Quarry Swim, River Jam, Yoga Storytime & More Things to Do with Family This Week – 5/20

Get ready to yoga, swim in a quarry, jam by the river, find frogs, make art and watch movies in the park… mmm, smells like summer.

Yoga Storytime
Cornelius Library
Discover how movement can bring stories to life in new ways.

Little 600
GoPro Motorplex
Some of NASCAR’s biggest names will battle each other for bragging rights in GoPro Motorplex’s rental fleet of go-karts.

Tuesday, May 21, 5:00 p.m.

FrogWatch With Us
Discovery Place Nature
In support of FrogWatch USA, go on a frog walk and report all the different frog calls you hear. Learn about the local frogs, and discover how you can take part in this program at home.

The Nature Of Greenways: Four Mile Creek Greenway
McAlpine Regional Park
Discover the nature of local greenways and their importance to the environment in Mecklenburg County.

Young Explorers: Chemistry Fun
Latta Nature Center
Discover the chemistry in nature through stories, crafts and activities.

Free Wednesday Evenings At The Mint Museum
Explore the Mint Museum’s exhibitions – Wednesdays are a great day to bring the kids.

Wednesday, May 22, 5:00 p.m.

Circle K Speed Street Presented By Coca-Cola
Uptown Charlotte
Rock out to live entertainment, access to racing’s brightest stars, giveaways and interactive displays. Each day starting at noon, vendor displays, kids’ activities, racing-related fun and more.

Thursday, May 23, noon

River Jam
U.S. National Whitewater Center
River Jam brings live musical performances to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. See website for information about River Jam Run, open water swim, big water sessions, yoga and clinics happening near or during River Jams.

Thursday, May 23, 7:00 p.m.

Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass At The Garden
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Guests will be mesmerized this summer by dozens of vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath including towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and more.

Hot Wheels Legend Tour Traveling Vending Machine And Play Truck
Walmart, Concord
There will be a gaming console, Hot Wheels track play station and a vending machine giving fans a chance to win a promotional Hot Wheels die-cast car not sold in stores.

Friday, May 24, 11:00 a.m.

Movies In The Park
Village Park, Kannapolis
Come watch movies in Village Park – “Incredibles II”.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Don’t miss NASCAR’s rising stars competing in the daytime donnybrook for sun-drenched supremacy.

Saturday, May 25, 1:00 p.m.

Open Swim At Carrigan Farms
The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
Swim in the cool, deep water at Carrigan Farms Quarry. Ages 11 and younger must wear a life jacket at all times in the water. Ages 12 and older are eligible to take the swim test. Bring your rod and reel for catch-and-release fishing at the farm’s two ponds.

Themed Cookie Decorating
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Learn to edge, flood and sprinkle beautiful cookies. Take home samples to enjoy.

Military Days At Carowinds
Carowinds will pay tribute to military service men and women by honoring their bravery during Military Days. Active, inactive and retired service members are granted free admission to Carowinds by showing a valid military I.D.

Sunday, May 26

*All images sourced from Facebook/ website of events listed or free sources


Bek Mitchell-Kidd
Bek Mitchell-Kidd
Bek is an Australian native who has lived in the Lake Norman area for more than a decade.