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At a loss for what to do this weekend? There is always something happening in Charlotte or one of the Queen City's neighboring communities.
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Cooking Classes in Charlotte
Primarily because of the Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts opening in Uptown, and partly because of Charlotte's growth over the last 10 years, the Queen City is quickly becoming known as one of the top culinary destinations in the South. While earning a full culinary degree is an option, you don't have to spend years to pick up a few...

Things to Do in Concord
Looking for a day away from Charlotte? Just 15 miles northeast of Uptown Charlotte is Concord, N.C., home to Lowe's Motor Speedway which hosts two big NASCAR races each year. There is no shortage of things to do in Concord, which is also home to the Charlotte area's largest indoor shopping mall -- Concord Mills. Take a look at some activities Concord has to offer.

Discovery Place
Discovery Place is a paradise of kid-friendly science exhibits and presentations.

Skiing in North Carolina
While Charlotte may be fairly flat and not conducive to skiing, Charlotte is very close to the best skiing in North Carolina. Find out more about these resorts and how far they are from the Queen City.

Free Thing to Do in Matthews
Matthews is a great place for both adults and children and seeing Matthews for free is an easy task. Strolling through the downtown area of the Charlotte suburb, you're transported to a bygone era where you might catch a glimpse of Sheriff Andy Taylor. But Matthews is a growing area and there is no shortage of free things to do. Take up some of these suggested low cost (or no cost!) ideas.

Zoos in Charlotte
Any parent or grandparent knows that one surefire way to entertain a child is with live animals. While there may not be any zoos in Charlotte city limits, the area is home to and very close to many places to take children of all ages to view live animals.

Free Things to Do in Uptown Charlotte
Visiting Charlotte's Uptown for free by taking advantage of some of these free Charlotte activities.

Free Summer Movies in Charlotte
Here are all the movie theaters in the Charlotte, North Carolina area that participate in free summer movies. Choose any of these Charlotte area movie theaters for a free summer movie at the Regal Free Family Film Festival or the AMC Summer MovieCamp.

River Jam Concert Series
The Subaru River Jam Concert Series at the U.S. Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina features some of the best live music in Charlotte along with great food and drinks and the beautiful Whitewater Center as its backdrop.

Museum of the Waxhaws
At the Museum of the Waxhaws you'll learn about President Andrew Jackson who grew up in the region just south of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Movie Theaters in Charlotte
Here are all the movie theaters in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Pick a movie theater nearby and enjoy!

Charlotte Winter Events
Visit About.com for your guide to Charlotte's Winter Events, Christmas Events and things to do around town this holiday season.

Christmas Shows in Charlotte
If you're looking for a way to celebrate Christmas in Charlotte, take a look at these shows and concerts.

Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra
The Leonard Bearstein Symphony Orchestra, or the Bearstein Bears, highlight Founders Hall Christmas events in Charlotte.

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Charlotte
How to celebrate Thanksgiving in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Top 10 Free Things to Do in Charlotte
Everyone is looking for ways to save money these days. Whether you're living in Charlotte or visiting the Queen City, there are many things to do in and around town without busting your budget.

Halloween in Charlotte
Pumpkin patches, corn mazes and haunted houses highlight the fall season in Charlotte with Halloween being the main event. Find out where to go in the Charlotte area to pick pumpkins and thrill-seek.

Charlotte's Pumpkin Patches
Halloween can be a lot of fun for kids of all ages and Charlotte has plenty of locations to pick pumpkins, take hayrides and enjoy the fall season.

Charlotte's Haunted Houses
Halloween can be a lot of fun for thrill-seekers and Charlotte has plenty of haunted houses and scary attractions to frighten even the bravest souls. Come see what Halloween in Charlotte has to offer ... if you dare.

Charlotte's Fall Festivals
September in Charlotte means fall festival season. http://Charlotte Shout, the month-long celebration of arts, kicks off the first week of September and encompasses many events all over town for the entire month. But Charlotte Shout isn't the only game in town. Here is a listing of some of Charlotte's best fall festivals that you and your family will n…

Places to See Animals in Charlotte
Any parent or grandparent knows that one surefire way to entertain a child is with live animals. Charlotte is home or near many places to take children of all ages to view live animals.

Charlotte Easter Events
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What is Festival in the Park?
Get all the information you need about Charlotte oldest festival, Festival in the Park in Dilworth's Freedom Park.

Carolina Renaissance Festival
Held weekends from Oct. 6 through Nov. 18 the Carolina Renaissance Festival takes place just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Poplar Tent Rd. Tickets are $17 for adults, $6 for kids ages 5-12, and free for hildren under 5.

Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend
Each May you can tickle your taste buds with culinary treats and wine tastings courtesy of Johnson & Wales University and other local sponsors.

Discovery Place Museum
Charlotte's very own science museum provides entertainment and education for the entire family. Permanent exhibits include a Life Center, a rainforest and an IMAX theater.

The Charlotte Museum of History
Built in 1774 the 5,000-square-foot Hezekiah Alexander Homesite is oldest structure in Mecklenburg County and reason enough to visit the Charlotte Museum of History.

Zoos in Charlotte
Everyone knows that a trip to the zoo makes for a great family outing or class trip. But, Charlotte doesn't have a local zoo, so what are the options for Charlotteans? While there may not be an actual zoo in the city limits of Charlotte, there are still plenty of places around to check out live animals. There are several zoos easily within...

Hotels Near Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Looking for a hotel near Charlotte Douglas International Airport? Whether you're staying for a trip, trying to make travel easier, or just need a place to rest because you missed a flight, here are the best hotels - in a variety of price ranges.


The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens houses an incredibly vast collection of plants from around the world. Here's everything you need to know to visit.

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