Mar
13
Fri
West End Food Truck Friday @ Blue Blaze Brewing
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – May 29 @ 10:00 pm

Discover Charlotte’s best, new food truck rally that is hosted by West End’s first craft brewery, Blue Blaze Brewing, in partnership with Historic West End Partners. Savor local food trucks with a variety of unique, dynamic, and delicious dishes, to celebrate one of Charlotte’s best traditions in one of Charlotte’s most culturally rich and historic neighborhoods.

Happening every Friday evening from March 13 through May 29 at starting at 5 pm and live music at 6 pm. West End Food Truck Friday is free to attend, as well as dog- and family-friendly. Non-alcoholic, local cider, and wine options are available.

Apr
4
Sat
Easter at the Library @ The Billy Graham Library
Apr 4 all-day
Easter at the Library @ The Billy Graham Library |  |  |

Come celebrate Jesus’ resurrection at the Billy Graham Library. Bring your family for the Resurrection Quest, an engaging Christ-centered activity that’s perfect for adults and kids to enjoy together as you walk through the Library’s Journey of Faith tour. While you’re here, take your children to story time, create fun crafts, and snap a photo with baby animals at the on-site petting zoo.

Activities are available from 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.:

Resurrection Quest: Beginning at 9:30 a.m., we invite children to pick up the free, fun Resurrection Quest card to look for clues that tell the Biblical account of the Easter story through The Journey of Faith tour. When you are finished, bring your completed card to the Patio to create your booklet and receive a free gift!

Story Time on the Patio: Enjoy a free, interactive telling of the Easter story on the Library Patio.

Crafts: Kids are invited to participate in a craft that will focus on the significance of the cross and celebration of Christ’s resurrection. There are two options, one for ages 3-12 and another for 12+. Cost for each is $10.

Apr
11
Sat
2020 Queen City Easter Festival @ Funtasticks Charlotte
Apr 11 all-day
2020 Queen City Easter Festival @ Funtasticks Charlotte |  |  |

The 2020 Queen City Easter Festival is full of festivities such as face painting, games, dance performances, crafts, vendors, food and more! There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt and FREE Easter Bunny pictures. 100 Free swag bags will also be given to the first 100 attendees. If you would like to donate candy for the egg hunt please drop off at the welcome table.This is a family friendly free event! Outdoor Festival 

Free Tickets & Vendor Info -> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-queen-city-easter-festival-tickets-91232662349

Date: 4/11/2020
Time: 12pm-6pm
Place: Funtasticks Charlotte

Queen City Easter Festival Video -> https://youtu.be/f_4uVPcXJF4

Easter Egg Hunt Schedule: Bring Your Own Egg Basket/Bag
Easter Egg Hunt Start Time 1:30pm (Ages 5 & Under)
Easter Egg Hunt Start Time 2:30pm (Ages 6-9)
Easter Egg Hunt Start Time 3:30pm (Ages 10-12)
Easter Egg Hunt Start Time 4:30pm (Special Needs Kids)

Kid Activities:
Face Painting
Bounce House
Egg Decorating
Easter Coloring Stations
Easter Limbo
Egg & Spoon Race

Funtasticks: (Paid Activities)
Go-Karts
Rookie Go-Karts
Mini Golf
Bumper Boats
Arcade
Batting Cages (Baseball & Softball)

May
2
Sat
Best Buddies Friendship Walk @ Symphony Park
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Best Buddies Friendship Walk @ Symphony Park  |  |  |

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). When you walk with us, you can also expect to dance, laugh, smile and make a new friend. It will be one big party! But the best part? You’ll be growing your local Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD. Every walk is the chance to show our communities how far we’ve come. It’s also the perfect way to celebrate the abilities and uniqueness within of us all.

Join us! The party wouldn’t be the same without you!

Best Buddies Friendship Walk @ Symphony Park at South Park Mall
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Best Buddies Friendship Walk @ Symphony Park at South Park Mall |  |  |

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). When you walk with us, you can also expect to dance, laugh, smile and make a new friend. It will be one big party! But the best part? You’ll be growing your local Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD. Every walk is the chance to show our communities how far we’ve come. It’s also the perfect way to celebrate the abilities and uniqueness within of us all.

Join us! The party wouldn’t be the same without you!
Register for the fun here: https://www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/northcarolina/

May
20
Wed
Homeschool Day at Carolian Raptor Center May 2020 @ Carolina Raptor Center
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Homeschool Day at Carolian Raptor Center May 2020 @ Carolina Raptor Center |  |  |

Welcome homeschoolers for a day of fun and science at Carolina Raptor Center. Join us for a Meet the Raptors Presentation, where our staff present one of our resident birds on the glove. Walk the Raptor Trail and enjoy our 37 species of raptors and other birds. You can try the scavenger hunt and search for Raptor trivia along the way. Create a Raptor craft. Write down your Raptor observations and add it to the Owl Forest Nature Notebook exhibit. Carolina Raptor Center’s curriculum based programming informs everything we do. You’ll find that a visit to CRC will meet many of the science-based goals included in your homeschool curriculum. And as an added bonus, families will enjoy $2 off regular admission and special programming at Carolina Raptor Center. Meet teh Raptors 11:00 AM. Science Activity 2:00 PM.