Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, March 2-4
Enjoy parents' night out, kite festival, sledding event and salamander activity
Kite Festival 2018 is this weekend at Bond Park in Cary. Enjoy some time outdoors in the breeze.
Photo courtesy of Stacy Kowal-DeForest
Take advantage of the great weather this weekend by getting out and about. Enjoy a parents’ night out at Lyon Park in Durham, a Kite Festival at Bond Park in Cary, sledding (yes, sledding!) at Cary’s Waverly Place and a learning activity about salamanders at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill.
Parents can enjoy a night out on the town while the kiddos spend the evening at the Community Family Life & Recreation Center at Lyon Park in Durham. Drop your child ages 5-12 at the center's auditorium from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and they’ll have a blast doing arts and crafts activities, playing sports and games, eating a snack and watching movies — all in a safe, caring and fun environment. This night out costs $3 per Durham resident and $8 per nonresident. Preregister here while spaces are available.
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Kite Festival 2018 FREE
Participate in a free kite flying contest, watch expert kite flyers do stunts, and enjoy music and concessions March 3, 1-2:30 p.m., at Cary’s Fred G. Bond Metro Park. This annual event is suitable for all ages and skill levels, and contest participation is not required. Registration begins onsite at 12:30 p.m. and awards for the contests begin at 2:30 p.m.
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The 7th Annual Snow Day at Waverly Place takes place March 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Your family will have tons of fun in the snow and access to two sledding hills. Each ticket is valid for a one-hour sledding session and costs $8. All kids under age 4 should sled with an adult, and kids under age 2 are not recommended to sled. Purchase your ticket and reserve your time slot here. Tickets may sell out quickly, so don’t delay.
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Harris Lake County Park in New Hill is home to many species of salamanders. Join park staff to learn about these elusive amphibians and see some up close. Meet at the park’s Loblolly Shelter March 4 at 2 p.m. for this hour-long activity. The fee is $1 per person and advance registration is required.
photo courtesy of Harris Lake County park