Special Events


No Pets Allowed at Special Events 

per Town Ordinance

Click Here to View the Special Events Calendar

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.

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!

Easter Events
Lunch with the Easter Bunny at the Matthews Community Center
Ages 2 to 5; Tickets are $5 per person.
Children will eat lunch, do a fun craft activity and get their picture taken with the guest of honor!

Easter Eggstravaganza
Ages 12 and under; Admission is FREE!!
We will have refreshments, music and the annual egg hunts! Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the guest of honor!
Approximate Egg Hunt Times: 
Ages 3 & under -- 12pm;   Ages 4-6 -- 12:15pm;   Ages 7 & 8 -- 12:30pm;   Ages 9-12 -- 12:45pm

BeachFest Matthews
 -- Click here for all of the BeachFest Matthews info!
May 8th and 9th -- Stumptown Park -- 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!

Sandy Feet 5K and Fun Run, in conjunction with Beach Fest Matthews.  Information available at www.SandyFeet5K.com.

Summer Concert & Movie Series

Come out to Stumptown Park every Saturday nighs for free concerts and movies in the park!  Concerts begin at 7 PM, pre-movie activities begin at 7 PM, movies begin approximately 8:30 PM or dusk.  Vendors will be on site selling dinner food, treats, and drinks.  No pets please.
Click Here For The 2016 Schedule!!

Earth Day Celebration -- Presented by Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK)
Saturday, April 18, 10am - 2pm, Stumptown Park
HAWKcycyling: Recycling of batteries, CFLS, aluminum pull tabs, corks, egg cartons, medicines, & more! Compost Information, Wildlife and Animal Exhibits, Eco-Friendly, green businesses and services. Food vendors, t-shirts, music, and more!!

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 "Too Much Sylvia".
Bike decorating at 5:30 PM, People's Parade at 6 PM, concert at 7 PM.

Matthews Alive!

Historic Downtown Matthews
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 www.matthewsalive.org

Not So Spooky Halloween Carnival

Curley the Clown, old-fashioned hay rides, Halloween games and activities, prizes and more.
There will also be a costume parade, so come dressed in your costumes ready to have a great time!


Pawsitively Matthews - Presented by Jamison Realty -- A fun-filled day for dogs and their people!!
Over 50 pet-friendly vendors and exhibitors, Interactive agility course, "Mutt Strut" Best Trick Contest, Matthews Police Department K9 Unit demonstrations, MPD "Paws for A Cause" 2K Dog Walk benefiting Special Olympics, Adoptable dog parades, Beer & Wine Pawvillion - Sponsored by Custom Home Pubs, and more!!
Click Here for More Information about Pawsitively Matthews!! 

The Nutcracker

Presented by Matthews Ballet and Dance.
Holiday Happiness begins with The Nutcracker at the Matthews Community Center
Performances: Saturday & Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend, and Saturday & Sunday of the following weekend.
Adults: $5 and children (12 and under): $3

Hometown Holiday and Holiday Tree Lighting

The first Saturday of December in Historic Downtown Matthews.
A traditional small-town holiday celebration.  An afternoon filled with holiday crafts, activities, entertainment and a tree lighting with lots of surprises!

Breakfast with Santa

The second and third Saturdays in December; Sessions at 9 AM and 10:45 AM. 
Matthews Community Center; ages 2 to 8; tickets are $5 per session (including adults).
Bring your camera and take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  Come enjoy breakfast and make great holiday crafts.