Springfree Trampoline Grand Opening
Springfree Charlotte – Blakeney Shopping Center
9870 Rea Road, Unit # 9848E, Charlotte, NC
July 16, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, Free
Best Kept Secrets Event
Hunstad Kortesis – SouthPark
4625 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 135B, Charlotte, NC
Monday July 18, 12pm, & 4pm, RSVP required
Summary: Join us for ONE day of sharing HK’s Best Kept Secrets, an event focused on our portfolio of minimally invasive, same-day procedures. Learn the secrets to looking youthful and radiant without having surgery or quick procedures that no one will ever know you had…your best secret.
14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC
See website for schedule, special events and promotional offers!
Summary: Want to know what’s new at Carowinds for 2016. The list is long and exciting. Check it out
Harmony Hall Summer Concert Series
14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC
June 24 – July 22, See website for schedule and times, All ages
Summary: Looking for the perfect way to kick off the weekend? Come rock the house on the Harmony Hall patio stage for our Harmony Hall Summer Concert Series. Every Friday evening from June 24th through July 22nd, we will be featuring live music from fantastic bands, including the Cho-Cho Tumbleweed, Early Ray, Tony Barnes, Disco Natty Boh Trio and Back Porch Orchestra. In addition to the lively music, you can also enjoy sensational food and beverage specials.
River Jam Concert Series
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC
See website for schedule, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, $5 parking
Summary: Join us on Thursday and Saturday nights from May through September for River Jam, the USNWC’s weekly concert series. A talented line-up of national musical acts provide the perfect back drop for a fun summer evening outdoors. Bring your friends, enjoy our large food and craft beer selection, and take in the sights and sounds of River Jam.
Lake Wylie Family Kayak Tour
McDowell Nature Center
15222 York Road, Charlotte, NC
July 2,9,16,23,30, 9:30am – 11:30am & 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Ages 5 and up, $15-$20
Summary: Paddle the border of the Carolinas with views of the Buster Boyd Bridge, Copperhead Island, and more. All equipment and instruction provided. Children ages 5-9 are required to share a tandem kayak with an adult. Registration required.
Rockin’ and Reelin’ Movie and Concert Series
Pineville Lake Park
1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville, NC
May 20 – September 16, See website for schedule and times, Free
Summary: Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets welcome.
Summer Concert and Movie Series
120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
See website for schedule, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Pre-movie activities begin at 7pm. Movies will begin at approximately 8:30pm or dusk. Vendors will be onsite selling dinner food, treats, and drinks. No pets please.
Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series
Ramsey Creek Park
18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius, NC
See website foe schedule, 8:30pm, All ages, Free
Summary: The unique “Boat-In” movies at Ramsey Creek Park, co-hosted by the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, will give spectators the opportunity to view the movie from land or from the lake. Boaters will be able to watch the movie from their boats and receive audio via boat radio or handheld radio.
Movie Nights in the Square
345 N. College Street, Charlotte, NC
July 15, 7:45pm for activities, 8:45pm movie, All ages, Free
Summary: Don’t miss our free Outdoor Movie Nights in July! Bring your friends and enjoy a movie, free popcorn, and the summer weather in the new Square at Spirit Square. Concessions and beverages will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to bring your own lawn chair!
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.
Food Truck Fridays at Fountain Park
300 E. 300 Main Street, Rock Hill, SC
July 15, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, All ages, Free
Summary: Join us for our EXPANDED Food Truck Friday @ Fountain Park in Old Town Rock Hill! We will feature the best food trucks in the area, Old Town restaurants, local beers, wine, lots of children’s activities, and live music! Bring the whole family. Free admission.
Junie B. Jones The Musical
100 McDowell Street East, Matthews, NC
July 17-24, see website for schedule, All ages, $10 and up
Summary: A delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brought to life in a genuinely comical, and not strictly-for-kids musical awaken a young person’s desire to read.
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 Exhibitions: For information on all exhibitions click here.
Featured Shows: For information on all featured shows click here.
IMAX: For information on all featured movies and showtimes click here.
Discovery Place Kids – Huntersville
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.
Theme Areas: For a complete description of all nine theme areas click here.
Featured Shows: For a complete listing of all featured shows click here.
Current and Upcoming Events: For all current and upcoming events click here.
Charlotte Nature Museum
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.
Carolina Raptor Center
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.