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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02/15 WFAE's CHOCOLATE Tasting Event at Charlotte Museum of History

Celebrate the season of love at WFAE’s 2nd annual CHOCOLATE Tasting event that focuses on all things cocoa! This decadent two-hour chocolate tasting w ...

Feb 15th, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
$25 – $35
Area: Central
Charlotte Museum of History 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28215
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 ...

May 25th-Sept 1st, 2018.
Hours: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Area: South
Blakeney Shopping Centers 9839 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC, Blakeney Shopping Centers 9839 Rea Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277
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 ...

June 24th, 2018.
Hours: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
This is a FREE perk for being one of our FINtastic Annu...
Area: North
8111 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord, NC, 28027
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 ...

August 4th, 2018.
Free admission.
Area: Central
301 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28282
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
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
10/19 Halloween Spooktacular at Chestnut Square Park

Join us at Chestnut Square Park as the Town of Indian Trail hosts our annual Halloween Spooktacular! This community event festival features a candy cr ...

October 19th, 2018.
Hours: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Area: South
Chestnut Square Park, Indian Trail, 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 ...

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
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.
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 ...

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