It is the last full weekend of July. Where is the summer going? There are lot’s of awesome events this weekend. Many are sponsored by our Parks and Rec. Department. There is a great variety of indoor and outdoor as well as things that you can do with your older kids. Hope you can try some of these things out. Let us know if you do.
July 25, 4:00pm
Watch Miss Spider on the big screen and enjoy a snack! Registration required. Families welcome. Call 704-336-7825, cost is free.
Boogie Woogie Books
July 25, 11:15am-11:45am
July 26, 11:00am-12:00
This musical storytime encourages little ones to snap their fingers, tap their toes and move with the groove! For children ages 2-5.
Help Box Out Hunger, Be A Cereal Giver
Park Road Shopping Center
July 25, 10:00am-4:00pm
Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates is teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank to fight hunger. The goal is to collect 10,000 boxes of cereal. Also, free screenings and activities for all ages.
Dad & Me Story Time
Barnes & Noble, Charlotte Area Stores
July 26, 10:00am
Dad’s enjoy quality time with their children every Saturday for story time. For ages 5-9. Some locations are family storytime.
July 26, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Cool down and discover salamanders, crawfish, water pennies and more as we explore the Four Seasons Creek! You will get wet, comfortable water shoes are encouraged.
July 26, 7:30pm-9:30pm.
Experience the night life that can be found once the sun goes down. Learn about our native nocturnal wildlife and explore the grasslands of Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge to discover the variety of wildlife that prefer to come out at night. Participants should be able to traverse 1-2 miles of uneven ground. All ages. Cost is $3-$4 and you need to call 704-875-1391.
July 26, 1:00pm-3:00pm
What do Robinson’s Rock House, Prince Albert, Queen Charlotte,”The Windigo,” and Reedy Creek all have in common? To find out join us at for an easy to moderate hike back into time to solve this complex, but intriguing historical mystery. All ages, cost is free and for more info. Call 704-598-8857.
July 26, 7:00pm
Enjoy a summer Saturday evening in downtown Matthews. Concert and pre-movie activities begin at 7pm. Movie begins at dusk. Vendors will be on site selling dinner food, treats and drinks. Tonight’s movie is “Surf’s Up.” Cost is free.
This family-oriented cultural event is a wonderful opportunity for Charlotte residents to experience the culture and diversity of the Caribbean that is available to them right here in their own communities.
Blakeney Summer Concert Series On The Village Green
July 26, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Grab your family and friends and join us for a summer of great entertainment! Enjoy the sounds of jazz, acoustic, blues and R&B.
This music festival rolls on with more free concerts by The Jellydots. At times they rock, at times they’re sweet, but the Jellydots resonate with parents and kids alike. Ticket reservations are required and limited to four per adult. Call 704-973-2828 for tickets.
July 27, 7:00pm-10:00pm
8 World Class drum corps bring their pageantry and excellence to Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium 7/27/08! Come see Marching Music’s Major League perennial champions The Blue Devils and The Cavaliers compete with our own Carolina Crown, plus 5 more!
July 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Discover geochaching, a modern day treasure hunt using GPS. There are hidden treasure chests hidden throughout McDowell, Charlotte, and the World, you only need to know where to look.