Charlotte Kids Fest was the Best!

Charlotte Kids Fest was the Best!

Great weather, wonderful volunteers, generous sponsors, inspired activities, perfect location and 6,500 guests – many of them under age 10 – made for a super Second Annual Charlotte Kids Fest in University City on Sept. 22. UNC Charlotte, University City Partners, TIAA and numerous other businesses and groups teamed up to present this vast learning event designed especially for children 10 and under. Kids Fest took place in the heart of the university’s Charlotte Research Institute campus, just a short walk from the LYNX light-rail station at JW Clay Boulevard. For people arriving by car, Parks Chevrolet sponsored free parking in the CRI parking deck. Dozens of activities ranging from dance to chemistry experiments challenged the bodies and minds of the young visitors. One of our food vendors, City Barbecue, used the day to raise $1,000 for Operation North State, providing aide to Hurricane Florence victims.   49ers gave 100% Darlene Heater, executive director of University City Partners, said that Kids Fest was conceived in part as a way to introduce potential UNC Charlotte 49ers and their parents to the many opportunities available at the rapidly growing urban research university right in their own backyards. The university certainly rolled out the welcome mat, providing both the venue and numerous activities staged by 17 departments. More than 100 UNC Charlotte students volunteered for the event, as well. Visit charlottekidsfest.org to learn more about the event.   Thanks to the great Kids Fest sponsors and friends An event this big also takes strong corporate and non-profit support. We are fortunate to be so blessed. Title Sponsor: TIAA Presenting sponsors: University City Partners...

Kids Fest is Sept. 22 – Free, Fantastic, Fun!

Turn your youngsters on to learning, play, creativity and just plain fun this Saturday, Sept. 22, at the 2nd Annual Charlotte Kids Fest. From 11 am to 4 pm, Robert D. Snyder Road on the UNC Charlotte campus will overflow with activities to inspire, motivate and activate young minds and bodies! And it is all free! UNC Charlotte, University City Partners, TIAA and numerous other businesses and groups have teamed up to present this vast learning event designed especially for children 10 and under (which is not to say that older kids and even we adults won’t enjoy it). Imagine a campus street filled with clowns on stilts, balloon artists, superheroes and dozens of places for curious children to activate their minds, hands and bodies while having fun. Get a preview Sept. 19-21. Details Volunteer and help the kids! Details   This IS Kids Fest You can see the many possibilities for fun at our event website, charlottekidsfest.org. Here are some examples: Chick-fil-A University Dance Party – Those crazy cows and some of kids’ favorite superheroes are taking over the Dance Zone for a daylong Kids Fest Dance Party. Lego Robotics – Toys turn high tech courtesy of Digi-Bridge. Find them in the Create Zone at Kids Fest. Get kicking and mentally fit with Budokon –  Visit the Play Zone and discover how this Mixed Movement Arts System can help your youngers get fit while transforming their minds. And there’s much more fun and adventure at our Discover Zone, Learn Zone and Festival Circle. Check out our Event Map to see where your kids may want to go first.  ...
Volunteer and help make Kids Fest even better!

Volunteer and help make Kids Fest even better!

It takes many hands to create this much fun, and Charlotte Kids Fest could sure use yours this Saturday at UNC Charlotte. Visit our Charlottekidsfest.org website and browse through the many activities. If you see one where your talent or heart fits best, we will do our best to get you connected with the group involved. Click here to access the volunteer form. Note that it is at the BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. Fill in your preferences in the Message box on the form. We will contact you. If you have questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Ania, at ania.apicionek@3rdrockevents.com or 704-915-9053....
Sample Kids Fest at these events Sept 19-21!

Sample Kids Fest at these events Sept 19-21!

Want to get a taste of what’s in store on Saturday at Charlotte Kids Fest? We have arranged for these special events at locations across Charlotte. They’re free, of course! Face Painting and Games – 4 pm Sept. 19 at the Keith Family YMCA, 8100 Old Mallard Creek Road in University City. Captain Marvel Super Hero – 5:30 pm Sept. 20 at the 704 Shop, 1616 Camden Road, Suite 140, in South End. Free King of Pops treats – 11 am until King of POPS are gone; in the children’s play area, located outside of SouthPark Mall between Dick’s and Urban...