The Hunstad Kortesis Mother’s Day 5K takes place in the SouthPark area of Charlotte, NC. The Mother’s Day 5K is the new family tradition to starting off your Mother’s Day weekend by celebrating all that is special for the Moms out there. Although the event is designed to celebrate the Moms and Moms to be, we encourage the entire family to participate….yes, Dads and boys too. There will be great activities for the kids (face painting, bouncy house, make a card or sign for Mom, etc.) and FREE Mimosas for our beautiful Moms. The event promotes a healthy lifestyle with a focus on fun, family, and community spirit! This event is baby jogger friendly!
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Movies on the Lawn – Rudy
Front of Town Hall
4430 Mint Hill Village Lane, Mint Hill, NC
May 6, 8:30pm, All ages, Free
Summary: The movie will start at approximately 8:30 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the adventure on the front lawn of Town Hall. Prior to the movie, from 7:00-8:00 pm, there will be a bounce house for the little ones who cannot stay up that late.
Food Truck Fridays at Plaza Midwood
Central Avenue (Behind the Light Factory)
1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC
Every Friday, 5:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: We are thrilled to announce that Food Truck Friday’s new location will be behind The Light Factory, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, in Plaza-Midwood. This is right across the street from the Harris Teeter, a perfect location for the many residents of the area who love to stroll through the neighborhood. Family friendly, this location is sure to become a favorite Friday night destination for Charlotteans. We’re looking at an April 1 start date, but keep your eyes on our Facebook page (Food Truck Friday Charlotte) and Twitter (@FTFCharlotte) for updates. We look forward to seeing you there!
Matthews Food Truck Fridays
120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
May 6, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Matthews Food Truck Fridays” in Matthews, NC. We’re back every Friday night starting in March 2016. No pets or alcohol.
South Carolina Strawberry Festival
Walter Elisha Park
345 N. White Street, Ft. Mill, SC
May 6-7, See website for schedule, All ages, Free, $5 for parking
Summary: The award winning South Carolina Strawberry Festival is definitely one you don’t want to miss! It is Fort Mill’s signature salute to spring! Join us in 2016 for a week of events and activities, culminating in the festival on May 6 and 7.
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte, NC
May 6-15, See website for schedule, All ages, $5-$8, Free for children under 4
Summary: Admission gains you access into the fair. With paid admission, you can take advantage of all of the entertainment & thrill shows the Charlotte Fair offers, as well as visit the free Animal Petting Zoo!
Romare Bearden Park
300 S. Church Street, Charlotte, NC
May 7, 12:00 – 5:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Features regional musical acts, art, family-friendly activities, magic shows, and fireworks.
Charlotte Independence vs. FC Montreal
Ramblewood Soccer Complex
10200 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, NC
May 7, 7:00pm, All ages, See website for ticket prices
The Bridges of Madison County
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
430 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
May 3-8, See website for schedule and ticket prices
Summary: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, one of the most romantic stories ever written, first captured the nation’s attention as a best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical.
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 Shows: For information on all featured shows click here.
IMAX: For information on all featured movies and showtimes click here.
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.
Featured Shows: For a complete listing of all featured shows click here.
Current and Upcoming Events: For all current and upcoming events click here.
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.
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.