As the weather continues to cool, and Christmas begins to quickly approach, fun holiday events start taking place throughout the Queen City.
A Celtic Christmas with Robin Bullock takes place at St. Patrickâ€™s Episcopal Church. The talented instrumentalist brings Christmas music to life with carols and hymns.
The Leonard Bernstein Symphony Orchestra, an animatronic orchestra, performs daily at Founders Hall through Dec. 27. This 45-minute performance generally takes place on a hourly basis between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. However, some exceptions occur during the day on Dec. 5, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 17.
It’s that time of year again when the little spooks are getting ready for trick or treating and the entire family can look for some fun at a good old-fashioned corn maze. If you live in or are visiting the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, you are lucky to have some fine choices.
Fall is a wonderful time to explore the great outdoors and visit family-friendly festivals in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the surrounding area. The autumn months mean great weather, lots of sunshine, pumpkins, apples and fun events. Check out these outstanding annual festivals and fall treats before the season slips away.
With fall in the air, pumpkins appearing in grocery stores, and kids dreaming up ideas for costume contests, you might be looking for something a little different as you plan this year’s fall festivities. Fortunately, whether you’re looking to enjoy some music, take in an art show or discover your community’s theater talents, Charlotte has plenty of events to choose from that are sure to please.
Charlotte homes do not suffer the same degree of exposure in the winter months as their northern brethren but the absence of great mounds of snow does not eliminate the need to winterize the southern home. The following are some preventive measures that will increase the safety of both the structure and the people who live inside of it.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), the world’s sixth-busiest airport â€“ catering over 600 airplanes a day â€“ is being expanded in the next few years so that it can meet customer needs and accommodate current and future passenger growth. In 2010, airport travel at CLT increased 10 percent, the highest among all airports nationwide and it shows no sign of slowing down. Here are the airports plans to handle the explosive growth.
Thanks to a judge’s temporary restraining order, a regional transportation authority’s takeover of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport has been put on hold. This action blocks the law passed just hours before by the North Carolina State Senate that ordered the transfer of the world’s sixth-busiest airport to an independent authority, ending the city’s 70-year control.
The controversy surrounding the airport can be traced back to an incident in 2010 when a high school student slipped past airport security and “climbed into the wheel well of a US Airways flight bound for Boston
“. The teen’s body was found the next day. The city’s response to the tragedy was to strip airport authorities of controlling its security, handing it over to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. After a year of disagreement among Charlotte’s police and airport officials, the city hired a consulting firm to determine who could most effectively control the airport. The firm ultimately reported that the best option would be an independent authority.Proponents of the transfer contend that “they want to protect the commerce that depends on the easy flight connections to a major airline hub“. Says Rep. Ruth Samuelson, R-Mecklenburg, “The airport is not like regular city departments. It really is a business. And smart business people don’t wait until the system is broken before they fix it.”
Charlotte is a great vacation spot for the summer with lots of things for every member of the family to enjoy, including sports, food. music, the arts and fun in the great outdoors.
All Summer Long
This summer visit the NASCAR Museum and see the â€œLights. Camera. NASCAR.â€ Exhibit in the Great Hall and see how NASCAR has influenced and promoted movies. From 10 am to 6 pm. http://www.nascarhall.com/
Also through the summer, kids can visit â€œArthurâ€™s World Tourâ€ at Imaginon and enjoy this interactive exhibit that helps kids learn to love reading. http://imaginon.org/
Kids can learn what life was like when Dinosaurs ruled the earth at â€œDinosaurs Alive!â€ at Carowinds Park in Charlotte. This exhibit is fun for all ages. For more visit www.carowinds.com
On August the 1st, country superstar Kenny Chesney will be performing at the Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at 7 pm. http://eventful.com/charlotte_nc/events.
On August 8, the fans of American Idol have the opportunity to see Season 8â€™s finalists performing live on â€œAmerican Idol Live!â€ at the Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena. The show is at 7: 30 pm. For more information and tickets visit http://www.timewarnercablearena.com
On August 21, the Backstreet Boys, Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D will perform at the Verizon Wireless Theater.
On August 27, pop superstar Bruno Mars will bring â€œThe Moonshine Jungle World Tourâ€ to Charlotteâ€™s Time Warner Cable Arena. The show will also feature special guest Fitz and the Tantrums. For more: http://www.timewarnercablearena.com
Summertime is here and that means there are lots of fun things to do around the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Queen City is great for anyone that enjoys getting out of the house and participating in sporting activities. Kids and adults can enjoy a wide range of events that involve amateur and professional sports.
Here is a list of popular events in and around the Charlotte area:
June 20th through August 31, the USNWC Jams will be held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on every Thursday and Saturday (excluding the 4th of July weekend). Bands are listed on their website at http://usnwc.org/
June 21, the Charlotte Symphony performs their Summer Pops Series at Lake Norman.
For more visit: http://charlottesymphony.org/
June 21 and 22 the 4th Annual Charlotte Downtown Jazz Fest is at the Uptown Amphitheatre/ NC Music Factory. http://ncmusicfactory.com/