Scoop For Families: The Smart Picks on Things to Do with Family in Charlotte This Week – 8/3

It’s August…for real. CMS goes back to school in 3 weeks. Some schools start back in two. Summer is coming to a close. Don’t let the last few weeks get away from you. Loads of fun to be had this week. LOTS of outdoor movies, fun with the Panthers and more.

Here are Our Smart Picks for Family This Week:

LEGO Mini Build

August 4 & 5 @ 5pm

LEGO Store – Concord Mills



Be sure to register (new policy) for the monthly FREE mini-build. This month you’ll make the LEGO Kangaroo.


Wisdom of the Woods: Amazing Animal Adaptations

August 5 @ 7pm

Charlotte Nature Museum

Animal Adaptations

Learn all about the adaptations animals make to survive in the presentation by the museum director.


Science Focus: Spin, Boom, Pop!

August 5 @ 10:30am

Village Park in Kannapolis

science focus

Join Mad Science as they wrap up Kannapolis summer fun Science Focus activities.


Countdown to Kindergarten w/ Roger Day

August 6 @ 5-7pm

Main Street Children’s Museum

countdown to kindergarten

There’s fun for the whole family at this education festival. You can’t beat the kids music sounds of Roger Day.


One Day Summer Camp

August 7 @ 10am-3pm

McGuire Nuclear Station’s Energy Explorium

one day summer camp

An exciting day of science is in store. Robotics, circuits, physics and more. Space is limited. Please register.


This Weekend:

Carolina Panthers Fan Fest

August 7 @ 6:30-9:30pm

Bank of America Stadium

fan fest

Don’t miss the fun of seeing the Panthers practice plus the TopCats, SirPurr, and a night capped by fireworks.


Movies Under the Stars & Kidgits Summer Carnival

August 7 @ 7pm

Symphony Park at Southpark

movies under the stars

Central Charlotte’s place to be for a summer carnival followed by an outdoor screening of Big Hero 6.


Movies in the Park

August 7 @ 7pm

Village Park – Kannapolis

movies in the park

Outdoor summer movies are the best. Tonight watch Monsters, Inc under the stars.


UNCC’s Annual Piano Sale

August 7-9 – times vary

Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts

UNCC piano sale

In the market for a piano for the family? This is a great opportunity to get a great deal from a reputable source.

Rockin’ & Reelin’ Movie Night

August 7 @ 7:30pm

Pineville Lake Park

rockin & reelin

Another outdoor movie offering on the other side of town…catch a screening of Dolphin Tale 2.


Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOMs) Consignment Sale

August 8 @ 7:30am-3pm

The Park Expo & Conference Center

CMOMs sale

The children’s consignment sale season kicks off today with the CMOMs sale. Children’s clothing, gear, toys, furniture and more.

Weekend Fun at The Schiele Museum of Natural History


Citizen Science: Weather

August 8 @ 11am & 2pm

Learn how easy it is to be a Citizen Scientist in your own backyard.

Pond Life

August 9 @ 2pm

Search for living things in the pond and learn more about their life in the water.


Piedmont Endangered Animals: Family Day

August 8 @ 12-2pm

Museum of York County

Piedmont Endangered Species

Go on a scavenger hunt and create your own coloring book as you learn about the endangered species in our area.


Bearden Music Series – Jazz

August 8 @ 6-9pm

Romare Bearden Park

bearden music

Listen to the jazz sounds of The Mint Julep Jazz Band while enjoying an evening outside.


Charlotte Comicon Summer Comic & Toy Show

August 9 @ 10am-4pm

5700 Westpark Drive


Vintage comic books, toys and action figures sure to entertain the kids (and maybe mom and dad, too).


Party in the Park

August 5 @ 6pm

Romare Bearden Park

Six String Saturdays

August 8 @ 2pm

Discovery Place Uptown

River Jam

July 6 & August 8  @ 7pm

US National Whitewater Center

Plan Ahead:

August 14: Fairy Camp @ Historic Rosedale

September 30-October 4: Disney on Ice @ Time Warner Cable Arena

**For more local family friendly events, visit The Queen City Buzz.


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