It’s hoooooot! But we’ve got some cool family fun for you this week. Nothing is cooler than Christmas in July, or how about Jawsome July – you choose, but also make time to bake cookies, take in a circus show, an outdoor concert, and of course celebrate watermelon day.

Nose to Nose
Discovery Place Science
You might meet a snake who gets its name from the iridescent sheen of its rainbow scales or a 20-pound lizard who uses its tongue to pick up chemical cues from the air.

Monday July 8, 10:00 a.m. + 2:30 p.m.

SEA LIFE Jawsome July: Shark Month
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord
Enjoy unique shark activities, including hidden shark facts throughout the aquarium and chances to win prizes. Meet a baby bamboo shark, and see real Megalodon shark teeth.

Monday, July 8 – 31

Rookie Science: No-Bake Cookies
Cornelius Library
Discover the world of science through books, activities and experiments all about cookies.

Free Tuesday At The Schiele Museum
The Schiele Museum
Get free entry to The Schiele Museum every second Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday, July 9, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Party In The Park
Romare Bearden Park
Party in Romare Bearden Park, July 10: Randy Clay Band – bring a blanket.

Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 p.m.

Circus Daze
Northlake Mall
With roots in the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey circus, Circus Daze boasts more than 30 years of entertainment experience. A mix of comedy, magic, juggling and just plain fun, Circus Daze is sure to delight the crowd.

Lyrics On The Lawn
The Historic White Home
This summer series offers music, kids’ activities, local craft vendors and a farmer’s market.

Thursday, July 11, 5:00 p.m.

Summer Concert Series: Anne Springs Close Greenway
Anne Springs Close Greenway
Bring chairs, blankets, and money for food trucks, beer, wine and sodas. Food truck and band lineup changes weekly. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 11, 6:00 p.m.

LaLaCaboosa Downtown Music Series
Veterans Park (Huntersville)
Live music, food trucks, and fun. Everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket or chair.

Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m.

Watermelon Day
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
Don’t miss the Annual Watermelon Day. Free watermelon samples from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pick-up stickers, coloring books and watermelon recipes.

Fine Art Fridays: Family-Friendly Workshops
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
Explore Black Contemporary Art during family-friendly workshops. July 12: Watercolors.

Friday, July 12, 11:00 a.m. + 2:00 p.m.

2nd Friday Street Festival
Oak Street Mill Live music, food trucks, craft breweries, local artists, kids’ activities and more.

Friday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.

The Buzz About Bees
Discovery Place Nature
Buzz in for fun programs about bees and learn how you can help the incredible insects. There will be beekeepers, vendors, crafts and storytime, plus live demonstrations and Discovery Place Nature honey for sale.

Minefaire: Official MINECRAFT Community Event (Charlotte, N
The Park Expo & Conference Center
Meet MINECRAFT YouTube celebrities, compete in tournaments and build battles, participate in the famed costume contest and take in a live stage show.

Saturday, July 13 – 14

Social Pet Doggy Day Paw-ty
7th St Public Market
Bring your pups to paw-ty – including music, doggy ice cream cups and more.

Saturday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Christmas in July
Admission includes walk around zoo time, drive-through lights, and outdoor fun.

Saturday, July 13 (weekend nights in July)

Animal Pool Party
Latta Nature Center
Join aquatic turtles on the Nature Center lawn as they go for a dip in the turtle pools.

Marvel Super Hero Night Featuring Spider-Man And Black Panther
BB&T Stadium
Little super heroes will love Marvel Super Hero Day with appearances from Spider-Man and Black Panther. Kids can also run the bases.

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