Things to Do With Kids in Charlotte This Weekend
This weekend's family fun in Charlotte. (Aug. 17-19)
Gear up in cosplay and costumes for the Charlotte Comicon this weekend!
Photo: Charlotte Comicon
Festival season is nearly upon us! This weekend brings the Hummingbird Festival to Reedy Creek Nature Center, and be sure to check out this roundup of fall festivals throughout the greater Charlotte area. And catch these hot-ticket performances and engaging exhibits before they’re gone!
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Note: Time, dates and details of events are subject to change. Call venues to confirm.
Drop into the Mount Pleasant Library for The League of Extraordinary Legos. The library provides the LEGOs, and kids provide the imagination. The event now includes DUPLOs. Free. Ages 4-12. 10:30am. Mt. Pleasant Library, 8556 Cook St., Mt. Pleasant.
Take me out to the ballgame! Attend the Knights game against the Louisville Bats, and be sure to bring the kids for Super Splash Day. Check out the double-lane slip-and-slide, big kahuna wet slide, misting station, kiddie pools, on-field contests and celebrity dunk tank. $8+. Noon. All ages. BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint St.
Mooresville Parks and Recreation presents Movies on Main! See "Homeward Bound" on the big screen on the Town Hall lawn in Downtown Mooresville. Movies start at dark, and concessions are available for purchase until the movie starts. Free. All ages. 7pm. 413 N. Main St., Mooresville.
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Reedy Creek Nature Center presents its11th Annual Hummingbird Festival. Come out for family-friendly activities, which include but are not limited to, bird banding, storytelling, birding hikes, "The Great Hummingbird Challenge," face painting and guest speakers. Free for all ages. 9am-3pm. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road.
Can’t make the Hummingbird Festival of fancy? Don’t ruffle your feathers; Reedy Creek Nature Center is saving some of its activities for the Hummingbird Crafts and Facts event on Sunday!
Let nature inspire your child’s creative side! Come craft a card at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (DSBG). DSBG has a number of fun events and activities lined up this weekend, including but not limited to Pollinator Putting, Wild Wonders and Children’s Yoga. The card crafting workshop is not included in general admission, but it is free for members. A second one-hour card making workshop is scheduled to begin at noon. $15 for one child with one parent plus general admission; $3 per additional participant (general admission $2.95-$6.95, children younger than 2 free). Ages 5 and older. 10-11am. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
Celebrate Disney Junior's new animated family comedy, "Fancy Nancy.” To kick-off the new show and the back-to-school season, head out to SouthPark Mall this Saturday. Activities include a DJ, balloon twister, face painter, photo booth, crafts and more! Free. All ages. 1-3pm. SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road.
Comic fans, bring your little superheroes to Comicon! Guests include Marvel Comics legends, Vic Carrabotta and Rick Leonardi, with more than 50 additional artists, writers, and media guests. Shop for toys and collectibles that kids of all ages will enjoy! Check website for schedule of events, which includes but is not limited to a Be Your Own Superhero workshop on Saturday, which is recommended for ages five to 12 but open to all, and a costume contest on Sunday! $5 per day; Ages 12 and younger free. All ages. 10am-4pm. Embassy Suites Concord Convention Center, 5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, Concord.
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Charlotte Pride’s free two-day cultural festival includes diverse national, regional and local entertainers, musicians and bands, and numerous participating vending booths, including art exhibitors, area non-profits, political candidates and food stands. Be sure to check out the Family Zone, which will include games, crafts and dress-up play. Family Zone hours begin at 1:30 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. The Family Zone is for children younger than 11 who are accompanied by an adult. Free. Noon-6pm. Uptown Charlotte, N. Tryon St.
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Tiffany Wolff is the calendar editor and mother of two energetic boys.