Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Pkwy S., Concord, NC
May 28-30, See website for schedule and ticket prices
Summary: Rev up your Memorial Day weekend with the historic 62nd running of the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s toughest test of man and machine! Coca-Cola 600 festivities also include:
A pre-race military salute with demonstrations from Fort Bragg
Performances by the 82nd Airborne Chorus
Check out our Fan Tips to get set for Race Day, and remember: Kids’ tickets are just $10!
The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28115
Summary: Swimming in a deep, refreshing natural quarry, also known as Open Swim will begin on May 15th. Reservations are required – click here to make a reservation now. Dates and times are available through June 6th, additional dates and times will be added weekly. Guests who reserve in advance pay a $5 per person deposit at the time of reservation, then, upon arrival on the day of their visit, receive a $5 dining voucher to use at the Quarry Kitchen that day. The Quarry Kitchen features farm fresh favorites like the “Quarry Burger”, grilled chicken sandwiches, scratch made pizza, fresh salads, fruit cups, ice cream and snow cones, as well as fresh items that change daily. Beer and wine are also available for purchase. Please note that in 2021, no outside food or beverages may be brought in to The Quarry.
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
See website for schedule, safety protocols and reservations
Summary: Carowinds is where the Carolinas come together for fun! For more than 45 years, families and friends choose Carowinds for an AMAZING day the Carolina way.
Only at Carowinds will you find almost 60 world-class rides, the Carolinas’ best waterpark, live entertainment, Camp Snoopy and downhome Carolina cuisine. Family-friendly special events keep you coming back for new ways to play all season long. At our well-appointed on-site hotel and beautiful campground you can turn your Carowinds stay into a fun getaway.
Memorial Day Weekend At The Ballantyne
10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC
May 28-31, See Facebook page for schedule and prices
Summary: Join us Memorial Day weekend for family movie nights, North Carolina BBQ, cookie decorating, and afternoon tea.
We’ll have special programming through the entire weekend that’s sure to delight everyone!
Cotton Hills Farm – The Market in Lowrys
2575 Lowrys Hwy, Chester, SC
Monday-Saturday weather permitting, 9AM-7PM, $2.25/lb, bring your own container or purchase for $1 each
Summary: Come make some sweet family memories on the farm! Our u-pick strawberry patch is open Monday – Saturday, 9AM to 7PM. No reservations required, No pets allowed. After picking, cool off with a scoop or two of hand-dipped ice cream. Kids can enjoy our tractor play-set and sand pile.
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC
Summary: Every Thursday-Saturday night, 7PM-10PM, Free admission with $6 parking fee
Live music takes place throughout the year at a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue in the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Genres including roots rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk are featured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from May through September
Live Under The Oaks At Birkdale Village
Birkdale Commons Pkwy & Sam Furr Rd, Huntersville, NC
Every Friday evening from April to October
Summary: Start your weekends unwinding with live musical performances in the Grove. Grab your friends and family and get ready to dance the night away!
A bar will be onsite in the designated area provided by Red Rocks Cafe.
Due to local government restrictions being lifted, we are excited to be opening our Signature Events to the public starting in May! Attendees are no longer required to purchase tickets in advance for Live Under The Oaks beginning May 7th. While the events are not ticketed, guests are strongly encouraged to continue social distancing in groups and wear masks while on property.
Matthews Outdoor Concert Series
2nd & 4th Fridays, April – September, 6PM-9PM
Summary: To comply with COVIT-19 guidelines, these concerts are ticketed events with limited attendance of 350 people. Attendees can purchase seating “pods” for two or four people. Pod prices $6-$24.
Summary: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is proud to partner with Broadway On Demand as the curtain rises virtually on a season of stories centered in community and kindness.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC
Summary: The Schiele Museum of Natural History is now open! The museum is committed to inspiring curiosity and understanding of science and the natural world through exceptional educational programs, exhibits, and research. To see a list of events and plan your visit, click here.
Mecklenburg County Library Virtual Events
Free Virtual Events
Summary: Join Charlotte Mecklenburg Library every week for a wide range of virtual programming for children, teens and adults. Daily appointments for Reading Buddies and Tutoring and Enrichment for school-age children can be accessed by clicking here.