BOOM Charlotte 2023

Announcing BOOM 2023!

BOOM is back! BOOM 2023 will be the 6th year of the annual arts festival. The festival will be back to its three-day run in 2023 at Camp North End (1824 Statesville Ave.). Save the dates of April 21-23 for a multifaceted art experience.

  • Friday, April 21 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Saturday, April 22, from 12:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Sunday, April 23, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm

The festival will be the usual mix of indoor and outdoor venues.

  • BOOM Fringe: original edgy/experimental art performed in intimate settings. It features ticketed performances created by the presenting artists in several small venues.
  • BOOM Intersection: a broad range of art performed on a central stage, plus interactive installations and activities – all free and open to the public. The Intersection is the epicenter of the festival. It becomes a location for artists, audiences, and community members to come together and enjoy live art in an outdoor living room.

Started by a group of Charlotte artists in 2016, the BOOM festival quickly grew into one of the largest, most diverse, multidisciplinary creative gatherings in Charlotte. Featuring all mediums from chalk art to classical music, from aerial dance to slam poetry, it became the unique coming together of the whole creative ecosystem of Charlotte.

After a 2-year break in 2020 and 21, we brought it back at a slightly smaller scale in April 2022. We are excited at the prospect of scaling it back up to its pre-pandemic size – and maybe bigger!

Find more information about what is happening at BOOM by clicking the links below.


View the 2023 Schedule of Events »


View/Download the 2023 MAP »


Meet the BOOM 2023 Artists »


Buy Tickets & RSVP »


Buy a Festival PASS »


Volunteer at BOOM 2023 »