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5 fall events to put on your family calendar now

Michelle Lloyd Eastridge

Hot air balloons will light up the night during the Annual Carolina BalloonFest this fall with 50 hot air balloons decorating the sky.
Hot air balloons will light up the night during the Annual Carolina BalloonFest this fall with 50 hot air balloons decorating the sky. Charlotte Observer

Fall is around the corner and so are fun family events. Mark your calendars for these fun events.

*September 4-7: Matthews Alive in downtown Matthews.

Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations, with family activities, great food, arts, and fantastic entertainment. http://www.matthewsalive.org/

*September 10-13: Yiasou Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Yiasou (the Greek word for Hello, Goodbye and Cheers) Greek Festival features Hellenic cultural exhibits, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, entertainment, art, shopping and more. http://yiasoufestival.org/

*September 25-27: Festival in the Park at Freedom Park.

Designed to promote and stimulate interest in the arts, this event provides the opportunity for all to see, hear, and learn from over 150 artists and crafts people who actively demonstrate and display their art. http://www.festivalinthepark.org/

*October 3-Nov 22: Carolina Renaissance Festival.

Fairies, Pirates, Knights, Nobles and more come to life as guests feast like royalty, enjoy games and rides, endless entertainment, jousting, arts, crafts & more. http://www.carolina.renfestinfo.com/

*October 16-18: Carolina Balloon Festival in Statesville.

Fun-filled weekend of outstanding entertainment, attractions and family activities. Enjoy the autumn weather while watching over 50 colorful hot air balloons. http://www.carolinaballoonfest.com/

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