Our Featured Event This Week:
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24th Annual Hopebuilders 5K
Levine Children’s Hospital
1000 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC
October 12, 8:00am, All ages, $15-$30
Summary: The Hopebuilders 5K will take place in front of Levine Children’s Hospital. You may participate in a number of ways: run, walk, volunteer, or simply become a “virtual runner” and fundraise online.
The Adventures Of Madeline
100 McDowell Street East, Matthews NC
October 11-20, See website for schedule, Ages 5+, $12+
Summary: The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she’s also fantastic in solving problems as well. Madeline is the smallest of the 12 girls and sometimes that is a good thing, and sometimes it is not. Madeline and her school-mistress Miss Clavel don’t see eye to eye on most things. In this set of adventures Madeline adopts a dog named Genevieve, ends up in the Hospital, and meets the new boy next door who turns out to be a bad hat. Come join us and see if everything turns out alright in the end.
Charlotte Fairytale Ball
Embassy Suites – Ayrsley
1917 Arsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC
October 12, 9:00am-7:00pm, $25-$50
Summary: Enjoy time with all the princesses! Dance with Tinkerbell! Take professional portraits! Create a Craft! Enjoy Sweet Treats! Sing and Play the Fairytale Way! VIP Tickets include a full extra hour with the princesses – during this time they do facepainting, stories, pixie wishes, portrait time and more before the ball!
Muddy Boots Hits The Water: Canoeing McDowell Creek
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road, Huntersville NC
October 11, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Ages 10-16, $15
Summary: Do you like to canoe, kayak, or paddle-board? Are you looking for an exciting way to challenge yourself while studying aquatic ecosystems? Find your way to the water this fall as we paddle our way through Mountain Island Lake. All equipment provided!
LaLaCaboosa Downtown Music Series
201 Huntersville-Concord Rd, Huntersville, NC
October 11, 6:30pm-9:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: The weather is finally cooled off so it’s a great time to get outside and enjoy live music. Food, beer and wine available for purchase.
Charlotte Checkers Opening Night
2700 E. Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC
October 11, 7:00pm, All ages, $18.50
Summary: Don’t miss the the Checkers’ championship banner raising ceremony that will take place just prior to their first home game of the 2019-20 season this Friday.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC
October 11-13, 10:00am-9:00pm, See website for schedule, Free, $6 for parking
Summary: Outdoor Market offers a unique setting for guests to get hands-on experience with gear from top brands in the outdoor industry. Guests will have the opportunity to demo bikes, trail running shoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and more at the Whitewater Center. During the festival, guests can also participate in group rides, trail runs, clinics, paddle sessions, and yoga practices.
Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival
Lazy 5 Ranch
15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville, NC
October 5-27, See website for schedule, All ages, $8-$11, 2 and under free
Summary: Best if you make reservations. No credit cards accepted, cash only.
McColl Family Theater
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
October 4-November 3, See website for schedule , All ages, $15+
Summary: Fly to new heights in the Tony Award-winning musical that never gets old. Join Peter as he whisks the Darling children off to Neverland in a story filled with magic, delight and adventure. Together, with the help of everyone’s favorite fairy sidekick Tinkerbell, they’ll face-off against crocodiles, evil pirates and the villainous Captain Hook. With a sprinkle of pixie dust and a dash of imagination, Peter Pan will awaken the child in us all.
Queen Charlotte Fair
Route 29 Pavilion
5650 Sandusky Blvd, Concord, NC
October 4-13, See website for schedule, All ages, $5-$10, children 4 and younger free
Summary: The Queen Charlotte Fair is a major, semi-annual event hosted every spring and fall offering family-friendly entertainment, carnival rides and food.
Carolina Renaissance Festival
16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersvlle, NC
October 5-November 24, See website for schedule, All ages, $25 adults, $15 for kids 5-12, under 5 free
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!
Sunset Sessions At The Gateway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive, Charlotte, NC
September 6-October 25, See website for schedule, All ages, Free for members, $5 non-members
Summary: Join us every Friday in September and October for Sunset Sessions at the Greenway Gateway! Enjoy the relaxed sounds of local artists on the Gateway lawn while the sun dips over the horizon. The Gateway Canteen will be open and offering a full menu as well as dinner specials. Grab a blanket or lawn chair and welcome the weekend in the relaxing atmosphere of the Greenway. No outside food or alcohol allowed.
Aw Shucks Corn Maze
Aw Shucks Farms
3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe, NC
September 20-November 10, See website for schedule, All ages, $8-$13, plus activity fees
Summary: Corn Maze, Hayrides, Animal Barn, Grain Bin Slide, Fishing, Human Foosball, 1800s Train, Car, Kid’s Play Area, Haybales, Horseshoe and Corn Hole, Pumpkin Bowling, Photo Hot Spots, Kiddie Corral (for 5 and under).
300 Tweets Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, NC
September 20-October 26, See website for schedule, $38-$44, kids 2 and under free
Summary: It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost Train—if you dare!
300 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
See website for schedule, Ages 13 and up
Summary: SCarowinds is upon us! Opening on Friday the 13th (spooky!), our 2019 Scarowinds season is sure to scare up a good time with returning fan-favorite attractions as well as three new shows and three new scare zones. To make sure you’re prepared for all the fear and fright, we’ve created a guide to help you survive the night.
See all the incredible deals and save serious cash this Scarowinds season!
Claws Exhibit At SEA LIFE Aquarium
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord, NC
Daily, see website for schedule, $11-$20 includes museum admission, children under 2 free.
Summary: Do you think you can come claw to claw with some of the world’s most amazing crabs? Come SEA for yourself at our exhibit – Claws. Discover the depths of the sea where you can meet the craziest crabs of all time. Dive into these crustacean’s habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and much more!
Open Art Studio
Noah’s Art of SouthPark
5110 Park Road, Charlotte, NC
May 11-October 26 (every Saturday), 9:30am-10:15am, Ages 2-10, $10
Summary: Noah’s Art focuses on a process-oriented art experience. To aide in the development of each individual child’s talents and abilities, our instructors lead students through the process of creating art, at the same time, we give instruction in the use of art supplies, tools, and methods. Children in our classes learn to have confidence in their own creativity.
Saturday Yoga on The Greenway
Anne Springs Close Greenway
291 Dairy Barn Lane, Fort Mill, SC
June 1-October 26 (every Saturday), 10:00am-11:00am, All ages, $5, plus $5 for parking
Summary: Get your weekend started off right with a Saturday stretch with yoga instructor, Suzanne Braunlich. This yoga class focuses on bringing awareness to the mind, body, and breath through a variety of yoga poses at a gentle pace. Emphasis is on alignment and self-awareness for a safe practice. Develop and maintain
strength, flexibility and balance for your health and well-being. All are welcome, from beginners to seasoned yogis! Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle.
2nd Friday Street Festival
Oak Street Mill
19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, NC
The second Friday of May-October, 6:00pm-10:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: The 2nd Friday Street Festival series is back and better than ever featuring a JAM-PACKED lineup of Live Bands, Food Trucks, Craft Breweries, Special Performances, Local Artists & Craftsmen, Kids Activities & Much More!
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
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.
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.