So much family fun this week – find things to do with those fallen Fall leaves, festivals, fairs, and dare we say it… a little Christmas activity.
STEAM Month: Lego Club
Plaza Midwood Library
The library supplies the Legos; participants supply the imagination… Lego idea books are also on-hand and available for checkout.
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Celebrate Fall with wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, pedal carts, horse rides, face painting, kayaking and more.
Charlotte Fall Fair
Route 29 Pavilion
Fair food, more than 30 rides, a petting zoo, a thrill show and a rattlesnake show… well, hello Autumn.
Fall Homeschool Day At Latta Plantation
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve
Bridge the gap between early American homesteading and today’s trends; demonstrations include chicken keeping, cool weather crops, food preservation, wash day, farm animals and children’s chores.
Story Time And More
Children’s Garden at Wing Haven
Join Rutherford Rabbit to enjoy a seasonally themed story and craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water vegetable plants, dig for worms, and explore the sensory and butterfly gardens. Feel free to bring a snack or picnic lunch to extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children younger than 10, but all are welcome. The cost is per family, not per participant.
Charlotte Hornets Vs Milwaukee Bucks Season Opener
The Charlotte Hornets will open the regular season at home for the first time in four years when they tip off against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Child Safety Seat Inspection Station
Huntersville Fire Station 1
Certified technicians will check and help families install car seats. No appointment necessary. Bring your vehicle, seat and if possible the child for the most assistance.
Thursday, October 18, 4:30 p.m.
This month book is “Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World” by Rachel Ignotofsky.
38th Annual Christmas Made In The South
Cabarrus Arena and Events Center
Grab your pumpkin spice latte and get a head start on holiday shopping at the Christmas Made in The South expo.
Pineville Fall Festival
Enjoy food, music, rides, arts, crafts and a local student art show. Stop by the family stage on Saturday for kid-friendly performances.
Bring your camera, lawn chairs, and blankets to experience a family-friendly festival featuring more than 50 hot air balloons, live music, food, wine and craft beer, kids’ zone, and artisan marketplace.
The Art Of R&B: An Interactive Experience
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Art
Get ready to learn the ins and outs of making music in two interactive sessions. Spend an afternoon immersed in the technical aspects of R&B music. Do not miss the interactive panel on songwriting, performance, music production and the business of Charlotte’s music scene.
Kannapolis Fall Festival
Arrive dressed in costume, and enjoy several games, treats, crafts and fun activities. Stick around after sunset for the feature film, “Scooby Doo.”
Spirits And Stories: Brattonsville By Twilight
By day, the living history plantation will be full of autumn festivities with hands-on fun and harvest demonstrations. At twilight, historically dressed interpreters will lead guests on a spooky candlelit path to encounter spirits of the past.
Bailey Road Park
Enjoy live music, craft beer, food trucks and a kids’ zone with crafts and games. Event proceeds benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists.
Halloween In Huntersville
Stop by for live music, balloon twisters, airbrush tattoos, bounce houses, local craft vendors and a Halloween egg dash. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and explore the maze and pumpkin patch for additional fee.
Charlotte Checkers; My First Checkers Game
Watch the excitement on the ice as the Charlotte Checkers take on the Hershey Bears. The My First Checkers Game promotion includes $5 tickets for all kids and a free jersey to the first 1,500 kids.
Sunday Fun Day: Art In Motion
Mint Museum Uptown
Enjoy family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, artist demonstrations and family yoga sessions.
Kids “Crafternoon” At The Gardens: Autumn Leaf Bowl
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens Greenhouse
Sunday, October 21, 1:00 p.m.
Autumn leaf bowls are a fun way to bring nature indoors. Collect a few special leaves outside before returning to the classroom to craft them into a beautiful bowl. Parent participation is required.
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