Waverly holds first annual Summer Block Party

Splash pad cool down

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Waverly is an exciting new addition to Weddington, with a seemingly endless offering of new dining and shopping options, as well as entertainment for the whole family.

This summer, Waverly is slated to bring live music and fun festivals to the community through their Thursday Night Jam Sessions, and parties like the Waverly Summer Block party that took place on Saturday, June 23rd.

The Terrace at Waverly

If you’ve not yet wandered deeper into the heart of the new multi-use complex, you may be unaware that hidden away on what amounts to Waver’s Main Street, is a mini Central Park of sorts. This recreational area, complete with an evergreen turf field, splash pad, and swinging benches is the epitome of modern community space.

Bounce house on Waverly Walk Avenue

Millenials have redefined what people want and need by way of their shopping and living spaces, and Waverly has taken the trend and done it right at The Terrace.

The Block Party was everything you’d hope to find at a summer social event, with tunes that you can’t help but dance to thickening the air, great bites from Ted’s Montana Grill delighting your tongue, and an array of waterspouts to cool down and tickle the toes of even the hottest party-goer.

Grilling it up with Ted’s Montana Grill
Splash pad cool down

On Saturday, retailers lined the space with booths offering complimentary activities for the kids, including crafting, temporary tattoos and digging up dinosaur bone with Discovery Place.

Sisters, Camilla and Carmen show off their crafts

The sun was in full Carolina summer mode, but the heat didn’t dissuade attendees from fun in the sports themed bounce house erected along Waverly Walk Avenue.  Besides, the splash pad, spritzer fans, and Hagen Dazs parlor located adjacent to inflatable fun house made for a perfect way to cool down again after a few laps.

Water balloon toss on the terrace

In the evening, parents were invited to take the night off and enjoy a cold one from Legion Brewing, served on the lawn and paired with the sounds of The Catalinas, a local live band. The Charlotte Shag Club delighted the adult crowd with their Shag Dancing, and parking was a breeze with Waverly’s free valet service.

Although this was the very first Waverly Summer Block Party, the event is set to become an annual happening.  In keeping with the spirit of community engagement and commitment, Waverly has chosen to partner with a different charity when hosting these family focused days.  This year’s block party was dedicated to the work of The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Association.  Part of the proceeds from the day went to the foundation and their commitment to fighting a disease that has affected so many lives.

You can look for upcoming events at Waverly on their website at Waverlyctl.com.  June and July have specially scheduled corporate events on the docket aside from the plethora of regularly available entertainment Waverly offers.

As always, The Terrace is open for public enjoyment and use daily, and our canine friends are welcome as long as they are leashed.  Bring your bathing suit and come cool down in Waverly this summer, it’s the hottest place to be in our area.

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Emily Macchiavello
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Emily teaches English and Spanish at a K-8 Charter school in Charlotte, and holds a B.S in English Education and a M.A in Literature.