YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Morrison Family YMCA

Ballantyne Festival

Ballantyne Festival: Saturday, October 5!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Ballantyne Festival hosted by the Morrison Family YMCA, the Ballantyne Breakfast Club and the Ballantyne Chamber of Commerce! This day-long,
fun-filled event is full of games and activities and open to the community! It's free and
family-friendly making it a great way to meet members of the community and candidates running for office in the general election.

: October 5
Where: Ballantyne District Park Fields at the Morrison Family YMCA

We've got a jam-packed day filled with fun, family friendly events for everyone to enjoy!
Plus, we'll have entertainment throughout the day and many food vendors will all be available to purchase tasty treats!


We are looking for local artists in a variety of mediums to participate in our Ballantyne Festival from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM. Mediums include:
  • Clay
  • Crafts (decorative and wearable)
  • Drawing and Graphics
  • Jewelry
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • And much more!

If you are interested, please COMPLETE OUR APPLICATION and the ARTIST CONTRACT. Once completed, turn it in at the Morrison Family YMCA. Applications are due by September 20.

Chili Cook-Off
While you're out meeting our local candidates, be sure to stop by each tent and taste the competition chili!

 Stay tuned to see the full list of our Chili Cook-off participants!

Donuts on a string!
There will be plenty of activities going on all day to entertain the children!
  • Moonbounce
  • Giant Slide
  • Cornhole
  • Obstacle Course
  • Hot Shot Basketball
  • Hot Shot Volleyball
  • Kid Fit

Bring everyone for a free movie!
Join us at dusk for a family movie under the stars! Our special movie night is hosted by Forest Hill Church! Be sure to bring a blanket so you're nice and comfortable while enjoying a free movie!
Featured Movie:

Matt Stratford Band
Be sure to join us for LIVE entertainment throughout the evening! We'll have delicious food and beverages through Birdsong Brewing Co. available for puchase! 
Our live music entertainment will begin with Brendan and our special guest headlining the evening is Matt Stratford Band!

A special thanks to our generous 2013 sponsors! Thank you for not only sponsoring this event, but also for being an important part of our community. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!
Gold Level:
  • Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
  • FirstService Residential

Activity Level:
  • Pharos Hospitality, LLC
  • Re/Max
  • Steve Moore Chevrolet 

Silver Level:
  • Allergy Asthma & Immunology Relief, PA (AAIR)
    Maeve O'Connor, MD FACAAI FAAAAI
  • Atlas Chiropractic
  • BB&T-Blakeney
  • Ryan Foot and Ankle  

Bronze Level:
  • Starrett Law Firm  

In-Kind Level:‚Äč
  • Bissell
  • Forest Hill Church
  • Sam's Club

If you would like to become a sponsor of the Ballantyne Festival event, please contact 
Alexa Hawkins at Alexa.Hawkins@ymcacharlotte.org.  
For more information:

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.