This week it’s all about the live music and outdoor festivals, but also about ways to stay cool like (almost) free movies for the family, and theater shows and concerts for all. Learn about dinos, reptiles and amphibians on Saturday, and explore the noises of nighttime creatures next week. Get out there and have some family fun.
July 13 (and Thursdays and Saturdays through September) @ 7-10pm
US National Whitewater Center
Make a family evening of live music, the summer outdoors and a whole lot of fun. Tonight’s music by Chris Jacobs.
July 14 @ 6-10pm
Oak Street Mill in Cornelius
Don’t miss a night of live music, craft beer, food trucks and lots of kids activities.
July 15 @ 9am-12pm
Discovery Place Nature
Learn all about turtles, lizards and snakes and get up close and personal with some reptiles and amphibians.
July 15 @ 10am-4pm
Schiele Museum of Natural History
A safari guide will lead you through the Schiele’s newest exhibit, you’ll see a live animal show, and more.
July 15 @ 7:00pm
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
Come out to support Charlotte’s up and coming girl rock stars as they present their hard work from their week of camp.
July 15 & 16 @ 10am-4pm
Join the fun of the annual reenactment weekend with battles, music, camp life demonstrations and concessions.
July 16 @ 1:45pm
Discovery Place Kids
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a scientific ice cream making demonstration.
July 17 (and Mondays through August 14) @ 10am
Matthews Movies 10
Today’s $1 movie is Hotel Transylvania 2. A great way to beat the heat with the kids this summer.
July 18 @ 10am
Best for those under 10…head to the gardens for storytime and a craft, and pack a picnic to enjoy afterwards.
July 18 @ 6:30-8:30pm
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve
Ages 6 and up are invited for an evening hike to explore the sounds made by the nightime creatures.
July 18-23 Times vary by day
Blumenthal’s Broadway Lights series brings this Disney classic to the stage in the Queen City.
Save the Date
July 21: Summer Food Truck Rally @ Rural Hill
August 4: Kids Bop Live @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 25: Food Truck & Music in the Garden @ Winghaven Gardens