March 2018 Festivals in the Triangle
Fly a kite in Bond Park March 3.
Photo courtesy of the Town of Cary
March 3 – Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 1-3 p.m. Free. Enjoy a day of kite flying, contests, music, concessions and more. All ages. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The rain date is March 4. townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/festivals/kite-festival.
Hum Sub Presents Basant Bahar
March 11 – Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave., Cary. Doors open at 3 p.m. Free. Usher in the spring season with India-inspired music and dance. humsub.net.
Carnival for the Kids
March 13-18 – Wake Forest Home Depot Parking Lot, 11915 Retail Rd., Wake Forest. 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-10 p.m. on Saturday and 1-8 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free; unlimited ride wristbands are $20. The Wake Forest Police Department’s annual carnival features rides, games, food and entertainment. wakeforestnc.gov/carnival-for-the-kids.aspx.
Arbor Day Celebration
March 17 – Downtown Park, 319 S. Academy St., Cary. 1-3 p.m. Free. Pick up a free tree and talk to a certified arborist at this family-friendly event that also showcases entertainment, prizes and crafts. townofcary.org/recreation-enjoyment/events/environmental-events/arbor-day.
Nuv Yug India Fest Raleigh
Mar 17-18 – Exposition Center, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $6/person. Free for ages 4 and younger. Indian art and culture come alive in the Triangle through a dazzling array of dance and musical performances, a crafts bazaar, authentic cuisine and more. indiafestusa.net/events.php.
Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
March 17 – City Plaza, Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh. 10 a.m. Free. Raleigh’s annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day boasts a parade, live Irish music, traditional dance groups, artisan booths and traditional cuisine. Kids can enjoy a bounce house and rides along Leprechaun Lane. raleighstpats.org.
Carrboro Annual Kite Fly
March 18 – Hank Anderson Park, Hwy. 54 West, Chapel Hill. 1-3 p.m. Free. Fly a kite and fill the sky with color. visitchapelhill.org/event/carrboro-annual-kite-fly/10870.
Art in Bloom
March 22-25 – North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. $13/member, $18/nonmember. Free for ages 6 and younger. Some events require an additional ticket fee. See more than 50 floral masterpieces created by world-class designers inspired by art in the museum’s collection, take part in classes and demonstrations, and explore flower mediation. Kids can enjoy scavenger hunts in the galleries. ncartmuseum.org/calendar/series_parent/art_in_bloom.