So much fun to be had this week celebrating nature and family — get your boots dirty, take in a puppet show, see birds fly and squirrels hunt, bake up a storm and attend a festival or two.

 

Huntersville Field of Honor 9.11 Memorial Event
Veteran’s Park

Wednesday, September 5 – 18, 2018

One hundred U.S. flags will stand in solemn formation at Veterans Park as a memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001. This stirring display will bring the community together that adults may remember and that youth may learn. Each flag represents an individual and tells a story. The display is open to all without charge.

 

StoryWalk Kickoff at Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews

Thursday, September 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Celebrate one of the newest StoryWalks at the kick-off celebration including fun festivities and reading books in a park.

 

Muddy Boots
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Thursday, September 6, 1:00 p.m.

Kids will learn how to navigate off-trail and build their confidence and comfort in wooded spaces. Participants should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. We will always get wet and muddy, so bring clean clothes at pick up time. Age groups: 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, and 12 and older.

 

Yiasou Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Thursday, September 6 – 9

The Yiasou Greek Festival features Hellenic cultural exhibits and authentic Greek cuisine. Enjoy homemade pastries, entertainment, live music and dancing, wine tastings, art and shopping. It’s a time of the year when everyone can be Greek.

 

Pennzoil AutoFair Presented by Advance Auto Parts
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Thursday, September 6 – 9

The Pennzoil AutoFair presented by Advance Auto Parts features more than 10,000 automotive vendor displays. In addition, kids can enjoy a play zone and eat fair food.

 

Kids’ Night Out – Back to School Bash
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio

Friday, September 7, 6:00 p.m.

Stir-up a ton of fun with pizza, lava cakes, and homemade cookies and cream ice cream.

 

MyGym Lake Norman Puppet Show
Barnes and Noble – Birkdale Village

Friday, September 7, 10:30 a.m.

The local puppeteer troupe from MyGym Lake Norman will lead an interactive and imaginative puppet show with songs and book readings.

 

By the Sweat of Our Brows
Historic Brattonsville

Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.

“By the Sweat of Our Brows” at Historic Brattonsville honors the legacy of African-Americans who were enslaved at Brattonsville, as well as their descendants, known today as the Seven Sacred Families.

 

Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational
Mint Museum Randolph

Saturday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.

More than 60 North Carolina potters set up booths on the lawn of the Mint Museum Randolph with remarkable works in clay, including mugs, teapots, jars, oversized pots, contemporary art pottery and sculptures.

 

International Vulture Awareness Day at Carolina Raptor Center
Carolina Raptor Center

Saturday, September 8, 11:00 a.m.

Immerse yourself in “vulture culture” and learn why vultures are key to a healthy environment. Vultures are an ecologically vital group of birds that are under pressure, and some species are facing extinction.

 

Backcountry Days and Ice Cream Social
The Charlotte Museum of History

Saturday, September 8, noon

Join the Charlotte Museum of History and the Charlotte Folk Society for our annual celebration of the Colonial Backcountry. Enjoy music, ice cream, and history. Registration required.

 

CSA Community Festival
Belle Johnston Community Center

Saturday, September 8, 1:00 p.m.

Community School of the Arts welcomes senior citizens and community members to participate in a half-day intergenerational festival! Engage in art activities, live music and a cultural experience for all.

 

Davidson Farmer’s Market

Saturday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.

The Davidson Farmer’s Market is a producer-only, year-round Market featuring more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100-mile radius.

 

Acorn Festival
Four Oaks

Saturday, September 8

Family fun including children’s activities, live entertainment, vendor fair, antique car and tractor show, barbecue competition, and much more.

 

Grandparent’s Day at Discovery Place Kids
Huntersville

Sunday, September 9, 1:45 p.m.

Celebrate grandparents during story time “How to Babysit a Grandpa,” by Jean Reagan at the Town Hall Stage. Then make a very special treat for your loved ones.

 

Plants with Grandparents
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

Sunday, September 9, 2:00 p.m.

Grandparents and grandkids can hike together and explore the wonderful world of plants while celebrating National Grandparents Day.

 

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze
Historic Rural Hill

Opening Day Sunday, September 9, 2018 – November 4

Get lost in the giant seven-acre corn maze featuring over two miles of interconnecting paths. Take a hayride, play cornhole and hike the trails. See website for times.

 

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