3 Fun Family Events in Cary, Raleigh, Durham
“First Folio,” published in 1623, arrives at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh on May 7, through a traveling exhibit.
Photo of “First Folio,” courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library
“First Folio,” one of the most influential books in history, was published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death. It includes 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. Learn more about Shakespeare and “First Folio” when the traveling exhibit “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” arrives at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh on May 7. See colorful panels highlighting the power of Shakespeare’s language, characters and influence on the world. Admission is free. To complement the exhibit, which runs through May 30, the museum will also host special family-friendly programs. ncmuseumofhistory.org/exhibits/shakespeare.
Take Fido to enjoy a dog-friendly day in the park during Canine Field Day on May 7, 10 a.m.-noon, in Durham’s Rock Quarry Park. The event offers a disc dog competition, triebball competition, demonstrations, an agility zone, and fun games and contests for all skill levels. Pet-friendly vendors and food trucks will also be on site. Admission is free. durhamnc.gov/2700/canine-field-day.
Celebrate West Cary’s rural roots at Fest in the West on May 22, noon-6 p.m., at Parkside Town Commons in Cary. (Update: Note that the festival has been rescheduled from May 21 to May 22 due to inclement weather.) The inaugural festival offers fun for the whole family, including a pie-eating contest, a hillbilly horseshoes contest, live “southern roots” music, a magician, local artisans and carnival-style food. Kids will enjoy a 65-foot obstacle course, face painting, make-and-take crafts and more. Admission is free. festinthewest.com.
Updated May 20, 2016