The WORLD L!T Street Food Festival brings the flavors of the world to Charlotte with a vibrant swirl of culture and fun. This WORLD L!T Street Food Festival will unite people to enjoy the increasingly popular streetfood culinary genre. Guests will enjoy authentic cuisines found in the streets of cities from various parts of the world to a soundtrack of live music and visuals from distant cityscapes.
Guests will party and be taught dance moves that go with the various musical styles throughout the show. The performance lineup will include East African, West African, Latin American, Indian, and Arabic vibes. In addition to food and music, The WORLD L!T Street Food Festival will feature a marketplace filled with crafts, art & products by local entrepreneurs/retailers and information booths for non-profits with causes that align with WORLDL!T.
The fun starts late-afternoon, extending into the night, (4pm-10pm) outdoors at the beautiful Camp Northend, a historic industrial site that now serves as a hub for creativity and innovation in the heart of Charlotte's North End Smart District.
Photo Credits: Jonathan Cooper for the WORLD L!T Street Food Festival
Marcio Costa, owner of CQEVENTS is will be serving up Coxinhas, Churrasco (Brazilian Barbecue), and more! With Brazilian food, and live Brazilian music on September 7th, we are Charlotte's destination for celebrating Brazilian Independence Day (Sept. 7).
Hau Doan, owner of Bahn Mi Brothers will have his famous Bahn Mi sandwiches, including a Vegan option as well
We love this pic of Gabriel Manjarrez's staff member in his Panthers hat, serving up tacos and more on Central Ave. These aren't your average tacos. Get some at our WORLD L!T Street Food Festival.
Dakshin Indian Grill will be representing India. They will be presenting special street food dishes, beyond their amazing in-restaurant menu!
Did you know that one of our performers, Henok Huruy, a very popular Eritrean Pop singer, is a member of the Charlotte community? Enjoy his performance and others from Brazil, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
DJ powered block parties will feature music from India, Africa, the Caribbean and more!
Henok is an amazing performer and will be singing in his native language from Eritrea. Being a member of the Charlotte community, he is sure to bring Charlotte's Eritrean community out to party with us.
A Brazilian band coming to Charlotte is a rare occasion, even more, a Pagode band?! We've polled members of the Brazilian community and there is a lot of excitement. This style of music, that is so popular in Brazil, rarely gets the stage in America.
Liontracks Reggae will be taking us on a journey to the islands with body rocking roots reggae!
Sonbacha is a Charlotte band that will take us on a musical journey around the Latin world and is known to get the crowd dancing!