Friday, May 25, 2012

Fun Ideas for the Holiday Weekend!

Many of you have Monday off from work for the Memorial Day holiday and the kids are out of school, so what is one to do with three days off in a row? We have some ideas! No matter what you are in to, make the most of this beautiful weekend!

Go Camping!
Take you friends, family and pets and get out in nature! Whether you go to the mountains or just down the road to McDowell Park. Camping can be an inexpensive and highly enjoyable activity! There is something so relaxing about just sitting outside listening to the breeze or the sound of a running creek, staring at a fire or taking a walk through the woods. Grab your tent, sleeping bag, water and some snacks and you're ready to go! Don't forget the watermelon! We have local, organic watermelons on sale right now for only $5.99.

Hit a festival!
There are lot's of activities going on this weekend in the surrounding areas! Check out Freedom Weekend Aloft, an annual hot air balloon festival in Simpsonville, SC, NC Hops and Roots Festival in Pittsboro, NC featuring regional food, beer and wine, White Squirrel Festival in Brevard, NC with live music, a parade, local food and brews and the 5K/10K Squirrel Race, spend the day at the U.S. Whitewater Center on Sunday rafting, climbing or ziplining, then stick around for free music and fireworks or get your Nascar fix at Speed Street in uptown Charlotte, Run or walk the 5K at the Go the Extra Mile Patriot Festival at South Park's Symphony Park, or listen to gospel and ride the rides at JoyFest at Carowinds!

Head to the Ballpark!
There are four Charlotte Knights this holiday weekend, with fireworks after the game on Saturday and free admission for active and veteran military personnel to Monday's game, also followed by fireworks. Knights games are fun for the whole family! Click here for more information.

Check out Bass Pro Shop!
Bass Pro Shop in Concord is hosting a Summer Kickoff event. Take a family "camping" pictures, let the kids can create nature inspired art and compete in several challenges. More information can be found here.

Alternative Ideas!
Have a picnic, read a book, visit a museum, try some diy projects, go swimming, have a cookout, take a hike, rent a boat, get some r&r, stargaze, go to the park, plant some flowers, go to the zoo, take advantage of Medical Screening Services at HHM South End, play in a sprinkler, check out the Carolina Raptor Center, the possibilities are endless! Let us know in the comments what you end up doing this weekend!