Novant Health’s Sweet Retreat
Free 10 day On-line program
May 16-25, Adults
Summary: Sweet Retreat will show you how to change your life in just 10 days, simply by giving up foods with added sugars. Diets high in sugars can contribute to health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease and more. Eliminating these sugars for 10 days can curb cravings for sweets — almost like magic.
Raintree Country Club
8600 Raintree Lane, Charlotte, NC
May 13 – 15, 7:15am – 6:00pm, $10, kids under 16 free
Summary: The Symetra Tour prepares the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. The Symetra Tour is the LPGA’s official developmental tour and is known as “The Road to the LPGA.” Each year, players come from around the globe to compete for a chance to become one of ten players to graduate to the LPGA. The Symetra Classic hosts 144 players from 21 countries.
Food Truck Fridays at Plaza Midwood
Central Avenue (Behind the Light Factory)
1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC
Every Friday, 5:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: We are thrilled to announce that Food Truck Friday’s new location will be behind The Light Factory, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, in Plaza-Midwood. This is right across the street from the Harris Teeter, a perfect location for the many residents of the area who love to stroll through the neighborhood. Family friendly, this location is sure to become a favorite Friday night destination for Charlotteans. We’re looking at an April 1 start date, but keep your eyes on our Facebook page (Food Truck Friday Charlotte) and Twitter (@FTFCharlotte) for updates. We look forward to seeing you there!
Matthews Food Truck Fridays
120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
May 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Matthews Food Truck Fridays” in Matthews, NC. We’re back every Friday night starting in March 2016. No pets or alcohol.
Charlotte Hounds vs. Florida Launch
American Legion Memorial Stadium
310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC
May 14, 7:30pm, All ages, See website for ticket prices
Movies on the Lawn: Kicking and Screaming
Front of Town Hall
4430 Mint Hill Village Lane, Mint Hill, NC
May 13, 8:30pm, Ages 9+, Free
Summary: Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team, and soon finds that he’s also taking on his father’s dysfunctional way of relating…Suitable for children 9+. The movie will start at approximately 8:30 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the adventure on the front lawn of Town Hall. Prior to the movie, from 7:00-8:30 pm, there will be a bounce house for the little ones who cannot stay up that late.
S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
May 13 & 14, See website for schedule, All ages, Free
Summary: Live beach music, shag, carnival rides, kid’s inflatable village, arts & crafts, sandy feet 5K, car show
The Charlotte Fair
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte, NC
May 6 – May 15, See website for schedule, All ages, $5 – $8, free for children under 4
Summary: Admission gains you access into the fair. With paid admission, you can take advantage of all of the entertainment & thrill shows the Charlotte Fair offers, as well as visit the free Animal Petting Zoo!
The Addams Family
501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC
May 13 – 29, See website for schedule, All ages, $12 – $27
Summary: The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in this award-winning musical comedy. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother.
101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC
May 14, 10:00am – 2:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Hello Huntersville is the Town of Huntersville’s annual arts and music festival. This event is FREE with food available for purchase. Come with the family and enjoy various music performances by local school groups and our headline band “Tesser”. Local artists and crafts vendors will also be demonstrating and selling their work.
Charlotte Pet Expo
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte, NC
May 14-15, See website for details, All ages, Free
River Jam Concert Series – Liz Vice
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC
May 7, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, $5 parking
Summary: Join us on Thursday and Saturday nights from May through September for River Jam, the USNWC’s weekly concert series. A talented line-up of national musical acts provide the perfect back drop for a fun summer evening outdoors. Bring your friends, enjoy our large food and craft beer selection, and take in the sights and sounds of River Jam.
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.