March Festivals in the Triangle
Children work on a craft at the Arbor Day Celebration in downtown Cary.
Photo courtesy of Keenan Hairston of Keenan Hairston Media
Arbor Day Celebration
March 18 – Downtown Cary. 1-3 p.m. Free. Arbor education, entertainment, prizes and crafts await families. Take home a free tree and talk to a certified arborist.
March 18 – Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 1-3 p.m. Free. Kite lovers can 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 19.
Nuv Yug India Fest Raleigh
March 18-19 – Exposition Center, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. March 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 19. Free. Discover Indian cultural arts through a dazzling array of dance and music. Enjoy a crafts bazaar, authentic cuisine, dance and music performances, a bounce house for kids and more.
Jewish Cultural Festival
March 19 – Cary Arts Center, 123 Dry Ave., Cary. 3-6 p.m. Free. Celebrate Passover and enjoy Jewish food. Hear presentations on Jewish culture, history and practice. All ages.
Touch a Truck
March 25 – Belk at the Streets of Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville St., Durham. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5/person. Free for ages 1 and younger. Children enjoy a hands-on opportunity to see and touch heavy machinery, including fire engines, ambulances, tow trucks, bulldozers, cranes and more. Game trucks and appearances from local team mascots round out the fun. Children with sensory issues may enjoy the event in a quieter environment from 9-10 a.m.
Art in Bloom
March 30-April 2 – North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. $13/member, $18/nonmember. Free for ages 6 and younger. Floral presentations, workshops, tours and scavenger hunts for families highlight this annual festival. Visit the website for a list of events.