Well, well, it sure doesn’t FEEL like fall in the Queen City yet. Let’s look on the bright side ~ Lots of fun family things to do this week, and lots of them outside…we can always pretend that it’s summer for a little longer, right?

Don’t forget, you can plan ahead for apple picking, corn mazes and fall festivals with our handy “calendar” posts. And you know what’s just around the corner, so get ready. Pumpkin Patching.


Preschool Rookie Science

September 12 @ 2pm

University City Library

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Introduce your preschooler to the wonders of science this afternoon. Please register.


September 13 @ 7:30pm (dinner begins at 6pm)

United House of Prayer for All People

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Levine Museum OTNS and Center City Partners present this annual FREE concert that is not to be missed.

FREE Queso Day at Moe’s

September 15 – All Day

Moe’s Southwest Grill

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Don’t miss your chance for a FREE cup of Moe’s famous queso today.

Sunset at Metropolitan

September 15 (and Thursday evenings through October 6) @ 5:30-8:30pm

Metropolitan (patio by Dressler’s & Hickory Tavern)


This FREE outdoor music series kicks off this evening with music from Heywire.

Bechtler By Night – Painting with Bob Ross

September 16 @ 5-9pm

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art


Come out for and evening of painting fun, inspired by paiting favorite, Bob Ross. Admission and activities are FREE.

Rockin’ & Reelin’ Finale

September 16 @ 7pm

Pineville Lake Park


Don’t miss the last installment of Pineville’s Rockin’ & Reelin’ series for 2016…music by Matt Stratford Band.

The Great Pumpkin Fest

September 17-October 30 (Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm)



If you’re like me and not into the scary part of SCarowinds, this is a great way to spend a fall day at the park.

Lincoln County Apple Festival

September 17

Downtown Lincolnton

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Celebrate the fall’s favorite fruit with family and friends today.

Festival of India

September 17 & 18 (times vary)

Belk Theater

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Check out the 21st year of this cultural festival presented by the Indian Association of Charlotte. Dance, art, exhibits and film. Children under 10 get FREE admission.

Downtown Davidson Art Crawl

September 17 @ 5-9pm

Downtown Davidson

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The Sanctuary of Davidson sponsors this event where you can enjoy live music, wine, beer, and over 25 artisans displaying and selling their pieces.

Outrageous Reptiles & Amazing Amphibians

September 17 @ 10am-1pm

Charlotte Nature Museum


Don’t miss this month’s Creature Feature event where you can get up close and personal with the animals of the Nature Museum.

Worldwide Day of Play

Septmeber 17 @ 10am-3pm

Main Street Children’s Museum


Head to Rock Hill to celebrate this day that’s all about the art of PLAY.

Save the Date:

September 28 – October 2: Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart @ Time Warner Cable Arena

October 2: Peppa Pig Live @ Belk Theater

October 15: A Clearing in the Forest book signing @ Park Road Books

October 15 & 16: Fall Mini Sessions with Laurel Belle Photography