The top family-friendly events happening in Charlotte in November

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November is packed with fun things to do in Charlotte as the air chills and families get ready to give thanks.

With the Relay screenless cell phone alternative, you can keep track of your kids at any event in the area. We teamed up with the folks at Relay to bring you the top family-friendly events you don’t want to miss this month.

EpicFest Literary Festival

Saturday, November 3. 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. ImaginOn, 300 East Seventh St. FREE.

Photo courtesy of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation

Thrown by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, EpicFest brings authors and illustrators together with families, children and teens. The festival will have crafts, live music from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, author panels and literacy-based activities. EpicFest is designed to bring readers of all ages into a literary community that celebrates reading.

Dilworth South End Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, November 11. 11:00 a.m. The Design Center, 1930 Camden Rd. $12, kids and veterans FREE.

Local restaurants and talented cooks will present their special chili recipes at the Dilworth South End Chili Cook-Off. Open to all ages, the event will feature live music from Ollie Take Cover, a cornhole tournament, firetrucks for the kids, an appearance by Sir Purr and much more.

When your kids have a Relay, you can drop them off to check out the firetrucks and go grab some spicy chili by yourself. You won’t have to worry about their whereabouts since Relay has GPS tracking, and you call them on the screenless cell phone to ask them what kind of chili they want. Efficiency and fun, all rolled into one.

Broadway Princess Party

Thursday, November 15. 7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N Tryon St. $35.

Do your kids love to dress up as Disney princesses? Now is your chance to make their dreams come true. Come to the Broadway Princess Party to see live performances from the original Broadway Belle, Cinderella and Jasmine. Plus, the actors will tell behind-the-scenes stories of their time on Broadway. Prizes may be awarded to princesses with magnificent costumes, so get dolled up for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Of course, most kids grow up watching Disney movies and dream of being princes and princesses, so there is sure to be a crowd. Get your tickets now and bring along your Relay so your child is always a button away.

Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 22. 9:00 a.m. S Tryon St.

Photo courtesy of the Charlotte Observer

Celebrating its 71st year, the Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade is set to be the largest Thanksgiving day parade in the Southeast. Last year’s event had 15 marching bands and 11 performing acts, including the cast of Carowinds’ Winterfest, Miss North Carolina, a dozen balloon floats and an appearance by Santa.

It’s the perfect way to celebrate the day with family from out of town and to give them a taste of what it’s like to be a Charlottean.

Looking for more events in Charlotte this month? Check out the city’s events page.

Want to learn more about Relay? Click here for more information.

 

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