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 Carnival
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 
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)
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.
Ages 1-2 years
  Ages 3-4 years
Ages 5-6 years
Ages 7-8 years
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

Thank you to our sponsor, Williams Subaru

BeachFest Matthews       


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

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

Not So Spooky Halloween Carnival

Curley the Clown, old-fashioned hay rides, Halloween games and activities, prizes and more. Bring your bags ready to get a head start on your trick or treating! All kids are welcome to join our costume parade, so come dressed in your costumes ready to have a great time! 

Saturday: October 27, 2018
Stumptown Park 

Matthews Haunted Trail

Prepare to be scared - the Matthews Haunted Trail is back again!  Join us for a spooky good time as you walk along our 1/4-mile Haunted Trail.  Watch out for clowns, zombies, monsters, and more!  
Located on the Greenway Connector Trail behind the Community Center - 100 McDowell St East. 
Ages 10+ recommended.  $3/person. 

6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday -- Dates for 2018 are TBD. Check back here shortly!


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 Saturday November 3, 2018

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

Matthews Community Center 

Adults: $5 and children (12 and under): $3. Tickets must be purchased at the Matthews Community Center - Space is limited! For more information call 704-321-7275 

Sugar Plum Party
2018 tickets will go on sale Saturday November 3, 2018

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
McDowell Arts Center
Immediately following 3pm Nutcracker performance.

Price: $5 per person. Tickets must be purchased at the Matthews Community Center - 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) 


Breakfast with Santa 
2018 tickets will go on sale Saturday November 3, 2018

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
$5 per person
December 8, 2018 - 9:00AM 
December 8, 2018 - 10:45AM 
December 15, 2018 - 9:00AM 
December 15, 2018 - 10:45AM 

Ages 2 to 8; tickets are $5 per person, at any seating (including adults). Tickets must be purchased at the Matthews Community Center - 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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