Our Picks: Top Things to Do With Kids This Month in Charlotte
Our picks for the best things to go do with kids this month in the greater Charlotte area.
EpicFest Family Festival will be held Nov. 4.
Photo courtesy of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library
EpicFest Family Festival | Nov. 4
Meet 11 different award-winning children’s authors and illustrators, including Eric Litwin, author of the “Pete the Cat” series, at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s annual literary festival for families. Litwin performs a free concert at noon as a way to bring the characters from his books to life, and a special event for teens includes young-adult authors Robin Benway and Amber Smith from a DJ, virtual reality demos and snacks. Kids yoga, group art, family cooking and music are scheduled throughout the day. The entire event is free, but reserve a ticket in advance for the teen event. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E. Seventh St. cmlibrary.org.
'Disney’s The Lion King Jr.' | Nov. 3-5 and Nov. 10-12
The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Ages 4 and older. Performances at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. See website for complete schedule. Tickets start at $12. 704-892-7953. davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials| Nov. 11-12
See energetic canines compete in the National Border Collie Sheepherding Championships and other competitive events. While there, go on a hay ride, see antique tractors, plus check out the living history, historic craft and cooking demonstrations, a punkin chunkin’ and kids’ activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7.50-$11. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. ruralhill.net.
Novant Thanksgiving Day Parade | Nov. 23
The largest parade in the Southeast marches through uptown Charlotte on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 9:30 a.m. Expect larger-than-life floats and segwalloons, nationally known recording artists, marching bands, dance teams and plenty of surprises. The route takes the parade north on Tryon Street from Stonewall Street to Ninth Street with a performane area at Trade and Tryon streets. Come early for Breakfast With Santa at Coco and The Director restaurant at Marriott Center City at 7:30 a.m. Tickets for reserved seating and Breakfast With Santa can be purchased at get.crowntickets.com. The parade is broadcast regionally on WBTV, Channel 3 (CBS) at 1 p.m.