Free Portraits, Movies on the Green and Trick ‘r Treat Family Event on October 24th at Promenade on Providence Shopping Center [Charlotte event & Giveaway]

This post is sponsored by Portrait Innovations. Compensation was received in exchange for sharing this promo and giveaway. Charlotte area fans… (everyone else skip down to the bottom of the page for a chance to win $100 Portrait Innovations Gift Certificate good at any Portrait Innovations location!) Join the fun on Friday, October 24th for a FREE event at Promenade on Providence Shopping Center (10844 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277) for a Halloween edition of Movies on the Green There will be Trick ‘r Treating with shopping center merchants from 4-7 pm and a showing of Monsters University beginning at 7 pm! Be sure to drop by Portrait Innovations (from 4 – 6 pm) in costume for your FREE professional portrait. Photo opportunities will be from 4-6pm; parents will receive a CD with three free, high-resolution …

Adults Only! Discovery Place Opens it’s Doors for the Over 21 Set

I work from home AND had five kids at home this past summer break… This combination does not mix well! To keep my sanity I had to discover all the fun places to take the kids. The Discovery Place was a popular destination with my clan. There is so much to do and you can’t possibly see everything in one trip. We have the most fun running around playing with the exhibits. While I love bringing my kids to the Discovery Place, I’ve always secretly wanted to spend time at The Discovery Place without my kids (without ANY kids) so that I could really have some fun and not compete for space with the little ones. But a dream come true would be a night of fun at the Discovery Place with no kids, …

Enter to Win Carowinds “The Great Pumpkin Fest” Tickets [Giveaway]

Congratulations Jerusha! Hope you enjoy your visit! The Great Pumpkin Fest Carowinds puts the WEE in Halloween! They have brewed up some spooktacular kid friendly fun this Halloween with the Great Pumpkin Fest! From 10 am to 5:30 pm Planet Snoopy is transformed into a street party of frightful fun for children and their families. You will discover activities that are fun-scary, not scary-scary… The Great Pumpkin Fest runs Saturdays & Sundays from Oct. 4 – Nov. 2 from 10 am to 5:30 pm. (Scarowinds takes over at 7 pm and is not appropriate for young children!) Check out some of the activities your kids will enjoy: Petting Zoo Hay Bale Maze Costume Parade (have your kid(s) wear their costume and march in the parade at 2 pm and 4 pm) Mumpkin …

Don’t miss Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! Free admission on September 27th at over 1000 Museums

My family and I love to attend local happenings. Events, festivals, parks, museums, aquariums… anything that we can do that is fun, interesting and inexpensive. With a family of 7 we can’t go just anywhere due to admission costs. I have to search out sales, Groupons, free days, etc., so that we can visit places that we normally wouldn’t be able to, like the Sea Life Charlotte/Concord Aquarium. Last year was the first year we participated in the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live event. We lived in Huntsville at the time and decided to go to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and had a blast at a venue that we normally wouldn’t have been able to attend (it’s $20 for those 13 and up and $15 for ages 5-10 so that trip would have cost …

The Color Run 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour

  Quick, you can register for the Color Run here at a discount, only $35! But hurry you have to purchase now and register by October 29th to receive the discounted registration. The Color Run presents – The 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour! Amazing new participant gear, fresh music, and color crazy race attractions. This 5K Magic is coming to Charlotte on Saturday, November 1 and with this offer you can snag entry for one to this incredible fun run experience. Once you purchase the deal, head to The Color Run website to register your voucher number, then, don your brightest white T-shirt and make your way to Charlotte Motor Speedway on the day of the run for an 8:30 a.m. start time. Pay $35 ($45 value) for an entry package for …