Brews, bikes, and hikes; get the Scoop on family fun this week with events for mom (and dad), dinosaurs, planes, trains and, yes… you guessed it automobiles!


Family Storytime in the Park
First Ward Park
Tuesday, May 8, 11:30 a.m.
Stop by for stories, songs, and movement activities at First Ward Park, just across the street from ImaginOn.


Free Entry to the Schiele Museum
The Schiele Museum

Tuesday, May 8, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Get free entry to the Schiele Museum every second Tuesday of the month.


Homeschool Day at Carolinas Aviation Museum
Carolinas Aviation Museum

Wednesday, May 9, 10:00 a.m.

The day is structured with STEM-related activities and encourages parent participation. This is the 4th and final Homeschool Day of the 2017-2018 school year. No pre-registration required.


Hats off to Mom
Historic Rosedale Plantation

Wednesday, May 9 – May 13, 2018

Learn about hats through history. Feel free to come in your favorite hat; then try on an old fashion bonnet and enjoy light refreshments at the end of the tour.


Right Moves for Youth Twilight 5K
Wells Fargo Atrium

Friday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.

Race in one of Charlotte’s only evening races. Children 12 and under can also race in the 1K Kids’ Fun Run at 8 p.m.


Museum Camp In: The Sky is the Limit
The Schiele Museum
Friday, May 11 – 12, 7:00 p.m.
Reach for the stars in this cosmic camp in. Learn about all things space with hands-on activities and crafts. Event includes an evening snack and breakfast. Advanced registration required.


North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival
Historic Rural Hill

Friday, May 11 -May 12, 11:00 a.m.

An amazing two-day celebration of music, camping, the outdoors, and North Carolina’s craft beer. With an upbeat atmosphere and family friendly culture, the NCBMF is great music festival and is fun for all ages.


Food Truck Friday South End
Sycamore Brewing

Friday, May 11, 5:00 p.m.

This family-friendly event features craft brews, wine, cider, live music and the best food trucks in Charlotte. Bring the whole family, including your dogs. Along with seating in the beer garden and taproom, patrons are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.


Friday Night Fireworks at the Knights Game
BB&T Ballpark
Friday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy spectacular post-game fireworks.


Music on the Green Concert Series
The Green at Promenade on Providence
Friday, May 11 – 12, 7:00 p.m.
Come listen to music every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer.


Stonecrest Summer Concert Series
Stonecrest Shopping Center

Friday, May 11 – 12, 7:00 p.m.

Listen to music every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer at Stonecrest Shopping Center.


BeachFest Matthews
Stumptown Park

Friday, May 11 – May 12, 2018

Put your “toes in the sand” with live beach music, shag dancing, carnival rides, a kids’ inflatable village, a car show, and more.


National Train Day
North Carolina Transportation Museum

Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m.

This celebration includes special programs, unique photo opportunities, tours, activities for kids, railroad vendors and more. Train rides at 10am, 11am, noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm.


Spring into Arts Festival
Historic Downtown Concord
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.
This festival promotes the visual and performing arts, and features musical entertainment, food vendors, a juried art show, and a children’s area.


Lake Norman Bike Expo and Community Ride
Town of Davidson Parks and Recreation

Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.

Try out bikes from area bike shops, learn about bicycle safety and maintenance, and experience unique bikes such as folding bicycles, electric assist bikes, then go on a family bike ride at 10:30 a.m.


Mother’s Day Storytime
Barnes and Noble, Morrison Place

Saturday, May 12, 11:00 a.m.

Join a special Mother’s Day storytime featuring books by bestselling authors Hoda Kotb and Jimmy Fallon. Activities to follow.


NASCAR Hall of Fame: 2nd Saturday
NASCAR Hall of Fame

Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m.

Kids and kids at heart can fuel up on fun at the new 2nd Saturday program at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Guests are invited to explore the exciting elements of racing with a new topic and interactive activity each month.


Mother’s Day Family Hike
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Saturday, May 13, 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate this special day by taking a stroll with the family in the nature preserve. Explore the trails with a naturalist as we hike around the Prairie and discover why this area is unique. Register online.


Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
Halton Theater
Sunday, May 13, 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy music by the Youth Orchestra.


Girls in STEM Workshop
Discovery Place Science

Sunday, May 13

Brownie Girl Scouts can work towards various badges during these workshops. Register online. See website for times, themes, and ages.