June 2016: 3 Fun Family Events
Latino Arts Festival, Railway Re-enactment, Juneteenth Celebration
Courtesy of Apex Latino Arts Festival
Apex Latino Arts Festival
Celebrate Latino history and culture at the 7th Apex Annual Latino Arts Festival in the downtown district. The Halle Cultural Arts Center hosts a free Latino art exhibit featuring crafts, art workshops and piñatas from 3-6 p.m. Savor homemade Latin American foods from 12 countries along Salem Street from 6-10 p.m. An arts and crafts bazaar, live music and dance performances round out the fun. Food passports are $6. apexlatinofest.com.
The Great Railway Chase
Interact with Confederate and Union soldiers during a re-enactment of a Civil War skirmish at New Hope Valley Railway. Board a steam train and watch as The Charlotte Artillery Reenactors in military attire recreate the battle using authentic tents, a makeshift hospital and stacks of supplies, just as soldiers would have done in the 1860s. The family-friendly event will focus on maintaining a safe environment; however, loud noises may frighten young children. There are nine reenactments throughout the weekend. See triangletrain.com for times and to purchase tickets, $22-$24.
The Civil War and slavery ended 151 years ago. Observe this momentous event in American history at the 12th Annual Juneteenth Celebration, 1-10 p.m., on East Main Street in downtown Durham, between Roxboro and Dillard streets. Enjoy performances, food and clothing vendors, kids’ activities, a health fair and more. spectacularmag.com.