Disney Stage Shows, Kayak Tours, Campfires, Quarry Swimming, Equestrian Jumping. Family Things to Do This week – July 6

Hard to believe we are already one month into summer…time flies when you’re having fun. Lots of FUN things to do with family this week including theater shows, swimming at the quarry and heading to a horse show. Have a great week!


Disney’s The Lion King, Jr

July 6 @ 9am, July 7 @ 10am, July 8 @ 2pm & 7pm, July 9 @ 2pm

Theatre Charlotte

things to do with family

Perfect way for your little ones and the whole family to have a live theater experience.


The Quarry at Carrigan Farms

July 6, 11 & 12 @ 10am-3pm (and many other dates through Labor Day)

Carrigan Farms in Mooresville

things to do with family

Don’t miss the chance for fun and thrills this summer at The Quarry…great way to spend a hot summer day.


Family Campfire

July 6 @ 7:00-9:00pm

Latta Plantation Nature Center

things to do with family

Enjoy games, a camp fire and roasting marshmallows with the family. Bring your chairs or blankets for this FREE event.


Family BioBlitz

July 7 @ 9am-11am

Latta Plantation Nature Center

things to do with family

Ages 6 and up are invited for one part scientific scavenger hunt, one part race and a whole lot of fun. Event is FREE, but please register.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

July 7 @ 7pm, July 8 @ 2pm and 7pm, July 9 @ 2pm

Providence Day School – McMahon Fine Arts Center Theater

things to do with family

CreativeKids Productions Beauty & the Beast camp concludes with three stage shows perfect for the whole family.


Lake Wylie Family Kayak Tour

July 8 @ 9:30-11:30am and 2-4pm

McDowell Nature Center

things to do with family

Tandem kayaks for ages 5 and up, and single for ages 10 and up. Spend a couple weekend family hours on the water. Registration required.


Discovery Place Fun

July 8 – Times vary by program

Discovery Place Science

things to do with family

Discovery Place is the place to spend your Saturdays in July. Check out Seed Heads at 11am, Bacteria Plates at 1pm, a Robotics Demo at 3pm, and a Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour at 3:30pm.


Saturday Night Lights

July 8 @ 6-10pm

Tryon International Equestrian Center

things to do with family

Just a short drive from Charlotte, the TIES has a fun night in store including carousel rides and face painting, followed by an equestrian show jumping competition. Admission and parking are FREE.


Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series: The LEGO Batman Movie

July 8 @ 8:30 pm

Robbins Park, Cornelius (17738 West Catawba Avenue)


July 9 @ 3 pm

Carolina Raptor Center

things to do with family
Photo by Jessica Hudgins via Carolina Raptor Center.com



Scaly Slimy Spectacular

July 10-14 @ 9am-12pm

Latta Plantation Nature Center

things to do with family

Looking for a camp for your preschooler this week. A few openings remain in this fun and affordable nature themed camp for ages 4 to 6.


Sculpture & Craft and Drawing the Landscape & Nature

July 10-14 @ 1:00-4:00pm

Mint Museum Randolph

A few openings left in these camps this week Sculpture and Craft for ages 8 to 11 and Drawing for ages 14-18. Registration required.


Lunch in the Lot Food Trucks

Wednesday, @ 11:00 am, Downtown Cornelius




Save the Date

August 4: Kids Bop Live @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre

August 25: Food Truck & Music in the Garden @ Winghaven Gardens


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