Happy Wednesday Smarties! It is shaping up to be a fantastic Fall weekend. There are many festival options, so grab the family and head to Mint Hill, Fort Mill or UNCC. Your little ones will ove rockin’ out to the Fresh Beat Band or Riding the Rails with Thomas. HAve a great weekend, get out and enjoy.
Touch A Truck Family Festival to benefit Addi’s Cure
The Palace at Kenton Place, Cornelius
September 30th, 11:00am-2:00pm
The event started in 2007 as a fund raiser for Addi’s Cure, a 501(c) non-profit benefiting cancer research and brings together a collection of cool vehicles for children to climb in and explore. Many businesses participate by providing an attraction for the children (such as bubbles, temporary tattoos, bounce houses, stomp rockets, face painters). Touch A Truck is an opportunity for kids to get up close and explore many cool vehicles including: Emergency vehicles, NASCAR vehicles, Construction vehicles, Inflatables, Mascots, Pony rides ($5 extra). There is also a Silent Auction containing family fun items such as birthday parties and gift certificates (cash or check only). The cost is $3 minimum donation per person and concessions will be available for purchase.
The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert
Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd
September 28, 7:00pm
The Fresh Beat Band is a live-action preschool musical sitcom set to original pop songs with preschool-friendly lyrics. Marina, Kiki, Twist, and Shout are the Fresh Beats–four best friends in a band who go to music school together and love to sing and dance. Cost is $23-$39.50
Mint Hill Madness
Downtown Mint Hill
September 28-29, Fri. 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sat. 9:00am-11:00pm
Celebrating Mint Hill with a parade, inflatables, live music, petting zoo, arts and crafts.
Rocktober On Ice
Extreme Ice Center
September 29, 7:00pm, dinner begins at 8:15pm
Ice skating and so much more. A Rocking event to showcase the talents of those going to regionals. Spaghetti Dinner to follow. Cost is $6 for kids and seniors, $10 for adults and the dinner is $5.
Festival – Anne Springs Close Greenway
Anne Springs Close Greenway Nature Center
September 29-30, 10:00a to 10:00p
Pick Your Own Pumpkin, Corn Maze, Farm Animals, Archery, Horseback Rides, Haunted Corn Field,
Wagon Rides, Hay Mazes, Kayaking & Canoeing, Pedal Karts, Concessions, Much More! Cost is $12 and some activities will require an extra fee.
Name Your Price for Robert Randolph & The Family Band
U.S. National Whitewater Center
September 28, 7:00pm-11:00pm
We love bringing good music to the Charlotte region and being an alternative venue to see a show. We also love keeping our music affordable (you’ll never see us charge a service fee because we don’t like paying them ourselves) and open to a wide variety of people. To sustain this, we are introducing name your price tickets for this show. Bring your dancing shoes to the U.S. National Whitewater Center for Robert Randolph & The Family Band, T-Bird & The Breaks (Austin, TX) to open.
The rules: Everyone must check in to receive their ticket/wristband.
The catch: You name your price (From $0 to the sky’s the limit). Let us know what the evening is worth to you.
Check-in for the event will be available on-site during the day of the event. Cash and credit accepted.
Fall Food Truck Rally
Rural Hill, Huntersville
September 28, 6:00pm-9:30pm
Enjoy food, live music, a bonfire, and more as Food Trucks from the greater Charlotte area gather at the Rally! Each Truck sells and sets their prices. Craft beer and wine also available. The Flashlight Maze at the Amazing Maize Maze will be open at 6pmwith tickets sold to everyone in line by 9pm. Bring your own flashlight! Cost is Rally admission is FREE and food pricing varies per truck; Flashlight Maze is $15 for ages 13+, $10 for ages 5-12, and under 4 are free.
UNC Charlotte International Festival
UNC Charlotte, Barnhardt Student Activity Center
September 29, 10:00am-6:00pm
The UNC Charlotte International Festival is a celebration of people, places and culture vibrantly displayed through exhibition booths arranged in colorful marketplace style representing the cultures of more than fifty nations. Art, crafts, costumes, food, music and dance combine to create the illusion of having traveled the world in a day. This project is made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts and Science Council.
Day Out With Thomas, Mystery on the Rails Tour
NC Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC
September 28-30, 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.
Wallace’s Wearhouse Fall/Winter Clothing Consignment Sale
At the home of Wallace Barnes, 3204 Ferncliff Road
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)
Sardis Weekday School Consignment Sale
Sardis Presbyterian Church
September 29, 8:00am-2:30pm
Infant to teen clothing, maternity clothing, toys, games, videos, books, equipment, bikes, furniture and more.
Green Jean Woman and Teen Consignment Sale
17105 Kenton Dr, Cornelius
September 26-29, Wed.-Fri 9:00am-8:00pm; Sat. 8:00am-1:00pm
Green Jeans features NEW and recycled brand name and boutique clothing, shoes and accessories from petite to plus sizes, including maternity for WOMEN & TEENS. Shoppers have come to expect a wide array of brand name and designer labels including: Seven for all Mankind, Dooney and Burke, Kate Spade, Ella Moss, Milly, Tory Burch and everyday favorites like Banana Republic, J.Crew and Ann Taylor LOFT. Fashionistas of all sizes and styles will enjoy our FUN and organized shopping event – WE PROMISE!