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
05/01-08/25 Kannapolis Summer Entertainment Series

Discover Fun in Kannapolis this year with great concerts, movies, festivals, children’s activities and of course, fireworks. Events are held from Apri ...

700 West C. Street, Kannapolis, NC, 28081
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
05/20-09/16 Davidson’s Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green take place the first and third Sundays in April through September. All concerts are free, family-oriented, and open to all ages ...

Area: North
Town green in downtown Davidson, Davidson, NC
05/25-09/01 Blakeney Summer Concert Series

Get your picnic blankets and lawn chairs ready, because your summer schedule just got a lot more fun. Beginning Friday, May 25th from 7 p.m. to 10 ...

Area: South
Blakeney Shopping Centers 9839 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC, Blakeney Shopping Centers 9839 Rea Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277
05/26-06/30-07/28-08/25  Quail Corners Shopping Center Summer Concert Series

Live free music outdoors and Family friendly event with kids activities.

Area: Central
Quail Corners Shopping Center 8500 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28210
05/28-08/31 Kids Ride FREE at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad!

This Summer Season Kids Ride FREE at Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. When booking for Coach/Standard Class Seating receive a FREE Child (ages 2-12 ...

06/01-08/04 FREE Ski Shows at Windjammer Park

Grab your friends and family for fun filled show on the shores of Windjammer Park!

Area: South
Windjammer Park, Tega Cay, SC, 29708
06/01-09/14 Pineville Rockin’ & Reelin’ Summer Concert and Movie Series

Free movie and concert series held on various Fridays May through September. Concerts begin at 7 p.m., movie pre-shows begin at 7 p.m and movies start ...

Area: South
Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville, NC
06/04-08/24 Kids Bowl for free All Summer Long Deal

Registered kids receive 2 free games of Bowling every day all summer long! Valued at over $500 per child! Select bowling centers and schools around ...

Area: South
1700 Montford Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28209
06/19-08/07 Terrific Tuesdays

On six Tuesdays from June 19th to August 7th there are free shows for kids at ImaginOn. Terrific Tuesdays is a shared program of Charlotte Mecklenbur ...

Free: Yes
300 E. Seventh St, Charlotte, NC
07/01-07/31 Lil Miss Fit Dance Studio free Dance Classes

Lil Miss Fit Dance Studio is offering free dance classes for kids every Wednesday in July. Cheers to the Launch of Lil Miss Fit Dance Studio Schola ...

Area: North
Spirit Square, 345 N. College Street, Charlotte, NC
07/20 Just Kidding Around at Huntersville Parks & Recreation

Join us for Just Kidding Around located at Veterans Park at Main and Maxwell. This Friday morning entertainment for ages 1-5 is a perfect morning out! ...

Area: North
201 Huntersville-Concord Rd, Huntersville, NC, 28078
07/21 2018 Queen City Summer Festival

The 2018 Queen City Summer Festival will feature 40 vendors with the latest products, brands, giveaways and more. There will be food, bounce house, ki ...

Free: Yes
The Carole Hoefener Center 615 East 6th Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
07/21 ImagiCon 2018

Join us on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the ImaginOn building for our 3rd annual ImagiCon event. ImagiCon is a library festival t ...

ImaginOn, Charlotte, NC
08/02 Movies in the Park at Huntersville Parks & Recreation

Join us while the kids are on summer break to watch Wonder on Thursday, August 2 for Movies in the Park at Veterans Park. This is a FREE family event ...

Area: North
201 Huntersville-Concord Rd, Huntersville, NC, 28078
08/04 34th Bon Odori Japanese Festival 2018

It 's time for the 34th Annual Bon Odori Japanese Festival! Free admission to the festival that brings to you, Japanese food and crafts, a traditional ...

Area: Central
301 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28282
08/10 Free Family Fun Event at SAS Cupcakes-Blakeney

Looking for something SWEET to do with the kiddos this Summer. Stop by SAS Cupcakes for our FREE FAMILY FUN EVENT!!! Everyone will get to frost their ...

Area: South
SAS Cupcakes-Blakeney 9941 Rea Rd, Ste C,, Charlotte, NC, 28277
08/11 Bubble Day at President James K. Polk State Historic Site

Join us for a day of pure fun and summer revelry! This program will feature a series of activities including arts + crafts, bubble-making areas, an ...

Area: South
President James K. Polk State Historic Site 12031 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, NC, 28134
08/11-08/12 The 24th Festival of India

India is a country of billion people of diverse cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.These cultures are connected by a common thread of history, ...

Area: Central
Belk Theater 130 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 28202
08/19 Picnic in the Park feat. Jeremy Davis at Fourth Ward Park

Picnic in the Park is one of our summer concert series that features a musician in Fourth Ward Park every Sunday! On August 19, Jeremy Davis return ...

Area: North
Fourth Ward Park 301 N Poplar St, Charlotte, NC, 28202
09/08 Top Deck Car & Truck Show

All Makes, Models, & Years Welcome! Early Bird Registration Fee: $10.00/vehicle (includes a dash plaque) Registration online **Registration closes A ...

Area: North
105 Gilead Rd - 3rd Floor, Huntersville, NC
09/21-09/23 54th Annual Festival in the Park

For more than 53 years, this Charlotte tradition has been seen as the last push of summer and a celebration of the fall to come. Local artisans, bands ...

Area: South
Freedom Park 2435 Cumberland Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28203
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
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

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
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!

Bass Pro Shops: Free Family Summer Camp

Bass Pro Shops is offering FREE Family Summer Camp at participating locations every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through July 22nd, 2018, from 12 p.m ...

Free: Yes
Bass Pro Shops, Charlotte, NC
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