Global Recycling Day: Recycling Center Field Trip
McDowell Nature Preserve
Discover how recyclables are sorted and processed, and find out what they will become once remade.

Community Read: The “Love” Scavenger Hunt
Myers Park Library
Drop in for a literacy scavenger hunt inspired the children’s picture book, “Love” by Matt de la Peña.

Storytime Mondays
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Enjoy a variety of stories based on the seasons. Learn about bugs, frogs, plants and other garden friends. Follow story time with a self-guided scavenger hunt.

Story Time And More
Children’s Garden at Wing Haven
Enjoy a story and craft activity in the Children’s Garden. Children can water vegetable plants, dig for worms and explore the gardens.

Family Coloring Night
Gaston Main Library
Come family coloring night with light refreshments.

Through This Lens
Levine Museum of the New South
With artistic dialogue, the ‘Through this Lens’ community offers the larger community a look through the many lenses of the immigrant experience.

Tuesday, March 19 – April 30

Spring Equinox And Full Moon Celebration
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve
Celebrate this special time with a walk on the trails, campfire and nature connecting activities.

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Since you are the only you in the entire world, the museum will celebrate all the things that make you, you.

Crazy Sock Hop: World Down Syndrome Day Celebration
Davidson Day School
“Crazy Sock Hop” World Down Syndrome Day Celebration is a family-friendly festival provided by a partnership between Davidson Day School, KennedyStrong Foundation, GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte.

Thursday, March 21, 11;15 a.m.

Open Mic Night
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
This free event is open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome.

Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Wind And Wings: The Science Of Flight
North Carolina Transportation Museum
This high-flying aviation event features displays and flight activities from the Wright Brothers Flyer to modern aircraft of today.

Friday, March 22 – 23, 9:00 a.m.

Chip And Dip Day
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
Vendors will be giving out free recipes for how to make both chips and dips.

Chestnut Square Park
Police cars, firetrucks, garbage trucks and more will be at Chestnut Square Park.

Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m.

Charlotte Symphony Family: The Orchestra Olympics
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts
The Orchestra Olympics explores the personalities of various instruments as it sprints through an Olympic array of events including the low note limbo, the fast note dash and the marathon.

National Puppy Day Pet Fair
EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station
The pet fair will feature pet sitting, boarding, and organic treat vendors, pet adoptions by local rescues, dog trainers, pet accessories, and more! McGuire Nuclear Station’s picturesque education center, known as the EnergyExplorium, will feature the outdoor pet fair.

Lettuce Get Our Hands Dirty
Discovery Place Nature
Learn about a plant’s life cycle from seed to stalk, and plant some vegetables in the garden.

Bilingual Stories And Music
Mint Museum Randolph
Criss Cross Mangosauce will present a Spanish/English story time with music, plays and stories. All families interested in raising bilingual and globally-minded children are welcome.

Charlotte Checkers Vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
Bojangles’ Coliseum
Come out for Chubby’s Birthday! Also enjoy the post-game skate presented by Novant Health by taking the ice with players after the game.

Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m.


Rural Hill Food Truck Rally – March 30
Water Lantern Festival – April 20

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