Happy Wednesday Smarties. It will be a beautiful weekend to enjoy the many family activities in the Queen City. Enjoy Festival in the Park, “Seussical” at Children’s Theatre, Babar with the Symphony or take a day trip to the NC Transportation Museum to spend some time with Thomas the Tank Engine. Consignment sales and corn mazes round out the weekend. Get out and enjoy!
Belk hosts “Girls Night Out” fall fashion event
Belk at SouthPark
September 21, 5:00pm- 8:30pm
Grab your BFF and head to the fashion event of the season. You’ll enjoy catered food and beverage while browsing the latest Fall fashions. Register to win incredible giveaways, including: $1,000 spa gift certificate, $1,000 shoe wardrobe, and getaway for two to NYC, including a day at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and a personalized make up consultation and application. During event you’ll receive 20 percent off purchases of sale and regular priced women’s apparel and accessories with very limited exclusions.
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
September 23-25, Fri. 7:30pm; Sat.11:00am, 2:00pm; Sun, 2:00pm
Oh, the thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss! Dr. Seuss’ beloved stories collide in a family musical adventure that has delighted audiences across the country since its 2000 Broadway debut. Steadfast Horton the Elephant, insecure but mighty Gertrude McFuzz, and the mischievous Cat in the Hat take center stage in this colorful extravaganza that celebrates the bonds of friendship, the richness of individual differences, the importance of tolerance and the incredible power of the imagination. Cost is $18-$24.
Day Out With Thomas
North Carolina Transportation Museum
September 23-25, 8:00am-6:00pm
Enjoy a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, as well as a variety of Thomas & Friends themed entertainment, including Storytelling and Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and an Imagination Station with Arts & Crafts and more. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor. Cost is $17-$19; free ages 2 and under.
Charlotte Symphony Lollipops presents The Story of Babar
Belk Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
September 24, 10:00am
Pack your trunks! You’re invited to Babar’s coronation! Join the Charlotte Symphony, Babar, Arthur, Celeste, the Old Lady, and all their jungle friends as Babar makes his rise from rags to riches in Jean de Brunhoff’s popular children’s story, eloquently set to music by Francis Poulenc. Long live King Babar! Also featuring the delightful “Toy Symphony.” Pre-concert festivities include crafts, activities and instrument exploration with the Symphony Guild’s Musical Petting Zoo. Cost is $12.50-$25.50.
47th Festival in the Park
September 23-25, Fri., 4:00pm-9:30pm; Sat., 10:00am-9:30pm; Sun., 11:00am-6:00pm
Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing good music, good art and good times to Charlotteans and visitors from around the world. The sounds of “big band music” drift across Freedom Park’s lake whose still surface reflects the lights strung from Camelot exhibit tents. The scents of a variety of food fill the air, as small children with painted faces happily produce their first art work. Others find the many talented artists who can create an original work of art to grace their home or to give as the perfect gift. This fun filled event is designed to promote and stimulate interest in the arts. It provides the opportunity for all to see, hear, and learn from over 150 artists and crafts people who actively demonstrate and display their art. Nearly a thousand entertainers provide free ongoing performances at the main band shell and many stages surrounding it.
Mint Hill Madness
Downtown Mint Hill
September 23-24, Fri., 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-11:00pm
Mint Hill Madness is a festival that offers carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, and entertainment to the community. Guests can enjoy entertainment such as an island luau for kids, karaoke, fireworks, raffle drawings, and a parade.
Green Jeans Sale
Kenton Place, 17105 Kenton Drive, Cornelius
September 22-24, Thurs., 9:00am-8:00pm; Fri., 9:00am-6:00pm; Sat., 8:00am-3:00pm
Green Jeans semi-annual consignment event for women and teens features NEW local boutique fashion and recycled brand name and designer clothing, shoes and accessories from petite to plus sizes, including maternity.
Sardis Weekday School Consignment Sale
Sardis Presbyterian Church
September 24, 8:00am-noon
Gently used baby and children’s clothing, toys, and gear.
SouthPark’s Movies Under the Stars: “Never Say Never”
September 23, 6:00pm
The Movie’s Under The Stars rain date for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never has been set for Friday, September 23. Guests are invited to come early to take advantage of fantastic shopping and grab a bite to eat in one of the center’s many delicious restaurants. Movie watchers are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets! Pre-event activities and music by Mr. Nigel and Friends begins at 6:00 p.m.
Movie begins at 8:00pm.
Rural Hill Amazing Maize
Rural Hill, Huntersville
September 23-25, 10:00-6:30pm
Come visit our giant seven acre maze of corn, relying only on your group of friends and/or family to navigate your way out. Water stations and maze assistance are available throughout. Concessions for sale. You may purchase tickets in advance via our website or also at the gate.
Weekend Maze runs September 3 – November 13. Family Friendly Friday Flashlight Mazes will run every Friday night from Sept 30 – Nov 4! Cost is $7-$10; free for ages 4 and under.
3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe
September 23-25, Fri., 6:00pm-10:00pm; Sat., 11:00am-10:00pm; Sun., 1:00pm-6:00pm
Aw Shucks® Farms continues to be a treasured destination each fall with something to offer for all ages. Step back in time in the Old Fashioned General Store, enjoy a Hayride, and visit the Pumpkin Patch. Folks love our Animal Barn and visiting the Old Rail Car from the 1800s. The 6 acre Corn Maze is always fun and will entertain even the youngest of outdoor adventurers. Our Kids’ Play Area gets bigger every year! Top the evening off with a cozy Bonfire by the pond. Cost is $8; free under age 3 on weekends with paying adult.