Check out Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations, enjoy world-premier live theater, take a walk in the woods, have art-based fun, coding for girls and more.

Babes in the Woods
McDowell Nature Preserve

Hit the paved trail with your little one, and experience nature. Registration required.

Aboriginal Dot Art
Discovery Place Science

Learn more about this unique Australian art and create your own piece to take home.

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. Bring a snack or picnic lunch to extend your stay in the garden. Recommended for children younger than 10, but all are welcome.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Knight Theater

This adaptation of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is a must-see for Percy Jackson fans. Times vary.

Charlotte Checkers vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Bojangles’ Coliseum

Throwback pricing on tickets (starting at $1) and some concessions.

Free Wednesday Evenings at the Mint Museum + Art Club

Explore the Mint Museum’s exhibitions freely – perfect time to visit with the kids. And, don’t miss the new 8-week session After School Club.

Winnie the Pooh Day at Discovery Place Kids

Celebrate everyone’s favorite ‘silly old bear’. Bring a plush animal, and journey through the Hundred Acre Woods.

MyGym Lake Norman Puppet Show
Barnes and Noble – Birkdale Village

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

Kids Night Out – Chopped!
Flour Power Kids – Lake Norman

Hands-up at Flour Power for a fun Kids Night Out event with a basket full of (super yummy) secret ingredients and friendly competition.

Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt
Children’s Theater of Charlotte

Based on the books by Megan McDonald and adapted by Allison Gregory, Judy Moody takes the stage in this adventure-filled world-premiere adaptation.

Family Hike on the Cattail Trail
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Hike on the Cattail Trail with the family. Stop to enjoy the view along the water while kids create winter artwork inspired by nature. Registration Required.

Family Storytelling MLK Jr. Event with Elisha Minter
Mooresville Public Library

Enjoy a family-friendly storytelling performance in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Minter is the Coordinator for Frontline Storytellers, an award-winning local and national program and a member of the North Carolina Humanities Council. Check out the Town of Mooresville for more activities throughout the day including the Unity Walk.

MLK Call to Service
Multiple Locations

Honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking part in family-friendly service projects. Locations: Blythe Elementary School, Huntersville East Mecklenburg High School Marie G. Davis K-8 School Renaissance West Steam Academy

Charlotte Hornets vs Phoenix Suns
Spectrum Center

Watch the Charlotte Hornets take on the Phoenix Suns.

Atrium Health Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade
Uptown Charlotte

The parade will march down Tryon Street, beginning at 9th Street and ending at Stonewall Street. More than 100 community organizations, marching bands and step and drill teams will participate.

Let There Be Light
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve

Craft votives and tea candles using natural scents inspired by nature.

Stories in the Woods – Seeds
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Visit the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens for literacy activities revolving around seeds. Meet at the picnic tables in the Susie Harwood Garden, and bring a blanket.

Sunday Fun Day: Collage Under Construction
Mint Museum Uptown

Enjoy family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, artist demonstrations and family yoga sessions. Layer color transparencies to build a sun catcher, play with paint and bubble wrap for a mixed media masterpiece, and piece together a portrait with collage artist Monique Luck.


STEM Studio – Pixels & Paint
Dottie Rose Foundation, C3 Lab

While learning the binary code, each girl will create and paint her own piece of work using binary images.