Held every week, rain or shine, on the outer edge of the Queen City is Food Truck Friday. As a way to kick off the weekend, every Friday evening (from 5-9:00pm) anywhere from 8-15 food trucks line the intersection of Camden and Park in Charlotte’s Historic South End. These trucks gather to showcase some of the most scrumptious, and most creative, food that Charlotte has to offer. And on any given Friday, they are offering it to a lively crowd – anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 people attend!
Food truck rallies are growing in popularity. The appeal of purchasing food from a truck combined with the overall sense of community that is fostered by the rallies, more and more cities are jumping on the bandwagon and offering these regular gatherings as a way to bring to people together.
South End’s Food Truck Friday has a website dedicated to showcasing the trucks that will be in attendance as well as highlighting special events that may take place as well. There are certain rules that those in attendance must follow, for example coolers are not allowed (beer and wine can be purchased on site), dogs can attend but must be on a leash and all trash must be picked up. Be respectful and take pride in the environment… Pretty simple stuff.
For more information about the rally, please visit their website: foodtruckfridaycharlotte.com
You can also like them on Facebook to stay up to date on each week’s event.