Family-Friendly Festivals in September

40+ festivals in the Triangle for family fun


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Tar Heel Downtown takes place Sept. 14 in Chapel Hill.

Photo courtesy of Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership

African American Cultural Festival

Sept. 1-2 – Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh. All ages. Free. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday; 1-10 p.m. Sunday. Explore African-American culture and history with an art gallery walk, vendors, kids’ activities, food and more. See website for hours. aacfestival.org.


Mini BioBlitz

Sept. 6 – Piedmont Wildlife Center, 364 Leigh Farm Rd., Durham. All ages. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Celebrate wildlife and search for reptiles, amphibians and insects. Learn how to identify common backyard plants, make crafts, track a box turtle through the woods and more. piedmontwildlifecenter.org/events/bioblitz2018.


Raleigh Greek Festival

Sept. 7-9 – Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. All ages. 5-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $3/adults, $2/ages 13-18 and seniors. Free for ages 12 and younger. The 37th annual Raleigh Greek Festival features folk dancing, live music, authentic cuisine, a marketplace and more. greekfestivalraleigh.com.


AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Sept. 8 – North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. All ages. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Dogs and their owners enjoy contests, breed parades, giveaways, games, a mini agility course and more. akc.org/sports/responsible-dog-ownership-days/flagship-akc-responsible-dog-ownership-day-2018.


Family Day at Duke Homestead

Sept. 8 – Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Family Day features inclusive activities for several ability levels. Learn all about life at Duke Homestead in the 1800s and make a craft. dukehomestead.org/special-events.php.


Knightdale Education Festival (K-Fest)

Sept. 8 – Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale. All ages. 1-8 p.m. Free. Explore the elements of STEAM. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) through interactive activities, nonprofit organizations and more. knightdalenc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-programs/festivals-and-events-0.


Trung Thu Moon Festival

Sept. 8 – Renaissance Centre, 405 Brooks St., Wake Forest. All ages. 5:30-10 p.m. $6-$8. Wake Forest celebrates its Vietnamese culture with music, stories, dance, arts and crafts, and more. The event concludes with a children’s lantern parade. Purchase tickets online. etix.com (search for “Trung Thu Moon”).


Clayton Harvest & Music Festival

Sept. 12-16 –Main St., downtown Clayton. All ages. See the website for hours. Free. Clayton’s annual music festival showcases live entertainment, food vendors, rides, hands-on activities, local talent performances, a car show and more. townofclaytonnc.org/downtown-clayton/clayton-harvest-music-festival.aspx.


Entrepalooza 2018

Sept. 13 – Talley Student Union at North Carolina State University, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh. All ages. 5:30-8 p.m. Free. NCSU’s annual entrepreneurship and innovation festival features creative business ideas from students, alumni and community partners. Reserve tickets online. entrepreneurship.ncsu.edu/event/entrepalooza-2018.


Hoppin’ John Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention

Sept. 13-15 – Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd., Pittsboro. All ages. $18 and up. Enjoy fiddlers, bluegrass music, hayrides and family square dancing. hoppinjohn.org.


Photo courtesy of Dan Hacker

SPARKcon 2018 takes place Sept. 13-16 in downtown Raleigh.


SPARKcon 2018

Sept. 13-16 – Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh. All ages. Free. Celebrate the best in creative expression at this four-day festival that features live entertainment, hands-on activities, food trucks and more. sparkcon.com.


Hillsborough Hog Day

Sept. 14-15 – River Park, 114 E. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough. All ages. 6-10 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday. Free. Hillsborough’s annual celebration of barbecue features local bands, games, a dessert contest and more. hogday.org.


Tar Heel Downtown

Sept. 14 – Franklin St., downtown Chapel Hill. All ages. 6-9 p.m. Free. Enjoy a pep rally the night before the Tar Heels’ first home football game of the season. The event features an outdoor concert, interactive games for kids, face painting and Rameses, the Tar Heel mascot. tarheeldowntown.com.


13th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration

Sept. 15 – Historic Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Welcome fall’s arrival with corn-grinding demonstrations, costumed tours of Yates Mill, kids’ scavenger hunt, antique vehicles and storytellers at this annual fall festival. Mill tours charge a $3-$5 fee. wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill/pages/fallharvest.aspx.


BugFest

Sept. 15 (rescheduled to Oct. 20) – North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. All ages. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Experience more than 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities dedicated to bugs and other creepy crawlies. This year's theme is crayfish. naturalsciences.org/calendar/bugfest.


Bygone Daze

Sept. 15 – Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. All ages. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Step back in time to celebrate the Page Walker Arts & History Center’s 150th year with carriage rides, crafts, games and more. townofcary.org (search for “Bygone Daze”).


CenterFest Arts Festival

Sept. 15-16 – Downtown Durham, 120 Morris St., Durham. All ages. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $5 suggested donation. Durham’s renowned arts festival showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S., 600 performing artists from North Carolina, food vendors and a Creative Kids Zone. centerfest.durhamarts.org.


Creedmoor Music Festival

Sept. 15 – Main St., Creedmoor. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Carnival food aficionados and music lovers converge on Main Street to enjoy free kids’ activities, handcrafted merchandise and live music. cityofcreedmoor.org/musicfestival.


Dog Day in the Park

Sept. 15 – Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. All ages. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Take Fido and the rest of the family for animal entertainment, adoption opportunities, vendors and more. hollyspringsnc.us/355/dog-day-in-the-park.


Carnaval Latino

Sept. 16 – Garner Performing Arts Center, Back Lawn, 125 Avery St., Garner. All ages. 1-5 p.m. Free. Celebrate Latino culture with live bands, food trucks, dance performances, face painting, a piñata giveaway, crafts and more. garnernc.gov/departments/parks-recreation-and-cultural-resources/events/carnaval-latino.


Benson Mule Days

Sept. 20-23 – Downtown Benson, 500 S. Market St., Benson. All ages. See the website for hours and fees. Benson’s celebrated festival features rodeos, a mule-pulling contest, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, street performers and bluegrass shows. bensonmuledays.com.


Capital City Bikefest

Sept. 21-23 – Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh. All ages. See the website for the schedule. $10 for ages 13 and older. Free for ages 12 and younger. Celebrate the motorcycle lifestyle with stunt shows, specialty rides, a pre-1972 car show and more. capitalcitybikefest.com.


16th International Food and Music Festival

Sept. 22 – J. Ashley Wall Towne Square, Cyprus and Third Streets, Wendell. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Enjoy authentic foods from a dozen countries, live entertainment, games and inflatables. thefoodfestival.com.


City of Oaks Pirate Fest

Sept. 22 – North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. All ages 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Learn more about the history of pirates in North Carolina, play swashbuckling games, make pirate crafts and meet Blackbeard himself. Reserve tickets online. ncmuseumofhistory.org/pirate-fest.


Dragon Boat Festival

Sept. 22 – Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. All ages. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $5 advance ticket, $8 at the door. Free for ages 12 and younger. See a variety of dragon boats and enjoy cultural displays, games and stage performances. boothamphitheatre.com/event/2018-dragon-boat-festival.


Groove in the Garden

Sept. 22 – Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh. All ages. 2:15 p.m.; gates open at 1:30 p.m. $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door. Enjoy live music in the Stephenson Amphitheater and Rose Garden. Kids can play games and make crafts in the Kids Zone. raleighlittletheatre.org/events/groove-in-the-garden-18.


Project Palooza

Sept. 22 – Project Enlightenment, 501 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh. All ages. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Games, crafts, fire trucks, police dogs, face painting and more highlight this event to benefit Project Enlightenment in Wake County. projectenlightenment.wcpss.net.


Take a Child Outside Week Kickoff Celebration

Sept. 23 – Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. All ages. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Experience a full day of outdoor activities and nature adventures to kick off Take a Child Outside Week. townofcary.org (search for “Child Outside Week”).


Apple Day at the State Farmers Market

Sept. 27 – State Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. All ages. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Apple Day features fresh North Carolina apples, an apple dessert and more. ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/raleigh/promos.htm.


Mumkin Fest

Sept. 28 – Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale. All ages. 6-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Free. Mums and pumpkins take center stage at this festival featuring live music, food trucks, inflatables and hayrides. knightdalenc.gov/mumkin-fest-1.


East Meets West Festival

Sept. 29 – Park West Village, Village Market Place, Morrisville. All ages. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Celebrate Morrisville, Wake County’s most diverse community, with a day of food, culture and music from around the world. eastmeetswestmorrisville.org.


Harvest Festival

Sept. 29 – St. Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church, 225 Bashford Rd., Raleigh. All ages. 2-8 p.m. Free. Take the family for authentic cuisine, stage performances, music, a live auction and kids games. harvestfestnc.com.


Photo courtesy of Dulce Levitz

Hippie Tribe Fest takes place Sept. 29 in Holly Springs.


Hippie Tribe Fest

Sept. 29 – Sugg Farm Park at Bass Lake, 2401 Grigsby Ave., Holly Springs. All ages. Noon-7 p.m. $5 advance tickets, $10 at the door. Free for ages 12 and younger. Get into a groovy mood at this event that showcases musical artists, bohemian craft vendors, kids’ activities, face painting, food trucks and more. Purchase tickets online. eventbrite.com/e/hippie-tribe-fest-tickets-40127641857.


Horses for Hope Fall Hay Day

Sept. 29 – Horses for Hope, 2909 Banks Rd., Raleigh. All ages. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Activity wristbands for games and one hayride are $10; other activities charge a $1-$20 fee. Fall Hay Day features pony rides, horsemanship demonstrations, a petting area, hayrides, games, food trucks and an appearance by Woody and Jesse from “Toy Story.” horsesforhope.org/event/fall-hay-day-family-event.


Kids Together Walk, Run and Roll for Inclusiveness

Sept. 29 – Kids Together Playground, 111 Thurston Dr., Cary. All ages. 10-11:30 a.m. $15/family, $5/individual. Take part in a 1.4-mile walk for inclusiveness. Registration and activities begin at 10 a.m.; the walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments, games and more round out the fun. kidstogethercary.org.


Orange County Localfest

Sept. 29 – Blackwood Farm Park, 4215 N.C. Hwy. 86, Hillsborough. All ages. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Celebrate Orange County’s heritage and culture with local food, music, cooking demonstrations and artisans. orangecountylocalfest.com.


Storytelling Festival

Sept. 29 – Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Hear stories from professional storytellers and enjoy activity tents, live music and food vendors. facebook.com/events/1787205574906877.


Wake Forest Dance Festival

Sept. 29 – E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest. All ages. 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Free. See professional dancers, as well as locally rising performers from the Wake Forest community, showcase their talents in this annual event. wakeforestnc.gov/wake-forest-dance-festival.aspx.


Youngsville Fall Festival

Sept. 29 – 125 U.S. 1-A, Youngsville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Usher in the fall season with a food truck rodeo, car show, face painting, a craft show and more. youngsvillefallfestival.com.


Caniac Carnival

Sept. 30 – PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh. 12:15-3 p.m. Free. Caniac fun for the whole family features inflatable rides, interactive games and booths, a kid’s zone, appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad, live music and more. nhl.com/hurricanes/fans/caniac-carnival.


Carrboro Music Festival

Sept. 30 – Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. All ages. 1-7 p.m. Free. Carrboro’s signature music festival showcases Triangle-area performers. carrboromusicfestival.com.


Jewish Cultural Festival

Sept. 30 – Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place, Cary. All ages. 1-4 p.m. Free. Celebrate Sukkot, Judaism’s harvest holiday, with Jewish foods, traditional dancing, a tour of the community garden and more. townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/holiday-events/jewish-cultural-festival.

 

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February 2019

The Flying Biscuit Café celebrates National Pancake Month by bringing back its Red Velvet Pancakes. The delicious red velvet pancakes, complete with hand-made cream cheese...

Cost: Dine-in purchase required

Where:
Flying Biscuit - Raleigh
2016 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Come by the park center any time during the four days of the Great Backyard Bird Count to view a free slideshow of the birds of Yates Mill Pond. Over 150 photographs of birds are featured in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Join park staff in collecting data for the 22nd annual Great Backyard Bird Count. We will look and listen for birds in a variety of habitats, and keep track of how many individuals of each species...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 191-946-03355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Celebrate all things cats at the Tica Time Cat Show. Watch judging, learn about the different cat breeds, interact with the breeders and exhibitors, cheer on favorite cats, shop...

Cost: $5.00 adults; discounts for children and families

Where:
NC State Fairgrounds: Holshouser Building
1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Telephone: 9194774221919-477-42
Contact Name: Ruth Willett
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Join Mindful Families of Durham, a Buddhist-inspired spiritual community that supports area parents, caregivers, and their children in the practice of mindfulness and the understanding of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Erwin Road
Durham, NC  27705
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Sponsor: Mindful Families of Durham
Contact Name: Adam, Laura, Josh, Sumi
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Take your favorite Valentine to the farm and join all the animals for some Valentines fun. Meet Peppa Pig and Annie the Donkey, and feed the horses and other animals. Take...

Cost: $13.50/person

Where:
Spring Haven Farm
5306 Homer Ruffin Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27516
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Sponsor: Spring Haven Farm
Telephone: 919-407-1806
Contact Name: Andrew
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Zuri's Paint and Read Party is a event to bring awareness to young girls who have natural hair to let them know how beautiful they are and that being natural is perfectly acceptable. Paint...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Abbott's Creek Community Center
9950 Durant Rd.
Raleigh , NC  27614
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Sponsor: Classy Hair Products
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Eagles are often seen around Lake Crabtree County Park. From 2003 to 2011, they even nested here! This year a new nest was discovered, and we are hoping to have an active nesting season this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 191-946-03355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Search for salamanders, birds, deer and more. All ages with adult. Register online. Choose course #121683.

Cost: $12/resident, $16/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Search for salamanders, birds, deer and more. All ages with adult. Register online. Choose course #121683.

Cost: $12/resident, $16/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Join a park naturalist on a one-mile hike around Yates Mill Pond and help to identify and count the birds that we see along the way. Learn how to identify backyard birds by sight, sound, and other...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Enjoy afternoon tea in a beautiful Victorian home. Refreshment and light fare will be served and consist of tea sandwiches, scones, fruit and cakes. Unplug and experience the luxury and...

Cost: $25/person

Where:
Morning Glory Inn Bed & Breakfast
507 East 2nd Street
Clayton, NC  27520
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Walk along the trails and ponds to discover creatures in nature as they settle down for the night. Look for owls and other birds at dusk. Take a flashlight. All ages; children...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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The Flying Biscuit Café celebrates National Pancake Month by bringing back its Red Velvet Pancakes. The delicious red velvet pancakes, complete with hand-made cream cheese...

Cost: Dine-in purchase required

Where:
Flying Biscuit - Raleigh
2016 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27605
View map »


Website »

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Is it true that Turkey and Eagle once faced off to see who would be our national bird? Find out the answer and discover the natural characteristics that made each bird a contender. Celebrate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Help staff add to the Great Backyard Bird Count data by walking along the trails and shoreline to identify birds in different habitats of the park. Free for all ages. Suggested for ages 4...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Come by the park center any time during the four days of the Great Backyard Bird Count to view a free slideshow of the birds of Yates Mill Pond. Over 150 photographs of birds are featured in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
View map »

More information

Join park staff in collecting data for the 22nd annual Great Backyard Bird Count. We will look and listen for birds in a variety of habitats, and keep track of how many individuals of each species...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
View map »


Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 191-946-03355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
Website »

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Ages 2-5 enjoy movement and mindfulness. Learn basic yoga elements through age-appropriate breath-work techniques, games, storytelling, and creative visualization.

Cost: $15 or use your package/membership

Where:
Kids Mindful Movement - Pittsboro
184 East St.
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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Family Wildlife Series: ​Counting is for the Birds! Monday, February 18 10-11 a.m. Join Blue Jay staff to hear a bird story (or two), try a fun bird activity (or three)  and count how many...

Cost: Free

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Road
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Telephone: 191-987-04330

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Learn some cool woodpecker facts, hear common woodpecker calls, make a suet log for your family to take home and go on a short hike to look and listen for woodpeckers around the park. Free for all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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Ages 5-13 enjoy a one-hour yoga class designed to strengthen and stretch the entire body, balance the nervous system, improve body awareness, encourage the development of communication and social...

Cost: $15 or use class pass/membership

Where:
Kids Mindful Movement - Pittsboro
184 East St.
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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Birds come in different shapes, sizes, and patterns! Stop by to create a "bird." We will bring the materials if you bring the imagination! For all ages (adult accompaniment required for all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Spend the afternoon learning all about birds and why it is important that we help conserve them. We will go on a bird behavior scavenger hunt, play the migration game, and learn how to identify...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Pkwy.
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 191-946-03355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Learn about the history of the Eastern Bluebird and how you can attract them to your yard. Hike along our bluebird trail to check the park boxes and prepare them for the coming season. Then make...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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William Peace University presents its final concert of the 2018-2019 year of the Manning Music Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony.  The concert features the String...

Cost: Free

Where:
William Peace University
15 East Peace St.
Kenan Hall
Raleigh, NC  27604
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Join us on a winter bird scavenger hunt! Search for common birds of the park and count them along the way. Practice using binoculars and learn how to identify these animals by shape and color. For...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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The Flying Biscuit Café celebrates National Pancake Month by bringing back its Red Velvet Pancakes. The delicious red velvet pancakes, complete with hand-made cream cheese...

Cost: Dine-in purchase required

Where:
Flying Biscuit - Raleigh
2016 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27605
View map »


Website »

More information

Is it true that Turkey and Eagle once faced off to see who would be our national bird? Find out the answer and discover the natural characteristics that made each bird a contender. Celebrate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
View map »

More information

Ages 2-5 enjoy movement and mindfulness. Learn basic yoga elements through age-appropriate breath-work techniques, games, storytelling, and creative visualization and more.

Cost: $15/child, use your package/membership.

Where:
Kids Mindful Movement - Chapel Hill
781 Mt Carmel Church Rd
chapel hill, NC  27517
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Enjoy "Planes" on a big screen. Take snacks and blankets. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Halle Cultural Center
237 N. Salem St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Can you believe there are active beavers building dams and lodges inside Raleigh’s beltline?? Bring your budding naturalist to the park to learn about these awesome creatures that call our park...

Cost: $2

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson Street
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood

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Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and Shaw University Men's & Women's Soccer teams offer spring soccer clinics for youth ages 5‐7 who are interested in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sanderford Road (Softball Field)
2623 Sanderford Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Telephone: 919-831-1898
Contact Name: Adam Sproles
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Celebrate Black History Month with a poetry reading featuring Ashley Harris, Fred Joiner, and members of the local youth and teen poet community. Ashley Harris is a former youth-slam competitor and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Orange County Public Library
137 W Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC  27278
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Sponsor: Orange County Public Library
Telephone: 191-924-52539
Contact Name: Libbie Hough
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The Flying Biscuit Café celebrates National Pancake Month by bringing back its Red Velvet Pancakes. The delicious red velvet pancakes, complete with hand-made cream cheese...

Cost: Dine-in purchase required

Where:
Flying Biscuit - Raleigh
2016 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27605
View map »


Website »

More information

Is it true that Turkey and Eagle once faced off to see who would be our national bird? Find out the answer and discover the natural characteristics that made each bird a contender. Celebrate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Connect with your baby, other parents and yourself during this adult-focused postpartum yoga class. Recommended for babies newborn to walking. Take a mat, a blanket for your little one, and...

Cost: $15 or use class pass/membership

Where:
Kids Mindful Movement - Pittsboro
184 East Street
Pittsboro, NC  27312
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Meet other families in your community in a recreation setting. The play room will be reserved for parents and their young children. Sports and recreation equipment will be available...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sanderford Road Center
2623 Sanderford Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Telephone: 919-831-1898
Contact Name: Adam Sproles
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The Flying Biscuit Café celebrates National Pancake Month by bringing back its Red Velvet Pancakes. The delicious red velvet pancakes, complete with hand-made cream cheese...

Cost: Dine-in purchase required

Where:
Flying Biscuit - Raleigh
2016 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27605
View map »


Website »

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This program is designed to move at a toddler’s pace: Run. Stop. Pick dandelions. Run. Climb on a rock. Find an interesting leaf! Join others for an easy-paced hike around the greenway...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Walnut Creek Wetland Park
950 Peterson Street
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Telephone: 919-996-2760
Contact Name: Stacie Hagwood

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Sharpen your culinary skills and learn some new ones during this cooking class for would-be chefs. Call or stop by to register 919-245-2532 to register. Space is limited.

Cost: 0

Where:
Orange County Public Library
137 W Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC  27278
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Sponsor: Orange County Public Library
Telephone: 191-924-52539
Contact Name: Libbie Hough
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This after-school class for kids in grades 3-5 offers fun learning yoga poses and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress. Grades 3-5. 

Cost: $15/class, or use your class pass/membership.

Where:
Kids Mindful Movement - Chapel Hill
781 Mt. Carmel Church Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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Enjoy the family-friendly movie and a slice or two of pizza. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $5/person, $2 for ages 2 and younger

Where:
The Halle Cultural Center
237 N. Salem St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Learn to recognize warning signs of unhealthy dating relationships and potential dating violence. In addition, participants will learn current sexting statistics and trends as well as North...

Cost: Free

Where:
Poe Center for Heath Education
224 Sunnybrook Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Parents learn ways to discipline and communicate with a toddler to increase cooperation and reduce power struggles. Register online.

Cost: $22/person, $33/couple

Where:
Project Enlightenment
501 S. Boylan Ave.
Raleigh, NC
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The Flying Biscuit Café celebrates National Pancake Month by bringing back its Red Velvet Pancakes. The delicious red velvet pancakes, complete with hand-made cream cheese...

Cost: Dine-in purchase required

Where:
Flying Biscuit - Raleigh
2016 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Chase away the winter blues with a hike through the JC Raulston Arboretum's Winter Garden! Meet at the Bobby G. Wilder Visitor Center ready for a fun time outside. From there, we will go to the...

Cost: $5.00 per child for Arboretum family members, $7.00 per child for nonmembers (no

Where:
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Telephone: 919-513-7011
Contact Name: Elizabeth Overcash
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Put on your fanciest clothes and come to the royal ball! Don your crowns, dance the night away, and enjoy other royal activities fit for tiny kings and queens.

Cost: Free

Where:
Orange County Public Library
137 W Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC  27278
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Sponsor: Orange County Public Library
Telephone: 191-924-52539
Contact Name: Libbie Hough
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Whooo’s active in the park after dark? Find out during a night hike at Crowder! Learn about owls and other birds that are active at night. Bundle up—it is cold outside!  For all ages (adult...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Enjoy fun, games, friendship and more every Friday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Sanderford Road Center
2623 Sanderford Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Telephone: 919-831-1898
Contact Name: Adam Sproles
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Yates Mill has served as a source of artistic inspiration for more than two centuries and continues to be the subject of numerous local works of art. Help us to celebrate the opening of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Ages 5 and older investigate what's up in space this month. Program begins with an indoor presentation and (weather permitting) moves outside after sunset to view the moon, stars, and more with...

Cost: $3

Where:
Wilkerson Nature Preserve
5229 Awls Haven Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Sponsor: City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources
Telephone: 919-996-6764
Contact Name: Wilkerson staff
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Ages 15 and older with disabilities enjoy dancing, music, games and refreshments. Take a camera for a photo in front of a winter scene background. Register online. 

Cost: $3

Where:
Century Center
100 N. Greensboro
Carrboro, NC  27510
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This class is a chance for adventurous women to get together for a fun-filled workshop where we explore the basics of aerial silks. No need for a background in aerial yoga, this is a workshop...

Cost: $25

Where:
Cary Hot Yoga
952 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC  27511
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Sponsor: Cary Hot Yoga
Telephone: 188-858-79530
Contact Name: hoa bui
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The Flying Biscuit Café celebrates National Pancake Month by bringing back its Red Velvet Pancakes. The delicious red velvet pancakes, complete with hand-made cream cheese...

Cost: Dine-in purchase required

Where:
Flying Biscuit - Raleigh
2016 Clark Ave.
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Enjoy a special storytime for ages 4 and older with Jonathan Voss, author of "Brave Enough for Two: A Hoot and Olive Story".

Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Telephone: 919-942-7373
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The sixth annual Marbles Future Me Kids Career Fair introduces children to architects, dentists, engineers, scientists, educators, entrepreneurs and many other...

Cost: $7 ages 1 and older

Where:
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E. Hargett St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Children make treasured memories while increasing their knowledge of plants and animals. Ages 7-10. Register online. Choose course #121613.

Cost: $8/resident, $10/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Join us for our February Kids Event for 1st through 5th graders. This is a free event, with fun, fellowship, games and snacks.

Cost: Free

Where:
Grace Bible Fellowship
9043 Chapel Hill Road
Cary, NC  27513
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Telephone: 919-468-4590
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Poets everywhere are speaking out about what they believe in. In this generative workshop, we'll examine techniques used in poems that tackle tough topics like racial inequality, immigration,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Orange County Public Library
137 W Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC  27278
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Sponsor: Orange County Public Library
Telephone: 191-924-52539
Contact Name: Libbie Hough
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Artist Pinkie Strother is known for her three-dimensional figures that place everyday people in historical scenes, as was Ernie Barnes, whose work is on exhibit. In this hands-on workshop, see...

Cost: $20 for non-museum members

Where:
North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Enjoy a docent-led tours through exhibits that highlight the contributions of African-Americans to North Carolina.

Cost: Free

Where:
North Carolina Museum of History
5 E. Edenton St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Winter days find many animals curled up in their dens. They sleep warmly, awakening in spring ready to enjoy the renewed Earth. Discover how animals prepare for cold weather and which ones...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Telephone: 919-942-7373
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Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Telephone: 919-942-7373
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Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Gather 'round the campfire for an evening of storytelling, nature, and marshmallows. As dusk falls, we'll come together to meet new friends, enjoy quality time, and share a tale connected...

Cost: $2/person

Where:
Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Wake Forest, NC  27587
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