CHARLOTTE -- Taste of Charlotte kicked off Friday morning. The event draws thousands of people to uptown Charlotte each year.
Seafood, Italian, Indian cuisine, ice cream--you name it, chances are you'll probably find it at Taste of Charlotte this weekend.
Thursday crews were out setting up booths, tents and blocking off streets. Vendors are set up on Tryon Street from MLK to Sixth Street. About 30 different restaurants, like Dilworth Grille, the Mellow Mushroom and Tony Roma's Ribs, hit the streets to offer samples of their best dishes.
In addition to all that food, there'll be plenty of live entertainment.
It starts at 11 a.m. every day and closes Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. On Sunday it closes at 6 p.m.
Admission is free but you will need to buy tokens to try the different foods.