Turn up the fun this week and have breakfast with animals, reading fun in your PJs, take in an art exhibition, go birding, painting, to a baseball game, an evening farmer’s market and more!

Pajama Rama on the Plaza
Plaza Midwood Library

Wear your pjs for a family storytime that is perfect for bedtime.

Storyland: A Trip through Childhood Favorites
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

Beloved children’s books will come alive with Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, an imaginative, book-based experience for children ages birth to 8 years old.

Dino Safari: A Prehistoric Adventure
The Schiele Museum

Monday, August 13, 9:00 a.m.

Dino Safari: A Prehistoric Adventure Travel back in time on a journey through the Mesozoic Era – the age of dinosaurs. See dinosaur fossil specimens, enjoy hands-on exploration in the Dino Safari Lab, and find out how scientists unearth stories of this ancient world.

Alfred Manessier Exhibition
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Alfred Manessier, an exhibition of paintings and prints by an artist who sought to create contemplative images where the natural and spiritual realms would converge, offering spaces for both respite and resistance.

Birding Walk
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Take a stroll down Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds, observe nesting patterns and establish basis for bird counts. Bring binoculars if you own a pair!

Homeschool Day at Discovery Place Science
Discovery Place Science

Homeschool families, come enjoy discounted Museum admission and explore Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family. Immerse yourself in Flying Monsters in IMAX, learn more about Homeschool Programs, and check out class demonstrations from 9 am-4 pm. A copy of your valid teaching certificate or NCDNPE home school certificate is required for discount. Check in at 6th St.

“Mentors and Heroes” Photography by David Holt
North Carolina Transportation Museum
Wednesday, August 15,
“Mentors and Heroes” includes over thirty framed black and white portraits of David Holt’s many musical mentors and heroes from the 1970s to the early 2000s. The exhibit includes several instruments from Holt’s personal collection.

Culture Bites: Davidson
The Green

Thursday, August 16, 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy a free family-friendly evening of arts, culture and tasty food samples from diverse local restaurants. Experience pop-up theatre, dance, visual art, interactive experiences, science and music of all varieties! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Evening Farmers Market
Pecan Park, Statesville

The Evening Farmers Market supports local farmers by providing a location to bring customers and farmers together. Everything sold at the market is locally grown, baked, or crafted by the vendor. No reselling! Food lovers will enjoy choosing from the large variety of vegetables and fruits.

League of Extraordinary LEGOs
Mt. Pleasant Library
Friday, August 17, 10:30 a.m.
Drop into the Mt. Pleasant Library for The League of Extraordinary LEGOs. The library will provide the LEGOs; kids provide the imagination! The event now includes DUPLOs.

Charlotte Knights’ Super Splash Day
BB&T Ballpark
Friday, August 17, noon
Come out and cool off at the afternoon Knights game against the Louisville Bats. Brings the kids for the double-lane slip and slide, a big kahuna wet slide, a misting station, kiddie pools, on-field contests and celebrity dunk tank.

Orthocarolina 10k Classic

The 9th Annual OrthoCarolina 10K Classic presented by Performance Therapy- Food Truck and Beer Fest, is the areas premier 10K running event. The OrthoCarolina Classic will also feature a challenging 5K run/walk, Rookie Run, and a kid’s dash.

Hummingbird Festival
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

Reedy Creek Nature Center presents the 11th Annual Hummingbird Festival! Come out for family-friendly activities, which include bird banding, story telling, birding hikes, “The Great Hummingbird Challenge,” face painting, and guest speakers.

Add A Little Fancy!
(Disney Character Live Appearances are not part of this event.)

SouthPark Mall
Find the fantastique Fancy Nancy collection at the Disney store at SouthPark. All attendees at the Play Date will have a chance to win a $50 Fancy Shopping Spree from the Disney store at SouthPark*!

Breakfast with Beasts
Zootastic Park

All participants can enjoy a continental breakfast, an interactive animal show, a wagon ride with a cup of food for the animals, and zoo admission.

American Girl Painting
American Girl

You and your girl can color your world with a painting class at Painting with a Twist! Create your own masterpiece to take home with paint and other materials provided. Then, head to American Girl for a tasty dinner in the Bistro, where each girl will get a goody bag.

* All images sourced from Facebook pages of events listed or free sources.