Things to Do With Kids in Charlotte This Weekend
This weekend's family fun in Charlotte. (March 22-24)
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's "Orchestra Olympics" will delight and inspire young music lovers.
Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Spring has sprung; get out and enjoy it! Check out this list of kid-friendly events, and do not miss these spring festivals and fairs. If you need to stock up for the season, catch one of this weekend’s consignment sales.
Note: Time, dates and details of events are subject to change. Call venues to confirm.
Come for a children's yoga story time hosted by yoga instructor, Stefanie Ezratty from Bellies and Blooms. Ezratty will instruct kids on some basic yoga positions that go along with the story. Come every second and fourth Friday of the month to stretch out the wiggles. Free. All ages. 10:30am. Barnes and Noble at Birkdale Village, 8725 Townley Road, Huntersville.
It’s opening night for “The Ghost of Splinter Cove.” One night while a pair of siblings are having fun with a new friend in their basement, they unearth a mystery that transports them on the adventure of their lives. Along the way, they discover things about both their family and themselves that will change them forever. Friday night’s show is at 7:30pm; see website for additional show times. $15+. All ages. Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St.
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Visit Chestnut Square Park for a chance to sit and explore more than 30 different trucks and other vehicles. A silent/sensory hour will occur from 10-11 a.m., and during this time, trucks will not turn on sirens or lights. Free. All ages. 10am-3pm. Chestnut Square Park, 320 Chestnut Pkwy., Indian Trail.
As part of Creek Week, celebrate Charlotte creeks and streams with a special water-themed story time, including a guest appearance by Stormy from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services! Free. All ages. 10:30-11am. ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St.
The Orchestra Olympics explores the personalities of various instruments as it sprints through an Olympic array of events including the low note limbo, the fast note dash and the marathon. $14+. Recommended for ages 4-9. 11am. Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St.
The pet fair will feature pet sitting, boarding, and organic treat vendors, pet adoptions by local rescues, dog trainers, pet accessories, and more! McGuire Nuclear Station’s picturesque education center, known as the EnergyExplorium, will feature the outdoor pet fair. Free. All ages. 11am-2pm. EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station, 13339 Nuclear Station Road, Huntersville.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Bland Street light rail station. Supplies will be provided by Keep Charlotte Beautiful, and the first 50 volunteers ages 21 and older will receive a free T-shirt and complimentary beer ticket.
The day will begin with a community clean up from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a Volunteer Appreciation Event at The Union from noon to 2 p.m. with raffle prizes. This is a family and pet friendly, rain or shine event. Free. All ages. 9:30am-2pm. Bland Street Station, 1511 Camden Road.
Herstory is a family day that will honor the history and legacy of women from various backgrounds. There will be musical performances, spoken word, local merchants, as well as arts and crafts for youth of all ages. Free. All ages. Noon-4pm. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St.
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Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor and mother of two energetic boys.