Kick off June with 12 Family Weekend Ideas

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Movies in the Park
Participate in giveaways and receive prizes all before cozying up to a feature film. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. North Mecklenburg Park, 16131 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville

Once upon a Time Summer
Designed for ages 2-10, kids can explore the jungle from the Ansai and the Talking Melon and sit on the Monkey’s Throne and other fairy tale stories. ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St.

Snow White
Watch a modern twist take place on a classic tale. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road.

Taste of Charlotte
For the next three days, enjoy a variety of food from an array of restaurants and food trucks. The kids can enjoy inflable jumpers, games, rides and obstacle courses. Uptown Charlotte, N. Tryon St.

Arts in the Park
Listen to the Gaston Symphonic Band and share the experience of arts and culture. Biggerstaff Park, 1301 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas 

Beach Blast
Spend the afternoon face painting, going through inflatable slides and obstacle courses. Stay for an evening of live performances and plenty of outdoor entertainment. On the Green at Monroe Crossing, 2115-290 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe.

Explore the Outdoors
Play a game of cornhole but this time with the Huntersville Police Department! The day includes workout sessions and prizes to win. Energy Explorium at McGuire Nuclear Station , 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville.

First Book 5K
Watch the kids participate in a “Where the Wild Things Are” dash and help donate books to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. 

Super Duper lil’ Chefs
Stir up some tasty fun and participate in cookie decorating and pretzel twisting. Concord Mills, Food Court, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.

What do a balloon and an old man have in common? Watch as this tale takes an adventurous turn. Wells Fargo Playhouse, 300 E. 7th St.

Dragonflies and Damselflies
Learn about where these insects can be found and what makes them unique. Horse Trailer Park, Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Summer Pops: Prelude by CYSO 
Relax and enjoy music by the Charlotte Youth Symphony. Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road

Give back this weekend! Help fight childhood cancer by grabbing a glass of lemonade for $3 at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Charlotte. Proceeds will go towards the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation(ALSF). 
Make your own lemonade stand this summer while teaching the kids valuable money lessons.

Look for more calendar events here.