July 2015 Family Fun: 3 Events to Delight Kids
Free Fishing Day
Get hooked July 4 when the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission invites anglers and would-be anglers of all ages to go fishing — for free. From 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., North Carolina residents and visitors can fish in any public body of water, including coastal waters, without purchasing a license or an additional trout fishing privilege. All other fishing regulations still apply, such as size limits, creel limits and lure restrictions. Visit ncwildlife.org/fishing/wheretofish.aspx for an interactive map of locations. See our daily calendar for information about local parks host fishing events on July 4.
Festival for the Eno
Celebrate the Eno River at the 36th Annual Festival for the Eno July 4 and 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., in Durham. More than 65 music and dance performers grace four stages, and dozens of artisans showcase their works along the river’s banks. Kids can enjoy environmental activities, face painting, craft demonstrations and more. Tickets are $23 for adults, $11 for ages 13-17 and free for ages 12 and younger at the gate. Learn more at enoriver.org/festival. Photo below courtesy of the Festival on the Eno
Family and Friends Sunday
Spend a fun-filled four hours on July 26, 1-5 p.m., at the Ackland Art Museum’s Family and Friends Sunday. Conduct an “art interview” with a friend or family member, play games like Ackland Art Bingo, work together to solve puzzles and enjoy a guided walking tour. Admission is free. Learn more at ackland.org/events-programs/childrens-programs/family-and-friends-sunday.