Glass flowers, Batman day, giant spider crabs, Woofstock, art + food festivals, outdoor movies and more … it’s a good week for family fun in Charlotte!

Art And Nature Exploration
Wing Haven
Monday, September 16, 4:00 – 4:55 p.m.
For ages 6-9; art meets nature exploration in a bilingual (Spanish) setting.

Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass At The Garden
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Monday, September 16 – 29, 9:00 a.m.
See towering 10-foot orchids, vivid pitcher plants, energetic Venus flytraps and more.

Claws Exhibit At SEA LIFE Aquarium
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Monday, September 16
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.

Muddy Boots Almanac
Latta Nature Center
Wednesday, September 18, 1:00 p.m.
Snap photos, draw pictures, take notes, and flex your inner scientist while creating a living record of the park as it changes throughout the year.

River Jam
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss one of the last Jams of the summer. River Jam includes live musical performances, open water swim, big water sessions, yoga and more.

Fine Art Fridays: Collage 101 For Children
Harvey B. Gantt Center
Friday, September 20, 11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Charlotte-born artist, Romare Bearden’s with a collage-making workshop. Local mixed-media artist, Shane Manier will guide kids as they create an original work of art.

Movie Night On The Green: “The Incredibles 2”
The Green at Promenade on Providence
Friday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy an outdoor family movie night, bring a blanket or chairs.

W8less LKN Flips-N-Giggles
W8Less LKN
Friday, September 20, 10:00 a.m.
Young children can jump with other little ones. Parents and caregivers jump free! W8less socks required.

Ghost Train
Tweetsie Railroad
Friday, September 20 – October 26, 7:30 p.m. Safe, scary fun for the whole family! Enjoy Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. Take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost train. Advance tickets are required.

Festival In The Park
Freedom Park
Friday, September 20 – 22
Enjoy music, food, vendors, talented artists and a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere.

Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party
Spectrum Center
Friday, September 20 – 22
Join Mickey Mouse and his friends on a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts. See website for showtimes.

Batman Day Event
Barnes and Noble: Arboretum
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m.
It’s Batman Day! Celebrate 80 years of Gotham City’s greatest defender with a photo standee, memory game, and activities.

Woofstock 2019
NoDa Brewing Company
Saturday, September 21, 11:00 a.m.
Bring your human and fur babies to visit dog rescue vendors, food, drinks, silent auction and more.

Downtown Davidson Fall Arts Crawl
Historic Downtown Davidson
Saturday, September 21, 5:00 p.m.
Stroll the historic streets of Davidson and browse more than 40 of the areas best artisans including pottery, jewelry, photography, fine art, metal work, textiles, reclaimed wood sign makers and more.

Taste Of Birkdale
Birkdale Village
Sunday, September 22, 3:00 p.m.
Sample menu items from Birkdale Village eateries and food trucks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Kids can bounce in inflatables. Many vendors accept only cash.

Image: @BirkdaleVillage