Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, June 2-4
Enjoy music, art, food and crafts at the Apex Latino Arts Festival, taking place in downtown Apex June 3.
Photo courtesy of Apex Latino Arts Festival
If you’re feeling as though you just didn’t squeeze enough into the Memorial Day weekend, we’ve got you covered for even more local fun! Family events this weekend include four performances of “Sesame Street Live,” plus family disc golf, two fun festivals, a special teen-only party and a nature hike with local Scouts.
Join Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends as they welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies. Show times are 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 2; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday, June 3; and 2 p.m., Sunday, June 4, at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Tickets ($18 and up; free for children under 1 year) are available for sale online; doors open one hour before showtime.
photo courtesy of VStar Entertainment Group
Disc golf professionals from Cary Area Disc League provide lessons for beginners or advanced skills for the more experienced. Use your own discs or borrow some from the park. Introductory sessions take place at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and an advanced skills session takes place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 3, at Harris Lake County Park in Apex. This event is free, but advance online registration is required. Meet at the disc golf gravel lot.
The Apex Latino Arts Festival highlights Latino arts and culture in the community and provides an opportunity to build bridges across cultures. Enjoy a Latino art exhibit at the Halle Cultural Arts Center and a culinary festival with 12 countries represented, live music and entertainment, free arts and crafts activities for kids, and a bazaar. This event takes place 3-10 p.m., Saturday, June 3, in downtown Apex. Admission is free; food passports for the culinary festival are $6 per person (free for ages 3 and younger).
photo courtesy of Apex Latino Arts FEstival
The Beaver Queen Pageant is Durham’s own special mix of folly, pageantry and humor. Contestants take on beaver personalities and compete for the title of Beaver Queen with their fashion, talent and personality reflecting this year’s theme, “Wizard of Gnawz.” Enjoy Scrap Exchange crafts, food trucks, a kids’ activity area and more. This event raises funds for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association and takes place 4-7 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at the Duke Park Meadow in Durham. Admission is free.
photo courtesy of karin abell
The Nasher Teen Council invites teens to save the date for the second annual teen-only IMPACT party at Duke University’s Nasher Museum. Collaborate with local artists. Eat, play, dance and make art. Hear live music, spoken words, steps and more. This event runs 7-10 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham. Free. Transportation is available from the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability at 7:25 p.m. and from Hillside High School at 7:45 p.m.; some parking is available in the Nasher lot.
photo courtesy of nasher museum of art
Join local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and their families for a 4-mile hike at Durant Nature Park. This hike will mark local Scouts’ 100th consecutive month of hiking on the first Sunday of the month, a tradition started years ago to get more Scout families out in nature and spending time together. The hike begins at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 4, at Durant Nature Park in Raleigh and will last about two hours. Free and open to the public.
photo courtesy of dan gorsky