March Festivals Offer Kids Activities & More
Clowning Around for The Cure
March 9 – Join Zoe the Clown and the Cary Teen Council for inflatables and slides, magic shows by Happy Dan the Magic Man, face painting and balloon art. Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research. $4/person suggested donation. 10am-2pm. Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary. 919-460-4965. townofcary.org.
Town of Cary Kite Festival
March 9 – Spend the afternoon flying a kite. Enjoy prizes and demonstrations. Free. 1-3pm. Registration begins at 12:30pm. Rain date March 10, 1-3pm. Bond Park, 101 High House Rd., Cary. 919-469-4100. townofcary.org.
Greater Raleigh NACAC College Fair
March 19 – Meet with representatives from nearly 200 colleges in North Carolina and across the country and attend workshops on application tips, essay writing and how to finance a college education. Registration encouraged. Free. 4-8pm. Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. gotomyncf.com.
Children's Festival at Northgate Mall
March 23 – Take the family out for food, kid-friendly performers and vendors specializing in children's activities. Proceeds support the Durham Arts Council. Free. 11am-4pm. Northgate Mall, Center Court, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. northgatemall.com.
Douglas Elementary Safety Palooza
March 23 – Take the family out for rides, games and food, and meet visitors in support of keeping children safe in and out of school. $20/advance for all-day ride bands through March 22; $.50-$1 per ride on event day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 11am-5pm. Douglas Elementary School, 600 Ortega Rd., Raleigh.
All About Autism Expo
March 23-24 – Hear speakers, meet therapists, shop vendors and products, and learn about private schools in the area that help individuals with autism. A play zone for kids and onsite childcare services will be provided. $10 advance tickets, $20 on event day. Free for ages 12 and younger. 10am-5pm. N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 301-401-5775. allaboutautismexpo.com.