We’ve got the scoop on some great activities that will at least help you feel like it’s fall, even if the weather isn’t cooperating… for a change strollers are welcome – take an art tour, make slime, take in the spookiness of space with a planetarium show, learn about a fall favorite – apples, plus festivals, fairs, outdoor market and more.

Young Explorers: Apple Season, Seeds And Fruit
Latta Nature Center
Monday, October 7, 10:15 a.m.
Discover nature hand-in-hand with your little one through stories and activities related to the topic of the week.

Girls In STEM At Discovery Place Kids
Discovery Place Kids Huntersville
Tuesday, October 8, 4:00 p.m. + 6:00 p.m.
Girls are invited to think like engineers, design robots, learn to code, develop apps and more.

Spooky Space
Museum of York County
Tuesday, October 8, 3:30 p.m.
The Spooky Space planetarium show explores the black holes, zombie stars and spectacular ghostly nebulae found in outer space.

Story Explorers: Once Upon A Slime
Myers Park Library
Wednesday, October 9, 1:30 p.m.
Explore books that celebrate science and play a game before creating slime.

Levine Center For The Arts Stroller Tours
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 
Wednesday, October 9, 10:30 a.m.
Stroller Tours is a series of docent-led museum tours that rotate between the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Mint Museum Uptown and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. Registration is required.

The Moving Wall
Veteran’s Park, Mint Hill
Thursday, October 10 – 14
The Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the Washington D.C. memorial to the 2.7 million men and women who served in Vietnam. It has been touring the country for more than thirty years.

Leaf Man
Mooresville Public Library
Friday, October 11, 10:30 AM
Make your own ‘leaf person’ while learning about why leaves turn colors in the fall.

Outdoor Market
U.S. National Whitewater Center
Friday, October 11 – 13, 10:00 a.m.
Check-out gear from top brands in the outdoor industry, then relax with craft beer, food and films. Bring a bike and helmet for the Kids Biking Adventure Zone.

2nd Friday Street Festival
Oak Street Mill
Friday, October 11, 6:00 p.m.
Live music, food trucks, craft breweries, local artists, kids’ activities and more.

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School Fair
NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza
Saturday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.
Charlotte magazine and Charlotte Parent invite you to the only place in Charlotte where you can meet one-on one with the representatives of the best public and private Charlotte-area schools — all in one place! Choosing a school for your child is a big decision. As parents, we know you don’t have a lot of time to go visit every school.


Charlotte Fairytale Ball
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Ayrsley
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m.
Meet all the princesses and princes while enjoying musical performances, stories, songs, dancing, a candy buffet and activities.

Touch A Truck
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 a.m.
Kids can learn about various vehicles including emergency vehicles and construction equipment. Don’t miss the skydiving show and bounce houses.

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Hola Charlotte
Uptown Charlotte
Saturday, October 12, noon
Check out the Latin American Cultural Village, food, music, artists, performances, Zumba demos and instruction, and fashion displays.

Bailey Road Park
Saturday, October 12, 5:00 p.m.
Festival features live music, NC beer, food trucks and a kid’s zone with crafts and games. Event proceeds benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists.

The Great Pumpkin Fest
Saturday, October 12 – 31, 10:00 a.m.
Family-friendly Halloween attractions for young children, including a costume parade, hay bale maze, foam zone, pedal tractors and rides.

Festival Of India
Belk Theater
Saturday, October 12 – 13
The cultural festival showcases the diversity of Indian dance, food, art and music. Guests can enjoy yoga, henna tattoos and a kids’ art corner.

Kid’s Open Hearth Cooking Workshop
Historic Latta Plantation
Sunday, October 13, 1:00 p.m.
Learn 19th century cooking techniques while preparing an authentic meal in the Latta kitchen. Registration is required.

Sensory Friendly Sunday At SeaLife Aquarium
SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Sunday, October 13, 9:00 a.m.
Families with children on the autism spectrum or children with sensory processing disorders are invited to the aquarium two hours before the public for a sensory friendly underwater journey. The aquarium has been adjusted to reduce sensory triggers, and a safe place or comfort room has been created. Register online prior to the event.


Halloween-themed Disney Junior Play Date, SouthPark Mall, October 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.