October 2018: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings
Hillsborough Handmade Parade, Fall Foliage Tours and International Festival of Raleigh
Sample culinary delights with insects as the main ingredient at BugFest Sept. 15 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Photo courtesy of Hillsborough Handmade Parade
Hillsborough Handmade Parade | Oct. 14
Celebrate the beauty of community and culture at the seventh biannual Hillsborough Handmade Parade titled “Magical Menagerie on the Eno” at 2:30 p.m. Dance with characters and giant puppets in costume, walk with performers on stilts and march with bands as they saunter down East Orange Street. After the festivities, stay for the grand finale in River Park featuring music and dance from The Magic of African Rhythms. The rain date is Oct. 20. hillsboroughartscouncil.org/handmade-parade.
Fall Foliage Tours | Oct. 24
Appreciate the beauty of vibrant autumn trees during Fall Foliage Tours in Wake Forest. Explore the colorful forest in E. Carroll Joyner Park while learning about native North Carolina trees with the urban forestry staff. One-hour tours take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours are free for all ages and registration is not required. wakeforestnc.gov/fall-foliage-tours.aspx.
International Festival of Raleigh | Oct. 26-28
Travel the globe at the 33rd annual International Festival at the Raleigh Convention Center. Celebrate over 50 different cultures at this three-day festival featuring authentic cuisines, traditional dances, spirited music, and craft and cooking demonstrations. Experience a naturalization ceremony durhing which 200 candidates from more than 40 countries take their oath of U.S. citizenship, enjoy Sophia’s Corner featuring kids’ activities, and explore the Triangle’s own diversity with cultural exhibits and a bazaar. Visit the website for festival hours and fees. internationalfocus.org.