Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt
2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC
April 1, 7pm-9pm, $8 registration fee
Summary: Parents bring your kids to Marion Diehl for a night of fun. Kids grab your baskets and hop on down for a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt. Eggs will be spread out all around the playground and one may have a special surprise!! We will also have stations for games and crafts in the gym and multi-purpose room.
120 S. Trade Street, Matthews, NC
April 2, 11am-3pm, Free
Summary: After a two-year wait, Charlie’s Carnival is back in Stumptown Park. Enjoy bounce houses, games, face painting, food trucks, and more. This free community carnival is open to all, but registration is required. All proceeds will support Charlie’s Heart Foundation.
2022 Knights Fest
324 Mint Street, Charlotte, NC
April 2, 11am-2pm, $5
Summary: Gates will open at 11:00 a.m. and fans will be permitted on the field for a special pre-game catch for one hour (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.). Fans are encouraged to bring their gloves to participate! In addition, there will also be a number of kid-friendly activities including face painters, balloon artists and inflatable games available. Fans will also be able to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Truist Field and meet Homer The Dragon throughout the day. The event will once again feature the annual Media Softball Game. Field box seats will be open for all fans and seating will be available to watch the game on a first-come, first-serve basis. Following the National Anthem at 12:30 p.m., notable members of Charlotte radio and television will face off in a softball game. A full list of participants will be announced leading up to the game.
South End Gallery Crawl
Historic South End
Summary: South End is home to a vast array of art in all forms: fine art galleries offering everything from the realist to the experimental, colorful public murals, larger-than-life installations on the Rail Trail and dozens of studio spaces where artists and artisans dream and create.
Take in the local art scene on South End First Friday–an evening when galleries and shops offer extended hours, special receptions, live painting and music. Build in a visit to any of the neighborhood’s restaurants and breweries, and it’s a whole night out!
Paws in the Park
Pineville Lake Park
April 2, 10am-3pm, free, rain or shine
Summary: Our annual event, features Dog Rescue Groups and Shelters with dogs available for adoption. Food trucks, arts/crafts and business vendors, kids playground, dog contests at noon and award winning entertainment.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
6558 Bruton Smith Blvd, Concord, NC
March 25-April 3, See website for schedule and prices
Summary: The 2022 Spring Charlotte Fair is March 25-April 3 at Charlotte Motor Speedway! Over 30 amusement rides, food, and family friendly shows!
South End Market at Atherton Mill
2140 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Every Saturday, 8am-1pm, Free
Summary: You can find everything from local produce to fresh fish to handmade pasta, and so much more! With live music on one end and a string of local farmers and creatives along the trail, this hub boasts the vibrant energy that we all long for to kick off our weekend. Plus, you can make a day of it by exploring all that Atherton Mill has to offer! There is free parking for shoppers at the Atherton Mill garage, or take the light rail to East/West Blvd Station!
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.
Spring Brunch Food Truck Rally
Historic Rural Hill
4431 Neck Road, Huntersville, NC
March 27, 10am-2pm, Free admission, $5 parking, food and drinks may be cash only.
Summary: Move your Sunday Brunch to the beautiful scenic setting at Rural Hill. Mimosas (as well as craft beer and wine) along with delicious eats from your favorite food trucks. Listen to live music, and take a hay ride. Visit our historic cabin, and our fluffy Highland coos.
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.