FIFA Women’s World Cup Tour, Kids Fest, Spooky Seas, Peppa Pig, Peter Pan and More Things to Do with Family this Week 9/30

Catch the world champions soccer tour, or take in a new art exhibition – the annual All American Dog Show is also happening, along with Kids Fest, Fall Fests and much more – it’ll be hard to choose what to do this week!

Story Explorers: Hispanic Heritage Month
Myers Park Library
Monday, September 30, 6:15 p.m.
Explore books and stories in creative ways through interactive activities in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Spooky Seas
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Tuesday, October 1 – 31, 10:00 a.m.
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday.
Enjoy spooky fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium with activities that are included in aquarium admission including SEA Monster Mash Dance Party, underwater pumpkin carving dive show, creepy crafts and more.

Immersed In Light: Studio Drift At The Mint
Mint Museum Uptown
Now – April 26, 2020
Studio Drift, founded by Dutch artists Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn, creates breathtaking sculptures that explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology.

Image: @TheMintMuseum

Learn And Play Sensory Time
Mooresville Public Library
Thursday, October 3, 4:30 p.m.
Special storytime for children with autism, developmental challenges or sensory sensitivities.

FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions’ Victory Tour
Bank of American Stadium
Thursday, October 3, 8:00 p.m.
See soccer at its finest as U.S. National Women’s Team takes on Korea Republic as part of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions’ Victory Tour.

Friday Morning Nature Hike
Latta Nature Center
Friday, October 4, 9:00 a.m.
Explore the nature preserve alongside a naturalist. Be prepared to hike 2-3 miles. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Strider Cup
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Friday, October 4 – 5, 9:00 a.m.
Strider Cup Races give kiddos a chance to put their skills to the test.

Image: @NASCARHall

Peter Pan
McColl Family Theatre
Friday, October 4 – November 3
Fly to new heights in the Tony Award-winning musical that never gets old. Join Peter as he whisks the Darling children off to Neverland in a story filled with magic, delight and adventure. Sensory-friendly performance October 13.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 20th Anniversary Celebration
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 5 – 6
Celebrate with The Charlotte Symphony Guild’s Musical Petting Zoo and a cake decorating contest. Both Oct. 5 and 6 will feature live music, a craft for kids and family fun.

National Book Month Celebration
Northlake Mall
Saturday, October 5, 10:00 a.m.
Hear authors discussing their works, including Jacqueline Tyes and Julia Royston. Also see presentations and displays from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Stories In 2 Languages: Spanish
Plaza Midwood Library
Saturday, October 5, 10:00 a.m.
Engage your child with stories, songs and activities in English and Spanish.

DIY Beeswax Wraps
Latta Nature Center
Saturday, October 5, 10:30 a.m.
Create your own beeswax wraps to replace plastic bags and wraps in your kitchen. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Charlotte Kids Fest
UNC Charlotte
Saturday, October 5, 11:00 a.m.
Charlotte Kids Fest will inspire young minds with artistic, creative, playful and educational experiences. Enjoy a Play Zone, activities, performers, food trucks and more.

19th Annual All American Dog Show
Robbins Park, Cornelius
Saturday, October 5, 3:00 p.m.
Hundreds of animal lovers and their dogs enjoy this event each year. Enjoy vendors, concessions and children’s activities.

Lazy 5 Ranch Fall Festival
Lazy 5 Ranch
Sunday, October 6 – 27
Try the pumpkin slingshot, play in the giant corn box and the straw castle and more. Scoop Tip: Lazy 5 Ranch does not accept credit cards.

Peppa Pig Live!
Belk Theater
Sunday, October 6, 3:00 p.m.
Peppa Pig Live! is back with an all new, action-packed live show. Join Peppa on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George, her school friends, singing, dancing, games and surprises.


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