Directions & Parking

Location and Directions

International Festival Location:

The UNC Charlotte International Festival is held on the UNC Charlotte main campus at 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223. The Festival takes place primarily in and around the 232,000 square-foot James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center (often referred to as the "SAC").   

You may wish to review or print out some maps of the UNC Charlotte Campus if it is your first time visiting the university. Or use our interactive map to help navigate to and around our campus.


Depending on where you are driving from, general directions are available via the UNC Charlotte Admissions website.

For ease of parking, visitors are recommended to access campus using the Cameron Road entrance, just off of University City Blvd, Interstate 49. Follow the signs along Craver Road. Various parking decks are open for the public.

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The parking deck areas adjacent to the Student Activities Center (West Deck & Cone Center Decks), as well as the Student Union Parking Deck, will all be open and free to all I-FEST attendees. (See maps for locations).

Campus and Parking Maps:

Bus/Large Vehicle Parking: If you are bringing a large vehicle, then parking surface lot parking is available in Lot #6. If dropping off attendees prior to parking, then the best place to unload is off of Craver Road near the Student Union.

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Accessibility: In accordance with UNC Charlotte's Pet Policy: Helper Animals Only. All parking decks have ADA parking zones labeled.

Light Rail: All attendees are encouraged to take the Lynx Blue Line light rail to the UNC Charlotte Main Station to attend the International Festival! Station and schedule information is available on the Lynx website: