Featured Event: Eye on Tryon Ferris Wheel:
See Uptown Charlotte from an amazing view! Eye on Tryon is back and better than ever, it even lights up at night. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for kids. Cash and cards are accepted. After 8p, Victoria Yards and the Ferris Wheel will be adults age 21+ only.
Eye on Tryon’s Location & Schedule:
Located at the corner of 7th Street and Tryon Street (Victoria Yards).
– Friday, November 8th 4-10p
– Saturday, November 9th, Noon-10p
– Wednesday, November 13th, 4-10p
– Thursday, November 14th, 4-10p
– Friday, November 15th, 4-10p
– Saturday, November 16th, noon-10p
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
November 9, 10:00am-6:30pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Nationally-recognized children’s and young adult authors and illustrators will spend two days in Charlotte to share their latest books, experiences and passion for libraries with kids of all ages.
2019 Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show
Charlotte Monroe Executive Airport
3900 Paul J Helms Drive, Monroe, NC
November 9-10, 9:00am-5:00pm, All ages, See website for ticket prices
Summary: 2005 Warriors & Warbirds started as a dream of several local pilots. With help from the City of Monroe, the Veterans Council of Union County, local businesses, and the hard work of volunteers, the Warbirds Over Monroe Air Show has grown into one of the area’s largest aviation events honoring those who have served.
Disney’s Aladdin Jr.
Armour Street Theatre
307 Armour Street, Davidson, NC
November 1-10, See website for schedule, $12, Ages 4 and up
Summary: The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.
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!
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).
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!
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.