School’s Out for Everyone by now! Stay active, out of the house and fresh with our weekly ideas on things to do with family all over the Charlotte area. Pack a picnic lunch and head out!

Library Summer Break Kickoff on the Green
Davidson Library
Monday, June 11, 10:00 a.m.
Kick off a summer learning program for readers of all ages at Davidson Branch Library.  Limbo, spoon races, hula hooping on the Green and more.

Library Summer Break Kickoff: Big Bang Boom!
Cornelius Library
Monday, June 11, 10:00 a.m.
Join Cornelius Public Library in kicking off the summer reading program for readers of all ages. This celebration features The children’s rock band, “Big, Bang, BOOM!

Marshmallow Madness in Indian Trail
Indian Trail Town Hall

Show your creativity by turning marshmallows and other sweets into candy art. All materials, tools, and supplies are provided.

ImaginOn Summer Break Kickoff
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 p.m.
Kick off summer and participate in a variety of engaging and educational activities for some family-friendly fun, as you also learn more about ‘Summer Break’. Read, write, create, explore, play, and give!

The Amazing Mr. Archer
University City Regional Library
Tuesday, June 12, 2:00 p.m.
In this presentation, Mr. Archer shares how reading a book at his public library helped him build a career while making balloon creations and doing balloon tricks.

Dakota and Friends Dinosaur Show
Steele Creek Library

“Real” Dinosaurs! Meet and interact with Dakota, pet a baby T-Rex and watch an egg being hatched.

Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops
Locations vary

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Listen to the sounds of the Charlotte Symphony and enjoy the summer evenings. June 13: The Krueger Brothers, 7:30 (June 17: Music of John Williams: Star Wars)

Wonderful Wednesdays
The Museum of York County

Wednesday, June 13, 10:00 a.m.

Explore and investigate natural history topics with new exhibits, guest speakers and  activities (the Butterfly Porch will also be open).

Yoga With American Girl
American Girl Southpark Mall

During this fun class taught by instructors from Twist Kid Yoga at American Girl, your girl will learn to connect her mind and body through movement. After the class, enjoy delicious fruit fondue and lemonade. All levels welcome. Girls will receive a goody bag. Reservations required.

LaLaCaboosa Downtown Music Series Huntersville
Veterans Park

Thursday, June 14, 6:30 p.m.

Live music, food trucks, and fun. Everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket or chair. Food is available for purchase from Old Buddy’s Oinker, Taco Green Go, Carolina Smash Truck, Jive Turkey Legs, and Mrs. G’s Ice Cream. Enjoy beverages from Dover Vineyards, Primal Brewery, or Eleven Lakes Brewing.

Intro to Fishing (Rods)
Lake Haigler Entrance of Anne Springs Close Greenway

Learn about the  different types of fish and the different methods used to catch them, such as tying knots, baiting, casting, hooking a fish, and removing a fish from your hook. Rods will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have one and want to practice on it. Register prior to the event.

Gaston All American Festival
Eastridge Mall

Friday, June 15, – June 24

This year brings bigger and more rides, live music, food, crafts, jewelry, games, art, music, entertainment, eating contests, and a new spectacular fireworks show.

Food Truck Friday in Old Town Rock Hill
Fountain Park

Friday, June 15, 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy food trucks, Old Town restaurants, local beers, wine, children’s activities, and live music.

Movies on Main
Town Hall Lawn
Friday, June 15, 7:00 p.m.
All movies will be shown on the Town Hall lawn in Downtown Mooresville. Movies start at dark, and concessions are available for purchase until the movie starts. Schedule: June 15 – Space Jam, June 29 – Little Mermaid, July 20 – Homeward Bound, Aug. 17 – Good Burger, Sept. 21 – Free Willy.

Heroes Con
Charlotte Convention Center

Friday, June 15 – June 17

Heroes Convention is one of the nation’s best comic-book conventions. This family-friendly event is celebrating it’s 36th anniversary and hosting more than 600 artists and creators from all across the comic-book industry.

Campfire Chemistry
Latta Plantation Nature Center

In order to build the perfect campfire, you need fuel, heat, and little bit of science. Experiment around the campfire, and watch the chemical reaction when heat is applied to a marshmallow! Bring a lawn chair or blanket for maximum campfire enjoyment.

Father’s Day at Huntersville Grower’s Market
Huntersville Grower’s Market

Saturday, June 16, 8:00 a.m.

Chef Matt will be grilling delicious meat samples for recipe ideas using local beer. Live entertainment by Carolina Classic Cloggers.

Farm Day
Charlotte Nature Museum

Visit the little farm in the big city, and get up close to new friends including goats, horses, and chickens. Enjoy a special meet-and-greet with animal friends, puppet shows, story time, and farm-based animal crafts.

Strider Cup
NASCAR Hall of Fame

Strider Cup Races give small children a chance to put their Strider Bike skills to the test at several stops across the United States. Kids of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate.