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.
Kids Charlotte: Annual Events - Fun 4 Charlotte Kids
01/07 National Winter Trails Day – Winter Feels Good

The 23rd Annual National Winter Trails Day event offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing for FREE. Discover the fu ...

January 7th, 2018.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Area: North
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain, NC, 28604
01/20 4th Annual Domestic Violence Prevention Night with the Checkers at Bojangles' Coliseum

We hope you can join us for the 4th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Night with the Charlotte Checkers. Tickets are $16 and $5 from every ticket sol ...

January 20th, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tickets are $16 and $5 from every ticket sold goes back...
2700 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC, 28205
04/29 Tea Time in the Garden (with early mother's day)

Don't miss this year's Tea Time in the Garden, a special multi-generational high tea held in the Clarkson Garden. Enjoy traditional tea fare and pink ...

Season: Spring
April 29th, 2018.
Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
$35 per person; $20 per children 10 and under.
Wing Haven 248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28209
05/05-05/06 8th Annual Kings Drive Art Walk by Festival in the Park

Since the fall of 1964, Festival in the Park has brought Charlotteans from all walks of life together to enjoy arts, crafts, music and family entertai ...

May 5th– May 6th, 2018.
Hours: Saturday, May 5, 2018 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, May 6,...
Area: South
600 S Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28204
11/17-12/31 Holidays at the Garden

The Garden glows with holiday spirit from the twinkling trees to the sparkling fountains and is transformed into a natural winter wonderland filled wi ...

Daily. November 17th – December 31st, 2017.
Hours: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Area: West
6500 South New Hope Road, Belmont, NC
11/21 Mooresville Christmas Parade

The 71st Annual Mooresville Christmas Parade kicks off at 3:00pm. Watch from the sidewalks on Main Street but get there early to save a spot – thousa ...

November 21st, 2017.
Hours: Starts at 3:00 p.m.
Area: North
Main St. Downtown, Mooresville, NC
11/22 Panthers Tree Lighting

The Carolina Panthers’ Fourth Annual Tree Lighting will be held the night before Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 22. The celebration is free of ...

November 22nd, 2017.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Area: West
800 South Mint St, Charlotte,, NC, 28202
11/23 - Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

Families, friends and neighbors are invited to enjoy a classic tradition with a modern twist. See it all, up close and personal: larger-than-life floa ...

November 23rd, 2017.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Area: Central
Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
11/24 and 11/25 -  One Hundred Years of Christmas

Skip out on the hectic black-Friday shopping and instead bring your family to Historic Latta for a day full of holiday cheer. Open both the Friday an ...

November 24th-November 25th, 2017.
Hours: November 24th, 2017 10:00 a.m./ November 25th, 2017 4:0...
$9 Adults, $8 Seniors/Students, Children 5 and under ar...
Area: North
5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, NC, 28078
11/27 Toys for Tots Collection Event at Del Frisco's in South Park

Toys for Tots Collection Event @Del Frisco’s @South Park. Join us for our 8th year of helping Toys for Tots collect presents for less fortunate child ...

November 27th, 2017.
Hours: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Del Frisco’s 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28210
11/29 - 12/02 -  Santa's Bag at Children's Theater of Charlotte

Santa’s Bag is celebrating its 45th year of bringing a fun shopping experience to the children of Charlotte, Nov. 29 through Dec. 2, at ImaginOn: The ...

Nov. 29th through Dec. 2nd, 2017.
Admission is FREE and the event is open to the public.
Area: Central
300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
11/29 - Mount Holly Christmas Parade

Christmas will be here before you know it! Help us kick off the holiday season on 11/29 at the Mount Holly Annual Christmas Parade!

Nov 29th, 2017.
Hours: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Area: North
Downtown Mount Holly, Charlotte, NC
11/30 - Tree lighting Ceremony at Town of Mint Hill

Join us for the Town's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa will be present to hear how wonderful the children have been and make note of their Chri ...

November 30th, 2017.
Hours: 7:00 p.m.
Area: East
4430 Mint Hill Village Lane, Mint Hill, NC, 28227
11/30-12/02 -  Christmas in Davidson

Three magical nights of holiday family fun! Part of the Christmas in Davidson celebration, children can share their wish lists and have a picture tak ...

Nov 30th-December 2nd, 2017.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Starts at $10.
Area: North
216 South Main Street, Charlotte, NC, 28036
12/01-12/03 40th Annual Fourth Ward Holiday Home Tour

This walkable, self-guided tour includes admission to a variety of private homes in Fourth Ward, all beautifully decorated for the season. Throughout ...

Dec 1st-Dec 3rd, 2017.
Hours: Friday, Dec 1st: 5 – 9 pm Saturday, Dec 2nd: 5 – 9 pm S...
Area: North
9th and Poplar Streets, Charlotte, NC, 28202
12/02 10th Annual Teddy Bear Tea

The Billy Graham Library’s annual Teddy Bear Tea continues a decade-long tradition as a family favorite! As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the B ...

December 2nd, 2017.
Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Take The Journey of Faith tour af...
Tickets are $20 per child (no ticket needed for adults)...
Area: West
4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28217
12/02-12/03 and 12/09 Gingerbread House Family Workshops

Community School of the Arts is proud to offer our favorite family workshop again this holiday season. Envision the scene: The scent of cinnamon fill ...

December 2nd-December 3rd and December 9th, 2017.
Hours: Dec 2nd, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m./Dec 3rd, 1:30 p.m. - 5:...
$70 per family (all ages).
Area: South
8919 Park Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210
12/03 - Free concerts at Davidson College: VESPERS

An annual highlight for the Davidson College community. Davidson College Chorale and campus leaders reflect on the true meaning of the holiday season, ...

December 3rd, 2017.
Hours: 7:30 p.m
Free and open to the public.
Area: North
405 N Main St, Davidson, NC, 28035
12/05 -  68th Belmont Christmas Parade

Well over 100 units, including marching bands, professional floats, decorated vehicles of all descriptions and a wide assortment of other entries will ...

December 5th, 2017.
Hours: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Area: West
intersection of South Main Street, McLeod Avenue and Myrtle Street, Belmont, NC
12/08 - Annual Gingerbread House Kids Night Out Event!

Join us for our annual Gingerbread House event! Your lil’ chef will decorate their very own gingerbread house to take home at the end of the night. Th ...

December 8th, 2017.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
$49 for class, supplies, and dinner/dessert is included...
Area: South
8438 Park Road,, Charlotte,, NC,, 28210
12/10 - The Waxhaw Christmas Parade

The Waxhaw Christmas Parade which is held downtown on the second Sunday of December (12/10/2017) at 3 p.m. features our local school marching bands, a ...

December 10th, 2017.
Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Area: South
Downtown, Waxhaw, NC
12/12 Annual Carmel Presbyterian Drive-Thru Christmas

The annual Carmel Presbyterian Drive-Thru Christmas is a dramatic representation of the major events related to the birth of Jesus Christ. Beginning w ...

December 12th, 2017.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Area: South
2048 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC, 28226
12/14 Giant Gelt Drop & Menorah Lighting In Waxhaw

Join us for our THIRD Annual Menorah Lighting in Waxhaw! NEW this year - THE GIANT GELT DROP! Children's Activities begin at 5:00 p.m. Menorah Ligh ...

December 14th, 2017.
Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Area: South