North Carolina,” “a best North Carolina town for young families,” “one of the 50 safest cities in North Carolina,” and one of “Charlotte’s Top 12 Suburbs.”
Matthews is known far and wide in the Charlotte metro area for lots of great local events and festivals. There’s also the weekly Matthews Farmer’s Market drawing shoppers from all over the Charlotte metro area. The town enjoys an active Chamber of Commerce, a Heritage Museum, a Playhouse, a Public Library, the McDowell Arts Center, the Levine Senior Center. The 9-acre Stumptown Park in the heart of Matthews is the center of many town events and the recently completed Sportsplex featuring five multi-purpose fields, playground equipment and shelter.
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