Out & about: July 26 - August 3

Queen City Buzz shares family events and activities each week in Charlotte.
Queen City Buzz shares family events and activities each week in Charlotte.

School of Rock - Charlotte is a great place to get the little ones started on instrument lessons, and they have more intense programs for the older one. In fact, they offer classes and programs for ALL ages, and this week you can experience the talent they produce at the School of Rock All Stars Show happening on Wednesday evening at The Chop Shop in NoDa. This family-friendly show is a sure be fun for all!!

Spoiler Alert: Giveaway coming from Charlotte Warehouse Sale on our Facebook Page this week!

Monday, July 27

Kids Bowl Free continues today at Ten Park Lanes...FREE bowling for kids every weekday through August 28. Please register.

Cool off with a trip the Spraygrounds today. Open daily 10am-8pm through Labor Day.

The Mint Museum offers some great Latin America Camps this week for kids of all ages.

Imaginon hosts School Age Stories: Campfire Tales today at 11am and 1:30pm for elementary ages.

Head to the North County library for their WordGirl Spelling Bee this afternoon at 1pm with competitions for elementary ages.

Don't miss the Monday Night Family Movie this evening at 6pm at the Myers Park library.

Tuesday, July 28

Toddler Tuesdays are back at Sea Life Aquarium today (and every Tuesday),

Regal Cinemas' Summer Movie Express continues today with $1 movies weekly all summer long!

Head to Kannapolis for the Gem Theatre's Summer Movie Camp with $1 movies at 10am at 12:30pm Tuesdays through August 18th.

The Schiele Museum hosts The Woodland Indians program today (and Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 7) at 10:30am and 2 :30pm.

Enjoy summer fun during Time Travel Tuesday today 10am-4pm at Historic Brattonsville.

Head to Discovery Place kids today (and Thursday) at 11am and 2pm for Commotion in the Ocean.

The Bojangle's Summer Shootout wraps up this evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Champions Night.

Wednesday, July 29

Tickets available at 10am for Imaginon's final Terrific Tuesday featuring The Balloon Lady on August 11th...they will go fast!

Head to the York County Museum for their Wonderful Wednesdays: Little Red Riding Hood Retold program today at 10:30am.

You'll want to be at Discovery Place Kids today (and Friday) at 11am and 2pm for Sea Sensory Fun.

Carolina Place Mall hosts their Family Fun Day today at 11am at Center Court with Dakota & Friends Dinosaur Show.

Head to Pocket Park in Uptown for FREE Music on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.

Gemstone Mining happens at the Schiele Museum, Tuesdays through Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm now through August 7.

Don't miss Wild Wednesday: Stinky, Stinky Skunk! this afternoon at 12:30pm at the Charlotte Nature Museum.

Both locations of the MINT Museum (Uptown & Randolph) offer FREE Admission today and every Wednesday, 5-9pm.

Party in the Park continues tonight at Romare Bearden Park. FREE music by The Rick Strickland Band this evening, 6-9pm.

Mark your calendar for the School of Rock - Charlotte All Stars Show this evening at 6pm at The Chop Shop in NoDa.

Thursday, July 30

PLAYcation Camps continue today the Main Street Children's Museum. 9am-11:30am.

Don't miss Commotion in the Ocean today at 11am and 2pm at Discovery Place Kids. .

Head to the South County Library this afternoon at 3pm for their Ice Cream Social. Please register.

Enjoy Garden Nights tonight at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Fun for the whole family,

It's that time of year again for the USNWC's River Jam with FREE live music every Thursday and Saturday evening. A great way to get outside and have fun with the whole family.

Friday, July 31

The Schiele Museum presents The Backcountry Pioneers Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2:30pm through August 7.

Don't miss Imaginon's newest exhibit. Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog will be here until September 5th. .

Hop on The Dinosaur Train (ends Saturday) at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

It's Friday Night LIVE tonight at Belmont beginning at 7pm. Don't miss the sounds of The Fantastic Shakers.

Saturday, August 1

Get the kids up and at 'em this morning and participate in the Harris YMCA McCarthy Kids Triathlon. Please register.

Don't miss Wild About Summer: WILDWINGS today at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. 9am-3pm.

Today is Arthropod Day at Discovery Place. Learn all about them, and get up close and personal.

Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Color Mixing today at 11am and 2pm.

Lakeshore Learning hosts their Free Crafts For Kids today 11am-3pm. Today the kids will make a Friendship Day Keepsake More info.

The Bon Odori Japanese Dance Festival returns to the Wells Fargo Atrium Atrium plaza today. 11am-4pm.

Learn all about Tools of Stone this afternoon at the Schiele Museum of Natural History. 1-3pm.

FREE live music today and every Saturday afternoon at 2pm in conjunction with Discovery Place's new Guitar exhibit. .

Kannapolis hosts a Concert in the Park this evening at 7pm in Village Park featuring Face to Face an Elton John/Billy Joel tribute band.

Charlotte Independence vs. Rochester Rhinos

Sunday, August 2

Enjoy an afternoon at the Charlotte Nature Museum during their Bat Attack event today at 12:30pm.

Head to Discovery Place Kids for special activities about Color Mixing today at 1:45pm.

Carowinds' Nights of Fire continue this evening with light shows nightly through August 9th.

Don't miss Davidson's Concerts on the Green followed by a movie on The Village Green. 6pm.

Monday, August 3

If you missed them at Carolina Place, Dakota & Friends will be at Imaginon today, 11:30am-3pm.

Head to the Cornelius library this afternoon at 2pm for Afternoon Adventures: Superhero Slime for ages 5 to 8.

Learn how to become an Environmental Hero this afternoon at 2pm at the University City library.

Save The Date:

August 14: Fairy Camp @ Historic Rosedale

September 30-October 4: Disney on Ice @ TWC Arena

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