14 Family Outings for the Weekend

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A Night of Storytelling During Waxhaw’s First Friday
Listen to children’s stories with illustrations by a local artist and enjoy carriage rides and a mini art preview.
Historic Downtown Waxhaw, Main Street.

Evening Campfire
Enjoy the night making s’mores and singing songs with the entire family.
McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road

Green Jeans Women’s Consignment Sale
Today through Sunday find and buy new and gently worn clothing featuring brand names, shoes, accessories and even maternity wear.
Queens University Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Road

Movies in the Park
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and get cozy watching a featured movie. Come early to participate in pre-movie activities.
North Mecklenburg Park, 16131 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville

Relay for Life of Huntersville/Cornelius
Camp out overnight and take turns running or walking around the track. Play games, eat food and participate in family activities.
Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius

Girls on the Run 5k
Come out for an early morning fun event and watch this non-competitive, non-timed event. Stop by the Charlotte Parent table to find out how you can earn 100 bonus points in the Fit Family Challenge.
Behind Blythe Elementary, 12202 Hambright Road, Huntersville

Home Depot: Build a Flower Planter
Start thinking about Mother’s day and learn how to create a perfect gift for Mom. Kids can keep their craft and wear a commorative pin. This is a first come, first serve workshop.
All Home Depot Locations

Family Care Fair
Hang out with Novant health and learn about a variety of health screenings and watch exercise demonstrations.
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, 10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Horse Lovers Day
Shop around, enjoy a horse carriage ride and eat some great food for a fun filled afternoon.
Leatherman Lane, 3175 Odell School, Concord

Romare Fest
Spend today or tomorrow with the family playing games and other fun-filled activities. Hang around for loads of entertainment.
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.

Cinco De Mayo Fanta Festival
Watch internationally known musical acts and enjoy an open air food court. Play games and activities and see if you spot any celebrities.
Route 29 Pavilion, 5650 Sandusky Blvd., Concord

“May The Fourth Be With You” Star Wars Day
Spend the day meeting your favorite Star Wars character and explore the science behind the series.
Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.

Fintastic Live Mermaid Show
Watch as real life mermaids swim through a 1,200 Shark Tank. The first 1,000 guests will receive a free beta fish!
Fintastic, 2135 Ayrsley Town Blvd.

Kids Bicycle Safety and Educational Rodeo
Hang out with Bike! Charlotte, Giordana-CST Cycling Team and Piedmont Natural Gas to learn more about safety while riding a bike. Kids can have a free helmet if participating. Stop by the Charlotte Parent table to find out how you can earn 100 bonus points in the Fit Family Challenge.
Johnston YMCA, 3025 N. Davidson St.

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