Charlotte

Annual Events

This page lists family-friendly events in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Note: Details of these events can change from year to year, so please check our calendar of events for specific dates and updated information.
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09/14-10/28 SCarowinds 2018

Fear rises when darkness falls as Carowinds is transformed from a “theme park” into a “scream park” during the annual haunt of SCarowinds. Experience ...

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. September 14th-October ...
Area: South
300 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC
09/15 -10/28 - The Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds 2018

During the day, Carowinds puts the “Wee!” in Halloween. The Great Pumpkin Fest has family-friendly Halloween attractions for the little ghosts goblins ...

Saturdays & Sundays Sept. 15th - Oct. 28th, 2018.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Area: South
14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28273
09/21 - 09/23 - 54th Annual “Festival in the Park” Freedom Park

Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing good music, good art and good times to Charlotteans and visitors from around the world. The sounds ...

September 21st-23rd, 2018.
Hours: Friday, September 21, 2018 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm Saturday, ...
Area: Central
1409 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28203
09/22 5th Annual Tawba Fest

At The River District at Riverwalk Carolinas 2pm – Market Vendors, Food Trucks, Craft Brews, Bounce Houses OPEN! 3pm-4pm – FREE Spartan Workout (P ...

September 22nd, 2018.
Hours: 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Area: South
Riverwalk Carolinas 998 Riverwalk Parkway, Rock Hill, SC, 29730
09/29 - 42nd Annual UNC Charlotte International Festival

The 2018 UNC Charlotte International Festival will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10am-6pm. This will mark the 43rd anniversary of this ...

Saturday, September 29th, 2018.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free.
Area: North
9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28223
09/29 28th Annual Latin American Festival at Symphony Park

Festival Latinoamericano, Charlotte’s signature cultural event, returns for its 28th year to Symphony Park on Saturday September 29 from 12 to 8PM; wi ...

September 29th, 2018.
Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Area: South
Symphony Park 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC
09/29 Fall Into Huntersville

The Annual Fall Into Huntersville festival features local businesses, kid events, music by DJ Lamb and more.... Co-sponsored by the Huntersville Chamb ...

September 29th, 2018.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Area: North
Huntersville Chamber of Commerce 403 N. Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville, NC, 28078
09/29-11/18 Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival is a 16th century European style art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus entertainment, arts and cra ...

September 29th to November 18th, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$14 - $25; Children under 5 are free.
Area: North
16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
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 ...

September 30th, 2018.
Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Area: North
Jetton Village III 19818 N Cove Rd, Cornelius, NC, 28031
10/05 6th Annual Busker's Bash & Best Busker Contest at Salisbury

Come on out to the 6th Annual BUSKERS~BASH in Downtown Salisbury! Street performers will be up and down our downtown streets...and you get to vote for ...

October 5th, 2018.
Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: North
Downtown Salisbury, Inc. 217 South Main Street, Salisbury, NC, 28144
10/06 18th Annual All American Dog Show

Join us for the 18th Annual All American Dog Show on Saturday, October 6, at Robbins Park in Cornelius. Hundreds of animal lovers and their dogs enjoy ...

October 6th, 2018.
Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Area: North
Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC, 28031
10/06 77th Annual Bags in the Burg at Harrisburg Parks & Recreation

In the fall of each year, Harrisburg Parks & Recreation partners with Harrisburg Business Network (HBN) for a friendly, community-wide cornhole compet ...

October 6th, 2018.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Vendors Open/ 11:00 a.m. - 11:...
Area: North
Lawn in front of Harrisburg Town Hall: 4100 Main St., Harrisburg, NC, 28075
10/06 Family Fall Festival at Chestnut Square Park

Join us at Chestnut Square Park as The Town of Indian Trail hosts our first annual Family Fall Festival! This community festival will feature vendors, ...

October 6th, 2018.
Hours: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Area: South
Chestnut Square Park, Indian Trail, NC
10/06 HOLA Charlotte Festival 2018 at Uptown Charlotte

The 7th Annual Hola Charlotte Festival will be hosted by Norsan Media in partnership with various Uptown cultural organizations. This is the largest H ...

October 6th, 2018.
Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Area: Central
Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
10/06 Sycamore 4 Year Anniversary!

We've changed a lot over the last few years and we're only just getting started! To thank you for your support we're throwing one hell of a party!! ...

October 6th, 2018.
Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Free.
Area: South
2161 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC, 28203
10/13 - 6th Annual Huntersville Fall Festival 2018

Enjoy the carnival games and inflatables, dozens of local artisan and craft booths, silent auction baskets, the pumpkin patch, live music sponsored by ...

October 13th, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Area: North
13659 Beatties Ford Rd., Huntersville, NC, 28078
10/13 - GLC's 4th Annual Fall Festival

GLC's 4th Annual Fall Festival is going to be the biggest and best yet! With food trucks such as Cookin Coop and 225 Street Food, OMB dishing out the ...

Saturday, October 13, 2018.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Area: South
624 Tyvola Rd, Ste 100, Charlotte, NC, 28217
10/13 Troyer’s Annual Fall Festival

It's that time of year! The event of the year you all have been waiting for!! Troyer's 5th Annual Fall Festival will be held October 13th, 9:00 am- ...

October 13th, 2018.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Area: North
Troyer's Country Market 4077 Statesville Blvd, Salisbury, NC, 28147
10/19-10/21  Carolina BalloonFest 2018

The Carolina BalloonFest is held every 3rd weekend in October. Bring your cameras, lawn chairs and blankets to experience a family-friendly festival f ...

Oct 19th-Oct 21st, 2018.
Hours: Oct 19th: 3:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m./ Oct 20th: 7:00 a.m.-8:30...
Area: North
260 Hangar Dr, Statesville, NC, 28677
10/20 -  Annual Laketoberfest Music & Brew Festival

This annual community event will be held at Bailey Road Park on Saturday, October 20, 4-9 p.m., featuring: Announcing the 2018 music line-up: MusicFu ...

October 20th, 2018.
Hours: 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Area: North
Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius, NC
10/20 - Stallings Fest 2018 at Stallings Park

Join us for the biggest, best Stallings Fest yet! Stallings Fest is a community fall festival that has amusements, craft and food vendors, live en ...

October 20th, 2018.
Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: South
340 Stallings Rd, Stallings, NC, 28110
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 ...

October 20th, 2018.
Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free admission and parking.
Area: North
Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius, NC, 28031
10/27 Belmont Boo Fest 2018

This year's Boo Fest is going to be filled with spooktacular fun for all ages!

October 27th, 2018.
Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Area: West
Stowe Park, Belmont, NC
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 ...

October 27th, 2018.
Free comics.
11/03 2018 Novant Health Charlotte Marathon

The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon is an annual race that takes place in Charlotte, NC every November. The event features five different races: the ...

November 3rd, 2018.
Hours: 7:30 a.m..-2:00 p.m.
Area: Central
Romare Bearden Park 300 S Church St,, Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/03 Statesville Pumpkin Fest 2018

The 16th Annual Statesville Pumpkin Fest will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in Historic Downtown Statesville. It will run from 10:00 a.m. to ...

November 3rd, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Area: North
Downtown Statesville 112 S Center St, Statesville, NC, 28677
11/03 Working Fingers Craft Show at Charles Mack Citizen Center 2018

Join us for a curated craft fair featuring seasonal gifts, tasty treats, handcrafted goods, unique treasures and live music all under one roof. We ant ...

November 3rd, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Area: North
Charles Mack Citizen Center 215 N Main St, Mooresville, NC, 28115
11/10 Troutman Holiday Market Craft Show 2018

Craft vendors of handmade, specialty, artisan, and specialized products! Join us on Saturday, November 10th, for our 3rd annual Holiday Market Craft S ...

November 10th, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Area: North
Troutman Parks and Recreation 338 North Ave, Troutman, NC, 28166
11/10 Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony at Huntersville Parks & Recreation

The 3rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, November 10. The parade will begin at 10:00am. Ceremony to follow promptly at 11: ...

November 10th, 2018.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Area: North
Huntersville Parks & Recreation PO Box 2879, 105 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC, 28070
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 ...

November 10th, 2018.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Free.
Area: North
Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC, 28031
11/11 9th Annual Dilworth/South End Chili Cook-Off

Join Us For A Fun Family Friendly Day!! Enjoy All The Chili You Can Taste From Local Restaurants And Individual Cooking Teams As They (And Maybe You ...

November 11th, 2018.
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Vendors Open/ 11:00 a.m. - 11:...
Area: South
The Design Center of the Carolinas 1930 Camden Rd Ste 130, Charlotte, NC, 28203
11/17 Christmas Bazaar at Carolinas Cornerstone 2018

3rd Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar! Over 1500 shoppers...

Nov 17th, 2018.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Area: South
Carolinas Cornerstone 1790 Gardendale Rd, Fort Mill, SC, 29708
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 ...

November 24th, 2018.
Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Free community event. Concessions available for purchas...
Area: North
Community Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC, 28031
11/24 Annual Tree Lighting at Kannapolis Village Park 2018

Join us on Saturday November 24th at 6:00pm to celebrate the start of the Christmas season in Kannapolis with our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy ...

November 24th, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Area: North
Kannapolis Village Park, Kannapolis, NC, 28083
12/01 Downtown Statesville Running of the Elves, 2018

This will be a 3k (walking), 5k and 10k running road race through Statesville. The course will go through Christmas lights and Carolers cheering the r ...

December 1st, 2018.
Hours: 5:00 p.m.
Area: North
Downtown Statesville 112 S Center St, Statesville, NC, 28677
12/07-12/23 The Nutcracker at Belk Theater

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the holidays at Nutcracker! Join Clara as she encounters an epic battle between the Mouse King and Nutcracker, a br ...

Dec 7th-23rd, 2018.
Hours: Visit website for schedule!
Area: North
701 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 28202