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October 2019

The Queen City Tattoo and Arts Festival will feature live tattooing, contests, more than 250 artists, vendors, live music, face painting, 3-D pumpkin carving, magic acts, balloon animals, ...

Cost: $20-$45

Where:
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
, NC
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Sponsor: United Ink Productions
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Build a fairy house while learning about the materials nature provides.

Cost: $25

Where:
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
9090 Craver Road
, NC
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Sponsor: UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens and the University City Public Library
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, this exhibit will look at the lives of Kings Mountain women in the past and present to explore the differences the women have made...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Cancer patients are critical recipients of blood products. Donate blood in honor of Isabella’s passing. All donors will receive a Pint Voucher from NoDa Brewing Company and a OneBlood...

Cost: Free

Where:
NoDa Brewing Company
2921 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC  28206
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Sponsor: OneBlood
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Come spend time individually or as a troop to earn a badge. All materials and supplies, including badge, will be provided. Recommended for Daisy Scouts through Senior Scouts; with opportunities...

Cost: $15

Where:
Wing Haven Gardens
248 Ridgewood Ave.
, NC
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Come for family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, yoga and more. Check out breathtaking sculptures that explore nature and technology in the exhibit, Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the...

Cost: $6, children free

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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After a discussion of the book, take a docent-led tour of selected works that enhance this work. Registration is required.

Cost: $6-$15, free for children 4 and younger, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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See a variety of European sports cars on April 28 and the third Sunday of every month from May through November. Rain days will be scheduled if needed.

Cost: Free

Where:
SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Road
, NC
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Celebrate fall the last three weekends in October on the Anne Springs Close Greenway with wagon rides, pumpkin patch, corn crib, haybale maze, pedal carts, horse rides, face painting, farm animals...

Cost: Chaperone passes $5, activity passes $15, children 3 and younger free, $5 for pa

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive
Fort Mill, SC
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Telephone: 803-547-4575
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Repticon Charlotte features vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise, as well as live animal seminars and free raffles for coveted prizes. See website for times and...

Cost: $5-$10, free for children younger than 5

Where:
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
4751 Highway 49 N.
Concord, NC  28025
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Sponsor: Repticon Reptile and Exotic Animal Expos
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The Carolina Renaissance Festival is filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture of a 16th century European village. Oct. 5-6: Opening Weekend...

Cost: $15-$26

Where:
Carolina Renaissance Festival
16445 Poplar Tent Road
Huntersville, NC
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Carowinds presents family-friendly Halloween attractions for young children, including a costume parade, hay bale maze, foam zone, pedal tractors and rides.

Cost: $48+, children ages 5 and younger free with Pre-K Pass

Where:
Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
, NC
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Enjoy spooky fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium with activities that are included in aquarium admission. Tues.,12:30pm: SEA Monster Mash Dance Party Sat., 11:15am and 2:30pm: Underwater Pumpkin...

Cost: $13-$22, children 2 and younger free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Sponsor: SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
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Create a natural fairy house in Lost Hollow that will remain at the Garden for all to enjoy. Listen to fairy stories, and create your own fairy wand.

Cost: $8-$15

Where:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S. New Hope Road
Belmont, NC
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On Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5pm, the arcade bar opens to all ages with a parent or guardian present.

Cost: Cost for games

Where:
Abari Game Bar
1721 N. Davidson St.
, NC
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Telephone: 980-430-4587
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Vultures and humans will engage in a fun activity of the trainer's choice.  It could be painting, playground fun or taking a walk with a vulture.

Cost: $8-$12, children 3 and younger free, included with admission to Raptor Trail

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC  28078
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Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center
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Visit the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens for picture books and literacy activities. Meet at the picnic tables in the Susie Harwood Garden, and bring a blanket.

Cost: Free

Where:
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
9090 Craver Road
, NC
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Sponsor: UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens and the University City Public Library
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Our engaging team of raptor keepers will show you some of their favorite bird species. Check in the Visitor’s Center whiteboard to see who you can meet each day.

Cost: $8-$12, children 3 and younger free, included with admission to Raptor Trail

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center
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Families with special needs can enjoy lessons and activities tailored for persons with disabilities. Children's class at 9:30 and 11am. Teen class at 9:30 and 11am. Young adult class at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews United Methodist Church
801 S. Trade St.
Matthews, NC
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Sponsor: MUMC
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Fear rises when darkness falls when Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during the annual haunt of SCarowinds. Experience the thrills of your...

Cost: $48+

Where:
Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
, NC
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If you're feeling brave, check out The 13th Acre, a haunted trail open on Fridays and Saturdays. Enter Aw Shucks Farms on the right. The 13th Acre is at the back of the property. No...

Cost: $13

Where:
3718 Plyler Mill Road
Monroe, NC
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Dive into these crustacean's habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet.

Cost: $11-$20, includes museum admission, children younger than 2 free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6908
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Try the pumpkin slingshot, and let children play in the giant corn box and the straw castle. Visit the pumpkin patch, and for an additional cost, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the farm to...

Cost: $8-$11; children younger than 2 free

Where:
Lazy 5 Ranch
15100 Mooresville Road
Mooresville, NC
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tapestries and rugs designed by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture. Examples of the more familiar media will be installed alongside the textiles. The Bechtler...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon St.
, NC
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Never Abandon Imagination showcases nearly 100 original works, featuring illustrations from "Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering," and Tony DiTerlizzi’s many fantasy and...

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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Richard Childress Racing and the NASCAR Hall of Fame will launch an exhibit to honor the 50th anniversary of Richard Childress Racing using artifacts, race cars, images and audio/video displays.

Cost: $12-$25, children 2 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
, NC
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Kids can get creative in Block Party, the new interactive building exhibit for children.

Cost: $6-$7, children 3 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Fly to new heights in the Tony Award-winning musical that never gets old. Join Peter as he whisks the Darling children off to Neverland in a story filled with magic, delight and adventure. Show...

Cost: $15+

Where:
McColl Family Theatre
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
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From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. See website for...

Cost: $7.50-$15

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
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This new play by Tony Wright features a mysterious countess from Eastern Europe who moves outside London in the 1920s. The story parallels the undead themes of the classic ballet,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-372-1000
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Bring your cameras, lawn chairs, and blankets to experience a family-friendly festival featuring more than 50 hot air balloons, live music, food, wine and craft beer, kids' zone, and artisan...

Cost: $10-$35; children 12 and under free

Where:
Statesville Regional Airport
260 Hangar Drive
Statesville, NC
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The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington decides to sell...

Cost: $12-$14

Where:
Matthews Playhouse
100 McDowell Street E.
Matthews, NC
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Come to NarroWay Productions for dinner and a show! With aerial artists, blacklight effects and sword-wielding angels and demons, this show is a physical representation of what happened spiritually...

Cost: $7-$35

Where:
NarroWay Theatre
3327 Hwy. 51 N.
Fort Mill, SC
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Sponsor: NarroWay Productions
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Studio Drift, founded by Dutch artists Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, creates breathtaking sculptures that explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, kids play area, gem mining, corn hole, horseshoes, animal barn and more. September hours: Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 1-6pm. October...

Cost: $8-$13, plus extra fees for certain activities, children 3 and younger free

Where:
3718 Plyler Mill Road
Monroe, NC


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Come for tractor displays, farm demonstrations, food vendors, a lawnmower pull on Friday and a tractor pull on Saturday.

Cost: $5, free for children 13 and younger

Where:
Hodges Family Farm
3900 Rocky River Road
, NC
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Every weekend from September 28 through October 27, visitors can take a hayride, interact with animal ambassadors and attempt our apple chucking. Enjoy the corn maze and playground. Sept. 28-29:...

Cost: $7-$12, children younger than 2 free

Where:
Rescue Ranch
1424 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC  28625
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Sponsor: Rescue Ranch
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The title, "Coined in the South," refers not only to The Mint Museum’s origins as the first branch of the United States Mint, but also to the acts of inventing and devising....

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are hosting free, family-friendly Halloween events. Activities include free crafts and games for kids, a Halloween costume parade, trick-or-treating and a free 4x6...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's locations
8181 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, this exhibit will look at the lives of Kings Mountain women in the past and present to explore the differences the women have made...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Discover nature hand-in-hand with your little one through stories and activities related to the topic of the week.

Cost: $4

Where:
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Latta Nature Center
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Explore a different country each month.

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews Library
230 Matthews Station St.
Matthews, NC
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Uncover the mysteries of nature through stories, crafts and activities related to the topic of the week.

Cost: $6

Where:
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Latta Nature Center
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Come chat about a teen book and participate in related activities. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews Library
230 Matthews Station St.
Matthews, NC
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Celebrate a different time period each month.

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews Library
230 Matthews Station St.
Matthews, NC
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Participate in a variety of hands-on STEAM projects and experiments. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
University City Regional Library
301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.
, NC
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Register for an evening of board games, video games and making new friends! Dinner will be provided; younger siblings welcome.

Cost: Free

Where:
Main Library Rock Hill
138 E. Black St.
Rock Hill, SC
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Come discuss "Calling All Minds" by Temple Grandin. New members welcome. Snacks will be served.

Cost: Free

Where:
Cornelius Library
21105 Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, NC
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Enjoy stories, songs and movement activities in your pajamas!

Cost: Free

Where:
Plaza Midwood Library
1623 Central Ave.
, NC
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Come out for appearances by Carolina Panthers players and cheerleaders, ribbon cutting, and on-field activities for kids. The drumline from the Sun Valley High School Marching Band will also...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chestnut Square Park
320 Chestnut Pkwy.
Indian Trail, NC
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Toddlers can enjoy a special jump session every weekday morning. With each child age 6 and younger, an adult may jump for free, not including DefyGravity socks for $3.

Cost: $11 for one hour

Where:
DefyGravity Trampoline Park
8116 University City Blvd.
, NC
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Play with your baby, make friends and learn about child development during this fun workshop series.

Cost: Free

Where:
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
, NC
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From the earliest days of Billy Graham’s ministry, he had a special place in his heart for teens and young adults. Come see the new special display, and discover how God used Graham to reach...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
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Young children can jump at a discounted rate, and for an additional $2, parents can jump too. All jumpers need to purchase Altitude Trampoline Socks for $2.

Cost: $7

Where:
Altitude Trampoline Park
3490 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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This class incorporates songs and movement and ends with a calming story. Please check schedule online for any updates or changes.

Cost: $15

Where:
Tiny Blooms Yoga
15905 Brookway Drive
Suite 4106
Huntersville, NC  28078
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Sponsor: Tiny Blooms Yoga
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Drop in for safe play on the equipment indoors.

Cost: $6, $8 on school holidays

Where:
Superior Play Systems
11415 Granite St.
Suite C
, NC
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Anne Springs Close Greenway every first and third Monday for community preschool programs. Preschoolers will complete nature themed literature activities, crafts and hikes while using their...

Cost: $2 per child, $5 parking fee

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive
Fort Mill, SC
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With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
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Telephone: 704-246-8611
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Come play in the open gym. All students younger than 3 must have an adult present at all times. Some Mondays are closed due to holidays, so please call to verify playtime.

Cost: $5, cash only

Where:
Carolina Stars
1080 Maxwell Mill Road
Fort Mill, SC
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Telephone: 803-548-3441
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Visit a Lancaster County librarian at Jumpin Jax Fun Center of Lancaster for story time. Regular admission is applied for children who want to stay to play following the event.

Cost: Free story time

Where:
Jumpin Jax of Lancaster
2650 Charlotte Hwy.
Lancaster, SC
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Bring the family for an outdoor story time with movement activities and songs. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwood Park
2100 Wilhelmina Ave.
, NC
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This program is designed to engage young African American males in a variety of fun and educational activities to develop a positive sense of identity and improve character.

Cost: Free

Where:
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center
440 Wesley Heights Way
, NC
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Enjoy stories, songs and movement activities, and wear pajamas! Milk and cookies will be served.

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews Library
230 Matthews Station St.
Matthews, NC
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Dive into these crustacean's habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet.

Cost: $11-$20, includes museum admission, children younger than 2 free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6908
Website »

More information

Try the pumpkin slingshot, and let children play in the giant corn box and the straw castle. Visit the pumpkin patch, and for an additional cost, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the farm to...

Cost: $8-$11; children younger than 2 free

Where:
Lazy 5 Ranch
15100 Mooresville Road
Mooresville, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

tapestries and rugs designed by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture. Examples of the more familiar media will be installed alongside the textiles. The Bechtler...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Richard Childress Racing and the NASCAR Hall of Fame will launch an exhibit to honor the 50th anniversary of Richard Childress Racing using artifacts, race cars, images and audio/video displays.

Cost: $12-$25, children 2 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
, NC
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Website »

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Kids can get creative in Block Party, the new interactive building exhibit for children.

Cost: $6-$7, children 3 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Kids create "face pot" that is microwave and dishwasher safe.

Cost: $10

Where:
McDowell Arts Center
123 McDowell St.
Matthews, NC
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, this exhibit will look at the lives of Kings Mountain women in the past and present to explore the differences the women have made...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Use a variety of foods to create a haunted house. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
York Public Library
21 E. Liberty St.
York, SC
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Come craft your own paracord survival bracelet.

Cost: $5

Where:
Tom Sykes Recreation Center
1501 Euclid Ave.
, NC
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Love to play piano? Strum strings? Brandish brass? Bring your instrument to the library, and take turns playing tunes for each other.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mount Pleasant Library
8556 Cook St.
Mount Pleasant, NC
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Toddlers can enjoy a special jump session every weekday morning. With each child age 6 and younger, an adult may jump for free, not including DefyGravity socks for $3.

Cost: $11 for one hour

Where:
DefyGravity Trampoline Park
8116 University City Blvd.
, NC
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This weekly story time includes classic tales and new favorites.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes and Noble: Arboretum
3327 Pineville-Matthews Road
, NC
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From the earliest days of Billy Graham’s ministry, he had a special place in his heart for teens and young adults. Come see the new special display, and discover how God used Graham to reach...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
View map »


Website »

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Come paint pottery with your toddler for just $3/hour.

Cost: $3 per hour

Where:
Dish It Out
7828 Rea Road
#C
, NC
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Little ones bounce under the supervision of their parents and without interference from bigger kids. Jumpers need Sky Socks, which are available for purchase, and a signed waiver.

Cost: $8

Where:
Sky Zone
10200 Centrum Pkwy.
Pineville, NC
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Young children can jump at a discounted rate, and for an additional $2, parents can jump too. All jumpers need to purchase Altitude Trampoline Socks for $2.

Cost: $7

Where:
Altitude Trampoline Park
3490 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Drop in for safe play on the equipment indoors.

Cost: $6, $8 on school holidays

Where:
Superior Play Systems
11415 Granite St.
Suite C
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy spooky fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium with activities that are included in aquarium admission. Tues.,12:30pm: SEA Monster Mash Dance Party Sat., 11:15am and 2:30pm: Underwater Pumpkin...

Cost: $13-$22, children 2 and younger free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Sponsor: SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
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Toddlers identify words through interactive games and letter recognition.

Cost: Free

Where:
Tuckaseegee Recreation Center
4820 Tuckaseegee Road
, NC
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With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-246-8611
Website »

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Watch a King Vulture play on a playground in the Vulture Culture exhibit.

Cost: $8-$12, children 3 and younger free, included with admission to Raptor Trail

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center
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Come for for hands-on STEAM activities in support of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s STEAM Month.

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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This class combines yoga and play for moms and babies through  poses, songs and calming time.

Cost: $15

Where:
Tiny Blooms Yoga
15905 Brookway Drive
Suite 4106
Huntersville, NC  28078
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Sponsor: Tiny Blooms Yoga
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JazzArts Charlotte will present WeBop, an award-winning early-childhood jazz education program. Registration is required.

Cost: Free

Where:
Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church
6740 Albemarle Road
, NC
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Sponsor: JazzArts Charlotte
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The museum will play the planetarium show "Spooky Space" every Tuesday through Saturday. "Spooky Space" explores the black holes, zombie stars and spectacular ghostly nebulae...

Cost: $5-$8, free for children younger than 3, included with admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Play basketball in a structured environment.

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Glen Outreach Center
1520 Clanton Road
, NC
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Play interactive games geared towards social development involving physical activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Glen Outreach Center
1520 Clanton Road
, NC
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Dive into these crustacean's habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet.

Cost: $11-$20, includes museum admission, children younger than 2 free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6908
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Try the pumpkin slingshot, and let children play in the giant corn box and the straw castle. Visit the pumpkin patch, and for an additional cost, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the farm to...

Cost: $8-$11; children younger than 2 free

Where:
Lazy 5 Ranch
15100 Mooresville Road
Mooresville, NC
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Kids can get creative in Block Party, the new interactive building exhibit for children.

Cost: $6-$7, children 3 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Get one free child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket on Tuesdays. Each additional child ages 3-12 will cost $5.

Cost: $15 for adult

Where:
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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The title, "Coined in the South," refers not only to The Mint Museum’s origins as the first branch of the United States Mint, but also to the acts of inventing and devising....

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, this exhibit will look at the lives of Kings Mountain women in the past and present to explore the differences the women have made...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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"The Lacuna" is an epic journey from the Mexico to America. After book discussion, take a docent-led tour of Spanish Colonial and Ancient America galleries. Registration is required.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Toddlers can enjoy a special jump session every weekday morning. With each child age 6 and younger, an adult may jump for free, not including DefyGravity socks for $3.

Cost: $11 for one hour

Where:
DefyGravity Trampoline Park
8116 University City Blvd.
, NC
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This drop off program for children presents an engineering challenge based on a popular nursery rhyme. After their engineering challenge, participants meet the animals and participate in humane...

Cost: $20

Where:
Rescue Ranch
1424 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC
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From the earliest days of Billy Graham’s ministry, he had a special place in his heart for teens and young adults. Come see the new special display, and discover how God used Graham to reach...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
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Young children can jump at a discounted rate, and for an additional $2, parents can jump too. All jumpers need to purchase Altitude Trampoline Socks for $2.

Cost: $7

Where:
Altitude Trampoline Park
3490 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Spend time with your child learning about God and having fun.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Grounds Bookstore and Cafe
8335 Browne Road
, NC
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Sponsor: The Grounds Bookstore and Cafe
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Preschoolers can bounce with their parents in a safe, climate-controlled facility. 

Cost: $8

Where:
BounceU Charlotte
10624 Metromont Pkwy.
, NC
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Website »

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Drop in for safe play on the equipment indoors.

Cost: $6, $8 on school holidays

Where:
Superior Play Systems
11415 Granite St.
Suite C
, NC
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Website »

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With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
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Telephone: 704-246-8611
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Little ones are invited to jump, roll and play in the Carolina Flipz gym!

Cost: $5

Where:
Carolina Flipz
11812 Carolina Place Pkwy.
Suite B
Pineville, NC
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Homeschool students receive discounted admission at Jumpin Jax Fun Center of Lancaster.

Cost: $8

Where:
Jumpin Jax of Lancaster
2650 Charlotte Hwy.
Lancaster, SC
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Come join story time with other families. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes and Noble: Morrison Place
4020 Sharon Road
, NC
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The museum will play the planetarium show "Spooky Space" every Tuesday through Saturday. "Spooky Space" explores the black holes, zombie stars and spectacular ghostly nebulae...

Cost: $5-$8, free for children younger than 3, included with admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Explore the Mint Museum's exhibitions.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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Explore different genres through this reading discussion group. Engage with other kids to develop reading comprehension and writing skills. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Scaleybark Library
101 Scaleybark Road
, NC
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Learn different basketball drills, basketball workouts, strength and conditioning and mentoring. Registration is required.

Cost: Free

Where:
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center
440 Wesley Heights Way
, NC
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Dive into these crustacean's habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet.

Cost: $11-$20, includes museum admission, children younger than 2 free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Website »

More information

Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6908
Website »

More information

Try the pumpkin slingshot, and let children play in the giant corn box and the straw castle. Visit the pumpkin patch, and for an additional cost, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the farm to...

Cost: $8-$11; children younger than 2 free

Where:
Lazy 5 Ranch
15100 Mooresville Road
Mooresville, NC
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Website »

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tapestries and rugs designed by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture. Examples of the more familiar media will be installed alongside the textiles. The Bechtler...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon St.
, NC
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Website »

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Never Abandon Imagination showcases nearly 100 original works, featuring illustrations from "Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering," and Tony DiTerlizzi’s many fantasy and...

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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Richard Childress Racing and the NASCAR Hall of Fame will launch an exhibit to honor the 50th anniversary of Richard Childress Racing using artifacts, race cars, images and audio/video displays.

Cost: $12-$25, children 2 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
, NC
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Kids can get creative in Block Party, the new interactive building exhibit for children.

Cost: $6-$7, children 3 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Website »

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From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. See website for...

Cost: $7.50-$15

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
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Website »

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Studio Drift, founded by Dutch artists Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, creates breathtaking sculptures that explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Website »

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Join the education staff at six stations set up throughout the Garden to learn about simple machines. Register and find the two-day schedule online.

Cost: $6-$12

Where:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 New Hope Road
Belmont, NC
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Sponsor: DSBG
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The title, "Coined in the South," refers not only to The Mint Museum’s origins as the first branch of the United States Mint, but also to the acts of inventing and devising....

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, this exhibit will look at the lives of Kings Mountain women in the past and present to explore the differences the women have made...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Dress in your Halloween best and trick-or-treat at The Village at Byers Creek! There will be face painters and balloon artists.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Village at Byers Creek
106 Argus Ln.
Mooresville, NC  28117
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Sponsor: ECHO Realty
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Paint Halloween pumpkins for the library. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Wylie Public Library
185 Blucher Cir.
Lake Wylie, SC
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Bring the whole family for the zombie run, inflatables and costume contest.

Cost: Free

Where:
Tuckaseege Park
165 Broome St.
Mount Holly, NC
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Sponsor: City of Mount Holly
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Bring a flashlight for the pumpkin hunt and hay ride! Hay ride begins at 6 p.m., and pumpkin hunt begins at 7 p.m.

Where:
York Recreation Complex
74 4th St.
York, SC
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Explore songs and stories through interactive activities. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Myers Park Library
1361 Queens Road
, NC
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Toddlers can enjoy a special jump session every weekday morning. With each child age 6 and younger, an adult may jump for free, not including DefyGravity socks for $3.

Cost: $11 for one hour

Where:
DefyGravity Trampoline Park
8116 University City Blvd.
, NC
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Toddlers will participate in a fun, kid friendly workout.

Cost: Free

Where:
Tuckaseegee Recreation Center
4820 Tuckaseegee Road
, NC
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Children express themselves creatively through art.

Cost: Free

Where:
Tuckaseegee Recreation Center
4820 Tuckaseegee Road
, NC
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From the earliest days of Billy Graham’s ministry, he had a special place in his heart for teens and young adults. Come see the new special display, and discover how God used Graham to reach...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
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Website »

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Little ones bounce under the supervision of their parents and without interference from bigger kids. Jumpers need Sky Socks, which are available for purchase, and a signed waiver.

Cost: $8

Where:
Sky Zone
10200 Centrum Pkwy.
Pineville, NC
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Young children can jump at a discounted rate, and for an additional $2, parents can jump too. All jumpers need to purchase Altitude Trampoline Socks for $2.

Cost: $7

Where:
Altitude Trampoline Park
3490 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Preschoolers can bounce with their parents in a safe, climate-controlled facility. 

Cost: $8

Where:
BounceU Charlotte
10624 Metromont Pkwy.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Drop in for safe play on the equipment indoors.

Cost: $6, $8 on school holidays

Where:
Superior Play Systems
11415 Granite St.
Suite C
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-246-8611
Website »

More information

Toddlers will participate in a fun, kid friendly workout.

Cost: Free

Where:
Tuckaseegee Recreation Center
4820 Tuckaseegee Road
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Little ones are invited to jump, roll and play in the Carolina Flipz gym!

Cost: $5

Where:
Carolina Flipz
11812 Carolina Place Pkwy.
Suite B
Pineville, NC
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Website »

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Bring your family out to enjoy stories coupled with fun and easy yoga moves.

Cost: Free

Where:
Beatties Ford Road Regional Library
2412 Beatties Ford Road
, NC
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The museum will play the planetarium show "Spooky Space" every Tuesday through Saturday. "Spooky Space" explores the black holes, zombie stars and spectacular ghostly nebulae...

Cost: $5-$8, free for children younger than 3, included with admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Get your creative juices flowing as you create art.

Cost: Free

Where:
Southview Recreation Center
1720 Vilma St.
, NC
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Swing, stomp and sing with your little ones in this interactive introduction to jazz for preschoolers and caregivers. Registration is required.

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church
9401 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Sponsor: JazzArts Charlotte
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Wind down after a busy day with bedtime stories and soothing songs. Come in your jammies, and bring your favorite stuffed animal.

Cost: Free

Where:
Kannapolis Library
850 Mountain St.
Kannapolis, NC
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Bring awareness to the mind, body and breath through yoga poses. All are welcome, from beginners to seasoned yogis!

Cost: $5 per person (free for members); $5 per car for parking

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
291 Dairy Barn Ln.
Fort Mill, SC
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"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Broadway’s biggest Bible story, bursts onto the stage this October. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, this...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
CFA Auditorium
150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. N.
Concord, NC
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Sponsor: Intune School of the Arts
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Dive into these crustacean's habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet.

Cost: $11-$20, includes museum admission, children younger than 2 free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6908
Website »

More information

Try the pumpkin slingshot, and let children play in the giant corn box and the straw castle. Visit the pumpkin patch, and for an additional cost, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the farm to...

Cost: $8-$11; children younger than 2 free

Where:
Lazy 5 Ranch
15100 Mooresville Road
Mooresville, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

tapestries and rugs designed by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture. Examples of the more familiar media will be installed alongside the textiles. The Bechtler...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Never Abandon Imagination showcases nearly 100 original works, featuring illustrations from "Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering," and Tony DiTerlizzi’s many fantasy and...

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-337-2000
Website »

More information

Richard Childress Racing and the NASCAR Hall of Fame will launch an exhibit to honor the 50th anniversary of Richard Childress Racing using artifacts, race cars, images and audio/video displays.

Cost: $12-$25, children 2 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Kids can get creative in Block Party, the new interactive building exhibit for children.

Cost: $6-$7, children 3 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. See website for...

Cost: $7.50-$15

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Studio Drift, founded by Dutch artists Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, creates breathtaking sculptures that explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Join the education staff at six stations set up throughout the Garden to learn about simple machines. Register and find the two-day schedule online.

Cost: $6-$12

Where:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 New Hope Road
Belmont, NC
View map »


Sponsor: DSBG
Website »

More information

The title, "Coined in the South," refers not only to The Mint Museum’s origins as the first branch of the United States Mint, but also to the acts of inventing and devising....

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, this exhibit will look at the lives of Kings Mountain women in the past and present to explore the differences the women have made...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Kids receive two mini cupcakes to decorate and a real pumpkin to decorate. Payment is required to reserve your spot. Call 704-295-1777 to reserve.

Cost: $9

Where:
SAS Cupcakes
9941 Rea Road
Suite C
, NC
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Sponsor: SAS CUPCAKES
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Meet at the nature center with water, a snack and your bike to bike the greenway. Bikes will be provided for those without one.

Cost: $10

Where:
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Latta Nature Center
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Hike unexplored areas for fun and adventure, and learn through activities. Registration is required.

Cost: Free

Where:
McDowell Nature Preserve
15222 York Road
, NC
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Come out for live animals, a costume contest, campfire stories, marshmallow roasting, crafts, hayrides and night hikes.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve
2900 Rocky River Road
, NC
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Parade along Main Street in costume to receive treats from merchants and organizations.

Cost: Free

Where:
Town Hall
216 S Main St.
Davidson, NC
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Dress yourselves and the little munchkins in your favorite costumes, and come on a magical journey "Over the Rainbow!" The Wizard of Oz themed fall festival will include face painting,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stowe Family YMCA
196 YMCA Drive
Belmont, NC
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Dress in your Halloween best and trick-or-treat at Matthews Township Shopping Center. There will also be face painters and balloon artists.

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews Township Shopping Center
1811 Matthews Township Pkwy.
Matthews, NC  28105
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Sponsor: ECHO Realty
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Celebrate the diversity of creepy crawlies at night. Activities include animals, costume contest, campfire stories, marshmallow roasting, crafts, hayrides and night hikes.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reedy Creek Nature Center
2900 Rocky River Road
, NC
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Participants can trick-or-treat booths. Games, inflatables, crafts and Curley the Clown will be on site. Bring a bag or bucket to collect candy.

Cost: $3 per child

Where:
Harrisburg Town Center
4351 Main St.
Harrisburg, NC
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Come for a night full of friendly ghosts, goblins and favorite characters, also featuring a trunk-or-treat, activities, contests, and music!

Cost: Free

Where:
Chestnut Square Park
320 Chestnut Pkwy.
Indian Trail, NC
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Sponsor: Town of Indian Trail
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Bring a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up for some outside entertainment. Drinks, popcorn, candy available for purchase. Movies start 5-15 minutes after sunset. April 18: “Spiderman: Into...

Cost: Free

Where:
Veterans Park
Main Street and Maxwell Street
Huntersville, NC
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Attend this kid-friendly carnival in the gym and SPOOKtacular haunted tour. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. The carnival is from 6-8pm, and the Haunted Tour is from 7-10pm. The Splash Park...

Cost: $5, children 4 and younger free

Where:
Ray's Splash Planet
215 N. Sycamore St.
, NC
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This Halloween Bash will offer concessions and family fun! Buy a wristband for access to hayride, costume contest, games, inflatables and cupcake walk.

Cost: $5 cash only for wristband

Where:
Jack Hughes Park
513 Main St.
Pineville, NC
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Follow Jack the Pumpkin King's quest to seize Christmas on a large screen above the orchestra.

Cost: $29-$132

Where:
Belk Theater
130 N. Tryon St.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-972-2000
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Blumenthal Performing Arts invites you to participate in Open Mic Night. This free event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets,...

Cost: Free

Where:
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St.
, NC
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This Halloween event will feature games, activities, snacks, a costume parade and a staff skit. Children ages birth to 3 are invited to the 3:30 and 5 p.m. session. Children ages 3 to 10 are...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
My Gym Ballantyne
9852 Rea Road
Suite A2
, NC
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Drop off kids for games, relays, a craft and dinner. Participants must be potty trained.

Cost: $40

Where:
My Gym Charlotte
5110 Park Road
Suite 2D
, NC
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This Halloween event will feature games, activities, snacks, a costume parade and a staff skit. Children ages birth to 3 are invited to the 3:30 to 5 p.m. session. Children ages 3 to 10 are...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
My Gym Charlotte
5110 Park Road
Suite 2D
, NC
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Explore the nature preserve alongside a naturalist. Be prepared to hike 2-3 miles. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free

Where:
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
View map »


Sponsor: Latta Nature Center
Website »

More information

Toddlers can enjoy a special jump session every weekday morning. With each child age 6 and younger, an adult may jump for free, not including DefyGravity socks for $3.

Cost: $11 for one hour

Where:
DefyGravity Trampoline Park
8116 University City Blvd.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

From the earliest days of Billy Graham’s ministry, he had a special place in his heart for teens and young adults. Come see the new special display, and discover how God used Graham to reach...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Young children can jump at a discounted rate, and for an additional $2, parents can jump too. All jumpers need to purchase Altitude Trampoline Socks for $2.

Cost: $7

Where:
Altitude Trampoline Park
3490 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Preschoolers can bounce with their parents in a safe, climate-controlled facility. 

Cost: $8

Where:
BounceU Charlotte
10624 Metromont Pkwy.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Drop in for safe play on the equipment indoors.

Cost: $6, $8 on school holidays

Where:
Superior Play Systems
11415 Granite St.
Suite C
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Young children can jump with other little ones. Parents and caregivers jump free! W8less socks required.

Cost: $10 per hour

Where:
W8Less LKN
10442-A Bailey Road
Cornelius, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

With parental guidance, toddlers can jump on the trampoline, play in the foam pit and craw through obstacles. Play time is for children just starting to walk through age 5 who are not yet in...

Cost: $3-$5

Where:
Charlotte Allstar Gymnastics and Cheerleading
11011 Monroe Road
Matthews, NC
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Visit a Lancaster County librarian at Jumpin Jax Fun Center of Lancaster for movement and yoga through stories. Regular admission is applied for children who want to stay to play following the...

Cost: Free story time

Where:
Jumpin Jax of Lancaster
2650 Charlotte Hwy.
Lancaster, SC
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The museum will play the planetarium show "Spooky Space" every Tuesday through Saturday. "Spooky Space" explores the black holes, zombie stars and spectacular ghostly nebulae...

Cost: $5-$8, free for children younger than 3, included with admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Play basketball in a structured environment.

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Glen Outreach Center
1520 Clanton Road
, NC
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Starting in May and running through October, come out to Camp North End in the Boileryard on Friday nights for food and music. Children and leashed pets welcome!

Cost: Free

Where:
Boileryard at Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave.
, NC
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Enjoy the relaxed sounds of local artists on the Gateway lawn. The Gateway Canteen will be open and offering a full menu as well as dinner specials. No outside food or alcohol allowed.

Cost: $5 for parking

Where:
Greenway Gateway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive
, NC
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Enjoy food, music and laid-back environment. Children and pets on a leash welcome.

Cost: Free.

Where:
Camp Northend
1824 Statesville Ave.
Charlotte, NC
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Fear rises when darkness falls when Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during the annual haunt of SCarowinds. Experience the thrills of your...

Cost: $48+

Where:
Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
, NC
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"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Broadway’s biggest Bible story, bursts onto the stage this October. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, this...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
CFA Auditorium
150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. N.
Concord, NC
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Sponsor: Intune School of the Arts
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It's safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost train. Advance tickets are required.

Cost: $38-$44 for adults, ages 2 and younger free

Where:
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC
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Bring a chair or a blanket, and enjoy food trucks or a picnic. "Rec in a Box," which brings  activities such as sports equipment, art and education supplies, bicycles and more to the...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Fountain Park, Old Town Rock Hill
300 E. Main St.
Rock Hill, SC
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Dive into these crustacean's habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet.

Cost: $11-$20, includes museum admission, children younger than 2 free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Try the pumpkin slingshot, and let children play in the giant corn box and the straw castle. Visit the pumpkin patch, and for an additional cost, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the farm to...

Cost: $8-$11; children younger than 2 free

Where:
Lazy 5 Ranch
15100 Mooresville Road
Mooresville, NC
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tapestries and rugs designed by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture. Examples of the more familiar media will be installed alongside the textiles. The Bechtler...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon St.
, NC
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Never Abandon Imagination showcases nearly 100 original works, featuring illustrations from "Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering," and Tony DiTerlizzi’s many fantasy and...

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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Richard Childress Racing and the NASCAR Hall of Fame will launch an exhibit to honor the 50th anniversary of Richard Childress Racing using artifacts, race cars, images and audio/video displays.

Cost: $12-$25, children 2 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
, NC
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Kids can get creative in Block Party, the new interactive building exhibit for children.

Cost: $6-$7, children 3 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Fly to new heights in the Tony Award-winning musical that never gets old. Join Peter as he whisks the Darling children off to Neverland in a story filled with magic, delight and adventure. Show...

Cost: $15+

Where:
McColl Family Theatre
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
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From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. See website for...

Cost: $7.50-$15

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
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Adapted by Agatha Christie based on one of her darkest and most successful novels, "And Then There Were None," is a suspenseful whodunit that will send chills up your spine. Rated PG-13....

Cost: $28

Where:
The Eloise MacDonald Playhouse
501 Queens Road
, NC
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Sponsor: Theatre Charlotte
Telephone: 704-372-1000
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Come to NarroWay Productions for dinner and a show! With aerial artists, blacklight effects and sword-wielding angels and demons, this show is a physical representation of what happened spiritually...

Cost: $7-$35

Where:
NarroWay Theatre
3327 Hwy. 51 N.
Fort Mill, SC
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Studio Drift, founded by Dutch artists Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, creates breathtaking sculptures that explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, kids play area, gem mining, corn hole, horseshoes, animal barn and more. September hours: Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 1-6pm. October...

Cost: $8-$13, plus extra fees for certain activities, children 3 and younger free

Where:
3718 Plyler Mill Road
Monroe, NC


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Shop the vendors for crafts, gifts and food. Stop in and see Santa too! Fri.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm.

Cost: $8, children 12 and younger free

Where:
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
4751 Hwy. 49 N.
Concord, NC
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This Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for more than 30 years. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2:30pm.

Cost: $10-$22

Where:
Halton Theater
1206 Elizabeth Ave.
, NC
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The title, "Coined in the South," refers not only to The Mint Museum’s origins as the first branch of the United States Mint, but also to the acts of inventing and devising....

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are hosting free, family-friendly Halloween events. Activities include free crafts and games for kids, a Halloween costume parade, trick-or-treating and a free 4x6...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's locations
8181 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Register for this family-friendly event that benefits middle school athletic programs in the Charlotte area.

Cost: $30

Where:
Blakeney Shopping Center
9856 Rea Road
, NC
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Come race at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport! There will be no race day registrations.

Cost: $30+

Where:
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
5501 Josh Birmingham Pkwy.
, NC
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Register for the 5K or Fun Run on the Sytz Trail. The party continues after the race with the Fall Festival. Festival will include music, food trucks, inflatable, games and activities. Awards...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Warlick Family YMCA
2221 Robinwood Road
Gastonia, NC
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The Pumpkin Run 8K/5K/Fun Run is held at the Mooresville Golf Club's certified course. Winners receive awards, and everyone gets raffle tickets for prizes. Costumes welcome!

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Mooresville Golf Club
205 Golf Course Drive
Mooresville, NC
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Sponsor: Town of Mooresville
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Learn how to supervise children, recognize safety hazards, handle first-aid situations, play age-appropriate games, change diapers, carry out parents' instructions and discuss job...

Cost: $70-$100

Where:
Morrison Family YMCA
9504 Bryant Farms Road
, NC
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Have a spooktacular and explosive time on National Chemistry Day. Discovery Place Science will have experiments that bubble, ooze, explode and light up.

Cost: $15-$19, free for children younger than 2, included with admission

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
, NC
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Enjoy a scenic five-mile race through and around uptown Charlotte, starting and finishing at Romare Bearden Park. There will be activities for the kids, such as face painting, games, as well as...

Cost: $25-$45

Where:
Romare Bearden Park
300 S. Church St.
, NC
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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, this exhibit will look at the lives of Kings Mountain women in the past and present to explore the differences the women have made...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC
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Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
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Explore the creepy side of science through activities.

Cost: $5-$8, free for children younger than 3, included with admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Uncover the unexpected as you discover what is beneath the surface of living creatures. Explore the spooky side of science.

Cost: $5-$8, free for children 3 and younger, included with admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Sponsor: Culture and Heritage Museums
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Come for this fun, food-free trunk-or-treat hosted by Parents of Allergic Kids (PAK).

Cost: Free

Where:
Ballantyne Corporate Park
14135 Ballantyne Corporate Pl.
, NC
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Dress in your Halloween best and trick-or-treat at Regency Village! Enjoy face painters and balloon artists.

Cost: Free

Where:
Regency Village
7725 Regency Lake Drive
Huntersville, NC  28078
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Sponsor: ECHO Realty
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Celebrate at the North County Regional Library Fall Fest and Grand Re-Opening! Festivities include Wrap N' Roll food truck, sweet treats table, games, Raptors in Art with the Raptor Center,...

Cost: Free

Where:
North County Regional Library
16500 Holly Crest Lane
Huntersville, NC
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Bright Star Touring Theatre will transport ancient and modern day masters of science, technology, engineering and math to the stage. Meet ancient Khufu the Great, Pythagoras, Benjamin Franklin,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Public Library
1555 East Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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The event features arts and crafts, vendors, entertainment and kid zones. Do not miss the Children's Halloween Costume Contest and the Hula Hoop Contest for all ages.

Cost: Free

Where:
Tega Cay
Tega Cay, SC


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Learn about Sickle Cell disease through virtual reality simulation.

Cost: $15-$19, free for children younger than 2, included with admission

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N Tryon St.
, NC
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Sponsor: Discovery Place Science
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Come for a day of fun, food and entertainment to celebrate the Tuckaseegee community presented by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation and SaulPaul Productions! National recording artist and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tuckaseegee Park
4820 Tuckaseegee Road
, NC
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Sponsor: Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 980-314-1115
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Enjoy an afternoon of spooky fun, costumes, and wizarding shenanigans, including wand making with Crowned Sparrow Craft Co. Trunk or Treat in our parking area, and shopping with GeekyCutesy...

Cost: Free.

Where:
Town Brewing Co.
800 Grandin Road
Charlotte, NC
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Matthews Charter Academy is hosting a Fall Festival. Do not miss the chicken beauty contest, silent auction, raffle baskets, vendors, trick-or-treat and more. Proceeds will be donated to the school...

Cost: $1

Where:
2332 Mt. Harmony Church Road
Matthews, NC
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Sponsor: MCA Matthews Charter Academy
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Come join Santa for a unique interactive photo shoot, and get professional portraits with Santa. Experience the Night Before Christmas as told by Santa. He will also share photos of Rudolph and...

Cost: $80

Where:
Bike Depot
122 West North Main St.
Waxhaw , NC
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Small Hands Big Art will host the 11th annual Fall Festival at the Small Hands Big Art studio located at The Fountains shopping center in South Charlotte. Families will create at fall-inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Small Hands Big Art
8025 Ardrey Kell Road
Suite 103
Charlotte, NC  28277
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The whole family will enjoy the costume parade at 11:30 a.m. and the trunk-or-treat for kids, which will take place at The Vine Church, 2101 Belvedere. Midwood Park activities begin at noon and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwood Park
2100 Wilhelmina Ave.
, NC
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Create creepy crawly crafts for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Bridge at Arts+
4100 Raleigh St.
, NC
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The 19th Annual Baxter Village Fort Mill Fall Festival will feature more than 125 vendors, artisans, games, live entertainment, contests, prizes, stage performances, inflatables, and food and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Baxter Village
800 Market Street
Fort Mill, SC  29708
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Sponsor: Baxter Village/Fort Mill Fall Festival

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This event will feature food, performances and children's activities, including the a bounce house, laser tag, Halloween bake sale and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
Carole Hoefener Center
615 E. 6th St.
, NC
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Sponsor: Create Amazing LLC
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Come to downtown Belmont for the boos, but stay for the brews! After the carnival rides and fun of BooFest, Nightmare on Main Street will continue with adult beverages and live music.

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Stowe Park
24 S. Main St.
Belmont, NC
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Enjoy a fun-filled scavenger hunt through the street of Old Town before the Block Party Extravaganza, which will include a costume contest, games, creepy crafts, live entertainment, food trucks and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oak Street Mill
5721 Oak St.
Cornelius, NC
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There will be food, games, face-painting, a bounce house and activities for the entire family. Trunk-or-Treat will begin promptly at 5 p.m. Kid-friendly costumes are welcome. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Steele Creek AME Zion Church
1500 Shopton Road
, NC
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Sponsor: Steele Creek AME Zion Church
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Families can explore vendor tables, visit with safety advocates about safety during Halloween and enjoy free safety demonstrations. Kids can trick-or-treat their way through participating vendor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Blakeney Shopping Center
9839 Rea Road
, NC
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Trick-or-treat at downtown businesses. Also enjoy costume contests, a haunted maze and entertainment.

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Waxhaw
Waxhaw, NC


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Children and adults are welcome to wear comfortable, mobile costumes. MUST Pre-register

Cost: $15 per child ages 4 and older, adults free

Where:
Tiny Blooms Yoga
15905 Brookway Drive
Suite 4106
Huntersville, NC  28078
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Sponsor: Tiny Blooms Yoga
Telephone: 704-659-1884
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Trick-or-treating, Curley the Clown, carriage rides, face painters, sweet treats, and more will begin at 5pm. "Halloweentown" movie will start at dusk.

Cost: Free

Where:
Stumptown Park
120 S. Trade St.
Matthews, NC
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Enjoy an eerie evening in the museum after dark! Trek through darkened galleries including the feature exhibit, Creepy Nature. Meet weird characters and hear ghost stories under the stars in the...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Schiele Museum of Natural History
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Trek through darkened galleries, including feature exhibit, Creepy Nature. Meet characters and creatures, and hear ghost stories under the stars in the planetarium.

Cost: $10

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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The Halloween extravaganza will include trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, games with prizes and more. Kids can go on a spirited hunt for tasty treats at any of the Hall's candy stations on...

Cost: $15

Where:
NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza
400 E. M.L.K. Jr Blvd.
, NC
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Come for candy, games, music, a pumpkin contest and a costume contest. Costume contest begins at 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where:
City Hall
Lancaster, SC


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The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Main Street will be offering a free opportunity for children to decorate lanterns and carry them beginning at 6 p.m. for the family-friendly parade that begins...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Mount Holly
Main Street
Mount Holly, NC
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Come for a night of family fun with a scarecrow decorating contest, photo opportunity in the pumpkin patch, pumpkin bowling, face painting, inflatables, food and family games.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Hill Town Hall
4430 Mint Hill Village Ln.
Mint Hill, NC
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The Museum Grounds come to life with chills and thrills. Guests can also enjoy s'mores by the fire pit.

Cost: $10

Where:
Museum of the Waxhaws
8215 Waxhaw Hwy.
Waxhaw, NC
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Teo Gonzalez returns to the USA with a completely new show which will have you laughing all night. This Spanish-speaking show is for the entire family.

Cost: $37+

Where:
Ovens Auditorium
2700 East Independence Blvd.
, NC
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Girls are invited to think like engineers, design robots, learn to code, develop apps and more. Register to participate in workshops with changing STEM topics. Ages 7-9, 10am-11am; Ages 9-11,...

Cost: $18

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
, NC
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Come play with your kids at My Gym! Parent participation is required. Parents wear socks; children go barefoot.

Cost: $10 per child

Where:
My Gym Southpark
5110 Park Road
2D
, NC
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Little ones bounce under the supervision of their parents and without interference from bigger kids. Jumpers need Sky Socks, which are available for purchase, and a signed waiver.

Cost: $8

Where:
Sky Zone (Pineville and Charlotte locations)
10200 Centrum Pkwy., Pineville
7325 Smith Corners Blvd., Charlotte
, NC
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Young children can jump at a discounted rate, and for an additional $2, parents can jump too. All jumpers need to purchase Altitude Trampoline Socks for $2.

Cost: $7

Where:
Altitude Trampoline Park
3490 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Join this family-friendly open art session where your little Picasso can shine! Each week will be different activities including easel painting, sensory stations and themed art projects.

Cost: $10

Where:
Noah's Art of Southpark
5110 Park Road
2C
, NC
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From the earliest days of Billy Graham’s ministry, he had a special place in his heart for teens and young adults. Come see the new special display, and discover how God used Graham to reach...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
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Celebrate fall the last three weekends in October on the Anne Springs Close Greenway with wagon rides, pumpkin patch, corn crib, haybale maze, pedal carts, horse rides, face painting, farm animals...

Cost: Chaperone passes $5, activity passes $15, children 3 and younger free, $5 for pa

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive
Fort Mill, SC
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Beginners and seasoned yogis are invited to practice. Please bring a mat and water bottle.

Cost: $5, additional $5 for parking

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
291 Dairy Barn Lane
Fort Mill, SC
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The Carolina Renaissance Festival is filled with charming cottages, castles, kitchens and pubs, all with simulated architecture of a 16th century European village. Oct. 5-6: Opening Weekend...

Cost: $15-$26

Where:
Carolina Renaissance Festival
16445 Poplar Tent Road
Huntersville, NC
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Carowinds presents family-friendly Halloween attractions for young children, including a costume parade, hay bale maze, foam zone, pedal tractors and rides.

Cost: $48+, children ages 5 and younger free with Pre-K Pass

Where:
Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
, NC
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Enjoy spooky fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium with activities that are included in aquarium admission. Tues.,12:30pm: SEA Monster Mash Dance Party Sat., 11:15am and 2:30pm: Underwater Pumpkin...

Cost: $13-$22, children 2 and younger free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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All kids ages 5-12 receive free admission to the Carolina Renaissance Festival on Oct. 26 and 27. Children ages 5 and younger are always free. Kids can trick-or-treat at 100 treat stations.

Cost: $16-$26

Where:
Carolina Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds
16445 Poplar Tent Road
Huntersville, NC
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Hear live music at the Beer Garden while enjoying fall activities, such as making s’mores, playing games and participating in a children's costume parade.

Cost: $8-$15, children in costumes free

Where:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S. New Hope Road
Belmont, NC
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Performers use a combination of bilingual stories (Spanish/English), music, musical instruments, toys, puppets and games to interact with the audience.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Participants learn critical reading and writing skills, advocacy, volunteerism, art, videography, public speaking and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
President James K Polk State Historic Site
12031 Lancaster Hwy.
Pineville, NC
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On Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5pm, the arcade bar opens to all ages with a parent or guardian present.

Cost: Cost for games

Where:
Abari Game Bar
1721 N. Davidson St.
, NC
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Telephone: 980-430-4587
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Learn about vultures found at Carolina Raptor Center.

Cost: $8-$12, children 3 and younger free, included with admission to Raptor Trail

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Vultures and humans will engage in a fun activity of the trainer's choice.  It could be painting, playground fun or taking a walk with a vulture.

Cost: $8-$12, children 3 and younger free, included with admission to Raptor Trail

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC  28078
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Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center
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Discover the world of science through books, activities and experiments.

Cost: Free

Where:
Sugar Creek Library
4045 North Tryon St.
Suite A
, NC
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Our engaging team of raptor keepers will show you some of their favorite bird species. Check in the Visitor’s Center whiteboard to see who you can meet each day.

Cost: $8-$12, children 3 and younger free, included with admission to Raptor Trail

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center
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The museum will play the planetarium show "Spooky Space" every Tuesday through Saturday. "Spooky Space" explores the black holes, zombie stars and spectacular ghostly nebulae...

Cost: $5-$8, free for children younger than 3, included with admission

Where:
Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Bring the kids to this free trunk-or-treat.

Cost: Free

Where:
Greater Life Pumpkin Patch
17025 Lancaster Hwy.
, NC
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Sponsor: Greater Life Baptist Church
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Fear rises when darkness falls when Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during the annual haunt of SCarowinds. Experience the thrills of your...

Cost: $48+

Where:
Carowinds
14523 Carowinds Blvd.
, NC
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"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Broadway’s biggest Bible story, bursts onto the stage this October. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, this...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
CFA Auditorium
150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. N.
Concord, NC
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Sponsor: Intune School of the Arts
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It's safe, scary fun for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost train. Advance tickets are required.

Cost: $38-$44 for adults, ages 2 and younger free

Where:
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC
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If you're feeling brave, check out The 13th Acre, a haunted trail open on Fridays and Saturdays. Enter Aw Shucks Farms on the right. The 13th Acre is at the back of the property. No...

Cost: $13

Where:
3718 Plyler Mill Road
Monroe, NC
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Dive into these crustacean's habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet.

Cost: $11-$20, includes museum admission, children younger than 2 free

Where:
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies and alien invaders....

Cost: $6-$7, includes museum admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Telephone: 704-866-6908
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Try the pumpkin slingshot, and let children play in the giant corn box and the straw castle. Visit the pumpkin patch, and for an additional cost, enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the farm to...

Cost: $8-$11; children younger than 2 free

Where:
Lazy 5 Ranch
15100 Mooresville Road
Mooresville, NC
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tapestries and rugs designed by artists usually associated with painting, sculpture, and architecture. Examples of the more familiar media will be installed alongside the textiles. The Bechtler...

Cost: $5-$9, Children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 South Tryon St.
, NC
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Never Abandon Imagination showcases nearly 100 original works, featuring illustrations from "Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering," and Tony DiTerlizzi’s many fantasy and...

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Telephone: 704-337-2000
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Richard Childress Racing and the NASCAR Hall of Fame will launch an exhibit to honor the 50th anniversary of Richard Childress Racing using artifacts, race cars, images and audio/video displays.

Cost: $12-$25, children 2 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
, NC
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Kids can get creative in Block Party, the new interactive building exhibit for children.

Cost: $6-$7, children 3 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
The Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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Fly to new heights in the Tony Award-winning musical that never gets old. Join Peter as he whisks the Darling children off to Neverland in a story filled with magic, delight and adventure. Show...

Cost: $15+

Where:
McColl Family Theatre
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
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From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the girls soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. See website for...

Cost: $7.50-$15

Where:
Hadley Theater
2132 Radcliffe Ave.
, NC
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Adapted by Agatha Christie based on one of her darkest and most successful novels, "And Then There Were None," is a suspenseful whodunit that will send chills up your spine. Rated PG-13....

Cost: $28

Where:
The Eloise MacDonald Playhouse
501 Queens Road
, NC
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Sponsor: Theatre Charlotte
Telephone: 704-372-1000
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Come to NarroWay Productions for dinner and a show! With aerial artists, blacklight effects and sword-wielding angels and demons, this show is a physical representation of what happened spiritually...

Cost: $7-$35

Where:
NarroWay Theatre
3327 Hwy. 51 N.
Fort Mill, SC
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Sponsor: NarroWay Productions
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Studio Drift, founded by Dutch artists Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, creates breathtaking sculptures that explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, kids play area, gem mining, corn hole, horseshoes, animal barn and more. September hours: Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 1-6pm. October...

Cost: $8-$13, plus extra fees for certain activities, children 3 and younger free

Where:
3718 Plyler Mill Road
Monroe, NC


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Shop the vendors for crafts, gifts and food. Stop in and see Santa too! Fri.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm.

Cost: $8, children 12 and younger free

Where:
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
4751 Hwy. 49 N.
Concord, NC
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This Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for more than 30 years. Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2:30pm.

Cost: $10-$22

Where:
Halton Theater
1206 Elizabeth Ave.
, NC
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Every weekend from September 28 through October 27, visitors can take a hayride, interact with animal ambassadors and attempt our apple chucking. Enjoy the corn maze and playground. Sept. 28-29:...

Cost: $7-$12, children younger than 2 free

Where:
Rescue Ranch
1424 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC  28625
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Sponsor: Rescue Ranch
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The title, "Coined in the South," refers not only to The Mint Museum’s origins as the first branch of the United States Mint, but also to the acts of inventing and devising....

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are hosting free, family-friendly Halloween events. Activities include free crafts and games for kids, a Halloween costume parade, trick-or-treating and a free 4x6...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's locations
8181 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
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