It is turning into Fall, I can feel it. Hurricanes abound, Charlotte is as humid as ever and the Panthers are still making our hair grey and heart beat in a way it shouldn’t. Festivals, (especially BBQ) are plenty this weekend. Enjoy with the kids or make a date out of it, fun to be had for all. Don’t forget to register for our Smarty Giveaway. Click here to find out about the Jami Masters Giveaway. Have a great weekend.
Girls on The Run Charlotte Benefit Auction
September 11, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Girls On the Run is an after school program that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games, and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls. Cost is $30-$40.
The Amazing Maize Maze
Rural Hill, Huntersville
Runs September 11 through November 2, Thursday through Sundays 10:00am-5:00pm
One of the most exciting and fun-filled events to do for the fall at Historic Rural Hill is the Amazing 7 acre corn field Maze. Tickets are sold at the gate and the last tickets on each day will be sold at 5 p.m.
3rd Annual Whitewater Festival
US National Whitewater Center
September 13, 9:00am-10:00pm
Go ahead and mark your calendars. This is the biggest party of the year and you don’t want to miss out! Last year we had over 6,000 people experience everything the center has to offer. With food, live music, and activities for kids, there is truly something out here for everyone.
Morrison Regional Library
September 13, 3:00pm
Dress up like a pirate and walk the plan for adventures with books, games, and activities. Grades: Pre K-6th. Cost is free.
Blues, Brew and BBQ
September 12-13, 11:00am-11:00pm
It’s the sixth annual Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival and street festival, featuring national and local BBQ teams, along with blues acts, BBQ demonstrations, beer sampling and more.
Fourth Annual PAL Oyster Roast and Barbecue
September 13, 6:00pm-10:00pm
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Athletic League hosts annual fundraiser that will take place at Gateway Village Promenade. For a tax deductible donation of $20, attendees will experience an all you can eat menu of fresh steamed oysters, pulled pork barbecue, and side fixins of coleslaw and barbecue baked beans. All proceeds from this event will benefit PAL, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, which supports more than 1,500 Mecklenburg County youth through athletics and academics.
17th Annual Sunset Jazz Festival
Symphony Park at SouthPark
September 13, 2:30pm-9:30-pm
The Sunset Jazz Festival is a free event that will be held at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall. Performing artist include, The Fuzz Band, Sweet Dreams, Ron Brendle and Michael Porter. Prepare to have an awesome time! Picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are welcomed!
Target Family Fun Saturdays
Mint Museum of Art – Randolph Road
September 13, 10:30am-2:30pm
Drop in anytime between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm on second Saturdays. All ages welcome! KIDS FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Creative Collage is the theme this month. Celebrate Romare Bearden’s birthday by creating a collage! Find inspiration in the museum’s collection of works by the famous Charlotte-born artist.
Charlotte Nature Museum
September 13, 10:00am-1:00pm
From rabbits to squirrels find out why not all rodents are rats. Get up close to some furry friends and keep score as rats take to the basketball court during an enrichment game.
Entering kindergarten for parents of children with disabilities.
Charlotte Scottish Rite Building, 4740 Randolph Road
September 13, 9:30am-11:30am
The Arc of Mecklenburg County Presents… What to expect when entering Kindergarten for parents of children with disabilities…Panel of local speakers from different agencies will join us to speak on transition from Pre-School into Kindergarten.
As always, if you know of other events or may have updates on the ones above, please let our readers know.