4 Sunday Funday options for April

Freedom Park
Freedom Park

Spring is here and the weather is so nice. After spending the week inside your office/home, the weekend is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy this weather.

Here are some ideas for the perfect Sunday Funday.

Tour De Food

Eat, drink and walk your way through uptown Charlotte starting at 7th Street Market. Sample food, wine, champagne, pastries and more. Talk one on one with some of the best artisans and cooks in the city and learn what inspires their dishes. Also learn about local history and view some unique architecture that you probably overlooked in the past.

Tours available every Sunday in April. Click here to purchase your ticket.

Dave’s Paddle Boats

7/12/2005-You can spend the day shopping at The Shoppes at University Place (CQ) or take a ride on a paddleboat on University Place Lake. WENDY YANG - wendy yang the charlotte observer

Want to enjoy some fun in the water without getting wet? Take a friend to Dave’s Paddle Boats and get some exercise using those leg muscles while paddling away.

Rental available every daily from April to September and weekends from October to March (weather permitting).

Location: University Place, 8929 J.M. Keynes Dr., Charlotte. (Near the intersection of WT Harris Blvd. and Tryon.) 704-598-0281.

Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Price: $10 per boat for 30-minute ride. (Each boat can hold two adults and two small children.)

Family fun at the Mint Museum Uptown


Want something to do with your kids on a Sunday? Add the Mint Museum to your calendar this month.

Families can enjoy art projects, gallery visits, artist demos and yoga sessions. Take a trip through the museum galleries and explore “spacy” 2D and 3D activities inspired by the contemporary craft collection.

Craft Galaxy

Date: Sunday, April 17.

Location: Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S Tryon St.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Price: Children and Mint members, free. Adults, $6.

Picnic at the park


Want a Sunday to just chill for free? Pack a lunch, grab some wine and a blanket, and head out to one of Charlotte’s parks to enjoy a nice picnic for you and some friends, or you and a date.

My favorite picnic spots:

Romare Bearden Park

Fourth Ward Park

Midtown Park

Freedom Park

Independence Park

Marshall Park

The Green

Polk Park

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