Charlotte Independence vs. Louisville City
Ramblewood Sports Complex
10200 Nations Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC
April 2, 7:00pm, All ages, See website for ticket prices
Summary: The Charlotte Independence joined the United Soccer League (USL) as an expansion team in September 2014. An ownership group led by Jim McPhilliamy, the President & Managing Partner of Major League Lacrosse’s Charlotte Hounds, acquired the USL franchise rights for the city from the Charlotte Eagles in the summer of 2014. The Independence, owned and operated by Queen City Soccer Club LLC, began play in spring 2015. Meanwhile, the Eagles moved to the USL Premier Development League.
The Miracle Worker
501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC
March 18 – April 3, See website for schedule, Ages 12+, $12 – $27
Summary: This classic American play tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. It dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her student. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled and almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word.
Matthews Food Truck Friday’s
120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
Every Friday from March 4 – September 30, 6:00pm, All ages, Free
Spring Food Truck Rally
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC
April 2, 4:00pm – 8:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Join us as over 20 of the Charlotte area’s best food trucks stop by the farm for a celebration of food, fun and friends! The Thistledown Tinkers will provide live music for this event which will also include NC beer and wine, children’s activities, ticket giveaways, bounce houses, games, hayrides and more! Parking is $5 per vehicle.
Paws in the Park
Pineville Lake Park
1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville, NC
April 2, 10:00am – 2:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: This family-friendly event will feature more than 150 vendors, demonstrations, a kids’ playground, food trucks, 25 dog rescue groups, dogs available for adoption, live entertainment and the annual Dog Walk (dress your pup up for the occasion) at noon.
Charlotte Symphony Lollipops: Nature Tales
430 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
April 2, 11:00am, All ages, $19.50+
Summary: Greet the arrival of spring with Leopold the Leopard and a talking tree as they recount a glorious and ridiculous tale that weaves its way through the nature settings depicted in Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 6). Created by Victor Yerrid, a master puppeteer from the Jim Henson Company and a veteran of Sesame Street, this show will be a treat for kids and adults alike!
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
Summary: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte has grown to become one of the top theatre and education organizations for young people in the United States. Nationally recognized for the breadth and strength of its programs, the Theatre provides over 250,000 experiences for children and families a year with technically imaginative productions and wide-ranging education programs for young people.
301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Step into a world where science is brought to life through interactive exhibits and explosive experiments during daily programs. Connect with the past and visit the future with groundbreaking exhibitions, larger-than-life IMAX Dome films and hands on activities that let you explore more. Plan your visit today. Click on the links below for detailed information on special events, featured exhibitions, featured shows and IMAX.
Featured Exhibitions: For information on all exhibitions click here.
Featured Shows: For information on all featured shows click here.
IMAX: For information on all featured movies and showtimes click here.
Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville
105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Explore the theme of I CAN at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville. The children’s museum features developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage imagination and offer the opportunity to build confidence while testing skills by trying new things. The exhibits, themed around a small town, allow children to learn through play.
Theme Areas: For a complete description of all nine theme areas click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete listing of all featured shows click here.
Current and Upcoming Events: For all current and upcoming events click here.
Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte, NC (704) 372-6261
Summary: Bring little ones for just an hour or the whole day and experience wildlife through live animal exhibits and interactive education programs. The Museum is easy to navigate with fun surprises around every corner. Kids can roam The Great Hall and visit Beginnings, an area filled with young animals and information on their lifecycles.
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC (704) 875-6521
Summary: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors. As a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CRC relies on public financial support to fulfill our mission. Supporters can release a raptor, adopt a bird, make a charitable donation, purchase a membership or sponsor a capital improvement project. CRC’s environmental education programs reach approximately 40,000 students each year. Our Raptor Trail hosts more than 35,000 visitors a year. Visit our calendar page for event times or just come and enjoy our nicely maintained trails and see all the amazing birds of prey.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC (704) 866-6900
Summary: The natural wonders of North America and North Carolina coupled with the rich history of our region are all reflected in The Schiele’s exceptional exhibitions and diverse programming. Whether you’re indoors or out, with the kids or your colleagues, by bringing you a lot closer to nature, The Schiele will bring you a little closer to yourself.