Charlotte Kids Fest Returns To UNC Charlotte’s Campus

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Thousands of kids will head to UNC Charlotte’s Campus on Saturday for Charlotte Kids Fest.

Officials say this one-of-a-kind, free festival will run from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Taking place on the campus of UNC Charlotte, officials say the event will offer over 50 engaging hands-on activities from local youth program providers and college departments to expand kids’ interests and minds.

Officials say Charlotte Kids Fest, presented by University City Partners, will cover subjects and activities across six zones, including:

  • Reading, math, history, science and technology in LEARN!
  • Performing and cultural arts in DISCOVER!
  • Arts and crafts in CREATE!
  • Exploration of all things on wheels in GO!
  • Outdoor activities, exercise and healthy development in PLAY!
  • DJ and musical performances in DANCE!

Officials say entertainment will include robotics, magic, yoga, martial arts, music, dance, emergency and construction vehicle tours, storybook readings and live cultural and musical performances.

Attendees can park for free and access the festival by riding the LYNX light rail to JW Clay Blvd Station.

Officials say proceeds from sponsors will benefit literacy programming through University City and Sugar Creek Libraries.

The event is made possible by University City Partners and supporting sponsors Atrium Health University City, Duke Energy, Walmart and many generous Charlotte businesses and organizations.