Summer Activities for the Family in Downtown

Last Updated 7/11/2024Posted in Statesville News, Live Music, Events, Downtown Businesses, Business Updates

SVL Kids Biz Expo

Presented by Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce and Bobcat
Friday, August 2 5:30-8:00pm
In front of Mitchell Community College during the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After 5 Concert featuring Chocolate Chip & Co.
Come shop and support our local Kid Entrepreneurs - Arts, Crafts, Baked Goods, and other fun products for sale.
This is a fantastic opportunity for young entrepreneurs in our community to showcase their skills and creativity. Giving kids the chance to develop and run their own businesses can be a great way to foster a sense of independence, self-reliance, and financial literacy. It's important to encourage and support young people in their entrepreneurial endeavors, and events like this can be a great way to do just that. By attending the kids expo, community members can show their support and help to inspire and empower the next generation of business leaders.

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Vendor Markets

Every 2nd Saturday, 10am until...

Come support local small businesses!  Our downtown businesses have teamed up with local vendors to bring the community a day full of fun!
What to expect:
*Pop Up Vendors
*Sales
*Raffles
*Live music
….and more!
Invite your family & friends and come support local the 2nd Saturday of every month! 

Hang Out at Galaxy Arcade

Galaxy Arcade
209 W. Front St.
704-380-0448

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 1-9pm

Bring the family over to Galaxy Arcade where there's something for everyone! A great place for birthday parties, get togethers, or just a hang out for an afternoon. You can shoot pool, play arcade games, use the golf simulator and more!

Celebrate Christmas in July at The Mercantile on Broad

The Mercantile on Broad
108 W. Broad St.
336-310-5129
Thursday, July 18, 5-7pm

Christmas in July
At The Mercantile on Broad
Benefiting Foster Love Adopt Repeat

Join us for all things Christmas!

Our store will have:
Christmas decor, accessories & clothing
Special event day sales & raffles
Pop up vendors offering permanent jewelry, a
DIY trucker hat bar plus come learn more about Foster Love Adopt Repeat!
Secret Santa exchange benefiting Foster Love Adopt Repeat! With a donation of $5 or more to FLAR you will receive 15% off one Mercantile on Broad tagged item purchased during the event.To learn more about Foster Love Adopt Repeat click here

https://fosterloveadoptrepeat.org/

Bring a friend & let’s have some fun at this family friendly night out!

Unlock Thrills, Conquer Challenges and Escape Reality at Key to Escape

Key to Escape
150 E. Sharpe St.
704-253-4559

Key to Escape is the place to go for fun with the fam! With three premier escape rooms now featuring the new Twist of Oz room, you are guaranteed to have a blast solving clues and figuring out puzzles. Book your experience today!

Fabulous Kids Art Camps at Miss Make Art

Miss Make Art
111 S. Center St. Ste. 108
704-662-2908

Are you looking for something creative for the kiddos this summer? Look no further than Miss Make Art Camp! With a unique array of themes to choose from, there is something for all the little artists in your life! Check out Dinos and Dragons camp or Paper Ma-What? How much fun!! Book your spot today!

Music Bingo & Karaoke @ The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole 
226 West Broad Street
704-881-4959

Every Friday Night 7:30pm 

Get your voices tuned up and your thinking caps on and on down to The Watering Hole this Friday night! This family friendly environment has all the jams! With rounds of Music Bingo layered between the hidden talents brought out by karaoke legends, you are sure to have a great time!

Rent a Bike and Take Advantage of our Greenways

First Flight Bicycles
216 S. Center St.
704-878-9683

First Flight offers road, mountain and hybrid bike rentals for adults. All of their rentals include a helmet and the best insider information on local riding spots that you'll find anywhere. They also have all of the gear that you may need for a fantastic ride, including nutrition and hydration solutions. 

Game Nights @ FTW Gaming

FTW Gaming 
112 West Broad Street
704-928-9397

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.

Take a Class at Create! Pottery Studio

Create! Pottery Studio
117 E. Broad St.
704-437-4971

Create was founded on the belief that JOY exists at the intersection of community and art, and we are excited to offer this unique studio to the Greater Statesville area! Explore our upcoming classes and workshops to find your next opportunity to create!  Or contact us to discuss planning a private event at the studio.


Discovery Camp at Iredell Museums

Iredell Arts Council 
203 South Meeting Street
704-873-7347

Discovery Camp
July 22-26 9am - 3pm

Explore the world around us and solve clues for Camp Mystery! Participate in STEM based hands-on experiments, activities, games and crafts.

15 Campers maximum. Ages 5-13. $170 per camper. $15 discount for siblings. Must provide lunch. Snack will be provided.

To register contact the Museum at 704-873-7347 or email [email protected].

Paint & Sip Workshops @ Rachel's Crafty Corner

Rachel's Crafty Corner 
106 Court Street
828-639-2615

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.

Tom Dooley BBQ & Bluegrass with The Local Boys at The Historic Sharpe House

The Historic Sharpe House
402 S. Center St.
704-682-7508

Come join us for some finger-lickin' BBQ and toe-tappin' bluegrass music with The Local Boys at the Tom Dooley BBQ and Bluegrass event!

Join us for the Tom Dooley BBQ and Bluegrass with The Local Boys event at The Historic Sharpe House ! Get ready for a fun-filled day of delicious BBQ and toe-tapping bluegrass music by The Local Boys. It's going to be a great time with good food, great music, and even better company. Don't miss out on this fantastic event!
Gates open at 5:30, Performance starts at 6!

Smoked Pork Barbecue with delicious sauces Homemade Potato Salad Baked Beans Milksopped Corn on the Cob White Slaw BBQ Red Slaw Corn Bread Rolls


Desserts of Mama's Double Vanilla Pound Cake with Whipped Cream and Strawberries Banana Pudding Blackberry Cobbler with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Double Chocolate Pound Cake 

Red Buffalo Runners & Walkers

Red Buffalo Brewing Co. 
108 North Center Street 
704-380-2219
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.

Summer Reading Program @ The Iredell County Library

Iredell County Public Library
201 N. Tradd Street

704-878-3090
Mondays through July 29th

During the months of June and July, our library hosts a series of fun and engaging activities to encourage learning all throughout summer. Our Summer Reading program is free to join and includes activities for all ages, from infants to adults. Exciting activities to look forward to include free performances, interactive crafts and games, take-home activities for all ages, and rewards for reading.

This year, we invite you to traverse enchanted forests, sail across uncharted waters, and unravel mysteries, all from the comfort of your favorite reading nook.

Beach at @ Broad Street UMC

Broad Street United Methodist Church 
315 West Broad Street
704-873-3279

Sunday, July 21 2-4pm

Come join us for a water slide, water activities, and cool snacks! This is a free event!

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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