Fun Family Festivals in March
Did you hear about the N.C. Science Festival coming in March? Read our roundup of N.C. Science Festival events, and here are even more festivals for you to visit.
March 2 – Enjoy hands-on LEGO fun. Build one-of-a kind creations in the LEGO and DUPLO construction zones, play with thousands of LEGO bricks in the Big Brick Pile, program LEGO MINDSTORMS and take part in fun games and challenges. Purchase tickets online. $22 adults, $20 ages 3-17. Free for ages 2 and younger. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 3-7:30 p.m. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. legokidsfest.com.
Carnevale di Venezia di Carolina - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED (Updated March 5, 2014)
March 9 –Take the family for an Italian-style festival featuring live music, dancing, costumes and more. Wear a costume to win a prize. Purchase tickets online. $45 advance tickets, $50 at the door. Tickets are $10 for ages 11 and younger and free for ages 4 and younger. 2:30-5 p.m. Murphey School, 3717 Murphy School Rd., Durham. 919-542-6815. goathouse.org.
Durham Central Park's Food Truck Rodeo
March 9 – Enjoy 40 local food trucks. KidZNotes presents a musical showcase and instrument zoo for kids. The PitchBlak Brass Band plays on the main stage at noon. Take a blanket or a lawn chair. Free. Noon. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. durhamcentralpark.org.
Hum Sub Presents Basant Bahar
March 9 – Celebrate spring's arrival with Indian music and dance. Free. 4 p.m. Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. 919-469-4069. humsub.net.
Arbor Day Celebration
March 16 – Enjoy crafts for kids, educational booths and an honorary tree-planting ceremony. Free. 1-3 p.m. Town Hall Campus, 316 N. Academy St., Cary. townofcary.org.
March 22 – People of all levels, ages and mobility enjoy a daylong retreat to practice accessible and diverse styles of yoga. Registration required. $35-$55. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh. 919-522-2646. youcallthisyoga.org.
Cedars in the Pines Festival
March 29 – Celebrate Lebanese culture with henna hand painting, Arabic calligraphy, a scavenger hunt with prizes, dancing, photo booths and more. All ages. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bicentennial Plaza, N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900. ncmuseumofhistory.org.
N.C. Literary Festival
April 3-6 – This four-day festival of reading and storytelling also features performances, discussions and book signings. Hear from Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine, comic book writer Jeremy Whitley and other noted authors. Kids activities include STEM/reading connection projects, writing and technology-based activities and more. Free. Visit the website for a schedule of events at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at N.C. State University and at venues throughout Raleigh. lib.ncsu.edu/literaryfestival.