This weekend, free festivals are cropping up all over Charlotte. Read on to learn about a few of them.
Bark in the Park: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rural Hill in Huntersville. This festival is fun for humans and dogs, and features costume contests, best bark, largest dog, smallest dog, best trick, throw & catch, disc long-shot catch, the Pooch Parade of Adoptable Dogs, exhibits, dog products, prize drawings, and musical entertainment.
Kings Drive Art Walk: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Little Sugar Creek Greenway, a newly reclaimed natural waterway between East Morehead Street and Pearle Street Bridge along Kings Drive. The focus of the festival is visual arts, but other highlights are live music and magic shows. Festival After Dark follows Kings Drive Art Walk on Saturday with even more music.
Green Goats and Gardens: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1000 Louis Rose Place in University Research Park. Meet goats, and check out environmental displays, live music, and activities for kids. Walk or bike the Greenway. There will be a bike inspection and rodeo, and the chance for kids to win a bike.
Beach Fest Matthews: Friday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Stumptown Park in Matthews. Enjoy live beach music, shag dancing, sand volleyball, full-sized carnival rides, crafts, kids’ activities, and more.