Fall Festival with a Cajun Flair
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St.
Saturday, noon - 7 p.m.: Pumpkin carving, balloon artists and other children’s entertainment from noon to 3 p.m.; Creole for Kids with Terrance Simien 3-3:45 p.m.; live music from 4 – 7 p.m., with Cajun food available. charmeck.org
UNCC International Festival
UNCC Barnhardt Student Activity Center, 9201 University City Blvd.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.: This festival that started in 1975 has students running booths representing 50 nations. Activities include music, dance, an international game zone and fireworks afterward. ifest.uncc.edu
Charlotte Storytellers Showcase: Lessons
7th Street Public Market, 224 E. 7th St.
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.: Ninety minutes of true stories around the theme “Lessons.” Drinks available from Tank’s Tap and Not Just Coffee, audience games and prizes. Admission $5. facebook.com/groups/charlottestorytellers
Hola Charlotte Festival
North Tryon, between Trade and 7th streets
Sunday, noon -7 p.m.: Rescheduled from an earlier date, Charlotte’s Hispanic heritage festival celebrates the cultures of Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. holacharlottefestival.com
The Great Pumpkin Fest
Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd.
Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Carowinds’ kid-friendly daytime festival features a circus, a hay bale maze, petting zoo, 12-foot-5 giant and a chance to sing and dance with Snoopy and Charlie Brown. Tickets $44.99 and up, www.carowinds.com/fall-festival.