Because "no dogs on the couch" was a stupid rule anyway.
South End's main street, Camden Road, is transforming into an outdoor living room, where you can hang out, discover new food, play games, listen to music, and get creative as if you were in your own living room (you don't even have to change out of your sweatpants).
Come hang out at Camden Commons on:
Sunday, April 24 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, May 14 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, June 26 -
11:00am - 5:00pm
Camden Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from Tremont Ave. to East/West Blvd from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. during each Camden Commons event.
Where it Started
In 2019, a coalition of South End, Wilmore, and Dilworth neighbors approached the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners with a few requests to enhance walkability and pedestrian safety. Through a series of conversations in 2020 and 2021, the City made changes to improve pedestrian crossings throughout the neighborhood.
We also heard broad interest in Saturday and Sunday street closures to allow for community space and special events.
This season of Camden Commons, presented by Lowe's, is a pilot run of what could become a regular weekend happening, where an outdoor living room pops up on a few blocks of Camden Road.
For 2022, we'll test this as a 3-part Saturday series, on April 24, May 14 and June 26.
Camden Commons is your outdoor living room. Curl up on the couch with a good book, play a game at one of the bistro tables, or dance to the DJ. Whatever your vibe, you'll want to stay awhile when you are at Camden Commons. Here are some of the activities that you might discover when you're there:
Giant (and we mean GIANT) puzzle made from a billboard
Whether you're looking for a sweet treat, a cold drink, or takeout to bring back to the streatery, there are plenty of ways to satisfy your cravings at Camden Commons. Stop by one of the food vendors along Camden Road, or check out some of the nearby bites and brews: