It is the first weekend of September and it is shaping up to be a great one. There are a ton of activities going on all around town. Everything from Roman Soldiers to Greek Festivals and a good ol’ county fair. This weekend there is definitely something for everyone. Hope you get out and enjoy!
Cabarrus County Fair
4751 Highway 49 North, Concord
September 05, Times vary by day of the week
Take the whole family out for a night of classic rides and fair food! Cost is $3-$7. Parking is free.
My Gym Open House
My Gym, 5110 Park Rd 2D
September 05, 9:00am-1:00pm
My Gym, 9852 2A Rea Rd.
September 5, 10:00am-3:00pm
September 6, 10:00am-1:00pm
Come enjoy unique games and relays, gymnastics, exciting zip line rides and much more! Bring your friends and keep your children healthy and active into fall!Open House. Cost is free.
Children’s Culinary Cooking Class – Ages 5 – 12
Earth Fare – Ballantyne
September 5, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Children love to cook & the Earth Fare culinary team loves to teach them! Join us on the 1st Friday of each month where children ages 5 thru 12 will learn important culinary skills and develop a passion for cooking! Class sizes are limited. Class fee of $5.00 per child. Proceeds will benefit Kid’s Cafe, a part of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Sign up sheets available in Customer Service. Call 704-926-1201 for reservations.
The Roman Army Festival – Cancelled due to potential bad weather.
September 5, 12pm-5:00pm
September 6, 9:00am-6:00pm
September 7, 11:00am-4:00pm
Fourth Ward Park, 301 N. Poplar St.
Ancient Rome Comes to Charlotte! Fun for the Whole Family. See gladiators and soldiers. Become a Roman soldier for a day! Presented by Discovery Place. Cost is free.
Yiasou Greek Festival
September 05, 11:00am-10:00pm
September 6, 11:00am-10:00pm
September 7, 11:00am-8:00pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 600 East Blvd.
The festival features Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, entertainment, art, shopping and more. Experience the sights and sounds of Greece. It’s a time of the year when everyone can be Greek! Cost is $2, 12 and under is free.
Family Portrait Day at the Library
University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd.
September 06, 10:00am
Bring the family in for a group portrait. The library will present you a CD of your shots and one 5 x 7 in exchange for permission to use any of these pictures for promoting use of the library.
Neighborhood Block Party
September 06, Noon-4:00pm
Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Road, across from SouthPark Mall.
We love our neighbors! The family of Sharon United Methodist Church invites all our neighbors to a Neighborhood Block Party. All food and fun are free! Activities include pony rides (from 1pm to 3pm), moon bounce, games, cupcake walk, clowns, live music, chili cook-off, and more! Hot dogs, chili dogs, frito pies, drinks and desserts will be served, free of charge.
The Charlotte Literary Festival
Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St.
September 06, 11:00am-10:00pm
The Charlotte Literary Festival is an annual event that focuses on both youth and adult literacy. This year the festival will have 7 speakers, 6 New York best-selling authors, 2 bands, an Author’s Lane with local and self-published authors over 40 vendors and of course the Kid’s Corner which will include an arts and craft fair as well as storytellers and live entertainment. Cost is $10.
Simon Kidgits Club – SouthPark Mall
Let The Games Begin
September 6, 11:00am-1:00pm
Celebrate fun, confidence-building activities and challenges as the Simon Kidits Club games get underway. From jump roping to holahoop contests to basketball and bean bag tosses, this is a fun way for kids to get fit while teaching them sportsmanship
The Knack Saturdays: Spooky Mask
Michaels – area stores
September 6, 10:00am-noon
Join us in store for The Knack Saturdays, during which kids age 5-12 will create their own fun craft. Only $5 per child, including supplies. 30-minute sessions at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 and 11:30.
Have a great weekend and as always let us know of events you would like to share with our Smarty Readers.