Happy Wednesday Smarties! Grab your running/walking shoes and the entire family and help support the Isabella Santos Foundation. This event is so much more than a 5k, run or walk to support a great cause. A Charlotte favorite has arrived, Festival in the Park. Browse the art, enjoy some rides and the festival food. Trains, Cars, Roller Girls and consignment sales round out the weekend. Get out and enjoy!
Isabella Santos Foundation 5k Race For Kids Cancer
Ballantyne Corporate Park
September 22, 8:00am
This is the 5th annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5k Race For Kids Cancer. We had such an outstanding turnout last year, with over 720 race participants and over $70,000 raised! We are excited to see what this year will bring! This is a family friendly event with a 1-mile kids’ fun run. There will be food, plenty of kids’ activities and a DJ…so don’t leave right after you cross the finish line!
Day Out With Thomas, Mystery on the Rails Tour
NC Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC
September 21-23, Fri.-Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm; Sun. 1:00pm-5:00pm
This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. Children will take a ride along with their favorite engine friend on his latest adventure and participate in Thomas-themed activities. Cost is $22-$24.
Festival in the Park
September 21-23, Fri. 4:00pm-9:30pm; Sat. 10:00am-9:30pm; Sun. 11:00am-6:00pm
It’s Family! It’s Festive! and It’s Free. Festival in the Park is designed to promote and stimulate interest in the arts. It provides the opportunity for all to see, hear, and learn from over 180 artists who actively demonstrate and display their art. Entertainers provide performances at the main stage and stages surrounding. Admission is free, ride tickets are $1.50.
Food Lion Auto Fair
Charlotte Motor Speedway
This year’s showcase pavilion will feature a huge tribute to automotive icon Carroll Shelby, a collection of replica Batmobiles®, vintage motorcycles and four made-from-scratch sheet metal cars. We’ll also have appearances by Twiggy, the world-famous water skiing squirrel, fun fair foods and so much more. More than 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models will be available for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway. The Food Lion AutoFair will also feature a collector car auction. Cost is $10 for adults; children under 13 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking for the event is $5.
September 21, 7pm-Midnight
Evil takes over the park. Zombies, Psychotic clowns and other twistedness that will haunt your dreams. This event is too intense for anyone under the age of 13. Cost is $35.99-$38.99.
Southern Women’s Show
The Park Expo and Conference Center
September 20-23, Thus. 10am-7pm; Fri. 10am-8pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 11am-5pm
Visit the show that has something for every woman. Cost is $10; Children under 6 are free.
Fall Arts & Fine Crafts Festival
Downtown Mt. Holly, Main St.
September 22, 10:00am-4:00pm
Visit and shop at the Festival for one-of a kind gifts by regional Artists and Fine Craftsmen. Sample and take home regional wines. Enjoy listening to fabulous entertainment all day. And encourage your budding artists at the Kids Zone! Cost is free.
Autumn in the Backcountry
September 23, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Imagine a hot autumn’s day in the 18th Century Backcountry. With the early harvest behind them, families and friends gather to rest and recreate, escaping the searing Piedmont heat under the shade of an old oak tree. Join us for a lazy day of Piedmont pastimes- watermelon eating, seed spitting contests, games and amusements. Cost is $6-$7.
Hall Family Farm Pumpkins and Corn Maze
Hall Family Farm,Charlotte
September 23, 9:00am-6:00pm
Hall Family Farm Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze will have pumpkins and fall activities available starting Friday, September 14th. Come enjoy hayrides, kids mazes, duck races, bonfire, and pumpkin picking. Cost is Free Admission Price: Hayride – $3, Corn Maze $8 for age 9 and up , $6 for kids 3-9, and free for 2 and under.
Charlotte Roller Girls Roller Derby
Grady Cole Center
September 22, 6:00p
The Charlotte Roller Girls, Charlotte’s most established roller derby league, host the Rocktown Rollers and The Cardiff Roller Collective from Cardiff, Wales(yes the one across the pond).
Lake Norman Beer Festival
September 22, 3:00p to 10:00p
The biggest names in brewing will gather to feature a day of great beer, food, and fun.
With more than 50 craft beers, Lake Norman Beerfest is undoubtedly the number one local event to explore a varietal selection of local, national, and international brews for one low price.
A great lineup of live entertainment will include bands Simplified (3-5pm), Of Good Nature (5-7 pm), Dave Kellan (7-8pm), and Charity Case (8-9pm). Cost is General admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and a limited number VIP admission tickets are available for $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Not child friendly.
Harris YMCA Fall Kids Konsignment Sale
September 22, 8:00am-5:00pm
Selling Fall and Winter children’s sizes infant through size 12, Toys, Games, Books, Bikes, baby equipment, strollers, furniture, gently worn children’s shoes, and maternity wear.
Just a Week Boutique Consignment Sale
10420-A Centrum Pkwy, Pineville
September 20-22, Thur.-Fri. Noon-8:00pm; Sat. 8:00am-2:00pm
Just a Week Boutique is Charlotte’s newest children’s consignment sale. We specialize in high quality, new or gently worn children’s clothing, baby equipment, furniture, room décor, toys, books, games, and so much more.
Save the Date!
Wallace’s Wearhouse Fall/Winter Clothing Consignment Sale
At the home of Wallace Barnes, 3204 Ferncliff Road, 28211
Featuring both women’s and children’s fashions. 185 Consignors with designer labels and brand names for both women (sizes 0-12) and children (sizes 12 mon-16/18). A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Maryland Center for Celiac Research, Mercy Ministries, Faith Home in Greenwood, SC, Reformed University Fellowship at Johnson and Wales University, The Pregnancy Resource Center and the Harvest Center.
Tuesday, Sept. 25 9:30-1:30 & 4:00-8:00 PM (open to the public)
Wednesday, Sept. 26 4:00-8:00 PM (open to the public)
Thursday, Sept. 27 9:30-1:30 & 4:00-8:00 PM (most items 50% off all day)