We know it’s hot, but we got you with some cool family to dos this week.
Indian Trail Town Hall
Show your creativity by turning marshmallows and other sweets into candy art. All materials, tools, and supplies are provided.
Open Quarry Swim at Carrigan Farms
Carrigan Farms Quarry
Swim in the cool, deep water at Carrigan Farms Quarry. Ages 11 and under must wear a life jacket at all times in the water. Anyone 12 and older are eligible to take the swim test. Bring your rod and reel for catch-and-release fishing at the farm’s two ponds. Open Monday-Thursday, 10am-3pm; Sunday, 11am-4pm.
Terrific Tuesday: Mountain Marionettes At the Hop
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
Celebrate Summer Break with free performances at ImaginOn all summer long! This week’s performer is Susan VandeWeghe. Grab your poodle skirt and get ready to bop till you drop with these amazing marionette characters.
Regal Entertainment Cinemas, which includes Regal Phillips Place Stadium 10, Regal Starlight Stadium 14 – Charlotte, Regal Stonecrest At Piper Glen Stadium 22, Regal Franklin Square Stadium 14, Gastonia, and Regal Birkdale Stadium 16, Huntersville, offers $1 movies as part of its Summer Movie Express.
Tickets are available only at the theater box office on the day of the show.
Story Circus – Rock Hill
Main Library (Rock Hill)
Wednesday, June 27, 4:00 p.m.
Prepare to be amazed, dazzled, and bewildered by Story Circus- an exciting storytelling show where stories meet circus! See Balloon Haiku (balloon animals coming to life with haiku), Storygami (storytelling with origami), and storytelling with magic. After the stories, children get to make a simple magic trick that they can take home to perform. No registration is required, but seating is…
Mount Holly Fireworks Celebration and Food Trucks
Downtown Mount Holly
Burst into Mount Holly for tasty food and festive fireworks.
Latta Plantation Nature Center
Bioluminescence is not only for fireflies; it can be found in many species in nature, including some that live at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve! Learn about nature’s ability to flow, create art with light, play games, and search for bioluminescent creatures.
Family Disney Game Night
All Around The Board: Game Cafe
Join All Around The Board: Game Cafe for Disney Themed Family Game Night! Enjoy family time while playing one of our many Disney-themed games. Wear Disney clothes or a costume to get $1 off your admission!
Summer Fun Fridays
North Carolina Transportation Museum
Travel to N.C. Transportation Museum for hands-on activities every Friday! Climb aboard a steam engine. Build a flying machine, and launch it in a wind tunnel. Construct a refrigerator car to protect an ice cube from the summer heat.
Food Truck Friday South End
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.
South Fork Trail
Saturday, June 30, 10:00 a.m.
Join this free 3.5-mile moderate hike with a historian from the Gaston County Museum and a Carolina Thread Trail leader. Explore the emergence of the textile mills and civil war history. Bring a water bottle, walking shoes or hiking boots, snacks, a camera, and sunscreen.
The River Place
Saturday, June 30, 11:00 a.m.
This family friendly event will have a DJ, crafts, games, face paint, vendors, prizes, and contests and dance team performances.
Carolina Raptor Center
Enjoy a variety of “nose to beak” encounters with some of the most interesting raptor species. Purchase tickets online up until 24 hours before the encounter, and in the Visitor Center up until 30 minutes before the encounter begins. Participants must be 7 or older; children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
McDowell Nature Preserve
July 1, 2:00 p.m.
Discover what lives in a nature preserve using a little detective work. Hike one to two miles observing nature at McDowell Nature Preserve and let the detective work begin. Registration required.
Super Hero Day at the Knights Game
Sunday, July 1, 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy this special Super Hero Day and watch the Knights play the Gwinnett Stripers.
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