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 2017 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, and must be purchased at the
Matthews Community Center - Space is limited!

 For more information call 704-321-7275

Matthews Food Truck Fridays  

HTeeterA variety of food trucks will roll into downtown Matthews on the second and fourth Fridays, March 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: March 10 - September 24, 2017
(There will be no Food Truck Friday on May 12)
Stumptown Park

801SouthCredit Union

Sorry--Only event sponsors will be allowed to exhibit during this series. Sponsorships are full for 2017.

Lunch With The Easter Bunny

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: April 8, 2017 
Approximate Egg Hunt Times:
Ages 3 & under -- 12pm; Ages 4-6 -- 12:15pm; Ages 7 & 8 -- 12:30pm; Ages 9-12 -- 12:45pm
Stumptown Park 

Ages 12 and under; Admission is FREE!

Earth Day on the Greenway with Kids In Nature Day

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:

Recycling Opportunities
Rain Barrels from Coca Cola
Operation Medicine Drop
Document Shredding
Eco-Friendly Exhibits & Vendors
Free NWF Trees & Planting Demos
Hikes, Fishing, and Scavenger Hunts
Kids Crafts & Fairy Houses
Food, Music, and FREE Family Fun

For more info, check out

Saturday: April 14, 2018 
10am - 2pm
Four Mile Creek Greenway, behind Matthews Community Center

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 10, 2017
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 Entertainers".
Saturday: July 1, 2017 
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 28, 2017 
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, October 27, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017


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!

New this year: The Coconut Groove Band
plays three sets
on the main stage from 11:30am-4pm!

Saturday: November 4, 2017 
Stumptown Park 

Holiday Events

The Nutcracker

Presented by Matthews Ballet and Dance.
Come get in the holiday spirit with the performance of the infamous Nutcracker Ballet!

Saturday: November 25, 2017 
Performance at 7pm  
Sunday: November 26, 2017 SOLD OUT
Performance at 3pm 
Saturday: December 2, 2017 SOLD OUT
Performance at 7 pm 
Sunday: December 3, 2017 SOLD OUT
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 

Meet the cast of the Nutcracker after the performance while enjoying some decadent treats and refreshments! 

Sunday: November 26, 2017 SOLD OUT
Matthews Community Center
Immediately following 3pm Nutcracker performance.

Sunday: December 3, 2017 SOLD OUT
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 and Holiday Tree Lighting          

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 2, 2017 
Matthews Station St. (in front of Town Hall) 


Breakfast with Santa

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.

Breakfast with SantaSOLD OUT
Matthews Community Center
$5 per person
December 9 - 9:00AM SOLD OUT
December 9 - 10:45AM SOLD OUT
December 16 - 9:00AM SOLD OUT
December 16 - 10:45AM SOLD OUT

For waiting list information, please email Michelle Savago at

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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