14 Super-Thrilling Family Weekend Ideas

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Blues Out Back. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music. Gaston County Museum, 131 W. Main Street, Dallas.

Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention. Spend today and Saturday watching demonstrations, picking up fresh tips and exploring how to make those family scrapbooks unique. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.

Get to Know Mecklenburg County. New to the area? Still don’t know your way around the Charlotte area? Stop by to learn about interesting locations and great community resources. Mountain Island Library, 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way.

Movies in the Park- The Nut Job. Watch a family-friendly movie under the stars. Village Park, 700 West C Street, Kannapolis.

UCUMC Fall/Winter Children’s Consignment Sale. Back to school is just around the corner! File through an abundance of fall and winter clothes, furniture, books and toys just in time for the school year. University City United Methodist Church, 3825 W. WT Harris Blvd.

Bon Odori Festival. Learn about the Japanese culture through games, activities, music and food. Don’t miss out on the traditional tea ceremony. Wells Fargo Atrium, 301 S. Tryon St.

Bounce Boot Camp Back to School. Have some fun jumping in bounce houses, inflatable castles and going through obstacle courses while learning about fitness. Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics Center, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville.

Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) Fall/Winter Consignment Sale. Shop thousands of gently used clothing. Find toys, games and maternity wear. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road.

Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash presented by Mello Yello. Watch your favorite oversized trucks take on the largest obstacle course in the region. The Dirt Track at Charlotte, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S, Concord.

Lowes Build and Grow. Make a craft from a Monsters vs. Aliens Trolley theme. Lowes Home Improvement locations.

Radio Disney Jr. Dress like your favorite princess or pirate. Play games, dance to music and win cool prizes. Monroe Crossing, 2115-290 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe.

Faces of Freedom Summer. Explore over 100 photos taken by Herbert Randall in Hattiesburg, Mississippi who documented civil rights activitists and African-American voters during the summer of 1964. Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St. 

Davidson Concerts on the Green. Hang out tonight listening to live music while relaxing on your lawn chairs, wrapped up in your blankets. Davidson’s Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson.

Reptile and Amphibian day. Have some scaly and slimy fun creating a new species of reptile and learning what it takes to be a herpetologist. The Schiele Museum , 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia.

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

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