GRIMMZ Fairy Tales
Wells Fargo Playhouse
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
February 21-March 15, See website for schedule, Ages 6 and up
Summary: Jay and Will Grimmz, the hip-hop fable story dance-pop sensation, have come back home to the city where they grew up to give a concert. They’re known not just for their sounds but for their powerful storytelling, an inventive remix of familiar classics. The brothers put a modern spin on valuable life lessons in Snow White and the Seven Shawties, Down with Rapunzel, Hanzel & Gretel: Lost in the Hood, and their featured first Granny-winning song, Break, Cinderella, Break! Pay your bling, hear them sing and get ready to drop the mic in this unforgettable theatrical experience.
The Charlotte Fair
6558 Bruton Smith Blvd, Concord, NC
March 13-29, See Website for schedule and ticket prices, All ages
Summary: Rides, live entertainment, petting zoo, food any more.
701 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
March 13-22, See website for schedule, $25-$96
Summary: Everything you love about Sleeping Beauty has been reworked and updated for the 21st century! Acclaimed British choreographer Matthew Hart brings a world premiere to Charlotte with this “fairy-tailored” version that stays true to its beloved, classical choreography with lavish sets and costumes by designer Peter Docherty. This new classic is perfect for first-time ballet-goers.
Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade And Charlotte Goes Green Festival
N. Tryon Street & 9th Street
March 14, 10:00am-6:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: The 2020 Charlotte St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival invites our sponsors, vendors, and you to participate in the Twenty-Fourth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival, which will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020.
8th Annual Celtic Festival
Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC
March 14-15, See website for schedule, All ages, $10, Children under 5 free
Summary: Celtic Musicians and Dancers, Bagpipers, Celtic Warriors in action, and Historic Encampments. Weavers, Spinners, Artisans, Blacksmiths, Leatherworkers, Bakers and more.
Food Trucks and Craft Beer
Charlotte Checkers vs. Providence Bruins
2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC
March 15, 1:00pm, All ages, $18.50+
Summary: First, take advantage of our Family Day offer and save 40% when purchasing at least four tickets online prior to game day. You can then register for the postgame skate at our Foundation Table inside the main concourse. For safety reasons, postgame skate access is limited to a certain number of participants and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to sign up early!
Free Open Play At Springfree
February 6-May 29, 10:00am-1:00pm, Free
Summary: Springfree Trampoline is extending services in the Charlotte and surrounding areas. Families are now welcome to jump for free Mondays – Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Snacks and beverages are also available for open play jumpers. This is an exciting opportunity to have young children receive exercise and free fun during the week!
GRIMMZ Fairy Tales
Wells Fargo Playhouse
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
Feb 21-March 15, See website for schedule, Ages 6 and up,
Summary: Jay and Will Grimmz, the hip-hop fable story dance-pop sensation, have come back home to the city where they grew up to give a concert. They’re known not just for their sounds but for their powerful storytelling, an inventive remix of familiar classics. The brothers put a modern spin on valuable life lessons in Snow White and the Seven Shawties, Down with Rapunzel, Hanzel & Gretel: Lost in the Hood, and their featured first Granny-winning song, Break, Cinderella, Break!
Toddler Time at Sky Zone
Sky Zone (Pineville and Charlotte locations)
10200 Centrum Pkwy., Pineville, NC
7325 Smith Corners Blvd., Charlotte, NC
Now until May 30, Every Saturday from 9:00am-10:00am, Ages 5 and under, $8
Summary: Little ones bounce under the supervision of their parents and without interference from bigger kids. Jumpers need Sky Socks, which are available for purchase, and a signed waiver.
Live Music At 7th Street Public Market
7th Street Public Market
224 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC
January 3-March 27, See website for schedule, All ages, Free
Summary: 7th Street Public Market is a bustling urban food destination in the heart of Charlotte’s Center City! The Market’s mission is to celebrate the food culture of the Carolinas and promote local and regional farmers, food artisans and entrepreneurs. The Market provides high quality, fresh and affordable food, as well as local products, seven days a week. We are at the base of the 7th Street Station parking deck, between 6th and 7th streets and adjacent to the Lynx Blue Line’s 7th Street stop. Parking is validated for the first 90 minutes with a purchase from a Market business.
Pet Adoption Event
SouthPark Mall (Center Court inside the mall)
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
First Saturday of every month, February-June, 11:00am-3:00pm, All ages, Adoption prices vary
Summary: We bring a selection of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to the mall for adoption. As long as the pets are spayed/or neutered prior to the event they can be adopted and go home the same day. We do provide a cat carrier for a $5 donation and leashes for a $1 donation, however, adopters are welcome to bring their own.
Adoption prices may vary per pet. Adoption promotions at the shelter are honored at the mall event.
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.
Featured Exhibitions: For complete details on exhibitions and exhibits click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete schedule of show times click here.
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.
Featured Exhibits: For a complete listing click here
Planetarium: For a complete schedule click here
Events Calendar: For all events click here