Festivals/Special Events

  

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Please check out the current copy of the LEISURE TIMES (located in the right column)for a complete listing of current classes and activities.

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DOGS' DAY OUT

Saturday, 10/22
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Les Myers Park
338 Lawndale Ave, SE

Dogs, Owners and Pet lovers alike are invited to join us at Les Myers Park for this day designed especially for dogs!

To kick everything off, we welcome everyone and their pets to join in a Fun Run/Walk down the greenway at 10:30 am.

Play off-leash in the Doggie Fun Zone and enter one of our contests for a chance to win some great prizes! Visit our sponsoring veterinarians to ask questions and get current medical information. And be sure to visit Information Alley, packed with great vendors selling pet products, non-profits and rescue organizations.

Hot dogs and refreshments will be offered by Concord Youth Council.

PRESENTED BY:
Foster's Animal Hospital


Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital, PA
South Ridge Veterinarian Hospital
Subaru Concord
Animal Care Clinic
Swiftdogz, Inc
McDonald's General Store
Paws in Motion Canine Rehabilitation Center

CONTEST SCHEDULE:
10:30 AM - Fun Run/Walk
11:30 am - "Obey for Praise" Obedience Contest
12:00 pm - "Tricks for Treats" Talent Contest
12:30 pm - "Mug to Mug" Dog owner Look-a-Like Contest
1:15 pm - "Strut Your Mutt" Costume Contest


LIBRARY LINE-UP

Ages 6-12. Join Concord Youth Council led programs and celebrate holidays and special events at the Concord Public library.
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 noon
Location: Concord Public Library 
27 Union St S

SILLY HALLOWEEN SCENE
Day: Friday, 10/28
We will transform into silly Halloween characters with features so funny it will bring a smile to the scariest of creatures.

KID'S VOTE
Day: Tuesday, 11/8
All the adults are coting, now it's our turn! Out votes are not for people but for favorites! We'll all vote. Will your favorites win?



GIRL SCOUTS: GIRLS GO BEYOND

FREE BEING ME 
Activity # 1002.316
Ages 5-10. The Girl Scouts are coming to the Academy Recreation Center with their Free Being Me program! Girls in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade will experience a fun, interactive sic week session to learn about body confidence, standing up to social pressures and supporting other to be more body confident. By working together, leading others, and speaking out, girls will be empowered to make a difference in their local and global communities. Don't miss out on all the fun! NO FEE.
Days: Tuesdays, 9/27 - 11/1
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Academy Recreation Center Arts and Crafts Room


TAKE A CHILD OUTSIDE WEEK

If you are not able to join us on our planned days find outdoor activity ideas, other participating prganizations in our area and pledge to take a child outside at www.takeachildoutside.org

BINGO SCAVENGER HUNT
Playing outside connects children to the natural world, helps them focus in school and reduces the chance of childhood obesity. So, let's get outside! Bring your kids and we'll play BINGO Scavenger Hunt in the park. We'll uncover and collect nature's treasures while enjoying the outside! No registration requried.

Day: Tuesday, 9/20
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: James L. Dorton Park
5790 Poplar Tent Rd

Day: Thursday, 9/22
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mickey McGee Park
219 Corban Avenue East

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING AND FIREWORKS

Friday, November 18th
An evening of fun and festivities! 
Bicentennial Plaza, Downtown Concord

EVENT SCHEDULE: 
6:00 Children's Activities
Trolley and Carriage Rides

6:30 Family Entertainment

8:00 Tree Lighting and Fireworks!

6:00 - 9:00- Enjoy Cabarrus Arts Council's Art Walk


CANDY CRAWL

Union Street is closed so all the little spooks and goblins can trick-or-treat with local merchants and businesses in a safe environment. Join us for FREE family-friendly amusements, arts & crafts and entertainment on Union Street in Downtown Concord.
Day: Monday, 10/31
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Union Street, Downtown Concord



HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Make your reservation today for children to participate in the Gingerbread Candy Hunt ($10) so they can collect candy and decorations from Historic Downtown Concord merchants and businesses to decorate a gingerbread house. Begin your Candy Hunt by checking in at headquarters located at 11 Union St S. Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides and face painting!
Day: Saturday, 12/3
11:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $10; payable to CDDC
Location: 11 Union St S