13 Family-Approved Ideas to Jazz up the Weekend

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Drumstrong Rhythm and Arts Festival
Rock on to live music for the next three days and participate in a cornhole tournament, disc golf and yoga. Misty Meadows Farm, 455 Providence Road, Weddington.

Capture the Flag
Take a spin on the traditional game but this time in the woods. Hide the flag and prevent the other team from finding it! McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road.

Outdoor Music on the Green at Promenade on Providence
Kick off your weekend the right way with live music and feel good weather. Promenade on Providence, Providence Road and Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.

Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race
Watch teams race to the finish line in colorfully decorated boats and explore Asian culture through food and activities. Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Rd, Cornelius.

CaroMont Community Challenge
Start your morning off with a little health and fitness and enjoy a one-mile fun walk or a 5k run. Stick around for the festival with lots of entertainment. Forestview High School, 5545 Union Road, Gastonia.

Fairy Festival
Get ready to show off your fairy wings and enjoy dramatic story telling accompanied by the live butterfly release in Butterfly Pavillion. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road.

Food Truck Family Jam
Have some fun exploring different foods while listening to live music. The kids can enjoy a bounce houe park. Providence United: Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road.

Get Out and Play Festival
Build sand castles, make mud art and go hunting for bugs. Wear clothes that you’re willing to get messy!  Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Run! Ballantyne
Show off your community, school, or family spirit by racing to the finish line. Charlotte Parent will be in attendance. Stop by our table to learn how you can win points towards the Fit Family Challenge.The Ballantyne Corporate Park, Ballantyne Corporate Place.

Davidson Concerts On the Green
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for a night of live music. Davidson’s Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road.

Ninth Annual Fiesta Italiana Charlotte
Learn Italian in the “lets talk” kids zone and explore different italian foods. This event is all about charity and giving back to those with special needs. Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave.

Sunday Fun Day: National Geographic Photography and Art Museum Day
Dive into family -fun creative projects, explore the museum and watch artists demonstrations. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.

Waxhaw Spring Fest
Have some fun with the kids in the kids zone complete with bouncy houses and loads of entertainment. Make sure to enjoy the local live musical performances. Downtown Waxhaw, East N. Main St.

Looking for more activity? Our calendar is filled with more great ideas for weekend fun.