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Thank you for a wonderful NoDaWeen 2023!

The Freaky 5K had 221 registered racers!
CLICK HERE to view the race results!

We had almost 500 votes cast for the 35th Street House Decorating Contest. Congratulations Eddie and Jeannette Watt for winning this year’s contest!

Downtown Candy Crawl had over 30 businesses participate!

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NoDaWeen 2023

Three Spooktacular Events! Every year, NoDaWeen hosts several celebrations throughout Halloween Weekend. See below for all the scary details.

Freaky 5K Road Race

Saturday 10/28 - Race Starts at 5pm

NoDa Downtown Candy Crawl

Presented by The Goodyear House

Sunday 10/29 5pm - 8pm

35th Street Trick or Treat

Presented by NoDa Parents - Accepting Donations!

Halloween! Tuesday 10/31 6pm - 9pm

Freaky 5K
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**Online Registration for the 2023 Freaky 5K has closed.

Interested race participants can still sign-up in person during packet pick-up hours (see below).**​

Start & Finish Line


The Company Store

3221 Yadkin Ave
Charlotte, NC US 28205

Race Day Details


The NoDaWeen Freaky 5K is a fun run hosted by the NoDa “NBA” – Neighborhood and Business Association. Come run though one of Charlotte’s most historic and spookiest neighborhoods. Participants are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes as prizes will be handed out for best costumes and for fastest runners. A post-run party will be held at NoDa Company Store. This race is great for experienced and beginner runners or walkers and for families, friends, teenagers, kids, and strollers! Leashed and well trained dogs are also welcome to join the fun.

Pre-register by Monday, October 24th, 2023 and receive a stylish t-shirt and swag bag with local goodies with your race package!

As a 501C3 non-profit organization, net proceeds from the Freaky 5K benefit NoDa NBA community projects. For more about the NBA visit and for race questions please contact

Race Date

Saturday, October 28, 2023 (rain or shine)

5k Race Start Time: 5pm

Course Description: Relatively flat, small hills, city road terrain and great course for spectators

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Packet Pick up

Friday, October 27th from 4pm-6pm at Historic Rosedale (3427 N. Tryon Street)

Saturday, October 28th from 3pm – 4:45pm at NoDa Company Store (3221 Yadkin Avenue)

Day of Registration

3pm-4:45pm at NoDa Company Store.

Prizes and Costume Contest

Starting at 5:45pm at NoDa Company Store – Prizes for race participants only but spectators are welcome!

2023 Prize Categories:

Fastest Adult Male (16+)

Fastest Adult Female (16+)

Fastest Kid Male (>16)

Fastest Kid Female (>16)

Most Thought Provoking Costume

Best Group or Couple Design Costumes

Spoooooookiest Costume

Post Race Party

6:00pm - Close at The Company Store (3221 Yadkin Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205). Costumes are encouraged! More details to come.

NoDa Downtown Candy Crawl

NoDa Downtown Candy Crawl

The NoDa Downtown Candy Crawl is back for it's 4th year! We invite all of you young goblins and ghouls to our family-friendly trick or treating adventure in downtown NoDa on Sunday, October 29th starting at 5pm. Participating businesses are listed in the interactive map below, with pop-up businesses at the YMCA front lawn. 

If you're a business in NoDa or a Friend of NoDa business who would like to participate, please visit our survey here to get involved! 

35th Street

35th Street Trick or Treat

Presented by NoDa Parents


35th Street Halloween Decoration Contest

This year for the 35th Street Trick or Treat Party, we're hosting a house decoration contest! Music, decorations, and props are encouraged. We're on the *haunt* for the spookiest, best decorated house on the block. Winner receives bragging rights until the following year as well as a $200 prize!


To sign your house up for the contest, please fill out this survey by Friday, October 27th, 2023. Each house will be provided with a flyer to notify trick or treaters  that they are a part of the contest and trick or treaters will be encouraged to vote for their favorite house at the NoDa NBA table at The Local Loaf. Winner will be announced through the @nodaclt Instagram page that week!


For this year, we're only accepting submissions for houses on 35th Street from N. Davidson to Holt Street. We'll hopefully expand the search in future Halloweens!


Interested in donating candy or cash to the 35th Street Trick or Treat Party? Please get in touch or Venmo @nodaparents


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