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Friday, September 1

The Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival will be held Friday, September 1 through Monday, September 4. The festival features arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, children’s activities, carnival rides and entertainment. Friday festival hours are 6 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.matthewsalive.org.



Head to the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte to watch the Charlotte Knights take on Norfolk at 7:05 p.m. Plan to stay after the game for a post-game fireworks show. The Knights will also play Norfolk at 8:35 p.m. on Saturday evening (September 2), 7:05 p.m. on Sunday evening (September 3) and 2:05 p.m. on Monday afternoon (September 4).

Saturday, September 2

The Matthews Alive Labor Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. The parade is one of the largest Labor Day parades in the Southeast. Saturday festival hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Arts and Crafts Pavilion will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 3

Sunday festival hours at Matthews Alive are 12 to 9 p.m. The Arts and Crafts Pavilion will be open from 12 to 7:30 p.m.

Head to the BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte to watch the Charlotte Knights take on Norfolk at 7:05 p.m. Plan to stay after the game for a post-game fireworks show.

Monday, September 4

Labor Day

Monday festival hours at Matthews Alive are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Arts and Crafts Pavilion will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6

Children’s Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at the Albemarle Main Library.

To submit local family events, email natalie@weeklypostnc.com.

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