Whether you’re already back to school or your summer is still winding down there’s lots of family fun to be had this week…

Monday, August 21

Solar Eclipse
Check out our post here for where to go!


Tuesday, August 22, All Day

Literacy Wordplay Scavenger Hunt: Back to School!
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (Myers Park Branch)
Literacy-related scavenger hunt — most fun for school-aged kids ages 5-11; complete the activity and trade in your answer sheet for a prize at the service desk!


Wednesday, August 23

Wee Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Main Street Children’s Museum (Rock Hill)
Wee Wednesdays are back after taking a summer hiatus. Best for your tiniest tots aged 3 or younger special storytime crafts and more.


Thursday, August 24

The Block Back to School Bash, noon – 4:00 p.m.
ImaginON: The Joe & Joan Martin Center (Charlotte)
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Summer Break program finale and the last days of summer with tournaments, activities, and prizes.


Friday, August 25

River Jam Concert Series, 7:00 p.m.
U.S National Whitewater Center
Enjoy food, beverages, and live music at this weekly family-friendly summer concert series.


Saturday, August 26

2nd Annual Charlotte Area Kids Expo, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Carolina Courts (Indian Trail)
Bring the family and checkout the best products, services, and resources for families focusing on education, health and wellness, safety, special needs, child care, and entertainment.

The LEGO Batman Movie and our Back 2 School Bash, Saturday, dusk
Robbins Park (Cornelius)
Part of the Outdoor Cinema Series, movies are shown on an inflatable “blimp” screen, are free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers and picnic baskets

1, 2, 3 Follow Me!, Saturday, 11:15 a.m.
Discovery Place Kids, Saturday, 11:15 a.m. (Rockingham)
Learn about following directions through music and games. Early learners will participate in songs such as “Hokey Pokey,” “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” to become active listeners.


Sunday, August 27

Lazy Five Ranch, 1:00 p.m. until 1 hour before sunset
Spend the afternoon at Lazy 5 Ranch – stay in the air conditioned comfort of your car and drive through the park or take it to the next level and reserve a wagon in advance.
SCOOP TIP: Cash only – they don’t take credit cards (said no one ever in 2017)!

Lazy 5 Ranch was made for Sunday afternoons!

Dino Safari, Sunday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Schiele Museum (Gastonia)
Journey through time to the Mesozoic Era – the Age of Dinosaurs – as you walk among these full-bodied models and experience what life might have been like for these incredible creatures.