Family & Pets
Some parents are uneasy about trick-or-treating on a school night, especially because Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year. Others may not be comfortable with their children masquerading around neighborhoods full of strangers. There are plenty of alternatives around the Charlotte area. Some include church fall festivals, corn mazes and shopping mall trick-or-treating. These are the best options this Halloween.
Independence Day is coming up soon, and with it, myriad celebrations for the whole family. In Charlotte, the best and biggest fireworks show is the uptown fireworks, sponsored by Presbyterian Hospital. The show kicks off at 9:30 p.m., so be sure to scope out your spot and settle in early for a 4th of July like none other.
Drum Shelton, owner of Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find Comics Shop, held his first convention 30 years ago in a small, hotel ballroom. This year’s weekend event at the Charlotte Convention Center is expected to draw anywhere from 13,000 to 15,000 comic book fans with 188 booths for more than 60 vendors.
Escape the summer heat with watery options for every budget and taste. From higher-priced seasonal waterpark passes to regular dips in the local pool, Charlotte’s wet and wild, sun-soaked thrills abound. Take a staycation or just a day trip, but the area’s best waterparks and pools offer amenities not to be missed this summer.
If you’re an expectant mom or just need a little help with a newborn, it’s time to find a class that addresses your concerns. Find the right birth plan for you, discuss doulas, learn what to expect and prepare for the big day with the best child birth and new parent classes in the city. Leave nothing to chance with the most comprehensive classes in Charlotte.
When it comes to photographing the furry, frisky and even the frightened, nobody does it better than Charlotte’s pet photographers. Count on these professionals for photos that show the world just how special your fur baby really is.
Charlotte’s dog owners know how important socialization, health and happiness are for their pets, so when it comes time to take a dog day, options abound. From doggy playdates to the photographers who know how to capture your pup’s je ne sais quoi, these five Charlotte businesses offer ideal luxury services for your furry family members.
From great places to stay and play to courses great for a quick playtime pit stop, Charlotte’s mini golf selections promise a great time for the whole family. Expect experts who know how to coach players of any age, and courses that will excited and delight every time at the best places to play mini golf in the Charlotte area.