Free Fun

This page lists free programs and activities for kids in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.
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04/25 Free Movie Night - Spirited Away with King of Pops

Come join us for our first free movie night of the season! We'll be making a one-night only pop flavor together and watching the Ghibli classic Spirit ...

Free: Yes
Area: South
King of Pops Charlotte 2500 Dunavant Street, Charlotte, NC, 28203
05/08-06/12 runCLTrun Club at Athleta South Park

ALL levels are welcome as we get ready for SUMMER! Come and join us for a 1.5, 3 or longer route outside around beautiful South Park. We will meet at ...

Free: Yes
Area: South
4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
05/18-10/26 Friday nights at Camp North End

Friday nights at Camp North End are back in action! Starting in May and running through October, join us in the Boileryard on Friday nights from 5- ...

Area: North
Camp North End 1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC, 28206
09/20 Movies on the Deck: Black Panther

Watch Black Panther (for free) downtown, under the stars, this Thursday night! Partnering with Charlotte Center City, join us for the rescheduled free ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
400 South Tryon, Charlotte, NC
09/22 Charlotte Kid's Fest 2018

The mission of this festival is to expand educational & entertainment options for the children and their families in the Charlotte area. The festi ...

Area: North
9100 Robert D Snyder Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28262
09/23 Farm to Fork Picnic - In the Garden at DSBG

Piedmont Culinary Guild has partnered with Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) for this chef and farmer pairing - a celebration of year-ro ...

Area: West
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden 6500 S New Hope Rd, Belmont, NC, 28012
09/29-10/27 Fall Farm Fun at Bush-N-Vine

Fall Farm Fun Saturdays. Fall is right around the corner, and everyone here at Bush-N-Vine Farm is READY! Bring on the pumpkins, apple cider, hayride ...

Area: South
Bush-N-Vine Farm 1650 Filbert Hwy, York, SC, 29745
09/30 2nd Annual Craft Beer FallFest

Join us at Jetton Village for Craft Beer FallFest 2018! Sponsored by Harvey's & Cornelius DraftHouse located in Jetton Village! Party on the square wi ...

Area: North
Jetton Village III 19818 N Cove Rd, Cornelius, NC, 28031
09/30 CLT 250th Anniversary Party! at Levine Museum of the New South

Celebrate our city’s 250th anniversary at Levine Museum of the New South. What’s an anniversary without a party? On September 30, we invite you, yo ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
Levine Museum of the New South 200 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC, 28202
10/12 Food Truck Friday with Band: Kids in America

*SHARE WITH YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS!* Come on down to historic downtown Mount Holly for another Food Truck Friday! Friday, October 12, 2018 | 5-9 ...

Area: West
131 S Main St, Mt Holly, NC, 28120
10/20 6th Annual LaketoberFest at Bailey Road Park

This annual community event features: •Area's top bands •Beer from local NC breweries •A variety of great food trucks •Kid's zone with crafts and game ...

Area: North
Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius, NC, 28031
10/27 Halloween ComicFest

Celebrating its sixth year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating local comic shops across North America and beyond celebrate the ...

10/28 Charlotte Area Halloween Fest at Funtasticks Charlotte

Join us for the Charlotte Area Halloween Fest presented by Funtasticks Charlotte! A unique and safe trick-or-treating experience with over 30 family-f ...

Area: South
Funtasticks Charlotte 10400 Cadillac Street, Pineville, NC, 28134
11/03 Christmas Vintage Market Day at Devine Farms

We are excited to announce our CHRISTMAS Vintage Market Day here at the farm! We are expecting 40-50 various vendors with crafts, refurbished goods, C ...

Area: North
Devine Farms 2675 St. James Ch. Rd., Newton, NC, 28658
11/03 EpicFest

EpicFest is an extraordinary, free literary festival that brings children, teens and families together with authors, illustrators and the Library. ...

Area: Central
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center 300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/10 Veterans Day Program at  Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza

The Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 holds this annual event, which is appropriate for the entire family. The program honors military vet ...

Area: North
Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC, 28031
11/24 7th Annual Light Up Cornelius 2018

Each year, hundreds of people join us for our annual tree lighting on the lawn at Cornelius Town Hall on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Attendees ca ...

Area: North
Community Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC, 28031
11/30 Town Center Tree Lighting at Huntersville Parks & Recreation 2018

Town Center Tree Lighting presented by Pridemore Properties November 30 / 6:00-9:00pm. We will light the tree at 7:00pm Free activities include: ...

Area: North
Huntersville Parks & Recreation, 105 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC, 28070
12/08 Christmas Parade at City of Kannapolis

Come enjoy the Christmas Parade at the City of Kannapolis this Holiday!

Area: North
Downtown, Kannapolis, NC, 28081
Airport Overlook Park

Pack a lunch and come here to watch the planes take off and land at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

7300 Old Dowd Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28208
American Girl Store at South Park Mall

Offering weekly activities. Check the website for the current activities offered. The programs are open to the public. Some of the activities list ...

Area: South
4400 Sharon Rd,, Charlotte,, NC, 28211
Bank of America members get FREE admission to Charlotte  museums the first weekend of every month

Present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admiss ...

Barnes and Nobles Story time

Barnes & Noble have weekly free storytimes, crafts and music hours for children. Check out their websites for details and locations near you!

Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenways

Campbell Creek Greenway runs along a headwater tributary to McAlpine Creek between Margaret Wallace Road and Harris Boulevard. Parking is available of ...

Area: South
Campbell Creek Greenway-E & McAlpine Creek Greenway-E, Charlotte, NC, 28227
Carolina Place Mall Children's Play Area

The children's play area is specifically designed for children 48" tall and under. The jungle-gym themed play area features a maze of tunnels and craw ...

Area: South
11025 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville, NC, 28134
Charlotte's Nights Baseball Stadium

The Knights baseball stadium is open to the public to tour at no cost.

2136 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC
Charlotte's Playgrounds and Parks

kids outdoor playgrounds and recreational parks in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

Free: Yes
Area: North, South, East, West, Central
CityLYNX Gold Line

The CityLYNX Gold Line is a 10-mile streetcar system that is an integral part of the 2030 Transit Plan and is being constructed in phases. The alignme ...

Free: Yes
Cruise Carts

t’s simple…Cruise Carts is a Free, Green & Safe ride in and around Charlotte, NC. Our eco-friendly, advertiser-driven golf cart shuttle service is you ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
Dan Nicholas Park

Dan Nicholas Park does not charge for visiting! We have many features of the park that are free. Other areas of the park can be visited for very small ...

Free: Yes
Area: North
6800 Bringle Ferry Road, Salisbury, NC, 28146
Disc Golf Courses in Charlotte

Charlotte has 12 FREE disc golf courses

Free: Yes
Feeding THe Ducks at The Arboretum Duck Pond

Save your bread crusts or other bread/ cracker products and head to Arboretum Duck Pond. The Duck Pond behind Chili's.

Area: South
8008 Providence Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina
Free admission to Schiele Museum in Gastonia

The second Tuesday of every month, Schiele Museum in Gastonia is free from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s also free the fourth Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thi ...

Free: Yes
1500 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC
Free Wednesday Evenings at The Mint Museum locations

Both locations of The Mint Museum offer free admission every Wednesday from 5–9 p.m. Locations: Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.

Free: Yes
Mint Museum locations., Charlotte, NC
Freedom Park

This park features 98 acres, 4 baseball fields, 12 tennis courts, 4 soccer fields, basketball court, 2 volleyball courts, concession stand, 7-acre lak ...

Area: Central
1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28203
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Freedom Park Duck Pond Bridge

Save your bread crusts or other bread/ cracker products and head to Freedom Park Duck Pond Bridge. This beautiful stone arch bridge carries park visit ...

Area: Central
1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28209

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to loc ...

Gold Rush Red Line

These rubber-wheel trolley cars, reminiscent of historic streetcars, connect passengers to Center City and the LYNX Blue Line. It operates every 15 mi ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
ImaginON Library

At ImaginOn, young people learn in many ways, through all five senses and "from the page to the stage." It is the launching pad for remarkable journey ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central
300 East Seventh St., Charlotte,, NC, 28202
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

An interactive library that features two state of the art theatres, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen ...

Free: Yes
Area: North
300 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways

These two creeks are prominent north and west of Charlotte, through the uptown Charlotte area where they merge and continue as Irwin Creek. Irwin Cre ...

215 North Sycamore Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
Kids' Workshop at Home Depot

Offered the first Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and noon at most stores, kids will learn to hammer nails, turning screws and sanding wood whil ...


Letterboxing is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest. A wid ...

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

This section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides connectivity between 12th Street/Alexander Street Park andCordelia Park. Cordelia Park contains a ...

LYNX Blue Line Light Rail FREE Fair for Children 5 and Under

North Carolina’s first rapid-rail system connects South Charlotte to Center City, running along 15 stations. On weekdays, the line is available every ...

Magic Carpet Murals

"Magic Carpet" mural on the sidewalk behind Sycamore Brewing Company. Check out this brand new "magic carpet" mural. This is one of three murals pl ...

Area: Central
2161 Hawkins St,, Charlotte,, NC, 28203
Mallard Creek and Clark's Creek Greenways

This is our longest greenway, stretching more than 7 miles. It is used by joggers, walkers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, baby strollers, and skateboarde ...

May-Sept U.S. Whitewater Center River Jam

River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center brings together live musical performances throughout the year to a one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, right ...

Free: Yes
Area: West
U.S. National Whitewater Center 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC, 28214
McMullen Creek Greenway

This horseshoe shaped greenway runs 5.8 miles through south Charlotte and passes under Interstate 485. The trail is composed of a variety of surface ...

Area: South
8135 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC, 28226
Mecklenburg County Greenways

The Mecklenburg County greenway system is quickly becoming one of the finest in the nation. Greenways are linear parks that connect people and places. ...

Free: Yes