The fall weather has arrived, and with it, plenty of family-friendly activities. Enjoy the beginning of the cooler weather and changing season with these fun things to do in and around Charlotte!
Pineville Fall Festival
When: Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15
Where: Pineville Lake Park
Come on out between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14 and from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 for this great family-friendly event. Enjoy carnival rides, live music, plenty of activities for the kids, and a pie eating contest. Admission is free but there is a charge for the rides. Learn more.
Gh’oul Times Haunted Food Truck Festival
When: October 22, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Charlotte Open Air Market
This free event lets you explore local food trucks, enjoy family-friendly movies, play games, join a costume contest, and enjoy spooky face-painting. Bring out your blankets or lawn chairs so you can relax and watch the movies in comfort. There will also be plenty of live music and local beer, too. Learn more.
Haunted Trolley Ride
When: Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29
Where: Spencer Doll and Toy Museum
Take a fun but spooky trolley ride through historic Spencer this fall. You’ll hear ghost stories and local legends while seeing beautiful historic homes and touring this historic railroad town. A ticket to the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum is included. The cost is $10 for children and $12 for adults. Learn more.
Fall Crawl Cankerworm Festival
When: Saturday, October 29, 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Plaza Midwood Neighborhood
The Plaza Midwood Neighborhood welcomes everyone to this free event to celebrate fall and Halloween while protecting the local trees from cankerworms. There will be kids’ activities, live music, a trunk-or-treat, costume parade, tree banding, and more! Learn more.
Day of the Dead Celebration
When: Sunday, October 30, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Levine Museum of the New South
Enjoy free admission to the museum while you learn about and celebrate a traditional Mexican holiday: Dia de Los Muertos or The Day of the Dead. There will be activities, food, storytelling, sugar skull workshops, and more. Plus, this is the last day to see the museum’s ¡NUEVOlution! Exhibit. Learn more.
The best way to enjoy fall in Charlotte is to get out there and experience all the fun our area offers. Pick an event - or two or three - and have a great time with the whole family this fall!