Town of Matthews
Special Events
 
No Pets Allowed at Special Events per Town Ordinance

Below we have provided information about upcoming Special Events from the Matthews Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resource Department. For more specific information, sponsorship opportunities, or further questions, call 704-708-1261.

To View the 2018 Events Calendar Click Here!


Father-Daughter Valentine Dance
Matthews Food Truck Fridays  
Lunch With The Easter Bunny
Easter Eggstravaganza
Earth Day on the Greenway with Kids In Nature Day
BeachFest Matthews
Charlotte Symphony Night in Stumptown Park
Fun Family 4th of July
Matthews Alive!
Not So Spooky Halloween 
Haunted Trail
Pawsitively Matthews
Holiday Events



Father-Daughter Valentine Dance

A chance for fathers and daughters to spend some quality time together. Refreshments will be served and a professional photographer will be onsite to capture the memories!  


Saturday: February 10, 2018 
4pm-7pm
Crews Recreation Center

$15/per person - Tickets go on sale January 6; will be available online or in person at the Matthews Community Center or Crews Recreation Center. 
Space is limited!

 For more information call 704-321-7275 or 704-708-1289



Matthews Food Truck Fridays  


HTeeterA variety of food trucks will roll into downtown Matthews on the second and fourth Fridays, April through September. Get dinner from up to 10 eclectic area trucks, relax in the park, listen to good music, let the kids play in bounce houses, and enjoy the downtown vibe! Be sure to like us on Facebook at "Matthews Food Truck Fridays" to see the line-up each week and keep up with your favorite food trucks. 


Click Here for More Information about Matthews Food Truck Fridays!

Second & fourth Fridays: April 13 - September 28, 2018
(There will be no Food Truck Friday on May 11)
 5pm-9pm 
Stumptown Park

Sorry--Only event sponsors will be allowed to exhibit during this series. Sponsorships are full for 2018--thank you to Harris Teeter, and the following partners:
801South      Credit UnionSpringfreeTramps

Lunch With The Easter Bunny - SOLD OUT 

Children will eat lunch, do a fun craft activity, and get their picture taken with the guest of honor!
Friday: March 23, 2018 

Ages 2 to 5; Tickets are $5 per person. For more information call 704-321-7275 


 
Easter Eggstravaganza

An eggstravagant event full of refreshments, music and the annual egg hunts! Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the guest of honor. 
 
Saturday: March 24, 2018
Approximate Egg Hunt Times:
NEW! There will be TWO Egg Hunt areas this year.
11:30AM
Ages 1-2 years
  Ages 3-4 years
12:00PM 
Ages 5-6 years
Ages 7-8 years
12:30PM
Ages 9-10 years

Stumptown Park 

Ages 10 and under; Admission is free. 




Earth Day on the Greenway with Kids In Nature Day

Saturday: April 14, 2018 
10am - 2pm
Four Mile Creek Greenway, behind Matthews Community Center

 Presented by Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK)

Come out to the Four Mile Creek Greenway behind the Matthews Community Center to celebrate Earth Day with Kids In Nature Day!
Activities/Displays Include:


Eco-Friendly Exhibits & Vendors
Rain barrels from Coca Cola (Limited supply)
HAWK-cycling: egg cartons, corks, pull tabs, etc.
E-cycling by Goodwill Industries
Document Shredding (10am-12pm)
Free NWF tree seedlings
Hikes and Scavenger Hunts
Kids Crafts & Fairy Houses
Music, and FREE Family Fun

For more info, check out HAWKNCWF.org


Thank you to our sponsor, Williams Subaru
https://www.williamssubarucharlotte.com/


 
BeachFest Matthews       

Novant

Come put your toes in the sand!
Beach Fest Matthews has rides and amusements, boardwalk style food, shagging and more. Bring the family to celebrate spring and have some fun!

Click Here for More Information about BeachFest Matthews!

Friday and Saturday: May 11-12, 2018
Friday 6-10pm
Saturday 10am-10pm 
Stumptown Park 


 

Charlotte Symphony Night in Stumptown Park



Join us for the annual performance of the Charlotte Symphony in Matthews!

Saturday, June 9
Prelude act at 7:00pm
Symphony performance at 8:15pm

Click here for program

Bring a blanket or chairs, and enjoy dinner from area food trucks!




Fun Family 4th of July

Come decorate your bikes, scooters and wagons, then join us in the People's Parade, a non-motorized parade from Matthews Station St. (in front of Town Hall) to Stumptown Park.
The evening will be capped off with a concert in the park by "The Tim Clark Band".
 
Wednesday: July 4, 2018 
Bike decorating at 5:00 PM (Town Hall Green, Matthews Station St.), People's Parade at 5:30 PM
Concert at 7 PM
Stumptown Park 



Matthews Alive!

A Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations through music, arts and community involvement.
The festival is a grand, four-day family event. Expect to see more than 150 arts and crafts vendors, 30 food vendors, one of the largest parades in the Southeast, the festival’s annual quilt show and the Kids Connection interactive area, as well as a fantastic Midway full of games and rides for all ages and four stages of free entertainment all weekend.

 For more information, including vendor applications, contact info and more visit  www.matthewsalive.org

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday: Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2018 
Historic Downtown Matthews 


Kids In Nature Day 

You won’t want to miss this day of FREE family fun in the park presented by HAWK (Habitat and Wildlife Keepers), the Town of Matthews, and NCWF’s Great Outdoors University! Invite your family and friends to join us for fishing, a scavenger hunt, nature walks, STEM activities, animal explorations, nature crafts, and much more! 


Saturday: October 13, 2018
10am-1pm
Squirrel Lake Park 



Not So Spooky Halloween 

Trick-or-Treating, Curley the Clown, carriage rides, face painters, sweet treats, and more beginning at 5pm. 
Pumpkin Contest judging will take place!
Halloween movie starts at dusk (approx 7pm) "Halloweentown" 

Saturday: October 27, 2018
5pm-9pm
Stumptown Park 
Halloween NSS 2018
                         Pumpkin Contest 2018 REV
                                 


Matthews Playhouse Haunted Trail

The Matthews Playhouse takes over the Haunted Trail in 2018! 
Located on the Greenway Connector Trail behind the Community Center - 100 McDowell St East. 
MatthewsPlayhouse.com for more information!

Haunted Trail 2018




Jamison

Pawsitively Matthews               

Presented by Jamison Realty -- A fun-filled day for dogs and their people!

*Pets are allowed for this event!*

 Over 50 pet-friendly vendors and exhibitors, Dare Devil Dogs Frisbee Shows, "Mutt Strut" Best Trick Contest, Matthews Police Department K9 Unit demonstration, adoptable dog parades, Beer & Wine Pawvillion - Sponsored by Sycamore Brewing, and more!

The Coconut Groove Band
plays three sets on the main stage from 11:30am-4pm!

Saturday: November 3, 2018 
Stumptown Park 



Holiday Events

The Nutcracker
2018 tickets will go on sale Friday, November 2, 2018 at 9:00am

Presented by Matthews Ballet and Dance

Come get in the holiday spirit with the performance of the infamous Nutcracker Ballet!

Saturday: November 24, 2018
Performance at 2pm
 Saturday: November 24, 2018 
Performance at 7pm  
Sunday: November 25, 2018 
Performance at 3pm 
Saturday: December 1, 2018
Performance at 2pm
 Saturday: December 1, 2018
Performance at 7 pm 
Sunday: December 2, 2018 
Performance at 3pm 

Matthews Community Center 

Adults: $7       Children (12 & under): $5
Tickets may be purchased at the Matthews Community Center, or online ( click here)
Space is limited! 
For more information call 704-321-7275 


Sugar Plum Party
2018 tickets will go on sale Friday, November 2, 2018 at 9:00am

Meet the cast of the Nutcracker after the performance while enjoying some decadent treats and refreshments! 

Sunday: November 25, 2018 
Matthews Community Center
Immediately following 3pm Nutcracker performance.

Sunday: December 2, 2018
Matthews Community Center
Immediately following 3pm Nutcracker performance.

Price: $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Matthews Community Center or online ( click here)
Space is limited!  
For more information call 704-321-7275 

 

Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration         

A traditional small-town holiday celebration. An afternoon filled with holiday crafts, activities, entertainment and a tree lighting with lots of surprises! You won't want to miss it! 

Saturday: December 1, 2018 
Matthews Station St. (in front of Town Hall) 

 Novant

Breakfast with Santa 
2018 tickets will go on sale Friday, November 2, 2018 at 9:00am

Bring your camera and take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Come enjoy breakfast, a performance in the theater, and make a take-home holiday craft.

Matthews Community Center
$7 per person
December 8, 2018 - 9:00AM 
December 8, 2018 - 10:45AM 
December 15, 2018 - 9:00AM 
December 15, 2018 - 10:45AM 

For ages 2 to 8. Tickets are $7 per person, at any seating (including adults). 
Tickets can be purchased at the Matthews Community Center, or online ( click here)
Space is limited! 
For more information call 704-321-7275



Earth Day on the Greenway with Kids In Nature Day
Earth Day on the Greenway with Kids In Nature Day
 
 
 
 
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