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Inspire young minds at University City’s first Charlotte KidsFest

Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: This free, family-friendly event on UNC Charlotte campus will provide more than 100 artistic, creative, educational and playful experiences.

Inspire and motivate young minds at Charlotte KidsFest, Saturday, Oct. 28, on the campus of UNC Charlotte.

This artistic and educational event will offer more than 100 exciting activities, performances and educational experiences in four themed exploration zones and on the main stage.

Among the offerings: Storybook readings, local historical characters, hands-on experiments and robotics, performing arts, local hands-on arts, crafts and interactive art activities, inflatables and giant lawn games, healthy body and healthy mind activities.


This free event provides opportunities for families to play, create, discover and learn. Activities are aimed at kids under 10 years old, but adults can join in the fun.

Charlotte KidsFest will offer artistic, creative, educational and playful experiences that transform a child’s understanding of the world around them.

“University City Partners is thrilled to bring Charlotte KidsFest to University City,” said Darlene Heater, executive director of University City Partners.

The KidsFest main stage will feature performances by brass musicians from the Charlotte Symphony, the Hip Hop Orchestra, a Super Hero Meet & Greet, and much more. Food vendors will be on site for hungry visitors.

Charlotte KidsFest is sponsored by TIAA, University City Partners, UNC Charlotte, Carolinas HealthCare System, and Duke Energy. Friends of the Festival include the Arts and Science Council, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Chick-fil-A University Place.

Click for details on each zone: Create  | Discover | Learn | Play

Join the fun

When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
Where: UNC Charlotte (map below); parking, $5
Cost: FREE
Full schedule of activities:

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