Bank of America Stadium
800 South Mint Street, Charlotte, NC
Time Warner Cable Arena
333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
Out of School Day
Morrison Family’s YMCA
9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte, NC
November 11, 7:30am – 6:30pm, Grades: K – 8th, $20+, Registration required
Summary: Participants can engage in a variety of activities during our Out of School Day programs. Enroll in our traditional full-day program, choose from our focused half-day specialty programs or mix and match for a truly customized experience!
Free Car Seat Check
Britax USA Headquarters
4140 Pleasant Road, Fort Mill, SC
November 11, 8:00am – 11:30am, Free
Summary: Nothing is more important than the safety of your children. Stop by Britax HQ where Certified Passenger Safety Technicians will check your car seat from proper installation and provide advice on proper installation techniques. Best of all, it’s FREE!
Charlotte Symphony: Patriotic Pops
130 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
November 11, 8:00pm, $29.50+
Summary: Powerful music and images come together to honor our veterans and the land they fought to protect. Dramatic images from World War I and II will be projected as the Symphony performs an array of patriotic favorites. After intermission, the orchestra returns to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks with Westwater Arts’ latest visual piece, National Park Suite.
Green Eggs and Ham
430 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
November 12, 11:00am, All ages, $20+
Summary: This fully staged orchestral adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s beloved children’s classic is a feast for the ears! The unstoppable Sam-I-Am serves up a veritable banquet of surprises for a Seussical Diva in Robert Kapilow’s culinary cartoon-musical banquet.
Rural Hills Sheep Dog Trials
Historic Rural Hill
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC
November 12-13, See website for schedule, All ages, $7.50 – $11
Summary: A fun filled festival running November 12 – 13 featuring the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association, Carolina Dock Dogs, the Greater Charlotte Shetland Sheepdog Club, and more!
Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace
16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC
October 1 – November 20, 10:00am – 5:30pm, All ages, $13 and up
Summary: History comes alive with non-stop, day long entertainments, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more Time travel to the greatest party since Camelot! Huzzah!
Shrek the Musical, Jr.
Armour Street Theatre
307 Armour Street, Davidson, NC
November 4-13, See website for schedule, All ages, $12+
Summary: In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the Dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him. But, a fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show for the whole family.
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.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC
Summary: The U.S. National Whitewater Center is proud to present a new addition in 2016, the Whitewater Film Series. Featuring a variety of outdoor industry features from across the globe, viewers will have a chance to experience the active, outdoor lifestyle in a whole new way. The Whitewater Film Series will take place on Friday evenings in April, May, September, and October.
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.