Some Charlotte events are slowly trying to start up in-person events again after being canceled or moving virtual in 2020, including one festival that usually generates a lot of money for local nonprofits.
Charlotte Wine and Food Week has donated more than $5.5 million in the three decades it’s been around, and they’re hoping to bring back that tradition in April after a tough year in 2020.
The nonprofit, all-volunteer-run festival typically donates about $250,000 every year to other Charlotte nonprofits. But in 2020, they had to postpone what they anticipated to be the biggest Charlotte Wine and Food Week in the festival’s 33 years.
“In 2020, we had our most robust schedule we’d seen in a long time,” executive director Lauren Deese said.