Inaugural “Funk Fest” coming soon

South Charlotte’s Funky Town Parties is getting ready to hold a family friendly festival at The Fountains shopping center.

The event, Aug. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m., will include live DJs, dance troupes and performers, tie-dye t-shirt booths, airbrush tattoos and more. Local sponsors include The Meathouse, Postnet Blakeney, Kids Directory Charlotte, Palone’s Pizza, Bounce House Man, TCBY, Marshall’s Inside Connections, Banfield Pet Hospital, Charlotte Aquatics, Macaroni Kid, Junior Scoops, Kona Ice, Macaroni Kid, Happy Sign Surprise, Wish Upon a Star Parties, Earthfare, Jump XTreme and Einsteinz Lab.

The event is free, though people are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or baby item for Bright Blessings, a local nonprofit which serves homeless families in the area. People also can bring used toys and books for Turnaround Toys.

The shopping center is at 8155 Ardrey Kell Road.

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