Street Soccer 945 Invitational
Romare Bearden Park
300 S. Church Street, Charlotte, NC
June 10-12, See website for schedule, All ages, Free
Summary: This first class tournament honors the efforts of homeless Street Soccer players from across the East Coast, while also serving as a catalyst for building community, creating hope and a positive outlook on life, and fostering energy for our players to achieve long term goals. The event will spotlight the sport for social change organizations in our local community, and the city’s efforts toward alleviating homelessness and poverty. In addition to the Street Soccer aspect of the tournament, we will also be hosting a Corporate Cup to engage with top professionals and an Open Cup to welcome all types of community members into tournament play. We invite every level of skill to join the tournament and participate in a weekend full of meaningful entertainment and competition.
Taste of Charlotte
130 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
June 10-12, See website for schedule, All ages, Free
Summary: Taste of Charlotte is a 3 day festival featuring over 100 samples from area restaurants along with Live Music and Entertainment, Interactive Children’s Activities, Cooking Demos, Street Performances, Unique Shopping and a large variety of local, regional and national partners interacting with festival goers, providing information, coupons and free stuff!
14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC
See website for schedule, special events and promotional offers!
Summary: Want to know what’s new at Carowinds for 2016. The list is long and exciting. Check it out
Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series: Zootopia, (PG)
Ramsey Creek Park
18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius, NC
June 11, 8:30pm, Free
Summary: The unique “Boat-In” movies at Ramsey Creek Park, co-hosted by the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, will give spectators the opportunity to view the movie from land or from the lake. Boaters will be able to watch the movie from their boats and receive audio via boat radio or handheld radio.
Rockin’ and Reelin’ Movie and Concert Series: Field of Dreams (PG)
1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville, NC
May 20 – September 16, See website for schedule and times, Free
Summary: Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets welcome.
Summer Concert and Movie Series: Inside Out
Stumptown Park 120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
June 11, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, All ages, Free
Summer Pops: Symphony Swings
Symphony Park (beside SouthPark Mall)
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
June 12, 8:15pm – 9:45pm, All ages, $12
Summary: An annual Charlotte tradition, Summer Pops is a five-concert series that takes place at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall each Sunday evening in June, plus a special July 1st “Celebrate America” program featuring favorite patriotic songs and post-concert fireworks. Gather the whole family, pack a picnic and head out to the event Charlotte magazine named one of “50 Things Every Charlottean Should Do.”
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.
River Jam Concert Series
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC
May 28, 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.
Anne Springs Close Greenway Nature Center
1604 21 Bypass, Fort Mill, SC
June 11, 1:00pm – 4:30pm, All ages, Free for member, $5 nonmembers
Summary: Gather up your family and friends, then head over to the Greenway’s Nature Center for this drop-in event! On Family Funday we will be leading 45 minute hikes at 1:30pm (scavenger hunt) and 3:30pm (exploring the senses), with animal meet and greets of our resident reptiles at 2:30pm and 4:30pm. We will also have fun, interactive exhibits and activities for children all afternoon.
The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
See website for event schedule
Summary: At ImaginOn, young people learn in many ways, through all five senses and “from the page to the stage.” It is the launching pad for remarkable journeys and endless possibilities.
June 2-11, See website for schedule, Ages 3 and under
Summary: Come explore the beauty of the Spanish language with PlayPlay as we collaborate with Mexican artist and Charlotte resident Rosalia Torres-Weiner. Full of captivating colores y sonidos (colors and sounds), Mi Casa will delight the littlest theatre-goers and their loved ones.
Central Piedmont Community College
1206 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC
June 3 – 11, See website for schedule
Summary: Annie has become a world-wide phenomenon and was the winner of seven TONY Awards including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by TONY Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including “Tomorrow”.
100 McDowell Street East, Matthews, NC
June 10 – 26, See website for schedule and times, $10 and up
Summary: Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.
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.