Back by popular demand, Charlotte again is packed with plenty of activities for people of all ages and interests.

The festivities, which will take place in the downtown area and in the city park, kick off at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, with citywide garage sales, followed by bounce houses and a water slide at 6 p.m.

A kids pedal pull also will be held at 6 p.m. on the basketball court. Concessions will be available, including taco-in-a-bag and cotton candy.

There will be a campground cookoff in the west pavilion, and the day will cap off with a movie in the park at dusk.

Saturday, Aug. 17, there will be an all-day cook-off near the west pavilion, and beginning at 8 a.m., there will be a car show on Broadway Street. Check in will be at 8 a.m. and winners announced at 3 p.m.

Also at 8 a.m., the citywide garage sale will continue, and breakfast will be served at Dad’s Place. 

There also will be sand volleyball matches at the park throughout the day, bounce houses and a water slide starting at 10 a.m., and Miller’s Petting Zoo and kids games will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

At 10:30 a.m., the Charlotte Burger Battle will begin, and the concession stand will open at 11 a.m.

The Charlotte Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary will sell ice cream in the park 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and visitors can get their pictures taken with a calf 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

There will be face painting, cookie decorating and coloring pages from noon to 4 p.m. A bags tournament will start at 1 p.m., while water ball fights and fire truck rides will be taking place from 1 to 3 p.m.

Lawnmower races will begin at the soccer field at 3:30 p.m., followed by a hotdog-eating contest at 4:30 p.m. The 4-H food stand will open at 4 p.m., a new bike will be given away, and the band Cassie & Randy will entertain visitors at 5 p.m.

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. The grand marshals will be Kelly and Addy Hosette.

Following the parade, first responders will have a duck race, and the band “Todd Striley and the Noize” will play from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Fireworks will light up the night sky at dusk.