A morning With The Easter Bunny
Cornelius Art Center
10725 Oak Street, Cornelius, NC
April 12, 10:00am-12:00pm, Free
Summary: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy Easter-themed crafts, snacks, and a chance to take a photo with Peter Cottontail himself! Don’t forget to bring your camera or smartphone to this free, fun seasonal event.
Easter egg Hunt At The Speedway
The Speedpark at Concord Mills Mall
8461 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC
Summary: Enjoy the Easter Bunny, Easter egg Hunt, Golden Eggs and prizes
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC
April 12, 6:00pm-8:30pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Come spread a blanket and enjoy a relaxing evening outside with family and friends! This free community picnic is open to all! Pick up your pre-ordered picnic basket meal, bring your own picnic meal or enjoy dinner from one of the onsite food trucks, Bleu Barn Bistro and Spoons BBQ.
Pete The Cat
McColl Family Theater
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
April 12-May 5, See website for schedule, Ages 4+, $19+
Summary: Everyone’s favorite rockin’ blue cat takes the stage in this musical performance. When the unsuspecting Biddle family takes in the fantastic feline, Pete the Cat rocks the family’s world with his strumming and strutting. Everybody loves Pete the Cat, well, everyone except Jimmy, the planet’s most organized second-grader. That all changes, of course, when Pete the Cat takes Jimmy on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip.
Queen Charlotte Fair
Route 29 Pavillion
5650 Sandusky Blvd, Concord, NC
March 28-April 14, See website for schedule, All ages, $5-$10, under 4 free
Summary: This is the last weekend so don’t miss it!
Spring Horse Show
Anne Springs Greenway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Fort Mill, SC
April 13, 9:30am, All ges, $5 per car
Summary: Join us at our Bi-Annual Spring and Fall Horse Shows. The public is welcome to ride or simply watch the entertaining equestrian classes. Open to riders of all skill levels, with over 40 competitive clases. Food vendors available for purchase. High Point awarded to English, Western, Walking Horse and Game classes.
The Music Man Jr.
100 McDowell Street E., Matthews, NC
April 12-13, See website for schedule, Ages 5+, $9-$10,
Summary: The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the town librarian whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.
Various locations throughout Rock Hill
April 4-13, See website for schedule, All ages, Prices vary per event
Summary: For more than 50 years, the Come-See-Me Festival has served as Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring. With nearly 80 events and activities, there’s something for everyone. Join us April 4-13, 2019 and experience our beautiful gardens, friendly folks, and all the fun the festival has to offer.
Pandas In IMAX
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
March 30-May30, See website for schedule, $5-$10
Summary: Narrated by actress Kristen Bell, the film follows a researcher at Chengdu Panda Base in China where scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas in order to introduce the captive-born cubs into the wild.
Stonecrest Summer Concert Series
Stonecrest Shopping Center
7900 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC
March 30-September 28, 7:00pm-10:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Celebrate 20 years of music at Stonecrest with weekly family fun.
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.
300 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
See website for schedule and events
Explore: what’s new, calendar and hours, park map and directions
Play: rides and attractions, shows and entertainment, special events
Stay: camp wilderness, preferred hotels, special discounts, easy pay
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
333 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC
YMCA of Greater Charlotte Event Calendar
19 Locations throughout the Greater Charlotte Area
Summary: Most people know their neighborhood “Y” because of its incredible sports, camps and fitness programs but the “Y” has so much more to offer. Spend some time (it will take a while) on the website and learn about all the opportunities the “Y” provides. I promise, you will be amazed.
Free Wednesday Evenings At The Mint Museum
The Mint Museum – Randolph
2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC
The Mint Museum – Uptown
500 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
Every Wednesday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm, All ages
Summary:Enjoy free access to both Mint Museum locations every Wednesday night.
Bank of America’s Museums On Us Day
Various locations around Charlotte
The first Sunday and Saturday of every month, All ages, Free
Summary: Now in its 20th year, this distinctive program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders the opportunity to visit more than 150 of the most popular cultural institutions in the United States free of charge on the first full weekend of every month.
ImaginON: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC (704) 416-4630
See website for hours of operation
Summary: This collaborative effort between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a 102,000-square-foot facility recently ranked by Livability.com as the No. 1 children’s library in the United States. ImaginOn features two state-of-the-art theaters, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen-only library, a multimedia production studio, and interactive exhibit space.
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.