Our Picks: Top Things to Do With Kids This Month in Charlotte

Our picks for the best things to do with kids in the greater Charlotte area.
See the Paw Patrol gang live on stage at Ovens Auditorium, Sept. 6-8.

Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue | Sept. 6-8

If you know Paw Patrol, you know the theme song and the gang, including Ryder, Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest. Join the crew as they go on a mission to find Mayor Goodway after she goes missing on the day of a race scheduled with Mayor Humdinger. The show includes two acts and an intermission, and engages audiences with costumes, pup vehicles and pup packs. See website for showtimes. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. $25+.

UNC Charlotte International Festival | Sept. 21

Art, crafts, costumes, food, music, dance and games combine to create the experience of traveling the globe in one day. UNC Charlotte, Barnhardt Student Activity Center, 9201 University City Blvd. 10am-6pm. Free.

Insane Inflatable 5K | Sept. 28

Run and bounce your way through a maze of inflatables. There’s a 5K for ages 10 and older. Children ages 4 to 9 can participate in the Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run. Expect lots of giggles. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. All ages, but must be at least 42-inches tall to participate. 8am-noon. $20-$39.

Day Out With Thomas | Sept. 27-Oct. 6

Take a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy Thomas-themed activities, including stamps, temporary tattoos and music. Train schedule and tickets available on N.C. Transportation Museum.. N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. $20+.


View the full list of family-friendly events in our monthly calendar of events »