Author: Tiffany Wolff

In Step With… Cara DeFelice

Meet Cara DeFelice, owner of The White Bounce House of Charlotte, a luxury inflatable that can be customized for birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, wedding receptions, bat mitzvas, and more. We caught up with this busy wife and mom…

7 Family Campgrounds Near Charlotte

McDowell Nature Preserve Bring the kids to McDowell Nature Preserve for relaxation with a side of education. McDowell Nature Preserve borders Lake Wylie and lies approximately 30 minutes from the heart of Charlotte. Despite lake proximity, there is no lake…

25 Family-Friendly Events and Activities in Charlotte: July 2021

  July 2 July Jamboree. Blackberry Ridge Farm, 14820 Beatties Ford Rd., Huntersville. 5-10 p.m. $5. Come for food, music, games, kids’ water activities, vendors, and beer for adults. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. blackberryridgefarmnc.com.   July 3 Fourth of…

Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte: 2021

  June 30 Charlotte Symphony Concert and Fireworks Don’t wait for the weekend to start celebrating. See the Charlotte Symphony perform at this mid-week concert, and stick around to see the fireworks. Free. 7 p.m. Village Park, 700 West C…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Charlotteans

  The Sporting Gent Find men’s apparel and accessories, home goods, and outdoor gear like hunting garb and fly fishing equipment. Even less-sporty dads will enjoy the luggage, bar accessories, and leather goods. Visit the store or shop online. 2848…

In Step with… Kevin Cassidy

Former Hollywood stuntman Kevin Cassidy and his wife Megan opened Ninja Nation in Huntersville on May 22. The 12,000-square foot facility has a state-of-the-art obstacle course arena designed for “sports-tainment.” Ninja Nation hosts classes, open gym sessions, birthday parties, field…

Six Things to Know About Operation Dream Force

After more than a year of remote learning, we’ve seen how important it is for students to have access to computers, ipads, and reliable Internet. But at least 11 million students across the country don’t have a device for online…

Mother's Day Gift Roundup for Charlotte Families

Saturday CLT Scavenger Hunt. Multiple locations. Go on a Mother’s Day-themed scavenger hunt and collect fun gifts from local businesses for Mom. The two-day event is May 7-8 and includes four hunt locations each day. Mother's Day-themed clues will be…

Where to Find Easter Brunch in Charlotte

Haymaker Enjoy a special three-course, prix fixe menu on Easter Sunday with mains like steak and eggs, pan roasted crab cakes, and more. Make a reservation online for one of three seatings: 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Brunch is…

In Step with… Jay and Miketa Davis

Jay and Miketa Davis are spouses and co-owners of the wildly popular LuLu’s Maryland Style Chicken and Seafood that opened on Tuckaseegee Road in 2019. We caught up with the couple to chat about plans to expand their family and…

Allergy-Friendly Dessert Spots in Charlotte

One in 13 American children have food allergies, which, according to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), equates to roughly two children per classroom. If you’re a parent to one of these children, you know what a challenge it can…

In Step With...Jon Beyerle

Jon Beyerle, owner of Soccer Shots of Greater Charlotte, began playing soccer at age 6. Today the father of two teaches fundamental skills to children ages 2 to 8, with an emphasis on character development and fun, engaging curriculum. Soccer…

21 Family-Friendly Events and Activities in Charlotte: February 2021

Compiled by Tiffany Wolff Feb. 3 Discovery Place Reopens. Discovery Place Museums. Hours and price vary by museum. All ages. Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, and Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville temporarily closed on Jan. 14 due to recommendations from the…