Downtown Davidson Arts Festival: The festival, sponsored by the Town of Davidson and Sanctuary of Davidson, returns 5-9 p.m. Sept. 17.
Artists, crafters, makers, musicians, snack vendors, children entertainers and more are needed to participate.
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The festival is seeking makers of every kind including potters, fiber artists, fine artists, culinary arts, mixed media and more. Entry fee is $35. Interested artists and inquiries should be directed to Kristen Feighery, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical: Community School of Davidson will present a community / high school production of “Big Fish.”
The musical follows Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with a gift for storytelling, and his family. Will, his estranged son, attempts to mend their relationship as Bloom relates tall tales of his eventful life.
“Big Fish” will be performed 7 p.m. July 13 and 14; 8 p.m. July 15; 3 and 8 p.m. July 16; and 2 p.m. July 17 at the at Community School of Davidson ArtSpace, 404 Armour St., Davidson.
Tickets are at $10 online at http://csdspartans.seatyourself.biz or $15 at the door. The production is appropriate for all ages. Group seating is available, email email@example.com for information.
Splash pads: Lincoln County Parks and Recreation has opened the splashpads at Beatty’s Ford Park and West Lincoln Park. You can cool off with the splash pads and enjoy the playgrounds, volleyball courts, disc golf course (Beatty’s Ford), walking trails and horseshoes. The splash pads are open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, weather permitting.
Summer graduations: Summer graduations for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is scheduled for July 13.
Graduation ceremonies will be held at Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Here is the schedule:
8:30 a.m.: Phillip O. Berry, Harding, Hopewell, Hough, Mallard Creek, North Mecklenburg, Olympic and West Mecklenburg.
11:30 a.m.: East Mecklenburg, Garinger, Hawthorne, iMeck Academy, Myers Park, Performance Learning Center, Providence, South Mecklenburg, Vance.
2:30 p.m.: Ardrey Kell, Butler, Independence, Rocky River, West Charlotte.