October 23, 2017

Smarties Around Town: Charlotte Kids Fest

Have you ever wondered why Charlotte doesn’t have an annual Kids Festival??? Yeah, ME TOO! But never fear, the First Annual Charlotte Kids Fest is here!!!

The Charlotte Kids Fest (made possible through the organization of University City Partners and the coordination of Third Rock Entertainment) will be FREE to the public and cater to children ages 10 & under. On October 28th, a portion of the UNCC campus will be transformed into a “street fair” style festival in an effort to raise money for the library foundation. Through interactive games and activities, the festival will be broken into 4 categories: Create, Discover, Learn & Play. Charlotte Kids Fest Logo

The Mission

The mission of the Charlotte Kids Fest is to inspire and motivate young minds with professional artistic, creative, educational and playful experiences that transform a child’s understanding of the world around them and what is possible.

Festival Categories

Create: Crafting, Legos, and other tactile activities.

Discover: All activities pertaining to the performing arts. If acting, singing, or music is an interest of your child, this is a MUST!!!

Learn: Interactive games and activities will possibly trick your child into loving Math and Science…if they don’t already! This area will be sponsored and overseen by members of the UNCC community.

Play: The BEST part of being a kid is learning through play and being ACTIVE! This area will encourage your family and kiddos to be healthy from the inside out. You can pick from tennis, kids yoga & Zumba!!! This area will have members from the NC Yoga Bar leading classes.


Although there are a TON of awesome activities, there will also be live entertainment on the live stage during the entire festival! A few of the entertainers include:
-Criss Cross Mangosauce
-Hip-Hop Orchestrated
-Liz, Holly, & the Jolly Lollies
Amy Arpan’s Illusions and Confusions


The most important question in every parent’s mind… “But, will there be food?!?” The answer is YES!!! There will be several incredible food trucks and pop-ups to choose from. A few of the food vendors include: Clean Juice, Feed Your Soul, Papi Queso, Ray’s Philly Grill and Cheesecake Carousel, to name a few.

Additional Info

This is a very family-friendly event, but furry friends will need to stay home.

There will be restrooms available and comfort stations for nursing mothers, as well as changing stations.

Streets will be closed.

When: Saturday, October 28th
11:00 AM-4:00PM

Where: 9100 Robert D. Snyder Road
Charlotte, NC

Admission: FREE

Ages: All, but families with children under 10 will enjoy this most.

Click, here to visit the Charlotte Kids Fest Website.

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