Summer Activities for the Family

Last Updated 6/2/2023

SVL Kids Biz Expo

Friday, June 2 5:30-8:00pm
In front of Mitchell Community College

AFC Urgent Care and the Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce present the 4th Annual SVL Kids Biz Expo! Come shop and support our local kid entrepreneurs. There will be arts, crafts, baked goods and other fun products for sale. Stop by during Friday After 5 to celebrate these amazing youth!

Vendor Market @ The Watering Hole

Friday, June 2 5:00-8:30pm

Come support local small businesses at The Watering Hole's first ever Vendor Market. Food, crafts, home decor, kitchen items, jewelry, etc. Come out and support local businesses.

The Watering Hole ~ 226 West Broad St

Statesville OZ Scavenger Hunt with Key to Escape

April 23 - June 30
Downtown Statesville

A big storm is brewing! Spend an hour or two exploring small businesses in Downtown Statesville as you follow clues and help find the props needed for the upcoming Oz themed escape room that will blow your mind.  

Key to Escape ~ 150 East Front Street

Kids Pottery Painting Daily @ The Mercantile on Broad

Tuesdays - Fridays 12-5pm
Saturdays - 10am - 4pm

Pottery Painting is now available at The Mercantile for in store sessions and for pick up! In store sessions allow for walk ins Tuesday-Friday from 12-5pm (arrival time) and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Sessions include pottery of choice, an apron, 6 acrylic paints, paint brushes, and a take home “color me” art bag - all for $22.99! Take home kits are the same — just order online for pick up or visit the store and take home a kit to complete later! Same price, same great fun! We will offer great deals on small parties so feel free to reach out for more info! Purchase orders to pick up by visiting:’s get crafty!

The Mercantile on Broad ~ 108 West Broad Street

Music Bingo @ The Watering Hole

Every Monday Night 7:00-9:00

Join us Monday evenings for a fun night of music bingo.  Prizes each round.

The Watering Hole ~ 226 West Broad Street

Game Nights @ FTW Gaming

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Nights 

FTW is Statesville's premiere board game, card game and war game shop. With a large variety of games for purchase and all the card and paint accessories, FTW is the destination, for all your gaming needs. Also, they have Playstation 5, Xbox X and Nintendo Switch on site for hourly rental giving our kids a safe, and fun place to hang out while Mom and Dad experience the downtown offerings in any of the coffee shops, salons, and retail located close by. Stop by and see why FTW Gaming is the hot spot for kids, teens and adults alike in Downtown Statesville. Multiple opportunities to bring your family out to play games like Dungeons & Dragons, Pokemon and Board games.

FTW Gaming ~ 112 West Broad Street

Art Camp with Amanda Muncy @ The Iredell Arts Council

June 26 - 29

Students spend a full week with Certified Art Teacher Amanda Muncy in the Old Jail, creating one of a kind art treasures and learning art history and fundamentals. Half of each day is set aside for elementary (mornings) and middle/high (afternoons). Follow them on social media to stay up to date with registration and more!

Iredell Arts Council ~ 203 South Meeting Street

DIY Paint Workshops @ Rachel's Crafty Corner

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? Or do you just want to paint with a fun group and relax? You are in luck, we offer monthly classes on how to paint signs and door hangers. These classes are for everyone, from no skills to advanced ones. Have fun and take it easy to create your next decor piece.

Rachel's Crafty Corner ~ 106 Court Street

Red Buffalo Runners & Walkers

Every Tuesday @ 6:30pm

A social club for runners and walkers. We meet every Tuesday at Red Buffalo Brewing 108 N. Center St Statesville. We enjoy a 1, 3, or 5-mile view of Statesville at a pace you are happy with completing. There is always a cold water (or beer) with a smile waiting at the end.

Red Buffalo Brewing Co. ~ 108 North Center Street 

Summer Reading Kickoff: Big Bang Boom @ The Iredell County Library

Monday, June 12 11:00 - 11:30am

Celebrate the kickoff of Summer Reading with a free concert! Chuck Folds, Steve Willard and Eddie Walker are Big Bang Boom! 
This rocking 3-piece power pop band makes great music for everyone. These dynamic dads play parent-friendly, educational children’s music. Big Bang Boom's live show is high-energy, and both parents and children will find it hard to stay in their seats.
No registration is required for this program.

Iredell Count Public Library ~ 201 N. Tradd Street

Movie Night Fun for the Whole Family @ Broad Street UMC

Wednesday, June 14 5:00-6:30pm

Showtime on the big screen with a movie and popcorn in Memorial Hall.

Broad Street United Methodist Church ~ 315 West Broad Street

Haunted Statesville Ghost Tours

Every 4th Saturday of the month

Have you ever wandered past the old Fourth Creek Burying Ground and seen the shadow of the unknown soldier buried there? Did you grow up hearing stories about the ghost of a young girl spotted over and over again dripping wet in the Vance Hotel? Don't miss your chance to enjoy a walking ghost tour full of old stories and legends from Statesville’s past.

Downtown Statesville ~ BUY TICKETS HERE

Did we miss you? Contact us at Downtown Statesville Development Corporation to find out how to add your events! Email [email protected] or call 704-878-3436 for more information.

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