Summer is for storytelling, swimming, and sipping… it is still hot and there’s lots of cool family-friendly fun to be had around Charlotte this week starting Sunday, August 6.


Sunday, August 6
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville (Huntersville)
The Shell Game Puppet Show, 9:45 a.m.
Sing-a-long fun for little ones and air-conditioned comfort for parents!
Free with Museum admission.

Things to Do with Family This Week

Underwater Adventures Await at Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville.


Monday, August 7
Anne Springs Close Greenway (Fort Mill)
Lightning Bug Preschool Program
You know it’s summer when you see the little flashes of light darting around your yard at night.
Lightning bugs are fascinating little creatures — learn more about our bright little friends.
$5 entry fee for non-members.

Things to Do with Family This Week

Fireflies, the Official Light Source of Summer.


Tuesday, August 8
The Quarry (Mooresville)
Take a cool dip in a local favorite — The Quarry at Carrigan Farms — a natural, spring fed, body of water.
Bonus: Life jackets are provided or you may bring your own.
$12 per person.

Things to Do with Family This Week

The Quarry at Carrigan Farms is a Summer Must!


Wednesday, August 9
The Mint Museum (Uptown)
You’re never too young or old to enjoy art and the creative process… and it’s free on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.!
SCOOP TIP: Parents, should you become ‘lost’ there’s also Wine on Wednesdays at The Mint… which includes a cash bar and a chance to sip, shop, and save in the Mint Museum Shop! This week’s theme is ‘Luck of the Draw’, featuring King of Pops and surprise discounts on a variety of items.

Things to Do with Family This Week

The Mint Museum is Free for Families on Wednesday Evenings.


Thursday, August 10
Carowinds (Charlotte)
Cirque Imagine
Big family-fun with sensational stunts, high-flying thrills and stunning imagery. Tickets and times here.

Cirque Imagine Returns to Carowinds this Summer.


Friday, August 11
Historic Downtown Concord Art Walk (Concord)
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Stroll through The Galleries and enjoy the artwork all throughout beautiful downtown Concord.
You may even have a chance to meet the artists! More event info here.

Take a Family Stroll Through Art and History!


All images courtesy of Facebook pages of events listed.