September 2019: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings
Peppa Pig, a fall festival, and more
Photo courtesy of Dan Tsantilis
“Peppa Pig’s Adventure” | Sept. 15
Join Peppa Pig on an exciting camping trip as Nick Jr.’s top-rated kids show comes to life on stage at 3 p.m. at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe accompany Peppa and Daddy Pig on this outdoor adventure filled with singalong songs and life-size puppets. Safe and warm inside their tents, the group looks forward to morning, when there will be muddy puddles to play in after a night of gentle rain. Purchase tickets, $29.50 and up, here or ticketmaster.com. Durham Performing Arts Center is located at 123 Vivian St., Durham.
Images courtesy of North Carolina Symphony
It’s a day of music that everyone can enjoy when the North Carolina Symphony hosts its first sensory-friendly concert, “Family Fun 4 Everyone,” at 1 p.m. in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall. Children and adults with autism, sensory sensitivities and other special needs can listen to well-known music in a relaxed atmosphere, and are invited to sing along during the performance. Guests may take fidget toys, noise-canceling headphones and other assistive devices to the event, as well as leave and re-enter the concert hall as needed. Wheelchair seating, American Sign Language interpretation, Braille and large-print programs will be available. Purchase tickets for $5 per person here or ticketmaster.com. Meymandi Concert Hall is located at 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
Farmers Market Fall Festival | Sept. 28
Looking for fun on a crisp fall day? The Farmers Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., on West Chatham Street in downtown Cary invites families to taste the season’s flavors from local vendors and food trucks, and enjoy craft booths, live music and a pie-eating contest. Kids activities include pumpkin painting, an “Eat a Rainbow” scavenger hunt, interactive exhibits and student performances. Admission is Free.