14 Family-Approved Ideas for Weekend Fun

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Tuck Fest
Celebrate the active, outdoor lifestyle all weekend long with competitions, exhibitions, demos and live music. Join us at the starting line of the Family Adventure Face on Friday, and the Kids 2K Trail Race or the Kids Obstacle Challenge on Saturday. Stop by the Charlotte Parent Booth both days to learn more about the Fit Family Challenge.
U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy

Cherry Blossom Festival
Spend today or Saturday enjoying rides, listening to live music and participating in a cherry pie and pizza eating contest.
C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, 111 N. Mountain St., Cherryville

The Reluctant Dragon
Watch a comedy about a poetry-spouting dragon who prefers a cup of tea to a battle.
McColl Family Theatre, 300 E. 7th St.

Bark in the Park
Experience this festival dedicated to your furry friend. There will be contests, including best costume and lots more.
Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville

Earth Day Birthday
Indulge in games, activities and loads of family fun in celebration of the planet. Pony rides and food will be on site for a small fee.
Museum of York County, 4621 Mt. Gallant Road, York, SC

Family Fun Fishing Day
Enjoy a fun-filled morning teaching the kids the basics of fishing. Rods and reels are availble as long as you register for a tackler loaner card.
George Poston Park, 1101 Lowell Spencer Mountain Road, Gastonia

Queen’s Cup Steeplechase
Hang out at this all day event featuring Jack Russell Terrier races, a hat contest for everyone and pony rides!
Brooklandwood Race Courses, Mineral Springs

HFFA Kids Triathlon Series
Cheer on the kids as they bike, run and swim for awards and prizes.
Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville

Lowes Healthy Kids Day
If you’re in the Mooresville area, stop by the Lowes YMCA from 10am-2pm for family fun, games, face painting, bounce houses, vendors and a kids fun run. 
Lowes YMCA, 170 Joe V. Knox Ave., Mooresville

Girls on the Run Union County 5K
Participate in this non-competitive race, perfect for beginners and advanced runners.
Lake Park Community, 3801 Lake Park Road, Indian Trail

Great Amazing Race: Adults and Kids Adventure Race
Everyone in the family can participate in this challenge based the hit tv show that includes loads of competition and puzzles.
Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville

Join us at Bike FEST, from 1-5pm in Plaza Midwood for family-friendly fun and 100 bonus points in the Fit Family Challenge. It’s all part of BIKE! Charlotte which starts Friday and runs through May 11. Enjoy the great outdoors on a bike– it’s great for the environment and good for your health. 
Thomas Avenue, 1600 Hamorton Place

5th Annual Strawberry Festival
Enjoy a fun-filled day picking juicy fruits and listening to live music. Kids can ride the ponies and everyone can eat some BBQ.
Bush-N-Vine Farm, 1650 Filbert Hwy., York, SC

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
Watch this reassuring tale about an owl who must overcome his fears by venturing out into the world.
Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St.

Plus! Beach Fest in Matthews will be Friday and Saturday featuring carnival rides, live beach music and boardwalk style food vendors.

As always, our calendar is filled with more weekend fun.