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Night At The Museum

Thursday May 11, 2023

Join us for our second annual Night At The Museum fundraiser at the 1885 Courthouse for some fun and some history!

05 Concerts

Summer Concerts

Thursday nights from June through August 6:30-8 p.m.

Thursday night Concerts on the Lawn from June through August 2023.

10 Flames

Flames "N Dames

Fridays at 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.: May 26, 2023, June 30, 2023, July 28, 2023, August 25, 2023, September 29, 2023.

Watch these amazing performers outside on the Courthouse Lawn!
20 Memorial Day

Charlotte Memorial Day Parade

Monday May 29, 2023

Be sure to enjoy the Charlotte Memorial Day parade through downtown Charlotte, honoring our veterans!
25 Celebrates

Celebrate Charlotte

Thursday-Saturday June 15-17, 2023

Each Father's Day weekend, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce throws a festival in honor of our city. The Courthouse Square Museum hosts family-friendly events on its lawn that attracts visitors young and old to its entertainment, food, and crafts. To participate in the festivities with a booth on the 1885 Courthouse lawn, please download this application. Vendor Application for 2023

30 History Camp

CSA History Camp

Monday-Friday August 7- 11, 2023, for info.

Eaton County’s Museum at Courthouse Square will host its History Day Camp the first full week in August for children ages 6-18. Using a real hands-on approach, campers will travel to different areas of the county to learn about local history. History Day Camp highlights from past years included making Shaker boxes (yes, real cherry wood boxes, no macaroni frames here!), visiting the Welch Museum in Sunfield, a Civil War Clothing Company, and canoeing in Eaton Rapids!
35 Taste

A Taste Of Charlotte

Thursday August 17, 2023

Taste food from some of our local restaurants on the courthouse lawn!

40 Oddities

Festival of Oddities

Saturday & Sunday September 2 & 3, 2023

CSA is excited to host The Festival of Oddities again AND we have added a day and location, the Charlotte Beach Market, to this event! Featuring a wide variety of strange and exciting events, you surely won't want to miss out. This event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on September 2, 2023 at the 1885 Courthouse in downtown Charlotte. For additional information about the festival, please visit

45 Frontier

Frontier Days

Friday-Sunday September 8-10, 2023

The Courthouse Square Association is honored to once again host the Frontier Days craft show on the lawn of the 1885 Courthouse.
50 Maple Hill

Eaton County Historical Commission Annual Maple Hill Cemetery Tour

Sunday October 1, 2023 - 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Join us at Charlotte Maple Hill Cemetery for the annual guided tour. This is a very informative and fun event, with a different theme each year! The cost is just $5.00 per person!

52 Ghost Hunt

Ghost Hunt

Saturday October 14, 2023

Ghost Hunt

55 Trick-Or-Treating

Downtown Trick-or-Treating

Monday October 23, 2023

Bring your family to the annual trick-or-treating "Almost Midnight Madness" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Charlotte! Then, continue to the 1885 Courthouse lawn!

60 Torchlight

Torchlight Tours

Saturday-Sunday October 28-29, 2023

Come visit us on Saturday or Sunday (the weekend before Halloween) for some scary fun at the courthouse for our first "Torchlight Tours"!

65 Christmas

Charlotte Christmas

Saturday November 25, 2023

Charlotte’s Christmas, November 25th, immediately following the downtown parade and community tree lighting, come see Santa and the Grinch at the Courthouse Museum.  Enjoy holiday music, free to all.

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