Things to Do With Kids in Charlotte This Weekend
This weekend's family fun in Charlotte. (Aug. 23-25)
Fly over to the Hummingbird Festival at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve!
Photo: Courtesy of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation
Note: Time, dates and details of events are subject to change. Call venues to confirm.
Visit Wing Haven for a family-friendly evening of fun. Purchase dinner from local food truck, New Wrap Order, and hear live music from Hot Chocolate and Vanilla Soul Duo! Wine, beer and other beverages will also be available for purchase. $15, children 10 and younger free. All ages. 5:30-8 p.m. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
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 beautiful campus of Queens University of Charlotte. Attendees are encouraged to bring food, and those ages 21 and older may bring beer and wine. Bottled water is available for purchase. Children are welcome and will be able to participate in special pre-show activities. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free. All ages. 8:15-9:45 p.m. Queens Univeristy, 1900 Selwyn Ave.
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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 vendors. Wild hummingbird banding will be ongoing from 9 to 11 a.m. Free. All ages. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road.
Bring the family for vendors, food ,crafts and entertainment. The festival's Kidzapalooza area will features inflatables, rides, sports zone, a royal princess concert, Spiderman, Paw Patrol Row shows and Baby Shark. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Downtown York, 14 N Congress St., York.
Families will enjoy food, games, vendors, cannon fire, reenactments, pirate shows and contests. $6. All ages. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Hwy., Waxhaw.
Join Legion Brewing Plaza Midwood to kick off their Friends of Summer summer event series. This event's theme will be Legion Jam Fest, so expect live music. Neighborhood vendors will also be on site. Event is family-friendly and dog friendly. Free. All ages. 5-11 p.m. Legion Brewing, 1906 Commonwealth Ave.
Get ready for self-guided adventure for the whole family. Drop in at the Nature Center between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for hunt details and prizes. Free. All ages. 1-4 p.m. Latta Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.
Enjoy music outdoors with the family. Coolers and picnics are welcome, but food and beverages will also be available for purchase. This week's performance Gospelfest. Free. All ages. 6-8 p.m. Davidson Village Green, Intersection of Main Street and Concord Road.
Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor and mother of two energetic boys.