Hopefully this will be a cooler weekend than last! There are some great activities to take advantage of and I hope you will get out there and enjoy some of the great things and places our city offers, the Mint Museum, our great public libraries and parks. Now onto the activities…
Charlotte Irish Summer Festival
August 8, 5:00pm-12:00am – Connelly’s on Fifth
August 9, 12:00pm – Tryon Street, between Fifth and Trade
The second annual Charlotte Summer Irish Summer Festival begins with the pre-party Friday, August 8 at Connolly’s on 5th. With Irish dancers and the Dublin City Ramblers & Young Dubliners, the party will last long into the night.Then on Saturday, August 9, the Charlotte Summer Irish Summer Festival is taking to the streets on with a new location on Tryon between Trade and Fifth. The popularity of the free-admission event, celebrating all things Irish, called for more space to accommodate live entertainment, vendors and attractions such as the family-friendly Kids Corner. The second Annual Charlotte Irish Summer Festival benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Lake Norman Mother of Multiples Fall/Winter Clothing, Toys, & Gear Sale
Brawley Middle School
August 9, 7:00-8:00am~ Early Bird Sale (Open to Public for $1 admission)
8:00-10:30~ Sale Open to the general public
10:30-11:00~ Building will clear to prepare for half off sale
11:00-12:00~ Half-price sale
Here you are guaranteed to find great deals on gently used infant, toddler,
children’s clothing, toys, and equipment! Items sold come from over 50 of
our members who are mothers to twins, triplets, or quads. Come and get
what you need to keep warm this fall and winter. It is well worth the trip.
Become one of our “early bird” shoppers. Come between 7:00-8:00am and
for a dollar get a head start on the terrific deals.
Movies in the Park
Freedom Park Amphitheater, 1900 East Blvd.
August 08, Sunset
Spend a summer evening sitting under the stars, chomping on popcorn, hanging out with friends & neighbors while watching a free flick. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Tonight’s movie is “Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.” Cost is free.
Rockin’ & Reelin’ Summer Concert & Movie Series
Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Dr.
August 08, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Concert featuring the Key West Band. Children’s entertainment (inflatables, face painting) and food vendors on site. Cost is free.
Target Family Fun Saturday – Clay Day
Mint Museum of Art, Randolph Road
August 09, 10:30am-2:30pm
Create clay sculptures and feast your eyes on the fascinating pottery of Ancient America. All ages. Kids are free when accompanied by paying adult. Museum members are free.
Dog Days of Summer Pet Festival at Earth Fare
Earth Fare Supermarket, 721 Governor Morrison St.
August 09, 11:00am-4:00pm
This quarter Earth Fare has partnered with the Humane Society of Charlotte. On August 9th join us at our SouthPark Charlotte store for a fun filled event for the whole family, including the dog. We will be grilling out from 12pm-2pm, with all proceeds going to The Humane Society. In addition, there will be pet activities, including animal massage, a dog days of summer photo opportunity, and a Fido Fashion show. There will be lots of prizes and give aways that your four legged friends will love!
Sit, Stay & Read
Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd.August 09, 10:00am
Come and read to Miesha, Greta, Wolf or Leeloo. These library dogs love it when you pet and read to them. Grades K-6.
North Carolina Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro
August 9 & 10, 9:00am-5:00pm
Forecasters are calling for snow at the NC Zoo! Chill out as we show you how Zoo animals beat the heat. Cost is $6-$10.
Have a great weekend and please let us know of other great events around town. On a personal note, I would like to give a big shout out to the Dr.’s nurses and support staff at Levine Children’s hospital! We are so fortunate to have such a great facility in our city and I thank them for taking such good care of my little girl this week!!