May 2015 Fun in Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville
Slide the City
Grab an inflatable tube and whiz down a giant waterslide on Glenwood Avenue in downtown Raleigh on May 30. Slide the City is a traveling water party featuring a 1,000-foot padded chute, live music and food. Kids must be taller than 46 inches and older than age 5 to slide, and all participants must sign a waiver. Register online at slidethecity.com/events/raleigh. Fees are $18-$65 depending on when you register and how many times you want to slide.
East Meets West Festival
Wake County’s diverse community celebrates the melding of cultures with a festival that features live music and dance performances, ethnic foods and more on May 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Town Hall Dr., Morrisville. eastmeetswestmorrisville.org. Photo at right courtesy of Morrisville Innovation Foundation
“A Soldier’s Walk Home”
Duke Homestead commemorates the end of the Civil War with “A Soldier’s Walk Home” May 11-23, when historian and re-enactor Philip Brown will walk the 166 miles from New Bern to Durham. The journey commemorates not only the walk Washington Duke made home from New Bern, but represents all North Carolina soldiers who made a journey home after war. Brown is scheduled to arrive in Durham on May 23 at Duke Homestead State Historic Site as part of its family-friendly Bull Fest Celebration, which takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Follow his progress with real-time updates at asoldierswalkhome.com. Learn more about Bull Fest at dukehomestead.org/bull-fest.php.