Lots to do this week — including Easter fun and lots of other hoppin’ activities. If you’re not looking for Easter related activities, scroll down for 15+ things to do with Family this week.

The Scoop on EASTER FUN this Week

Easter Bunny Express – and Easter Egg Hunt
North Carolina Transportation Museum
Take a 25-minute train ride with the Easter Bunny. The furry friend will hand out candy and pose for pictures. Do not miss the inflatables, crafts, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and face painting. On April 19 and 20, children can also hunts for eggs. See website for schedule.

Now – April 20

Easter Bunny At Concord Mills
Concord Mills
Visit the Easter Bunny, and take a photo.

Now – April 20

Bunnyville
Northlake Mall
Stop by Bunnyville on the lower level in Grand Court and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny.

Now – April 20

Free Easter Bunny Pictures and Activities
Cabela’s And Bass Pro
Get free photos with the season’s favorite furry friend.

Now – April 21

Easter Eggstravaganza And Spring Break
Carowinds
Snag a photo op with Eggward the Easter Bunny and Snoopy the Easter Beagle, and take part in eggstra-special activities and entertainment. Get a jump on the new experiences in 2019, including the return of The Marvelous Mutts live show and the Copperhead Strike coaster.

Now – April 21

Toddler Easter Egg Hunt
Tuckaseegee Park
Come hunt eggs and see the Easter Bunny.

Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 a.m.

Easter Egg 400
NASCAR Hall of Fame Join the Easter Bunny for a morning full of entertainment and games, including bubble performances, balloon twisting, face painting, a magic show, egg relays, an egg hunt and a photo opportunity. Each child takes home a carton of eggs filled with candy and prizes. Ticket required.

Saturday, April 20, 8:30 a.m.

Bunny Run 5K And Festival
Downtown Concord
Run the Fun Run at 9 a.m. or the 5K at 9:30 a.m. Stick around for the free festival with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, DJ, and an inflatable slide.

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m.

Latta Plantation Easter Egg Hunt
Historic Latta Plantation
Enjoy photo opportunities with Baxter the Bunny, storytime, crafts, farm animals and an Easter egg hunt for ages one to 10.

Saturday, April 20

Lazy 5 Ranch’s Easter Eggstravaganza
Lazy 5 Ranch
Don’t miss the helicopter egg drop, plus contests, bunnies, a scavenger hunt and prizes. Food available for purchase. Egg drop from children with special needs at 5:30 p.m. See website for times slots for each age group.

Saturday, April 20

2019 Queen City Easter Festival
Carole Hoefener Center
The 2019 Queen City Easter Festival features face painting, games, dance performances, crafts, vendors, food and more! There will also be an Easter egg hunt and free Easter Bunny pictures. Easter egg hunts are scheduled by age; see website for schedule.

Saturday, April 20

And Some Non Easter But Still Hoppin’ Good Times

Books Start Art: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
South County Regional Library
Make creations of your own with Eric Carle as your inspiration!

Monday, April 15, 2:00 p.m.

Story Time 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.

Monday, April 15, 11:15 a.m.

Buzz-A-Thon
Discovery Place Science
Swarm in for special bug activities every hour on the hour as part of our Buzz-a-thon event taking place over the week of Spring Break.

April 15 – 20

Claws Exhibit – Crustacean Celebration At SEA LIFE Aquarium
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Dive into these crustacean’s habitats, learn crazy crabby facts, and face off with Crabzilla, the Japanese Spider Crab whose legs can span up to 15 feet.

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.

Tuesday, April 16, 10:00 a.m.

Bat Appreciation Day
Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville
Hang out and learn more about these flying mammals.

Wednesday, April 17, 11:15 a.m.

Free Wednesday Evenings At The Mint Museum
Explore the Mint Museum’s exhibitions – great time to take the kids.

Wednesday, April 17, 5:00 p.m.

The Mother of All Baby Showers,
Discovery Place Science The nation’s largest adults-only night out for expectant and new parents. It’s an evening full of resources, support and education from experts, peers and hand-picked local and national brands.

Thursday, April 18

Big Books And Little Cooks
Fire Station #9, Concord
Come for a story and fun in the kitchen. This session features, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”

Thursday, April 18

Rookie Science: Parks & Recreation Presents: Scaly And Slimy
Myers Park Library
Naturalists will introduce the characteristics that make reptiles and amphibians different while also pointing out similarities. Registration required.

Thursday, April 18, 2:00 p.m.

Movies In The Park
Veterans Park
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up for some outside entertainment. Drinks, popcorn, candy available for purchase. Movies start 5-15 minutes after sunset. April 18: “Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse”.

Thursday, April 18

VegFest Jr.
Camp North End
Small bites and sweets will be available from Nourish, Cooking with Joya, Fern, Banh Mi Brothers, Lady Go Go’s, Jai Food and Jyoti’s, as well as Move That Dough, Cafe Ganache, True Flour and Cinnaholic. See performances by AerialCLT, and try your luck with the raffle.

Thursday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.

Animal Encounter
Latta Nature Center
Meet some of the Nature Center residents in this wild encounter.

Friday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.

International Plant Appreciation Day
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
Horticultural professionals will be on hand to answer plant questions. Brendan and the Strangest Ways will be performing live in the Greenery Shed starting at 10 a.m.

Saturday, April 20, 8:00 a.m.

Family Storytime: Daddies And Donuts
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
In this special story time, come share donuts and stories with your dad, grandpa, uncle or caregiver.

Saturday, April 20, 9:15 a.m.

Curious George Character Breakfast
Barnes and Noble – Arboretum
Curious George will be stopping by for breakfast and a special story time in the store cafe.

Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m.

Water Lantern Festival
Symphony Park
Experience the magic of the lanterns as they light up the water. Tickets required.

Saturday, April 20

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