The first official weekend of Fall. Must admit, I have enjoyed wearing my jeans. There are many great events in and around town this weekend. Check out the consignment sale, local festivals and the great fundraisers. Remember to check out Discovery Place and ImaginOn, they have several ongoing events that we have featured previously and are always winners! Have a great, cool weekend. Let’s go Panthers!!
AdamFest – this has been rescheduled for Sunday,September 28
September 27, Noon-5:00pm
The Hunter Farm, Weddington, NC
This event is to generate awareness about Childhood Cancer research and raise funds to help make a difference. Activities include Sticky Fingers BBQ and music, covered wagon rides and pumpkin painting, strawberry planting, face painting, petting barn, children’s crafts and more! Cost is $10-$20; free for children 3 and under. For tickets and directions visit www.adamtanksley.com. Ticket required for entrance to event.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte Presents: Peter Pan
September 26–October 26
McColl Family Theatre, ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center
Get lost in the magical island of Neverland, where no parents or rules are allowed and children never have to grow up. Ages 6 and up. Tickets range from $18-$24 and some sessions are already sold out. You will need to check their website for performance times and availability.
Day Out with Thomas
September 26-28 and October 3-5
North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC
Day Out With Thomas™ offers an opportunity for children and their grownups to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to have their picture taken with Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway. Every event includes Thomas & Friends™ storytelling, a viewing station for Thomas & Friends videos, temporary tattoos, and Build with LEGO® DUPLO® Bricks in the Imagination Station. The activities on site at Day Out With Thomas™ are for you and your children to enjoy for several hours or more. Please plan your arrival times accordingly.
Tickets are $18 on weekends or $16 on Fridays for ages two and up. Museum Members get $2 off weekend tickets with ID number (limit 6). Advance purchase is recommended.Ticket sales are final. Events are rain or shine.
Mint Hill Madness
September 26-28, Fri., 6:00pm-10:00pm – Sat., 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm
Fairview Park, 8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill
This 3-day family festival is Mint Hill’s largest community event. Enjoy parades, rides, carnival games, food, arts and crafts, fireworks, a dog show, and more.
Kid’s Party at Borders
September 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm
All area Borders stores
Bring the family for games, storytimes, activities, and more! Show the kids your skills at “Hokey Pokey” or just sit and enjoy a storytime together. While you’re enjoying the event, kids get a free cookie with any large beverage purchase at our Seattle’s Best Coffee cafe.
Fall Family Festival
September 27-28, 9:00am-3:00pm
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont
Start the fall season with a bang with fun family activities that everyone will go buggy for! Children can test their skills in activities that include the “Pumpkin Bug Toss,” make their way through the “Giant Caterpillar Obstacle Course,” get their face painted with their favorite bug and much more.
Kids Konsignment Sale
September 27, 8:00am-noon, ½ price is 1:00pm-3:00pm
Shop for Fall/Winter clothes, baby equipment, toys and games. Sale is from 8 a.m. to noon; a half-price sale is from 1 to 3 p.m.
Hit the Brixx 10K Run/5K Run-Walk
September 27, first race begins at 7:45
This is a family-friendly run-walk and will take place at the Uptown Brixx Wood Fired Pizza (6th Street). Benefitting Kids Path pediatric care program of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.
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