October Family Events Raleigh, Cary, Carrboro
International Festival of Raleigh artwork courtesy of Bob Rankin
International Festival of Raleigh
The International Festival of Raleigh celebrates its 30th birthday and brings together nearly 60 international groups that call the Triangle home. The annual celebration of multiculturalism is Oct. 9-11 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Explore the world through performances, cultural exhibits, world bazaars, sidewalk cafes, craft demonstrations, Sophia’s Courtyard for kids, a Biergarten and a naturalization ceremony. See website for hours. $9.95 adults, $7.50 ages 7-12. internationalfestival.org.
StrollerThon Kids’ Carnival
Enjoy face painting, carnival games, art activities, a Music Together Class by SproutSongs and more at the StrollerThon Kids’ Carnival Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Bond Park Senior Center. Admission is free, and online tickets can be downloaded at pesnc.org/get-involved/strollerthon. This event supports the programs of nonprofit Postpartum Education and Support for women in the Triangle.
Photo courtesy of Candace Laughinghouse of AriZoe images
Music and Stories Under the Stars
Take the family and a blanket to enjoy music and stories outdoors Oct. 23, 5-7:30 p.m., at Weaver Street Lawn in Carrboro. A costume contest begins at 5 p.m. Cider and cookies will be provided. Admission is free. Weaver Street Lawn is at 101 E. Weaver St., Carrboro. 919-918-7364. carrbororec.org.
5Ks Around the Triangle
Check out these October 5Ks and fun runs taking place around the Triangle this month.