Dilworth Art Project Chooses an Artist: Asheville native Robert Winkler’s sculpture was chosen from among 30 submissions to commemorate the founding of Dilworth. The installation at the Dilworth Road/Romany site was completed in December, 2012. (Update provided by http://www.dilworthonline.org/)
Newcomers Wine and Cheese Events on Sundays:Warm and welcoming has always defined our community. Nothing says “Welcome to Dilworth” more than the Sunday wine and cheese gatherings held twice a year for our newest neighbors. Held in various homes around the neighborhood, they are a chance for new families to mingle with old. Look for dates to be published in the Dilworth Quarterly, on this website, and in the weekly DCDA Express emails. These gatherings are open to anyone in Dilworth, whether you have lived here months or years. (Update provided by http://www.dilworthonline.org/)
Fourth of July: July 4th brings out patriotic residents from one end of Dilworth to another. Blocks scattered throughout the neighborhood band together to close their street for block parties, picnics, popsicles, and scooter, bike, stroller and trike parades large and small. When we’re lucky the fire truck makes an appearance, delighting our youngest Dilworth patriots! Watch your weekly DCDA Express emails for the party nearest you—there is one for everyone! (Update provided by http://www.dilworthonline.org/)
Greek Festival: Each year for over 3 decades in early September, tents are raised, Mediterranean music fills the air, and the flavorful aroma of Greek cuisine lets Dilworthians know that it is once again time for the Greek Festival in the heart of Dilworth. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s, located on our own East Boulevard, is the site for the annual celebration of culture and cuisine. The festival brings thousands of visitors to Dilworth’s for cathedral tours, wine tasting, Greek folk dancing, shopping, entertainment for the kids, and authentic Greek food and pastries. (Update provided by http://www.dilworthonline.org/)
Thunder Road Marathon: Charity walks and runs often wind their way in and around Dilworth’s boundaries, but perhaps none is larger or more popular than the annual Thunder Road Marathon. The marathon brings hundreds of runners through Charlotte’s streets in late fall, and neighborhoods enjoy a friendly competition to see who can provide the most energetic and enthusiastic support. Dilworth residents enjoy a festive morning showing their support with music, horns, bells, and cheers, sometimes capping it off with brunches and live music at nearby restaurants. (Update provided by http://www.dilworthonline.org/)
Christmas Eve Luminaries: As darkness falls on Christmas Eve, a parade of cars from all over the community descends on Dilworth to enjoy the magical vision of luminaries lining the streets. A tradition since 1980, the lighting of these candles at dusk began when a Dilworth resident brought her hometown ritual to her Dilworth street and around Latta Park. The custom caught on and spread, and these candles have been put out on many streets in Dilworth ever since. (Update provided by http://www.dilworthonline.org)
The streets of Dilworth feature stately, mature oak trees, sidewalks, and houses with front porches. The homes are primarily bungalows — with the occasional Queen Anne — and some larger, two-story Colonial Revivals lining Dilworth Road East and West. East Boulevard serves as the main thoroughfare through the neighborhood. East Boulevard is lined with restaurants, offices and shops, many located in renovated homes. Charlotte’s largest hospital, Carolinas Medical Center, is in Dilworth. This 861-bed teaching hospital is the region’s only Level 1 trauma center.