Mr. Potato Head, Chalk Fest, Creek Stomp, Pet Adoption & More Things to Do with Family This Week 5/28

We are on cuteness and adventure overload this week… with kittens, dragons, dinosaurs, your last chance to catch Pandas in IMAX, and even Mr. Potato Head! Don’t miss the morning markets, and movies in the park – the weather is going to be perfect for both.

Pandas In IMAX
Discovery Place Science
Explore another part of the world through the IMAX original film, “Pandas,” a breathtaking documentary adventure high in the mountains of Sichuan, China.

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

Party In The Park
Romare Bearden Park
Party in Romare Bearden Park! Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot put the fun in Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 29, 6:00 p.m.

A Sick Day For Amos McGee
Wells Fargo Playhouse
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In this heart-warming story about the joys of friendship, Amos McGee knows friends can come in all sorts of species, too.

Wednesday, May 29 – June 2

RCR 50: Only In America Exhibit
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Richard Childress Racing and the NASCAR Hall of Fame will launch an exhibit to honor the 50th anniversary of Richard Childress Racing using artifacts, race cars, images and audio/video displays.

Wednesday, May 29 – February 8

The Adventures of Mr Potato Head ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
From jungle safaris to archaeological digs, each activity will provide children with engaging learning experiences. Best for ages 3-8.

Crafty Critters
Latta Nature Center
Explore the natural world through arts and crafts. Registration and parent attendance required.

Adventure Seekers Kids Night Out
Anne Springs Close Greenway
After a pizza dinner, kids enjoy action packed activities May 31 – Let’s Paddle the Night Away.

Group Paddle On The Catawba At The Whitewater Center
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Explore the Catawba River with a flatwater guide in a group setting. Bring your own boat/board or rent one. Stick around for live music afterwards as part of the River Jam Concert Series.

May 31, 6:15 p.m.

Family Movie Night At BB&T Ballpark
BB&T Ballpark
Watch “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” with the family in a unique setting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.

Pineville Farmer’s Market Opening Day
Downtown Pineville
Shop for local produce and fun in Pineville.

Chalk Fest
Cleveland County Arts Council
The Cleveland County Arts Council presents Chalk Fest, a fun, family friendly, sidewalk chalk drawing event.

Community Garden
Historic Latta Plantation
Grow your own organic vegetables, herbs or flowers in the fenced garden behind the plantation house.

Art In The Park 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
Enjoy live music, arts, crafts vendors, artist displays, kids’ activities, food trucks and local breweries.

Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m.

Creek Stomp
Latta Nature Center
Wade in shallow water in search of salamanders, crawfish and other creek dwellers. Child registration and parent attendance required.

Great Amazing Race
Pineville Lake Park
Register for this family-friendly adventure race. Similar-age teams compete by completing a cross-country course speckled with various mental and physical challenges.

Lake Norman YMCA Family Fun Day
Lake Norman YMCA
Celebrate summer at the Waterfront and Pavilion Area with games, food and fun.

Saturday, June 1, noon

Movie Night In Midwood Park
Midwood Park Amphitheater
Have a summer night of fun watching some classic films on the big screen and under the stars. June 1: “Jurassic Park”.

Morning Markets At Camp North End
Camp North End
Expect coffee, breakfast food, a bit of shopping and fitness, programming for families and live music throughout the morning.

Saturday, June 1, 9:00 a.m.

Pet Adoption Event
SouthPark Mall
The City of Charlotte’s Animal Care and Control will bring a selection of dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to the center court inside the mall for adoption.

WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party
American Girl Southpark Mall
Put on your wellies, and reserve your spot for the tea party, which includes refreshments, crafts and cupcake-decorating.

Sensory Sensitive Sundays At Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese
The restaurant will open early to cater to families of children with special needs. Families can expect smaller crowds, reduced lighting and noise, food and games, and specially-trained staff.

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