The Democratic National Convention officially gets underway Tuesday and women will be in the spotlight.
The first ever women's luncheon will be held for women in the Pennsylvania delegation. And then we'll hear from First Lady Michelle Obama who is expected to speak late Monday night.
"We'll be watching," said Tom Grabowski, Charlotte resident.
The first lady was in the city for an event back in February.
"She's certainly no stranger to these parts and we look forward to hearing her remarks," said Grabowski.
"I'm looking forward to her energy that shes going to bring," said Minnesota delegate RoseAnn Zimbro. "She's genuine when she speaks - women love her but for me- I'm looking forward for her to speak about our military families."
As a mother of a son who just married a woman in the military, Zimbro said she wants to hear what this administration will do for our armed forces.
But before delegates get down to the business at hand, there was a day to enjoy Charlotte.
Carolina Fest took the place of the traditional convention kickoff since Monday was a holiday.
It gave delegates time for some volunteer work.
"It's certainly unique in my experience in coming to democratic conventions where you have the opportunity to use your hands and do some good for the community," said John Wisniewski, chair of the New Jersey delegation.
There are two builds happening here: one for Habitat for Humanity- the other is Craftsman's United House project. Half of the house was built by Republicans in Tampa- the other half by democrats here in Charlotte.
It's similar to what Berks County residents will remember happened in Tilden Twp. when the community came together for Trish Urban.
"I think that's what sticks with me that when we do leave we've sort of lit a spark that keeps people wanting to do more that betters the life of others in the community," said Ty Pennington. "What else can you ask for?"