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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
05/25/2018
05/26/2018
05/27/2018

Location:

5000 Whitewater Center Parkway
Charlotte, NC, 28214
United States
Time: 
varies per day

Memorial Day Celebration at The US Whitewater Center

Spend your holiday weekend with friends and family at the USNWC for the Memorial Day Celebration. The festivities include 5 and 8-mile trail races, yoga, as well as live music on Sunday afternoon and evening. Stick around to enjoy our fireworks display at dusk, capping off the Memorial Day Celebration at the USNWC.
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Dates: 
06/04/2018
06/05/2018
06/06/2018

Location:

105 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC, 28078
United States

Phone:

704.372.6261
Time: 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dino Discoveries

Travel back to prehistoric times and discover the world of dinosaurs.
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Dates: 
05/26/2018
06/02/2018

Organization:

Bush-N-Vine Farm

Location:

1650 Filbert Hwy
York, SC, 29745
United States

Phone:

(803) 684-2732
Time: 
8 am - 5 pm

Strawberry Saturdays at Bush-N-Vine Farm

Come join us on Saturday's during the months of April and May for our strawberry Saturdays. We plan to have pick your own strawberries by early April 2018 and you can come enjoy ice cream, a slush and come stock up on fresh produce. Bring the whole family out for a fun filled day on the farm.
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Dates: 
06/04/2018
06/05/2018
06/06/2018

Organization:

Camp Canaan

Location:

3111 Sand Island Rd
Rock Hill , SC, 29732-8856
United States

Phone:

803-327-6932
Time: 
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Camp Canaan SENIOR DAY CAMP

Senior Day Camp is all about skills and activity in 2018! Our campers will develop new skills while participating in activities like fishing, kayaking, drama, team building, and swimming. Our Senior Day Camp utilizes small groups to allow for a more comfortable and safe environment for campers to have FUN, build relationships with their peers and counselors, and grow in Christ!
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Dates: 
06/10/2018
06/11/2018
06/12/2018

Organization:

Camp Canaan

Location:

3111 Sand Island Rd
Rock Hill , SC, 29732-8856
United States

Phone:

803-327-6932
Time: 
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Camp Canaan - CO-ED RESIDENT CAMP

This is WAAY better than the Residential Summer Camp you remember! This full-week, overnight Co-Ed Overnight Summer Camp is wall-to-wall action and adventure for campers ages 10-13. Our dedicated and passionate camp counselors will guide campers in a variety of activities including the famous Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour, Giant swing, kayaking, rock climbing, team building, team sports, personal development, Rambo, Paintball, Archery Tag, and Horseback Trail Riding.
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Dates: 
06/04/2018
06/05/2018
06/06/2018

Organization:

Camp Canaan

Location:

3111 Sand Island Rd
Rock Hill , SC, 29732-8856
United States

Phone:

803-327-6932
Time: 
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Camp Canaan JUNIOR DAY CAMP

This year Junior Day Camp is all about FUN! The campers will have the opportunity to experience more adventure activities like Safe Archery, exciting Relay Races, and Water Slide Kickball! Junior Day Campers will be able to develop close relationships with their counselors through small groups in age-specific categories to allow a more comfortable and safe environment to grow in Christ, in relationships with others and to just have FUN!
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Dates: 
06/09/2018
Time: 
10 AM - 2 PM

Location:

Union County Farmers Market- Monroe
805 Skyway Dr
Monroe, NC, 28110
United States

Phone:

(803) 216-5197

Popcorn Heaven at Farmers Market Kick Off

Kick off event for the Union County Farmers Market!
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Dates: 
05/30/2018

Location:

6500 S New Hope Rd
Belmont, NC, 28102
United States

Phone:

(704) 825-4490
Time: 
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Homeschool Day – Insects & Pond Life

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden provides a wonderful living laboratory for meaningful, real-world explorations for your home-schooled students. Themed programming on the last Wednesday of every other month will include a variety of learning stations offering hands-on, guided discovery experiences with our knowledgeable instructional staff. Programs are offered 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. geared towards children in grades K-5. To register in advance, call 704-829-1270 or register online. Students will learn the characteristics of an insect, compare/contrast insects with other arthropods and investigate these organisms that thrive in, on and near the water. Pond sampling and insect classification will be discussed. Please note, we ask that parents please stay with children during the homeschool day activities. Children may not be dropped off on their own.
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Dates: 
05/27/2018

Location:

2900 Rocky River Rd.
Charlotte, NC, 28215
United States

Phone:

980-314-1119
Time: 
2 pm - 3 pm

Creature Feature at Reedy Creek Nature Center

Reptiles Rock! Wait? is that a rock or a turtle? Come learn about reptiles as an educator feeds one at the Nature Center. We will go on a short hike to see if we can find any scaly animals who call the great outdoors their home.
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Dates: 
06/04/2018
06/05/2018
06/06/2018

Location:

105 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC, 28078
United States

Phone:

704.372.6261
Time: 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Your Engines

From cars and boats to trains and rockets, we’ll be using our STEAM skills (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) to design and build all things that race.
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Dates: 
05/25/2018

Location:

8111 Concord Mills Blvd
Concord, NC, 28027
United States

Phone:

866-229-1573
Time: 
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SEA LIFE PRESENTS TURTLE WEEK!

Where are all the members of #TeamTurtle? Join us in ending the use of plastic straws! Did you know humans in the US, use 500 MILLION STRAWS PER DAY. INSANE! You can even SEA our interactive plastic trash exhibit to experience what turtle's see as they swim through the ocean.
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Dates: 
06/18/2018
06/19/2018
06/20/2018

Organization:

Camp Canaan

Location:

3111 Sand Island Rd
Rock Hill , SC, 29732-8856
United States

Phone:

803-327-6932
Time: 
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Camp Canaan - CATAWBA VENTURES

This weeklong themed Track camp offers real life-skills for survival and fun. Our awesome Camp Counselors will lead their small group in learning to build Lean-to’s, Tubing on the Catawba River, Creeking, Archery, Archery Tag, and aiming Slingshots.
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Dates: 
05/28/2018
06/04/2018
06/11/2018

Location:

6500 S New Hope Rd
Belmont, NC, 28102
United States

Phone:

(704) 825-4490
Time: 
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WEE SPROUTS MONDAYS at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Bring your child(ren) ages two and under to the Garden for a morning of sensory exploration, singing and fun. This program will explore colors, shapes, movement, texture and a host of other topics in a safe and nurturing environment.
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Dates: 
05/25/2018
05/26/2018

Location:

224 Polk Street
Raleigh, NC, 27604
United States

Phone:

(919) 834-4001
Time: 
7 pm on Friday – Saturday

KidsWrite! New Play Festival 2018

Come join us at Burning Coal Theatre Company for our 10th annual KidsWrite! New Play Festival 2018, featuring works written by local students in 6th-12th grades. The festival will take place on May 25-26, 2018, with performances at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10, and tickets are available only at the door.
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Dates: 
05/27/2018
05/28/2018
07/02/2018

Organization:

Carowinds

Location:

14523 Carowinds Boulevard
Charlotte, NC, 28273
United States
Time: 
All Day

Military Days

Join us as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired member of the United States military with a valid military I.D.
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Dates: 
05/25/2018
05/26/2018
05/31/2018

Location:

300 E. Seventh St
Charlotte, NC, 28208
United States

Phone:

704-973-2828
Time: 
varies

PlayPlay! Theatre presents Pocket

Imagination comes alive as PlayPlay! Theatre explores the many surprises we find hidden within our pockets. Discover the connections between thoughts, sounds and words as we play together.
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Dates: 
05/25/2018
05/26/2018

Location:

Uptown Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

+1 704-455-8888
Time: 
5 PM

600 Festival Circle K Speed Street

Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola will be rocking the streets of Charlotte May 24-26 with live entertainment, access to racing’s brightest stars, giveaways and interactive displays.
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Dates: 
06/17/2018

Location:

6211 Sample Rd.
Huntersville, NC, 28078
United States

Phone:

(980) 314-1129
Time: 
1 pm - 4:30 pm

Dad's Day Out Family Scavenger Hunt at Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Celebrate the father figure in your life, or just have a fun family adventure together, by spending some time in the great outdoors this Father's Day. In this family friendly program, you'll search for clues and be rewarded with adventure at every turn! Stop by the nature center for your first clue any time between 1 pm and 2 pm, then spend the afternoon exploring the preserve on your scavenger hunt. Return to the nature center after you've completed your scavenger hunt any time before 4:30 pm for a surprise!
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Dates: 
06/04/2018
06/05/2018
06/06/2018

Location:

105 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC, 28078
United States

Phone:

704.372.6261
Time: 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Junior Chefs

Play with your food in this creative cooking Camp!
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Dates: 
05/25/2018
05/26/2018

Location:

1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte, NC, 28209
United States

Phone:

704.372.6261
Time: 
Check website for info

Who's There at Discovery Place Nature

Listen to an exciting talk from one of our animal keepers about owls and how they're adapted to life at night. Stick around and watch a feeding with our very own screech owl.
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Dates: 
05/28/2018
Time: 
6:45 am registration; 7:30am- 5K+ Run/Walk begins

Location:

Esplanade at Southpark
2101 Rexford Road
Charlotte, NC, 28211
United States

Patriot Festival 5K

Celebrate Memorial Day with a salute to our military heroes – the men and women who serve our country. Register for The Patriot Festival 5K “Go the Extra Mile” run/walk, presented by Piedmont Natural Gas on Monday, Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, at SouthPark.
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Dates: 
05/26/2018

Location:

301 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC, 28202
United States

Phone:

704.372.6261
Time: 
9 am - 5 pm (tickets are time specific)

OPENING DAY: Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family at Discovery Science

The world's first exhibition showcasing ancestors of Tyrannosaurus rex. Tyrannosaurus rex is arguably the world's most popular dinosaur. But how did this swift, flesh-eating predator get to the top of the food chain? Where did this powerful dinosaur come from and how did it evolve into the awe-inspiring creature that dominates popular culture today? Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family is the world's first exhibition showcasing the newly-revised tyrannosaur family tree. This innovative, multimedia experience features more than 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens on display, including one of the oldest tyrannosaurs, Guanlong wucaii. With a dramatic array of fossils and casts of tyrannosaur specimens, including never-before-seen specimens from China, Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Familyprovides a snapshot of dinosaur life. Discover how this group became the world’s top predators with their massive skulls, powerful jaws and bone-crunching teeth.
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Dates: 
05/25/2018
Time: 
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location:

Village Park, Kannapolis, NC
700 W C St.
Kannapolis, NC, 28081
United States

Phone:

704-920-4300

Movies in the Park: Cars 3

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 are free of charge. There is no ticket price or charge for admission. Blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics/coolers are permitted and concessions will be available. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Movies will begin at sunset with music and entertainment before each feature film.
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