Luck of the Village at Birkdale Village for St. Patrick’s Day
Birkdale Commons Pwky & Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, NC
March 18, 6pm-9pm, Free
Summary: Calling all lads, lassies and little leprechauns! Enjoy an evening full of live music, dancing, festive gear, and more as we celebrate our second annual Luck of the Village!
Baxter St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Spring Fling
Baxter Village Fort Mill
Intersection of I-77 & Highway 160 (Exit 85)
March 19, 2pm-6pm, Free
Summary: The festival portion is 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM with 125 vendors, artisans, food and beverages, live entertainment, and more. The parade starts at 5:00 PM featuring more than 100 entries, including bands, bagpipers, Irish Dancing groups, several Shriner’s units, clowns, classic cars, decorated floats, and golf carts.
I Heart Rail Trail Lights
March 4-20, See website for schedule and directions
Summary: Five artists from North and South Carolina submitted proposals to create works that incorporate light into the medium and concept in some way. This includes works such as sculpture, digital projections, wayfinding, or interactive solutions.
Fairy Ring exhibit
2000-2140 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Summary: Local artist Meredith Connelly is lighting it up again! She is known in Charlotte for her Fairy Ring installation in the 2021 I Heart Rail Trail: Lights installation, and for her Lights art trail at the U.S. Whitewater Center in 2019 and 2020. This installation will be a supercharged version of the fairy ring of 2021. It will include about 100 cast fiberglass fungi of various sizes, representing mushrooms from around the world.Each mushroom has internal light that creates a soft glow around it. About the Artist.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
130 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
March 18-19, See website for schedule and ticket prices
Summary: After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped — with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. The saga continues at Belk Theater as Star Wars and your Charlotte Symphony join forces for The Empire Strikes Back in Concert, featuring the iconic movie on the big screen with John Williams’s legendary performed score live.
Kids Skate Free
Kate’s Skate – Indian Trial
14500 E. Independence Blvd, Indian Trail, NC
See website for schedule
Summary: Sign up your kids to skate during Kate’s Skating Rink Kids Skate Free, offered on select days/times during the week.
10200 Centrum Pkwy, Pineville, NC
$10/jumper, ages 7 or under or parent, “SkySocks” required, must say Sky Zone.
Summary: A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids.
Open play at Just Play
9535 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Just Play provides kids an opportunity to enjoy interactive play and discovery in a safe, clean, and fun environment. Call for details (704) 885-PLAY
Lil’ Bit Fit Time
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road, Matthews, NC
Monday-Friday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Toddler to TK with an adult, $6 per child, Registration required
Summary: Lil’ Bit Fit Time is a Parent-led open play time in our facility for you and your Lil’ Bit (Toddler). With your guidance, your Lil’ Bit can keep active by jumping on the trampoline, crawling through obstacles, and enjoying time with friends. This is a play time designated for “Toddlers to TK’ (children just starting to walk, up to age 5 and not yet in Kindergarten).
Open Gym Ninja Nation
14120 Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC
Daily, see website for times
Summary: Open gym is a non-instructional time for anyone to practice whatever they would like; to be creative and have a lot of fun. Coaches and Hosts are present for spotting and safety, giving helpful hints, and inspiring and motivating individuals.
Markets at 11 in Ballantyne
11611 N. Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC
Summary: Join us on the second Saturday of each month for Markets at 11!
Local businesses are bringing their craft to the South Charlotte community to shop and enjoy! Browse specialty beauty, health and home products on Ballantyne’s former golf course. Grab bites and brews from local food and drink vendors. Post up on your picnic blanket and get your groove on with musical artists all day long!
333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
Smarty Pick of the Weekend at DP Science: The Batman in IMAX – Starts today and runs this weekend and next weekend!
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.