June 2014 Family Festivals Across the Triangle
June festivals celebrate fine art, summer, family crafts from the 1930s, barbecue, fairies, pollinators and more! See the roundup of family fun coming your way this month!
June 1 – Art in the Village
All ages enjoy an exhibit showcasing fine arts and crafts. Forrest Greenslade’s children’s poetry book, Haicooo: Little Poems for Children, will be for sale. Kids can enjoy Fearrington’s cows and striped goats. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Artist Studios, Fearrington Village, Hwy. 15/501, Pittsboro. fearringtonartists.org.
June 1 – Family Renaissance Fair
Step back in time for an afternoon of merriment, music, games, traditional craft demonstrations and art-making activities. Free. 1-4 p.m. N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262. ncartmuseum.org.
June 7 – Dog Days of June
This day of fun for families and dogs includes a canine Frisbee disc competition, dog wash, rabies and microchip clinics, vendors and more. Some events charge a fee. All ages. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 919-469-4100. townofcary.org.
June 7 – Folk Festival
Family crafts and activities from the 1930s celebrate the final weekend of the “In Search of a New Deal” exhibition. See antique cars and tractors on display and enjoy games and stories. Hear live music from the 1920s through the 1950s at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Observe artisans demonstrating their skills in pottery, quilting, woodworking and more. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Dr., Raleigh,. 919-212-7695. wakegov.com/parks/oakview.
June 7 – Fuquay-Varina Celebration of the Arts
Take the family for live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s rides, inflatables, a classic car show and more. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Fuquay-Varina. celebratefv.com.
June 21 – 3rd Annual Peak City Pig Fest
Take the family for food and fun built around a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned barbecue competition. Attractions include music, food booths, pig races, a kids play area and competitive barbecue teams. All ages. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Apex, 220 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-608-0209. peakcitypigfest.com.
June 21 – Fairy Festival
Enjoy activities and a contest. $. 9 a.m.-noon. Atlantic Avenue Orchid and Garden, 5217 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh. 919-239-8078. atlanticavenuegarden.com/fairy-festival-raleigh-fairy-gardening.
June 21 – Pollinator Festival
Celebrate everything pollinators do for the planet. Enjoy games, crafts, prizes, guest speakers and more. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-2723. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree.
June 28 – Community Life Festival
Take the family for face painting, kids activities, food, vendor booths and more. Free. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Life International, 4823 Meadow Dr., Durham. 919-382-1944. lifeinternational.us.