Midwood Maynia and Home Tour
What is Midwood Maynia?
This favorite festival is Plaza Midwood's way to welcome the season, the blossoms, warm weather and to party with friends, family and neighbors. Midwood Maynia is sponsored in part and produced by the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association and is always scheduled for the first weekend in May, in and around Midwood Park. The event features a famous home and garden tour, a 5k race, lots of kids events, live bands, a pet parade, vendors, food, beer, ... and more! There is just no better way to spend a spring day in the neighborhood!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We can still use your help as a volunteer for Maynia. Please contact Dave Holtzman, Maynia Volunteer Coordinator, if you have a couple of hours to help. It's great fun! Dave's Contact Info: 704-737-1510 or email at Dave Holtzman. You can also sign up online right now!
Midwood Maynia 2013 Schedule of Events
CANDLELIGHT TOUR - FRIDAY, MAY 3
On Friday May 3, we continue the tradition of the Candlelight Home and Garden Tour from 6 – 8 pm. Home Tour tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of. You can purchase advance tickets at Common Market, Georgetown Spa, Central Coffee Company and Pura Vida Worldly Art (Noda). Look for e-newsletters and on the PMNA website and Facebook page for advance ticket sale dates. Tickets will also be available at the PMNA quarterly meeting on April 25 at
Candlelight Tour tickets may also be purchased in front of
MAYNIA DAY EVENTS - SATURDAY, MAY 4
Our race is the annual kick-off event for Maynia. Registration for the 5K race starts Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 am in Midwood Park on Wilhelmina St. Registration fee is $15.00.
- Race starts at 8:30 am
- Kids 100 yard fun run for ages 12 and under starts at 9:15 am
- Prizes are awarded to Top Male and Female and in several age categories.
Baby Jogger Award goes to the top finisher running with a baby jogger. Awards start at 9:30 am
Find the race route and registration form in the Plaza Midwood newsletter and come out and run, or cheer on your neighbors!
For more information, contact Midwood Miles Race Director Chris Folk at 704.634.9081.
Midwood Maynia is beloved for a lot of things, but this is a don’t miss favorite — our annual Pet Parade. Assorted pets of all shapes and sizes march proudly in the parade with their human companions. Some take advantage of the parade atmosphere and dress for the occasion, while others join in along the way, unable to resist the excitement of being “on parade” for the humans! After a Blessing of the Pets, the Greenville Community Youth Organization Marching Band will lead the parade through the streets of Midwood. Prizes with a twist will be awarded to pets and their humans at the end of the parade. There is no entry fee, but we do prefer to keep it to neighborhood pets.
Gathering starts at Kilgo Methodist Church at 9:30 am and the parade starts at 10:00 am. The parade will end in Midwood Park about 11:00 am with some very special awards.
Please remember to clean up after your pet. While we do love our pets in Plaza Midwood, please be considerate with your pets once the food and music starts and refrain from having them at the amphitheater, as there will be food, kids and other distractions.
For more information, contact Pet Parade Chair Jamie Banks.
The always-anticipated Home and Garden Tour takes place from 10 am - 4 pm. Friday, May 3, 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, May 4, 10 am to 4 pm.
Gather fresh, creative ideas for your indoor and outdoor living spaces as you tour homes that capture the unique character and appeal of our neighborhood. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy. Tickets are available for $15.00 the day of the tour in front of Kilgo Methodist Church at 2101 Belvedere Ave. See tickets for tour map.
For more information about the Home Tour, contact Renee Bradley
KIDSwood (Children's Activities)
Plenty of FUN for the little ones
11:00 am – 1:00 pm: We’re happy to welcome several local organizations who will offer a variety of hands-on, kid-oriented fun — such as art projects, dance, games, inflatables and yoga.
And as always, the bouncy house will be up and rockin’.
Also, join in the children’s self-guided Scavenger Hunt in the Community Garden from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. See you at KIDSwood!
For more information on KIDSwood, contact Leslie Sykes
Fun in the Park: From noon until 7 pm, 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! Remember, please drink responsibly.
Midwood Maynia Music 2013
Saturday, May 4
Midwood Park Amphitheater/Bandshell
2100 Wilhelmina Avenue
12:30 - 1:30 Jonesalee: Collaborating for better than 20 years, our talented neighbors Gina and Brenda always deliver an exciting and honest acoustic performance
2:00 - 3:00 Nita B Trio: Midwood's favorite singer returns with the jazzy blues on her mind
3:30 - 4:30 Justin Tosco: Front man for the wildly successful, nationally recognized band justincase, Justin is coming home to Charlotte just to play for us in Midwood
5:00 - 6:00 Broken Napoleans: The ultimate local groove rock jamband is a perfect way to end the show
Maynia Music Chair: Garrett of Midwood (Ladue): 704.333.6807.
Plant Swap: 11:30 am: Come on out to the Midwood Park Community Garden for the ninth annual plant swap, located between the ball field and the Tippah Avenue walkway. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun — there are no special requirements other than having a passion for plants and gardening. Swap native plants and stories, meet your neighbors, and learn gardening tips.
Kids Scavenger Hunt in the Garden: 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Kids of all ages will enjoy this informative and fun self-guided garden scavenger hunt.
Vendors in the Park: Enjoy learning about community initiatives, buy art from neighborhood artists and look for other fun stuff in the Park during Maynia. Vendor Information: Courtney Williams 704.332.7037
As always, the Maynia Committee has outdone themselves to schedule so much to see and do, you can't miss having fun. Plan to spend the day running, parading, touring, and then resting in the park with your friends and neighbors. It's the very best way welcome spring in Plaza Midwood.
Mayniac T-Shirts: Look for t-shirts featuring the Midwood Maynia 2013 logo designed by local graphic artist Julie Hulley. Limited quantities will be available in the park for $15 each.
We love our pets in Plaza Midwood… but please leave them at home when the music and food starts. It's hard on them and your neighbors.
Midwood Maynia Chairs: Nicole Storey, Chair: 704.231.3356
Dave Holtzman, Co-Chair: 704.737.1510
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