WELCOME TO THE QUEEN CITY
Charlotte will join the short list of major cities that have hosted both national conventions of both political parties within a span of less than 10 years when the Republican National Convention comes to Charlotte, August 24-27, 2020. Major events such as these generate sizable economic impact, elevate the awareness of Charlotte on a global level & provide employment opportunities for our hospitality industry. Charlotte’s undeniable energy and welcoming spirit will greet visitors as they discover a diverse city brimming with tastemakers, trendsetters and incredible encounters.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE 2020 RNC?
Charlotte is poised to welcome up to 50,000 visitors to our community during the 2020 Republican National Convention including 15,000 national and international journalists showcasing Charlotte on a global stage. Major events like the RNC create meaningful economic impact for our community. The outcome of the 2012 DNC, an impressive $163.6 million, resulted in a historic high for the most positive economic impact ever produced by a single Charlotte event.
WHAT CAN I DO WHEN I VISIT CHARLOTTE?
From flavorful dining and fun nightlife to exhilarating adventures, there is no shortage of things to do in Charlotte, NC. Check out a list of our favorite things here - Things To Do in Charlotte, NC.
WHAT'S CHANGED IN CHARLOTTE SINCE THE 2012 CONVENTION?
Charlotte’s good economy has certainly enhanced what we’re able to offer the RNC in 2020. We will have increased our hotel room inventory by 25% in 2020 countywide and 66% in Center City. New transportation assets such as the Blue Line extension and green space like Romare Bearden Park and First Ward Park have also come online. We have more than 100 new restaurants and bars in Uptown and South End alone. In 2012 we had two craft breweries, and now we have more than 40 region-wide. We have a lot to offer the more than 30,000 visitors who will descend on Charlotte in August of 2020.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED IN THE 2020 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION?
The Charlotte 2020 Host Committee is actively seeking potential volunteers, vendors and donations for the event. To receive information about volunteer opportunities, donating to the Host Committee or becoming a vendor during the event, visit charlottein2020.com.