Bats + spiders, toddler Tuesdays, pumpkin races, campfire songs, cool chemistry and more – we definitely have the scoop on what will make you fall for family fun this week.

Young Explorers: Bats And Spiders
Latta Nature Center
Monday, October 21, 10:15 a.m.
Discover nature hand-in-hand with your little one through stories and activities related to the topic of the week.

Toddler Tuesday At Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium
Tuesday, October 22
Get one free child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. (Each additional child ages 3-12 $5.)

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Fall Homeschool Day
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Wednesday, October 23 – 24
Stations will be set up throughout the Garden to learn about simple machines. Register required.

Story Explorers: Campfire Songs And Stories
Myers Park Library
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Explore songs and stories that kids and grownups have loved for generations including “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” and “My Monster Frankenstein”.

Davidson’s Halloween March
Town Hall
Friday, October 25, 5:00 p.m.
Parade along Main Street in costume to receive treats from merchants and organizations.

Movies In The Park – Hocus Pocus
Veterans Park, Huntersville
Friday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and cozy up for the Halloween movie Hocus Pocus. Drinks, popcorn, candy available for purchase. Movie starts 5-15 minutes after sunset.

Ray’s Splash Planet Annual Halloween Carnival And Haunted Tour
Ray’s Splash Planet
Friday, October 25, 6:00 p.m.
Kid-friendly carnival in the gym and SPOOKtacular haunted tour. Costumes are welcomed and encouraged. The carnival is from 6-8pm, and the Haunted Tour is from 7-10pm. The Splash Park will be closed on Friday, October 25.

Charlotte Symphony: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Belk Theater
Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Follow Jack the Pumpkin King’s quest to seize Christmas on a large screen above the orchestra.

Ghost Train
Tweetsie Railroad
Friday, October 25 – 26, 7:30 p.m.
It’s safe, scary fun for the whole family. Kids will enjoy the Halloween shows and trick-or-treating. And take a chilling journey into the night on the Ghost train. Advance tickets are required.

2019 Runway 5K
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Saturday, October 26, 8:00 a.m.
Race at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport… on one of the runways – no race day registrations.

Pumpkin Run 8k/5k/Fun Run
Mooresville Golf Club
Saturday, October 26, 8:00 a.m.
The Pumpkin Run 8K/5K/Fun Run is held at the Mooresville Golf Club’s certified course. Winners receive awards, and everyone gets raffle tickets for prizes. Costumes welcome.

Cool Chemistry Day
Discovery Place Science
Saturday, October 26, 9:00 a.m.
Have a spooktacular and explosive time on National Chemistry Day. Discovery Place Science will have experiments that bubble, ooze, explode and light up.

Monster Mash-Up
The Bridge at Arts+
Saturday, October 26, noon
Create creepy crawly crafts for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. Register online.

2019 Queen City OktoberFEST
Carole Hoefener Center
Saturday, October 26, 1:00 p.m.
Featuring food, performances and children’s activities, including a bounce house, laser tag, Halloween bake sale and more.

Halloween In OTC
Oak Street Mill
Saturday, October 26, 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled scavenger hunt through the street of Old Town before the Block Party Extravaganza, which will include a costume contest, games, creepy crafts, live entertainment, food trucks and local beer.

Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall
NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza
Saturday, October 26, 6:00 p.m.
The Halloween extravaganza will include trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, games with prizes and more. Kids can go on a spirited hunt for tasty treats at the Hall’s candy stations. Along the way, meet iconic movie characters, superheroes and other fang-tastic personalities.

Bootanical
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 26 – 27, 11:00 a.m.
Hear live music at the Beer Garden while enjoying fall activities, such as making s’mores, playing games and participating in a children’s costume parade.

Fossil Find
Sunday, October 27
Find fossils, learn how they are formed and dig for your own.