For the ninth consecutive year, Charlotte is hosting the annual CIAA Tournament, where the men's and women's basketball teams of 12 historically black colleges and universities compete for their conference championship. Tens of thousands of visitors come to the city during that eventful week, and for the last several years CharlotteMagazine.com has published the largest, most sought-after lists of events—from the basketball games and fan experience to the parties, celebrity appearances, and more. So for 2014 CIAA Week, February 24 through March 2, let us be your guide once again. Links to the events lists—organized by day—are featured below and will be updated with additional events each week through the start of the tournament.


Photos from 2014 CIAA Week

Women's Empowerment Lunch

A Child's Place: Party with a Purpose

 

CIAA Week Events and Parties Lists

Monday, February 24 - Wednesday, February 26

Thursday, February 27

Friday, February 28

Saturday, March 1

Sunday, March 2

See-Eye-Double-Aye! Top-20 Party Picks

 

The Stars Align — Dozens of celebrities are coming to Charlotte during the week of the CIAA Tournament. Here’s the rundown.

From Queen to Diplomat — Mignon Turner Cardentey represented WSSU a decade ago in the first-ever Miss CIAA competition. Today she represents the U.S. Foreign Service in the Philippines. She shares her story.

See You at the Reunion — If you can look beyond the party fliers, you’ll realize that for CIAA alumni, tournament week is mostly a time to get together with old friends. Read more.

Check out this fictional, yet typical, account of the CIAA Week experience as you follow the day-by-day itinerary of our friend "Tony." He's come to the CLT from the DMV and is having the time of his life.

Get the 411 on why there are so many parties during CIAA Week.

 


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