Charlotte

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

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 Bow;ing 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
06/23 Community Yard Sale and Field Day at Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center

Come join us at Bette Rae Thomas for a community yard sale and family field day. Games, music, prizes, food, and fun! And of course, you may find that ...

Free: Yes
Area: North
Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center - 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd., Charlotte, NC
06/23 Summertime Fun at Lakeshore Learning

Stay cool with this colorful paper plate fun!

Area: Central
Lakeshore Learning Stores, Charlotte, NC
06/23 Symphony in the Park & Fireworks at Bailey Road Park

Bring your blankets and chairs and join us at Bailey Road Park as we "Celebrate America" with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, June 23. ...

Area: North
Bailey Road Park, Cornelius, NC
06/24 Annual Pass Event: Shark Month at SEA LIFE Aquarium (Charlotte / Concord)

Calling all of our JAWESOME Annual Pass Members! On June 24, 2018 from 9-11 AM*, you are invited to see a sneak peek of all of our awesome activiti ...

Area: North
8111 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC, 28027
06/29 Charlotte Symphony at Village Park at Kannapolis Village Park

Kannapolis Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the arrival of the 2018 Summer Event Series. Each event is a free night of family entertainment. ...

Area: North
Kannapolis Village Park 740 W C Street, Kannapolis, NC, 28083
06/30 Summer Fun Visor at Lakeshore Learning

Kids will be proud to wear colorful foam visors they make themselves!

Area: Central
Lakeshore Learning Stores, Charlotte, NC
07/03 July 3rd Celebration at Lowe's YMCA

In partnership with the Town of Mooresville, the Lowe's YMCA July 3rd Summer Celebration is a community staple, bringing together families from across ...

Area: North
Lowe's YMCA 170 Joe V. Knox Ave, Mooresville, NC, 28117
07/03 Red White and BOOM! at Old Town Rock Hill, SC

Come celebrate Independence Day in Old Town with live music, food, drinks, fireworks, & plenty of fun for the whole family! ​ FEATURING: • Live Mu ...

Old Town Rock Hill, SC 157 Main Street, Rock Hill, SC, 29730
07/04 Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Charlotte Museum of History

Every year, millions of Americans celebrate Fourth of July with food and fanfare. For a lucky few though, July 04 also represents the beginning of the ...

Area: East
Charlotte Museum of History 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28215
07/04 July 4th Parade at Crooked Creek Park

Indian Trail Parks & Recreation events are FREE to the public. This is a FREE event. Join us on Wednesday, July 4th for our annual July 4th Parade! ...

Area: South
Indian Trail Parks and Recreation 315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail, NC
07/06 Movies in the Park- Airplane at Kannapolis Village Park

The Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the arrival of the 2018 Summer Event Series. All the concerts/movies in the park a ...

Area: North
Kannapolis Village Park 740 W C Street, Kannapolis, NC, 28083
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
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
08/19 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
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!

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
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 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

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