Midwood Maynia 2022
Midwood Maynia is Plaza Midwood’s official event to welcome warmer weather, the blossoms of spring and the beginning of the outdoor festival season with live music, food, beer from a local brewery, parade, great local merchants and fun activities for the kids. This event is free to all, so we welcome you to join friends, family, neighbors, artisans and many of our local businesses in beautiful Midwood Park for the annual Midwood Maynia festival. It's always held on the first full weekend in May, and this year it is May 7th..
Thank you to our title sponsor Jeff King and all of our other Maynia Sponsors!!
EVENT AND MUSIC SCHEDULE
9:45 - Pet Parade
Gather on the front lawn of The Vine for a blessing of the pets before parading into Midwood Park at 10 am. All pets and their humans are eligible. No registration fee.
11am - 2pm - Kidswood in Midwood Park
If you’re a kid or a kid at heart, head over to Midwood Park for Kidswood, a celebration with activities for our youngest residents. A variety of kid-oriented fun –
bounce house, art projects, bubbles and more. PM Library will hold storytimes in the park.
11:30 - Plant Swap
Come on out to the Midwood Park Community Garden for the annual Plant Swap. The Plant Swap is located between the ball field and the Tippah Avenue walkway and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Swap native plants and stories, meet your neighbors, and learn gardening tips.
1-3 - Kids Self-Guided Wildlife Scavenger Hunt
Explore the garden up close.
12-6 - Vendor Village
Come and browse products and services from artisans and local businesses at the vendor village setup on the basketball court.
11-6 - Party in the Park
Join all the other Mayniacs in Midwood Park for food, cold beverages, and a variety of activities including great live local music, friends, family, and of course – sun, lots of sun! We'll have beers on draft from our friends at Resident Culture and a selection of wine from the Bohemian. The following food trucks are scheduled to be on site
Jimmy Pearls (11-4)
Noon ~ Queen City Jazz Trio – Smooth jazz
1:00 ~ Mike Strauss Band – Songwriting and matter-of-fact delivery centers in folk and blues
2:30 ~ School of Rock House Band – Music programs for kids in Charlotte designed to get students on stage and performing, with the goal of building strong musical proficiency
4:00 ~ Ancient Cities – Sixties-styled folk and psychedelic blending classic and modern rock
5:30 ~ Loose Lugnuts -- Rebels of legendary Thirsty Beaver fame and Midwood’s favorite sons – return for an encore finale!
PM stands in solidarity with Ukraine!
Members of St. John Ukrainian Church will open the entertainment on the Midwood Amphitheater Stage at 11:45 am with a Ukrainian anthem of freedom and traditional dance. You can also support Ukrainian aid efforts by visiting the group's vendor table for baked goods and face painting.