This week smells like summer… we’ve got baseball, outdoor concerts, plays, birds of prey and family-fun for Memorial Day.

Homeschool Day at Carolina Raptor Center
Carolina Raptor Center

This quarterly event focuses on creating a science-based experience for homeschoolers and their teachers. Enjoy the Meet the Raptors Presentation and Bird Beak Buffet Activity. Bring your lunch and stay awhile.

Bark in the Ballpark
BB&T Ballpark
Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, dogs can attend as the Knights play the Norfolk Tides and Tuesday, fans can meet characters from Star Wars.

Music Box Lunch
Romare Bearden Park

Enjoy live music with your lunch at Romare Bearden Park’s Music Box Lunch, which occurs every Tuesday and Friday afternoon.

Ballantyne Rocks Music Series
Ballantyne Village

Rock out at Ballantyne Village every Wednesday in May.

PlayPlay! Theatre Presents: Pocket
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

Thursday, May 24, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Explore the many surprises we find hidden within our pockets. Enjoy both pre-show and post-show activities. Participation is encouraged. Performances run Thursday-Saturday.

Circle K Speed Street Presented by Coca-Cola
Uptown Charlotte

Thursday, May 24, 2018 – May 26, noon

Live entertainment, access to racing’s brightest stars, giveaways, music and interactive displays. Each day starting at noon, vendor displays, kids’ activities, racing-related fun and more will run on Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte until 8:00 p.m. Then national headliners take the stage in Romare Bearden Park starting at 6:30 p.m.

Mint Hill Madness
Mint Hill Veterans Memorial Park

Celebrate the founding of the town of Mint Hill at the 35th Mint Hill Madness, a three-day festival. The festival features live music, a carnival, an arts and crafts fair, a parade, a fitness competition and fireworks. The parade begins 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Memorial Day Celebration
U.S. National Whitewater Center

Friday, May 25-27

Celebrate the start of summer with yoga, a Dry Tri, Trail Race, live music at River Jam and a fireworks show to close out the weekend.

Saturday Children’s Yoga
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Geared towards children ages 3 and younger, this class will focus on movement and energy release. Parent participation required.

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family
Discovery Place Science

Discovery Place Science presents Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, an innovative, multimedia experience showcasing never-before-seen dinosaurs in the Tyrannosaurs family tree. The exhibit will feature more than 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens, a dramatic array of fossils and casts and state-of-the-art technology.

Memorial Day Events

A Day To Remember Huntersville
Memorial Day BBQ Rock Hill
Memorial Day Party Whispering Hope Farm
Memorial Day Weekend Charlotte Farmer’s Market
Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun Chimney Rock State Park

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Creepy Nature
Schiele Museum

Opens June 2

Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals. This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies, and alien invaders. Discover the truth behind these mythologies as you follow the expedition of our hero through undersea perils, mysterious jungles, forbidding swamps, and an abandoned mine.

2nd Annual Pounding for Parker Golf Tournament
NorthStone Country Club

Monday, June 4, 10:00 a.m.

Tee off with us for a great day of golf on one of the Carolina’s best courses.
Your registration includes a unique swag bag, driving range time prior to your start, delicious box lunch, and complimentary beverage cart service.
Arrive in plenty of time to buy raffle tickets, mulligans and much more.

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