Easter Egg Hunts and Events

The Easter Bunny is hopping around to these local Easter egg hunts around town.


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Easter is April 21. There are plenty of Easter events and egg hunts happening in the weekends leading up to the actual holiday.

See below for a list of hunts sorted by town (starting with Charlotte followed by an alphabetical of list of nearby towns).

Ongoing Easter Events

Bunnyville. (March 29-April 20). Northlake Mall, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive. Stop by Bunnyville on the lower level in Grand Court for a photo with the Easter Bunny. Mon.-Thurs., 11am-8pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Free to visit; cost for photos.

Carowinds Easter Eggstravaganza(April 15-21). Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. Snag a photo op with Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the Easter Beagle, see the Marvelous Mutts Canine Show and be one of the first to ride the new Copperhead Strike rollercoaster. Starting at $45, children ages 3-5 get free entry with a Pre-K pass.

Easter Bunny Photos at Concord Mills. (March 29-April 20). Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. Visit the Easter Bunny, and take a photo. Mon.-Sat., 10am-8pm; Sun., 12-7pm. Cost for photos.

Easter Bunny Express. (April 13, 14, 19 and 20). North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Take a 25-minute train ride with the Easter Bunny that includes candy and pictures. Also enjoy inflatables, crafts, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and face painting. Egg hunts on April 19 and 20. See website for schedule.


Charlotte

April 6

Easter Egg Hunt with Uptown Church. Independence Park, 300 Hawthorne Lane. Enjoy an egg hunt, face painting, MyGym, balloon artist, free giveaways and gift-card prizes. No registration required. 10am-noon. Free.

Easter Hoppenings at Phillips Place. Phillips Place, 6800 Phillips Place Court. Come see the Easter Bunny, along with a balloon artist, face painter and caricaturist. 1-3pm. Free.

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt. Zeta House, 4248 Beatties Ford Road. Zetas of Charlotte Benevolent Foundation will host its 11th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. Noon-4pm. Free.

April 13

2019 Queen City Easter Festival. Carole Hoefener Center, 615 E. Sixth St. Enjoy face painting, games, dance performances, crafts, food and an Easter egg hunt and free Easter Bunny pictures. 1-5pm. Easter egg hunts are scheduled by age; see website for schedule. Free. eventbrite.com, search for Queen City Easter Festival.

Community Building Festival and Easter Egg Hunt. International House,1817 Central Ave. #215. Enjoy the egg hunt, live performances and children's activities. Also shop vendors and meet with mortgage lenders and credit repair specialists. Register online. Free.

Easter Celebration at Blakeney. (April 13 and 14). Blakeney Shopping Center, Ardrey Kell and Rea Road. Hop on over for a picture with the Easter Bunny Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 1-6 p.m., at the Bunny house, located on the Village Green. A portion of the proceeds from Easter Bunny photo sales go directly to the South Charlotte Dog Rescue to aid in its mission of rescuing dogs. Stick around for the Easter Festival from Sat., 2 to 4 p.m., and Sun., 1-3 p.m., and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, including a bounce house, DJ and face painting. Artistic-minded visitors can join in a coloring contest. Beginning April 5, print a fun Easter image, color it in and submit the finished product to the Bunny house during photo operations. Free. Cost for photo packages. 

Easter Egg Hunt. West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2401 Kendall Drive. Search for Easter eggs outside the recreation center, plus crafts, games, food and photos with the Easter Bunny. Ages 6 and younger. $6.

Easter at the Library. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive. Go on the Resurrection Quest scavenger hunt, see baby animals and enjoy story time on the patio. Ages 12 and older can tie-dye a T-shirt. 9:30am-3:30pm. Free admission, $10 for tie-dye shirts.

Easter Egg Hunt. Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Road. Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and celebrate with the Easter Bunny. Ages 3-11. 11am-1pm. $5.

Historic Rosedale’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Historic Rosedale Plantation, 3427 N. Tryon St. Explore the gardens and hunt for Easter eggs during one of the four egg hunts, each starting at the top of the hour. Each participant gets a small take-away gift. Reservation required. 10am-2pm. $10.

McGill's Easter Eggs-travaganza. McGill Rose Garden, 940 N. Davidson St. Free admission includes egg hunt, games and children's do-it-yourself flower arrangement donation station. Easter egg hunt start times: ages 0-3 : 11:30am; ages 4-7: noon; and ages 8+: 12:30pm. Activity wristband ($10) includes crafts, Easter bunny pictures, jump house, popcorn and cotton candy. 11am-2pm. Free admission. $10 for activity wristband.

Naturalist Egg Hunt at Wing Haven. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave. Make binoculars to help spot treasures during a naturalist egg hunt, learn about songbirds and enjoy seasonal activities and crafts. Registration is required. Ages 10 and younger. 10am-noon. $15-$20 per family.

Plaza Midwood Easter Egg Hunt. Midwood Park, 2100 Wilhemina Ave. Hunt for candy-filled Easter Eggs, plus free Rita's ice for the kiddos and Dunkin Donuts coffee and donuts for mom and dad. Children are separated into groups: ages 0-2, 2-5 and 6+ for the egg hunts. Starts at 9-11 a.m. Free.

April 19

Brunch with the Easter Bunny. Berewick Recreation Center, 5910 Dixie River Road. Register online for fun activities, brunch and an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. Ages 2-5. 10:30-11:45am. $5.

Spring Fling at Hodges Family Farm. (April 19-20). Hodges Farm, 3900 Rocky River Road E. Experience Easter egg hunts, raffles, yard games, hayrides (additional fee), farm animals and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Ages 6 and younger.  9am-2pm. $7 per child for the egg hunt, children 2 and younger free.

April 20

2019 Queen City Easter Festival. Carole Hoefener Center, 615 E. Sixth St. Enjoy face painting, games, dance performances, crafts, food and an Easter egg hunt and free Easter Bunny pictures. 1-5pm. Easter egg hunts are scheduled by age; see website for schedule. Free. eventbrite.com, search for Queen City Easter Festival.

Community Easter Egg Hunt. Grayson Park, 750 Beal St. Participate in an Easter Egg Hunt, make crafts and enjoy breakfast. Ages 4-11. 9-11:30am. Free.

Easter Egg 400. NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Join the Easter Bunny for a morning full of entertainment and games, including bubble performances, balloon twisting, face painting, a magic show, egg relays, an egg hunt, and photo opportunity. Each child takes home a carton of eggs filled with candy and prizes. Ticket required. 8:30-11:30am. Tickets start at $12, children younger than 2 admitted free. Early admission tickets that include brunch buffet available.

Easter Egg Fun Hunt. Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, 440 Wesley Heights Way. Enjoy crafts, the Easter Bunny and a fun Easter egg hunt. Ages 2-12 years. 11am-1pm. $5.

Easter Eggstravaganza and StoryWalk. Shamrock Senior Center, 3200 Shamrock Drive. Enjoy an Easter Bunny appearance, Easter Egg Hunt, crafts, games and prizes. Ages 12 and younger. 11am-2pm. Free. parkandrec.com.

Easter Extravaganza. Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way. Visit the Easter Bunny, see live bunnies, make a craft, jump in a bouncy house, plus face painting and a balloon twister. 1-3pm. Free.

Lake Park Easter Egg Hunt. Central Church Lake Park, 3624 Lake Park Road, Indian Trail. Come out for face painting, crafts, inflatables, thousands of eggs and food. 10am-noon. Free.

South Charlotte Presbyterian Easter Egg Hunt. South Charlotte Presbyterian Church, 15425 Scholastic Drive. Enjoy food, face-painting, candy and family fun. Children 8 and younger are invited to hunt for eggs. 10am. Free.


Belmont

April 6-7

Peter Rabbit’s Garden Adventure. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. Bring the kids to meet with Peter Rabbit, Mopsy, Flopsy, Cottontail and Ms. Rabbit. Enjoy activities, crafts and live entertainment. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm. $7-$13; children under 2 admitted free.

April 20

Belmont Easter Egg Hunt. Linford Park, Caston St., Belmont and Stowe Park, 24 S. Main St., Belmont. Bring your own basket to hunt for eggs, and visit the Easter Bunny. Ages 10 and under.  Noon at Stowe Park and 2pm at Linford Park. Free.


Concord

March 31 and April 7

Caring Bunny at Concord Mills. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. Children with special needs can participate in the Bunny Photo Experience in a subdued environment. 9-11am. Free. Additional cost for photos.

April 13

Easter Egg Hunt at the Speedpark. The Speedpark at Concord Mills Mall, 8461 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. Hunt for eggs, golden eggs and prizes. 10am. Free.

April 20

Bunny Run 5K and Festival. Downtown Concord, Means and Union Ave., Concord. Run the Fun Run at 9 a.m. or the 5K at 9:30 a.m. Stick around for the free festival with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, DJ, and an inflatable slide. 9-11am. $20.


Cornelius

April 12

A Morning with the Easter Bunny. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Unit 1, Cornelius. Celebrate the holiday with crafts, snacks and a photo with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own camera. 704-896-8823. 10am-noon. Free.

April 13

Hop into Spring. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Enjoy an afternoon filled with egg-themed activities, arts and crafts, face painting, inflatables, music and photo opportunities with Peter Cottontail. Bring a basket for eggs and treats. Ages 3-12. 2-4pm. Free.


Cramerton

April 13

Easter Egg Scramble. Cramerton Middle School, 601 Cramer Mountain Road, Cramerton. Scramble to collect 3,000 eggs that have been spread on the lawn, see the Easter Bunny and jump on inflatables. Scrambles by age. Ages 12 and younger. 10am. Free.


Fort Mill

April 6

Easter Eggstravaganza. Walter Y. Elisha Park, 345 N. White St., Fort Mill. More than 40,000 eggs will be scattered throughout three age-appropriate egg hunt areas. Bags will be provided for each participant (no personal bags or baskets allowed). Each bag will contain one free raffle ticket. Hunts for children in 5th grade and younger. 1-3:30pm. Free.

Kids Easter Party. Philadelphia UMC, 1691 Hwy. 160 W., Fort Mill. Families are invited to come out for the games, prizes and crafts to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. Free hot dogs will be provided. All ages. 11am-2pm. Free.


Gastonia

April 13-14

Daylight and Flashlight Egg Hunts at Whispering Hope FarmWhispering Hope Farm, 1405 Crowders Creek Road, Gastonia. Pet baby animals, play on the farm playground and ride a horse all before the big egg hunt. Ages 12 and younger. Daylight hunts: 10:30am-noon; Flashlight hunts: 6:30-8pm. $8 per person; cash only. ($5 additional to ride a horse).


Harrisburg

April 12-18

The Golden Egg Hunt. Various parks in Harrisburg: Stallings Park, Harrisburg Park, Pharr Mill Park, Harris Depot Park and Veteran’s Park. Search for plastic eggs hidden in parks throughout Harrisburg. Redeem golden-egg prize tickets at the April 18 celebration at Harrisburg Park, from 6-8pm that includes vendors, the Easter Bunny, face painting, food and inflatables. Free.


Huntersville

April 14

Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Holbrook Park, 100 Sherwood Drive, Huntersville. Come play in the park and get a photo with the Easter Bunny. 1-3pm. Free.

April 20

Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Enjoy photo opportunities with Baxter the Bunny, story time, crafts, farm animals and an Easter egg hunt for ages 1 to 10. 10am-3pm. $8 for one child and one parent, $8 for additional parent.


Indian Trail

April 13

Hop to It. Chestnut Square Park, 320 Chestnut Pkwy., Indian Trail. Event features photos with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, games, crafts and prizes. Egg hunt is for 12 years and younger. 10am-1pm. Free.


Matthews

April 12

Lunch with the Easter Bunny. Matthews Community Center, 232 Matthew Station St., Matthews. Have lunch, make a fun craft and take a picture with the Easter Bunny. Purchase tickets online. Ages 2-5 years. $10.

April 13

Jesus Is Alive! Celebration. Weddington United Methodist Church, 13901 Providence Road, Weddington. Children can participate in age-level egg hunts, create fun crafts, eat a snack, go on a hayride, visit the small petting zoo, play cornhole and more outdoor games. Ages 2-8. 10am. Free.

Photos with the Easter Bunny. Matthews Community Center, 232 Matthew Station St., Matthews. Snap a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. Pets welcome for photos. 10am-1pm. Free.

April 20

5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bible Baptist Church, 2724 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews. Hunt eggs and play games. Eat hot dogs and cotton candy. Register online. Ages 3-12. 10am-1pm. Free.


Monroe

April 13

Easter Egg Drop. Aw Shucks Farms, 3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. Be there when thousands of eggs drop from a helicopter at 11am, plus baby animals, photos with the Easter Bunny and prizes. 10am-1pm. $6.


Mooresville

April 13

Lazy 5 Ranch’s Easter Eggstravaganza. (April 13 and 20). Lazy 5 Ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville. Don’t miss the helicopter egg drop, plus a contests, live bunnies, a scavenger hunt and prizes. Food available for purchase. Egg drop from children with special needs at 5:30pm. Ages 11 and younger. See website for times slots for each age group. $8-$11; wagon rides cost extra.

Easter Extravaganza. Mazeppa Park, 645 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville. Hunt for 20,000 Easter eggs that scattered throughout the park. 1-4pm. Free.


Mount Holly

April 17

Toddler Easter Egg Hunt.  Tuckaseegee Park, 165 Broome St., Mount Holly. Enjoy games, a visit from the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt. Ages 5 and younger. 10am. Free.


Rock Hill

April 13

Egg-Stravaganza Family Storytime. Main Library Rock Hill, 138 E. Black St., Rock Hill. Enjoy an egg hunt and activities about spring. Register online. Ages 11 and younger. Free.


Stallings

April 6

Easter Egg Hunt. Stallings Municipal Park, 340 Stallings Road, Stallings. Enjoy age-based Easter egg hunts for ages 12 and younger, candy prizes and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. See website for schedule. In case of rain, hunts are rescheduled on April 13. 10am-12:30pm. Free.


York

April 13

York Church of God Easter Egg Hunt. York Recreation Complex, 74 Fourth St., York, S.C. Hunt for eggs, jump on inflatables and enjoy a hot dog. Bring a basket for egg hunts. Ages 12 and younger. 11am. Free.

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8111 Concord Mills Blvd.
Concord, NC
View map »


Website »

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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
View map »


Telephone: 704-866-6908
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
View map »


Website »

More information

Have a silly play date at the latest exhibit at ImaginOn. Designed to develop school readiness and academic skills for young children, Mr. Potato Head leads visitors on adventures ranging from...

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

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

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. 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
View map »


Website »

More information

The traveling exhibition, constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy features towers built out of LEGO bricks. Admire the skyscrapers and learn about their cultural...

Cost: $18-$22

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
, 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 »

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Guests will be mesmerized this summer by dozens of vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and...

Cost: $8-$15, children younger than 2 free, includes garden admission

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


Telephone: 704-825-4490
Website »

More information

Pop in for 45 minutes of singing, dancing and playing! Cost of class can be applied toward tuition.

Cost: $10

Where:
Dance Davidson
140 Jackson St.
Davidson, NC  28036
View map »


Sponsor: Music Together of Charlotte
Website »

More information

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
Website »

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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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Website »

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In 2013, Billy Graham was officially named “North Carolina’s Favorite Son” when Governor Pat McCrory signed a proclamation from the North Carolina House and Senate. This display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC  28217
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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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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
View map »


Website »

More information

Registered kids receive two free games of bowling each day of the Kids Bowl Free summer program. Bowl at 10 Park Lanes in Charlotte. George Pappas' Liberty Lanes of Gastonia, Spare Time in...

Cost: Free

Where:
10 Park Lanes
1700 Montford Drive
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Swim in the cool, deep water at Carrigan Farms Quarry. Ages 11 and under must wear a life jacket at all times in the water. Anyone 12 and older are eligible to take the swim test. Bring your rod...

Cost: $15, cash or check only

Where:
The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy.
Mooresville, NC
View map »


Sponsor: Carrigan Farms
Telephone: 704-664-1450
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 »

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This class combines yoga and play 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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Come make fun, kid-friendly campfire meals. Registration is required. May 21: Banana Boats June 18: Dogs in a Blanket July 16: Waffle Cone S’mores Aug. 20: Pizza Pies

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive
Fort Mill, SC
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Drop the kids off to paint with acrylics. Focus is on brush strokes, design elements and color theory.

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
McDowell Arts Center
123 McDowell St.
Matthews, NC
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Midsummer Nights @Queens aims to bring a professional "Shakespeare in the Park" experience to the Charlotte region. Performances are free and open to the public, taking place on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Queens Univeristy
1900 Selwyn Ave.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

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

"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Have a silly play date at the latest exhibit at ImaginOn. Designed to develop school readiness and academic skills for young children, Mr. Potato Head leads visitors on adventures ranging from...

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

The traveling exhibition, constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy features towers built out of LEGO bricks. Admire the skyscrapers and learn about their cultural...

Cost: $18-$22

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
, 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

Discover the intriguing lives of nocturnal animals. This hands-on, family-friendly exhibit delves into dark environments and brings to light the unique animals and plants that live there. Visitors...

Cost: $5-$8, children 3 and younger free

Where:
The Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
View map »


Website »

More information

This exhibition presents an array of genres and features work by six represented artists, Eduardo Cardozo, Juan Dolhare, Carlos Estévez, José Luis Landet, Santiago Quesnel and...

Cost: Free

Where:
LaCa Projects
1429 Bryant St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Exhibit encompasses a multitude of women and their many roles, identities and experiences.

Cost: $7-$9, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Website »

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Guests will be mesmerized this summer by dozens of vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and...

Cost: $8-$15, children younger than 2 free, includes garden admission

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


Telephone: 704-825-4490
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
Website »

More information

Come decorate cupcakes, and hear a story. Payment is required to reserve your spot. Call in advanced.

Cost: $6 per child

Where:
SAS Cupcakes
9941 Rea Road
Suite C
, NC
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Website »

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Snap photos, draw pictures and take notes like a scientist to create a living record of the park as it changes throughout the year.

Cost: $4

Where:
Latta Nature Center
6211 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Latta Nature Center
Website »

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Geek out on everything comics and manga related.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mountain Island Library
4420 Hoyt Galvin Way
, NC
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Website »

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Enjoy puppet shows, songs and movement activities that support early literacy.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mint Hill Library
6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road
Mint Hill, NC
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Certified technicians will check and help families install car seats. No appointment necessary. Bring your vehicle, seat and if possible the child for the most assistance. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Matthews Police Department
1201 Crews Road
Matthews, NC
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Website »

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A technician will help you learn how to install your seat correctly in your vehicle. Bring your child, seat, and vehicle and plan to spend at least 20 minutes. No appointment required.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Freedom Division office of Charlotte Mecklenburg Police
4150 Wilkinson Blvd.
, NC
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Website »

More information

In 2013, Billy Graham was officially named “North Carolina’s Favorite Son” when Governor Pat McCrory signed a proclamation from the North Carolina House and Senate. This display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC  28217
View map »


Website »

More information

Registered kids receive two free games of bowling each day of the Kids Bowl Free summer program. Bowl at 10 Park Lanes in Charlotte. George Pappas' Liberty Lanes of Gastonia, Spare Time in...

Cost: Free

Where:
10 Park Lanes
1700 Montford Drive
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Swim in the cool, deep water at Carrigan Farms Quarry. Ages 11 and under must wear a life jacket at all times in the water. Anyone 12 and older are eligible to take the swim test. Bring your rod...

Cost: $15, cash or check only

Where:
The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy.
Mooresville, NC
View map »


Sponsor: Carrigan Farms
Telephone: 704-664-1450
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

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
View map »


Website »

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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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Website »

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Bring your seat , child and vehicle, and plan to spend at least 20 minutes with a technician. No appointment is necessary.

Cost: Free

Where:
Cornelius Fire Station
19729 S. Main St.
Cornelius, NC
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Website »

More information

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
Website »

More information

Enjoy free admission on Wednesdays this summer from 5 to 9 p.m. beginning July 3 through August 28.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Party in Romare Bearden Park! May 15: Steve Owens and Summertime May 29: Gary Lowder and Smokin' Hot June 12: Hip Pocket June 26: The Entertainers July 10: Randy Clay Band...

Cost: Free

Where:
Romare Bearden Park
300 S. Church St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Midsummer Nights @Queens aims to bring a professional "Shakespeare in the Park" experience to the Charlotte region. Performances are free and open to the public, taking place on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Queens Univeristy
1900 Selwyn Ave.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

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

"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, 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

Have a silly play date at the latest exhibit at ImaginOn. Designed to develop school readiness and academic skills for young children, Mr. Potato Head leads visitors on adventures ranging from...

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

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

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. 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
View map »


Website »

More information

The traveling exhibition, constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy features towers built out of LEGO bricks. Admire the skyscrapers and learn about their cultural...

Cost: $18-$22

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
, 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

Discover the intriguing lives of nocturnal animals. This hands-on, family-friendly exhibit delves into dark environments and brings to light the unique animals and plants that live there. Visitors...

Cost: $5-$8, children 3 and younger free

Where:
The Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
View map »


Website »

More information

This exhibition presents an array of genres and features work by six represented artists, Eduardo Cardozo, Juan Dolhare, Carlos Estévez, José Luis Landet, Santiago Quesnel and...

Cost: Free

Where:
LaCa Projects
1429 Bryant St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Buy books at the fourth annual big book sale blowout!

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Exhibit encompasses a multitude of women and their many roles, identities and experiences.

Cost: $7-$9, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Guests will be mesmerized this summer by dozens of vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and...

Cost: $8-$15, children younger than 2 free, includes garden admission

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


Telephone: 704-825-4490
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Kings Mountain Historical Museum
Website »

More information

In 2013, Billy Graham was officially named “North Carolina’s Favorite Son” when Governor Pat McCrory signed a proclamation from the North Carolina House and Senate. This display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC  28217
View map »


Website »

More information

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
View map »


Website »

More information

Registered kids receive two free games of bowling each day of the Kids Bowl Free summer program. Bowl at 10 Park Lanes in Charlotte. George Pappas' Liberty Lanes of Gastonia, Spare Time in...

Cost: Free

Where:
10 Park Lanes
1700 Montford Drive
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Swim in the cool, deep water at Carrigan Farms Quarry. Ages 11 and under must wear a life jacket at all times in the water. Anyone 12 and older are eligible to take the swim test. Bring your rod...

Cost: $15, cash or check only

Where:
The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
1213 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy.
Mooresville, NC
View map »


Sponsor: Carrigan Farms
Telephone: 704-664-1450
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

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
View map »


Website »

More information

This summer series offers music, children's activities, local craft vendors and a farmers market. Market opens at 5 p.m., live music starts at 6p.m.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Historic White Home
258 E. White St.
Rock Hill, SC
View map »


Website »

More information

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
View map »


Website »

More information

On Thursday evenings, starting June 6 through August 29, listen to live music at Blakeney Shopping Center.

Cost: Free

Where:
Blakeney Shopping Centers
9839 Rea Road
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

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
View map »


Website »

More information

River Jam brings live musical performances to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. See website for information about River Jam Run, open water swim, big water sessions, yoga and...

Cost: Free, $6 for parkig

Where:
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Midsummer Nights @Queens aims to bring a professional "Shakespeare in the Park" experience to the Charlotte region. Performances are free and open to the public, taking place on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Queens Univeristy
1900 Selwyn Ave.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

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

"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, 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

Have a silly play date at the latest exhibit at ImaginOn. Designed to develop school readiness and academic skills for young children, Mr. Potato Head leads visitors on adventures ranging from...

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

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

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. 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
View map »


Website »

More information

The traveling exhibition, constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy features towers built out of LEGO bricks. Admire the skyscrapers and learn about their cultural...

Cost: $18-$22

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
, 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

Discover the intriguing lives of nocturnal animals. This hands-on, family-friendly exhibit delves into dark environments and brings to light the unique animals and plants that live there. Visitors...

Cost: $5-$8, children 3 and younger free

Where:
The Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
View map »


Website »

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Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In this heart-warming story about the joys of friendship, Amos McGee knows friends can come in all sorts of species, too. Lively and engaging puppets...

Cost: $10+

Where:
Wells Fargo Playhouse
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
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Sale is conveniently located just 9 miles from Mooresville, 10 from Concord, 4 from Kannapolis and 12 from Salisbury! Presale ($5 charity donation) on Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat, 9...

Cost: Free

Where:
Turning House Mill Works
501 S. Main St.
Landis, NC
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This exhibition presents an array of genres and features work by six represented artists, Eduardo Cardozo, Juan Dolhare, Carlos Estévez, José Luis Landet, Santiago Quesnel and...

Cost: Free

Where:
LaCa Projects
1429 Bryant St.
, NC
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Buy books at the fourth annual big book sale blowout!

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
, NC
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Exhibit encompasses a multitude of women and their many roles, identities and experiences.

Cost: $7-$9, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Come learn about Meck Basics, a community-wide brain development campaign. Learn how you can begin implementing five basic principles that encompass much of what experts find is important for...

Cost: Free

Where:
NewDominion Bank
1111 Metropolitan Ave.
, NC
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Sponsor: Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
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Guests will be mesmerized this summer by dozens of vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and...

Cost: $8-$15, children younger than 2 free, includes garden admission

Where:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S. New Hope Road
Belmont, NC
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Telephone: 704-825-4490
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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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Toys will be available for drop-in, self directed play.

Cost: Free

Where:
South County Regional Library
5801 Rea Road
, NC
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Pop in for 45 minutes of singing, dancing and playing! Cost of class can be applied toward tuition.

Cost: $10

Where:
Dance Davidson
140 Jackson St.
Davidson, NC
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Sponsor: Music Together of Charlotte
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Pop in for 45 minutes of singing, dancing and playing! Cost of class can be applied toward tuition.

Cost: $10

Where:
Dance Davidson
140 Jackson St.
Davidson, NC  28036
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Sponsor: Music Together of Charlotte
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Visit Wing Haven for a family-friendly evening of fun with local food truck, New Wrap Order and live music from Hot Chocolate and Vanilla Soul Duo! Food, wine, beer and other beverages available...

Cost: $15, children 10 and younger free.

Where:
Wing Haven
248 Ridgewood Ave.
, NC
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Check out the car and truck show, as well as the music, family friendly activities, raffle and door prizes.

Cost: Free

Where:
Veteran's Park
Main Street and Maxwell Street
Huntersville, NC
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Join Mercy Church for a night of worship and music! The evening will last a little over an hour and will focus on the singing of original songs from Mercy Church. Tickets are free, but reserve...

Cost: Free

Where:
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College St.
, NC
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In 2013, Billy Graham was officially named “North Carolina’s Favorite Son” when Governor Pat McCrory signed a proclamation from the North Carolina House and Senate. This display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC  28217
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Event is packed with jewelry, handbags, make-up tips, gourmet treats, shopping, fashion shows, cooking classes and speakers. See website for discount ticket pricing information. Fri. and...

Cost: $6-$12, children younger than 6 free with paying adult

Where:
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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Registered kids receive two free games of bowling each day of the Kids Bowl Free summer program. Bowl at 10 Park Lanes in Charlotte. George Pappas' Liberty Lanes of Gastonia, Spare Time in...

Cost: Free

Where:
10 Park Lanes
1700 Montford Drive
, NC
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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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During this interactive playtime for toddlers, wiggle to music and giggle with friends.

Cost: Free

Where:
David W Phillips Activity Center
946 Burrage Road
Concord, 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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Matthews presents food trucks, kids' activities, craft beer and wine, and weekly bands.

Cost: Free

Where:
Stumptown Park
120 S. Trade St.
Matthews, NC
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Come down to historic downtown Mount Holly for another awesome Summer Concert Series!

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Mount Holly
Mount Holly, NC


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Bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy a movie in the park. Food available for purchase. Movie begins at dusk. March 29 and Aug. 23 at Crooked Creek Park, 5900 Oakwood Ln.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
, NC


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Come to NarroWay Productions for dinner and a show! Before the kings and after all the deliverers were at rest, there was a time of judges when every man did what was right in his own eyes....

Cost: $10-$37

Where:
NarroWay Theatre
3327 Hwy. 51 N.
Fort Mill, SC
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Sponsor: NarroWay Productions
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Come listen to music every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, except June 21, which is Movie on the Green.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Green at Promenade on Providence
corner of Providence Road and Interstate 485
, NC
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Celebrate 20 years of music at Stonecrest with weekly family fun.

Cost: Free

Where:
Stonecrest Shopping Center
7900 Rea Road
, NC
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Join Birkdale Village for live music every Friday and Saturday night from June 1 to August 31. Bring a chair or a blanket.

Cost: Free

Where:
Birkdale Village
8712 Lindholm Drive
Huntersville, NC
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River Jam brings live musical performances to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. See website for information about River Jam Run, open water swim, big water sessions, yoga and...

Cost: Free, $6 for parkig

Where:
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
, 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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Midsummer Nights @Queens aims to bring a professional "Shakespeare in the Park" experience to the Charlotte region. Performances are free and open to the public, taking place on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Queens Univeristy
1900 Selwyn Ave.
, 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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"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, 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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Have a silly play date at the latest exhibit at ImaginOn. Designed to develop school readiness and academic skills for young children, Mr. Potato Head leads visitors on adventures ranging from...

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
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This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

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

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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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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The traveling exhibition, constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy features towers built out of LEGO bricks. Admire the skyscrapers and learn about their cultural...

Cost: $18-$22

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
, 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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Discover the intriguing lives of nocturnal animals. This hands-on, family-friendly exhibit delves into dark environments and brings to light the unique animals and plants that live there. Visitors...

Cost: $5-$8, children 3 and younger free

Where:
The Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In this heart-warming story about the joys of friendship, Amos McGee knows friends can come in all sorts of species, too. Lively and engaging puppets...

Cost: $10+

Where:
Wells Fargo Playhouse
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
View map »


Telephone: 704-973-2828
Website »

More information

Sale is conveniently located just 9 miles from Mooresville, 10 from Concord, 4 from Kannapolis and 12 from Salisbury! Presale ($5 charity donation) on Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat, 9...

Cost: Free

Where:
Turning House Mill Works
501 S. Main St.
Landis, NC
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Website »

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This exhibition presents an array of genres and features work by six represented artists, Eduardo Cardozo, Juan Dolhare, Carlos Estévez, José Luis Landet, Santiago Quesnel and...

Cost: Free

Where:
LaCa Projects
1429 Bryant St.
, NC
View map »


Website »

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Buy books at the fourth annual big book sale blowout!

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
, NC
View map »


Website »

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Exhibit encompasses a multitude of women and their many roles, identities and experiences.

Cost: $7-$9, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Attend this farewell celebration for hummingbirds who will be preparing for their long trip to Central America. Hummingbird banding, guest speakers, kids' activities and food trucks will be on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve
2900 Rocky River Road
, NC
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Guests will be mesmerized this summer by dozens of vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and...

Cost: $8-$15, children younger than 2 free, includes garden admission

Where:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
6500 S. New Hope Road
Belmont, NC
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Telephone: 704-825-4490
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Say “TREATS!” The portrait studio will offer 15-minute pet portrait sessions in exchange for a donation of $25 or 10 lbs. of dry dog food for the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Cost: $25 or 10 lbs. of dry dog food

Where:
Reflections by Rhiannon Portrait Boutique
9741 Southern Pine Blvd.
Suite J
, NC
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Bring the family for vendors, food ,crafts and entertainment including water activities, bounce houses, Paw Patrol photo booth, Royal Princess Concert, face painting, balloon animals and a petting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Downtown York
14 N Congress St.
York, SC
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Enjoy an intimate yoga practice on the East Boulevard outdoor patio along with complimentary YAFO kitchen juices and hummus hustler small bites following the class. Reserve your spot.

Cost: $5

Where:
Yafo Kitchen
1235 East Blvd.
, NC
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Sponsor: Yafo Kitchen & SweatNET
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This expo is a celebration of the best products, services and entertainment for children and families. Free activities include bounce houses, face painting, video game truck, demos, character meet...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carolina Courts
240 Chestnut Pkwy.
Indian Trail, 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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Enjoy live music all day from at the Gazebo at Patriot's Park. There will also be water games, a Woodie car show and vendors.

Cost: Free

Where:
Patriot's Park
220 S. Railroad Ave.
Kings Mountain, NC
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Mud Factor 5k Obstacle Run will feature giant cargo climbs, mud pits, water slides and a kids' run.

Cost: $45-$65, plus $15 for parking

Where:
Hodges Family Farm
3900 Rocky River Road
, NC
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For $15, The Haigler Club will wash, towel dry and adorn each dog with a Greenway bandana. All proceeds benefit the Mary Warner Mack Dog Park. Adoptable dogs from the Humane Society of York County...

Cost: Free, $5 for parking

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
148 Adventure Road
Fort Mill, SC
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Families will enjoy food, games, vendors, cannon fire, reenactments, pirate shows and contests.

Cost: $6

Where:
Museum of the Waxhaws
8215 Waxhaw Hwy.
Waxhaw, NC
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Come for the giveaway of 500 backpacks full of school supplies at the Praising Place Church Annual Gear Up Back to School Community Event.  There will also be water slides, other giveaways,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Praising Place Church
5268 North Sharon Amity Road
, NC
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Sponsor: the Praising Place Church
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Try a 45-minute class filled with singing, dancing and playing! Cost can be applied to fall tuition.

Cost: $10

Where:
Tom Sykes Recreation Center
405 E. Park Ave.
, NC
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Sponsor: Music Together of Charlotte
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Come shop jewelry, art, kids clothing, pet gear, foods, decor and a farmer's market while enjoying live music.

Cost: Free

Where:
Ballantyne Village
14825 Ballantyne Village Way
, NC
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Meet Turtles from Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles. The Sewer Studio Tour will allow kids to create their own dynamic stop-motion videos with Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action...

Cost: Free

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
, NC
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Meet Sir Purr, and decorate cookies. Adults can also enter a giveaway.

Cost: Free

Where:
Reid's Fine Foods SouthPark
4331 Barclay Downs Drive
, NC
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Sponsor: Reid's Fine Foods
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Try a 45-minute class filled with singing, dancing and playing! Cost can be applied to fall tuition.

Cost: $10

Where:
Tom Sykes Recreation Center
405 E. Park Ave.
, NC
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Sponsor: Music Together of Charlotte
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Play games, slip down the water slide, eat ice cream and more outside of the food court entry.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northlake Mall
6801 Northlake Mall Drive
, NC
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Explore the expressive, active, and creative benefits of dance.

Cost: $10

Where:
Elon Recreation Center
11401 Ardrey Kell Road
, NC
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This event will offer all-you-can-eat fresh blue crabs, one side of fish and chips, snow crab legs platter, music and a family friendly environment. Tickets for 1-3:30 p.m. time slot or 4-6:30 p.m.

Cost: $10-$55

Where:
Park Road Park
6220 Park Road
, NC
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Discuss teen fandom of pop culture while enjoying snacks and fun geek activities. Register online.

Cost: Free

Where:
Scaleybark Library
101 Scaleybark Road
, NC
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Join Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood to kick off their Friends of Summer summer event series. This event's theme will be Legion Jam Fest. Event is family-friendly and dog friendly.

Cost: Free

Where:
Legion Brewing
1906 Commonwealth Ave.
, NC
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Come celebrate Halloween early with costume clad festival goers. Festival will kick off at 4 p.m., and the zombie walk will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Kannapolis
119 West Ave.
Kannapolis, NC
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Festival will feature food, live music, adult beverages and a corn maze.

Cost: $15-$20, children ages 3 and younger free

Where:
Aw Shucks Farms
3718 Plyler Mill Road
Monroe, NC
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All movies are shown on an inflatable screen at locations throughout Cornelius with refreshments available for purchase. June 15: Cornelius Town Hall July 27: Ramsey Creek Park Aug. 24:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbins Park
17738 West Catawba Ave.
Cornelius, 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, NC
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Rock Hill rides gives new riders the chance to learn how to ride. Staff will be on site to teach the biking basics and safety. Borrow or bring your own bike and helmet. No registration is necessary.

Cost: Free

Where:
Rock Hill SC BMX Track Parking Lot
1307 Riverwalk Pkwy.
Rock Hill, SC
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Celebrate the history of Tweetsie Railroad, the ET&WNC Railroad, and mountain culture! 

Cost: $32-$50, free for children younger than 2

Where:
Tweetsie Railroad
300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane
Blowing Rock, NC
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Sponsor: Tweetsie Railroad
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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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Sponsor: Noah's Art of Southpark
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In 2013, Billy Graham was officially named “North Carolina’s Favorite Son” when Governor Pat McCrory signed a proclamation from the North Carolina House and Senate. This display...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC  28217
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Event is packed with jewelry, handbags, make-up tips, gourmet treats, shopping, fashion shows, cooking classes and speakers. See website for discount ticket pricing information. Fri. and...

Cost: $6-$12, children younger than 6 free with paying adult

Where:
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
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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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Explore the greenway’s water ways, and wear closed-toe shoes that can get muddy. Bring a guardian and a change of clothes. Registration is required.

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Anne Springs Close Greenway
2573 Lake Haigler Drive
Fort Mill, SC
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Meet a resident bird and an expert keeper in these half-hour sessions along the Raptor Trail. Saturdays 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays 1 and 3 p.m.

Cost: $8-$12, children 3 and younger free

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center
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Be amazed by the show put on by these native and exotic flight birds and their trainers at this annual sensation.

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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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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Meet one of the animal ambassadors for a photo opportunity, and take a behind the scenes tour of the Raptor Hospital. Get an up close look at an Eagle. Children younger than 16 must be...

Cost: $28-$32

Where:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC
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Sponsor: Carolina Raptor Center
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Come to NarroWay Productions for dinner and a show! Before the kings and after all the deliverers were at rest, there was a time of judges when every man did what was right in his own eyes....

Cost: $10-$37

Where:
NarroWay Theatre
3327 Hwy. 51 N.
Fort Mill, SC
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Sponsor: NarroWay Productions
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Come listen to music every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer, except June 21, which is Movie on the Green.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Green at Promenade on Providence
corner of Providence Road and Interstate 485
, NC
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Celebrate 20 years of music at Stonecrest with weekly family fun.

Cost: Free

Where:
Stonecrest Shopping Center
7900 Rea Road
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

Join Birkdale Village for live music every Friday and Saturday night from June 1 to August 31. Bring a chair or a blanket.

Cost: Free

Where:
Birkdale Village
8712 Lindholm Drive
Huntersville, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

River Jam brings live musical performances to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. See website for information about River Jam Run, open water swim, big water sessions, yoga and...

Cost: Free, $6 for parkig

Where:
U.S. National Whitewater Center
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
, NC
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Take a closer look at some of the more macabre events that took place at Rosedale over the years.

Cost: $20

Where:
Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 N. Tryon St.
, NC
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Midsummer Nights @Queens aims to bring a professional "Shakespeare in the Park" experience to the Charlotte region. Performances are free and open to the public, taking place on the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Queens Univeristy
1900 Selwyn Ave.
, NC
View map »


Website »

More information

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
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"Welcome to Brookhill" is a collection of images that, like poetry, stir emotion. The photographs reveal what this neighborhood, like every other neighborhood, has come to be to its...

Cost: $7-$9, Children 5 and younger free

Where:
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, 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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Have a silly play date at the latest exhibit at ImaginOn. Designed to develop school readiness and academic skills for young children, Mr. Potato Head leads visitors on adventures ranging from...

Cost: Free

Where:
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Exhibit explores the 1929 Loray Mill Strike, including why strikers chose to organize with the National Textile Workers Union (NTWU) and how the strike influenced mills across the country. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gaston County Museum of Art and History
131 West Main St.
Dallas, NC
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This modest exhibition presents twenty works created over four decades by seventeen artists from six different nations. Yet all of them, regardless of their style, form, material or subject proved...

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

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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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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The traveling exhibition, constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy features towers built out of LEGO bricks. Admire the skyscrapers and learn about their cultural...

Cost: $18-$22

Where:
Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
, 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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Discover the intriguing lives of nocturnal animals. This hands-on, family-friendly exhibit delves into dark environments and brings to light the unique animals and plants that live there. Visitors...

Cost: $5-$8, children 3 and younger free

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The Museum of York County
4621 Mt. Gallant Road
Rock Hill, SC
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Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In this heart-warming story about the joys of friendship, Amos McGee knows friends can come in all sorts of species, too. Lively and engaging puppets...

Cost: $10+

Where:
Wells Fargo Playhouse
300 E. 7th St.
, NC
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Telephone: 704-973-2828
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Sale is conveniently located just 9 miles from Mooresville, 10 from Concord, 4 from Kannapolis and 12 from Salisbury! Presale ($5 charity donation) on Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat, 9...

Cost: Free

Where:
Turning House Mill Works
501 S. Main St.
Landis, NC
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This exhibition presents an array of genres and features work by six represented artists, Eduardo Cardozo, Juan Dolhare, Carlos Estévez, José Luis Landet, Santiago Quesnel and...

Cost: Free

Where:
LaCa Projects
1429 Bryant St.
, NC
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Buy books at the fourth annual big book sale blowout!

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Independence Regional Library
6000 Conference Drive
, NC
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Exhibit encompasses a multitude of women and their many roles, identities and experiences.

Cost: $7-$9, children 5 and younger free

Where:
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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