Triangle Offers Low-Cost or Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Tap your toes to these tunes under the night sky


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Keep the kids entertained and your wallet fat this summer with free or low-cost live outdoor concerts throughout the Triangle area. Here is what summer 2019 has in store. Check websites for updates, as scheduling changes may occur.

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Apex • Bynum • Carrboro • Cary • Chapel Hill • Clayton • Durham • Fuquay-Varina • 
Garner • Hillsborough • Mebane • Morrisville • Raleigh • Saxapahaw • Wake Forest • Wilson


APEX

Apex Music & Movies in the Park Series
facebook.com/townofapex
Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre: 2600 Evans Road
Apex Historic Depot: 22 N. Salem Street
919-249-1120
Held at the spacious Nature Park Amphitheatre & Historic Depot, the evening will offer family friendly concerts and movies. Load up the kids, the lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner and show up early for good seats. Concerts start at dusk and are scheduled for select Saturdays. No pets or alcohol. Check website for 2019 dates.

Toasts and Tunes Concert Series
facebook.com/cloerfamilyvineyards
8624 Castleberry Rd.
919-387-5760
Free concerts for all ages held at Cloer Family Vineyards on select Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. These are outdoor concerts, and wine will be sold by the glass and bottle (no outside alcohol permitted). Feel free to bring lawn chairs and picnics. 


BYNUM

Summer Music Series
facebook.com/bynumfrontporch
950 Bynum Rd. 
Tickets are not needed but a $10 donation is requested and a hat is passed for performers. Bynum Front Porch invites folks to bring chairs and sit under an open sky to enjoy fine music, food from local vendors and one another's company on Friday evenings from May through August. Please leave pets and alcohol at home. Music plays from 7-9 p.m. and shows span genres from gospel, folk, blues, rockabilly and bluegrass. 


CARRBORO​

After Hours: Early Summer
https://www.facebook.com/weaverstreet
101 E. Weaver St. 
919-929-0010
Beat the heat Thursday evenings with free music starting May 23, 6–8 p.m., on the Weaver Street Market lawn. Bring a picnic or chairs. 

Jazz & More Brunch
https://www.facebook.com/weaverstreet
101 E. Weaver St. 
919-929-0010
This free outdoor jazz series takes place on Sundays, starting May 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on the Weaver Street Market lawn. Take chairs and blankets. Purchase a la carte brunch items in the store.  


CARY

Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park
facebook.com/townofcarync
801 High House Road
919-469-4100
One Friday a month, the Bond Park Boathouse plays host to musicians, food trucks and after-hours boat rentals. Spend your Friday evening floating on Bond Lake in the setting sun while you listen to great music and enjoy delicious food. Prefer to stay on land? Bring a lawn chair, friends and family. April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. Times vary. 

Cary Live
facebook.com/townofcarync
319 S. Academy St.
919-319-4650
Enjoy the new Downtown Park while listening to some of the best bands around! Come out for a free concert with food and drinks from local vendors. 2019 dates to be announced. Outside food and beverages are allowed. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Bring lawn chairs.

Josh Cellars Jazz Series
facebook.com/boothamphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy. 
919-462-2025
Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Wednesday nights May 1-29. All shows are 5:30-8:30 p.m. Picnics and pets on leashes are allowed; alcohol is not. 

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photo courtesy of North Carolina Symphony


2019 UNC Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series
facebook.com/boothamphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy. 
919-462-2025
The North Carolina Symphony's popular summer outdoor concerts return for another season at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre on select dates May 25 through July 20. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., but you can bring a picnic as early as 5:30 p.m. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free on the lawn.

Park After Dark
facebook.com/townofcarync
319 S. Academy Street
919-319-4560
Enjoy a fun night out in the Downtown Park on select Wednesdays this summer from 7-9 p.m. Each event features unique food from local vendors and entertainment. June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11. Outside food and beverages are allowed. Outside alcohol is not allowed. Bring lawn chairs.

PineCone: Artify (The Arts in the Parks)
facebook.com/pineconenc
919-664-8333
PineCone collaborates with the Town of Cary to offer free concerts in venues including the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, Cary Arts Center and Koka Booth Amphitheater. This year’s dates are May 11 and June 15.

Sertoma Series
facebook.com/townofcarync
801 High House Rd.
919-469-4061
Enjoy free outdoor concerts May-August at 7 p.m. on select dates. All shows are held at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park. Come early for a seat, or pack your own chairs. Stay tuned for the 2019 line-up. 

Starlight Concert Series
facebook.com/townofcarync
119 Ambassador Loop
919-460-4963
Enjoy free concerts at 7 p.m. on select Fridays, June-August, at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center Garden. Food and lawn chairs are permitted. Please leave pets and alcoholic beverages at home. This year’s dates are June 14, June 28, July 26 (6:30 p.m.) and Aug. 2.

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Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place
facebook.com/waverlyplacenc
575 New Waverly Place
919-678-0878
Don’t miss free concerts and family entertainment on the promenade every Wednesday night June 5 through July 24, 6-9 p.m. Lawn chairs and well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. Coolers, glass containers and outside alcohol are not permitted. 


CHAPEL HILL

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Photo courtesy of The Carolina Inn


Carolina Inn's Fridays on the Front Porch
facebook.com/carolinainn
211 Pittsboro St.
919-933-2001
Enjoy free live music every Friday, 5-8 p.m. Food, beer and wine will be offered. A variety of food trucks are returning this season. Stay tuned for the 2019 line-up. 

Concerts in Your Community Series
Village Green, Southern Village​
The North Carolina Symphony typically brings free music throughout the state with its annual Concerts in Your Community series. Check back for 2019 details.

Meadowmont Music Series
facebook.com/meadowmont
101 Old Barn Lane 
919-636-0598
​Featuring big name bands each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Meadowmont Gazebo. Bring your friends and family and have a picnic or enjoy dinner from food trucks. 2019 dates: May 18 and Sept. 14. 

Music in the Village
facebook.com/meadowmont
100 Meadowmont Village Circle
919-240-4682
​Free music the first Friday of each month at Meadowmont Village. From 6 p.m. to sunset. 2019 dates: April 12, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2 and Sept. 6.

Music in the Meadow
facebook.com/briarchapelnc​
1342 Briar Chapel Pkwy.
888-249-9429
Free concert series open to the public at Great Meadow Park at Briar Chapel. With live music, food trucks and fun. 2019 dates: June 8, June 23, July 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 14.

Sunday Concert Series
facebook.com/southernvillagemarket
620 Market St.
919-933-4422
Enjoy free Sunday concerts on the Southern Village Green at 6 p.m., May 5-July 28. Picnics, and free will tips for the musicians, encouraged. Please note, some days of week and event start times vary. 


CLAYTON

Clayton Town Square Concerts Series
facebook.com/townofclayton
110 W. Main St.
919-553-5002
Free concert events every month from May through September. Bring a blanket and enjoy the local vendors. Square opens at 5:30 p.m. Check back for 2019 line-up.


DURHAM

Back Porch Music on the Lawn at American Tobacco Concert Series
facebook.com/americantobaccocampus
318 Blackwell St. 
919-433-1570
Enjoy free concerts, 6-9 p.m., on the American Tobacco Amphitheater select Thursdays May 11-Sept. 14. Picnics and coolers are welcome-no glass. American Tobacco’s restaurants will be open, and beer and wine are available for purchase. Check back for 2019 dates.

Northgate Jams
1058 W. Club Blvd.
919-286-4400
​A community music collaboration event on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. at Northgate Mall. Musicians and music enthusiasts are invited to come jam. 

Duke Performances' Music in the Gardens
facebook.com/dukeperformances
420 Anderson St.
919-660-3356
Listen to regional indie rock and folk groups in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on select Wednesdays in June and July. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and concerts start at 7 p.m. Chairs and picnics are allowed. Buy tickers at tickets.duke.edu or call 919-684-4444. Tickets will be available at the door if not sold out. 

Photo Courtesy of Ryan Moeller Photography


Durham Central Park (DCPPLAYlist Concert Series
facebook.com/durhamcentralpark
501 Foster St.
919-794-8194
​Durham Central Park offers a free concert series every other Friday, June 14-Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m. The line-up covers an eclectic blend of genres and features local, national and for the first time, international acts. Each evening will have a mix of local craft beer vendors and food trucks. Seating is an open lawn, guests should bring blankets or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome, outside alcohol is prohibited. The events are held rain or shine.

Rock the Park Concert & Movie Series
https://www.facebook.com/dprplaymore
Locations and times vary.
Durham Parks and Recreation offered a summer concert and movie series in various Durham parks on Saturdays in 2018. Check back for 2019 locations, dates and times. 

The Streets at Southpoint's Music on Main
facebook.com/streetsatsouthpoint
8030 Renaissance Pkwy.
919-572-8808
Listen to free concerts featuring beach, motown, country, light jazz music and more at Cinema Circle (across from South Point Cinemas) Saturdays, April 13-Aug. 24, 6-9 p.m. 


FUQUAY-VARINA

Photo courtesy of the Town of Fuquay-Varina


​Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina (FM2FV) Concert Series
business.facebook.com/townoffuquayvarina
102 N. Main St.
919-552-1400
Free concerts on select Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Centennial Square. Every concert features local breweries, food trucks and a free kids zone with Mimi the Clown. 2019 dates: April 11, April 25 and May 9. 


GARNER

Saturday Social - Food Trucks & Live Music
facebook.com/downtowngarner
141 W. Main St.
919-773-4402 
Saturday evenings from 6-9 p.m., enjoy live music and food trucks. Stay tuned for 2019 dates.


HILLSBOROUGH

Jazz Brunch
https://www.facebook.com/weaverstreet
228 S. Churton St.
919-245-5050
Free “Jazz and More” music on the Weaver Street Hillsborough patio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check back for 2019 dates.

Last Fridays
facebook.com/hillsboroughartscouncil
106 E. King St.
919-643-2500
Free monthly concert series from April through September, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Located on the historic Orange County Courthouse lawn and features art, food, music and fun for the whole family. 2019 dates: April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, Aug. 30 and Sept. 27.


MEBANE

Musical Chairs Countrywide Concert Series — Clay Street After Work
Clay Street, Mebane
336-226-4495
Musical Chairs is a county-wide summer concert series that takes place every Friday during the months of May-August. This series was created through the efforts of the Alamance County Arts Council to marry four existing community concert events taking place in Alamance County; Graham, Elon, Mebane and Burlington. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music of Jukebox Romeo on May 17. Wear your dancing shoes, come early and shop, bring a picnic or grab take out from a local restaurant and some friends and be part of this Mebane tradition. 


MORRISVILLE

LIVE in The District Music Series
facebook.com/parkwestvillage
3400 Village Market Place
919-234-6710
Join the fun each Thursday night, April 25-June 13 from 6:30-9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket in a brand new outdoor venue in front of Stone Theatre – Park West 14. Free, live music!


RALEIGH

Photo courtesy of North Hills


Midtown Beach Music Series
facebook.com/visitnorthhills
4158 Main at North Hills St.
919-833-5263
Enjoy free music performed by popular beach bands at North Hills on Thursdays, April 18-Aug. 15, 6-9 p.m., at The Commons. Best parking located in either the Main District Garage or Main District.

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Midtown Music Fest
facebook.com/visitnorthhills
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park in North Hills
919-833-5263
Midtown Music Fest is an all-day art and music festival on Saturday, May 4, 3-10 p.m., featuring a mix of original music and fan-favorite covers from both nationally and locally-known artists, local craft beer & beverages, food trucks, hip hop dancers, flame throwers, stilt walkers, custom LED teepees, flower crowns, and a vendor village. Best parking located in either the Park Central Garage or the Midtown Plaza Parking Garage One. 

Friday Night Tributes Music Series
facebook.com/visitnorthhills
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park in North Hills
919-833-5263
Friday Night Tributes is a feel good music series highlighting music we all know and love. The series appeals to young and old alike, paying homage to throwback music genres starting in the 60’s to current day band favorites. The block party style set up at Midtown Park, located in the Park District of North Hills, is an ideal place for friends, family, and co-workers to gather in celebration of the weekend to come. Live music fills the air from 5-9 p.m. on Friday nights, August-October. Best parking located in Park Central Garage or Midtown Plaza Parking Garage One.

PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTH HILLS


Midtown Bluegrass Series
facebook.com/visitnorthhills
Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park in North Hills
919-833-5263
The Midtown Bluegrass Series, in partnership with PineCone, appeals to young and old alike, featuring the best of bluegrass with popular string band music. With its unique combination of gospel, country and blues, that iconic “high lonesome sound” has deep-rooted ties to the Appalachian region of the Tarheel state. Beginning with youth jam sessions, these family-friendly bluegrass events are as feel-good as it gets. Bring a blanket and a football, buy a beer and an ice cream cone, and listen to some top-notch bluegrass music in the park. Sundays, May 19 and Sept. 15, 2-6 p.m. Best parking located in Park Central Garage or Midtown Plaza Parking Garage One.


SAXAPAHAW

​Saturdays in Saxapaha Music Series and Farmers Market
facebook.com/SXPHW-40474061573
1612 Jordan Dr.
(No phone number provided)
Enjoy free outdoor concerts on Saturdays, May 4-Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m., on the Hay Wagon Stage at the Saxapahaw Rivermill Farmers Market. The weekly festivities include performances by top bands, 6-8 p.m., and a thriving Farmer’s Market, 5-8 p.m., with fresh local produce, cheese, eggs, baked goods, flowers, honey, organic meat, locally produced wine, hand made arts and crafts. Enjoy food trucks, and weekly events and activities for children. Admission is free though donations are appreciated. No dogs, smoking or vaping allowed. 


WAKE FOREST

Wake Forest ARTS Six Sundays Concerts
facebook.com/wakeforestarts?sk=wall
701 Harris Rd.
(No phone number provided)
Free concerts on Sundays from April 28 through June 2 at 5-7 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater. Food and refreshments will be available.


WILSON

Photo courtesy of the Wilson Downtown Development Corporation


Gig in the Park Spring Concert Series
facebook.com/historicdowntownwilson
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park
The free, family-friendly concert series, takes place every other Thursday evenings on April 18, May 2, May 16, May 30 and June 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and is Historic Downtown Wilson’s annual tradition of food, beverages, dancing and fun for the community. Enjoy food trucks, beer and wine; and kid’s activities.

First Fridays on the Lawn Concert Series
800-497-7398
In 2018, free community concerts were offered on the Wilson County Library Lawn in Historic Downtown Wilson each first Friday in July, August and September; 5 pm. Relax with friends and family as you enjoy entertainment and activities, including children’s activities, local food vendors and live music from a range of performers. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are moved indoors to the adjacent Boykin Center Theater. For more information, call (800) 497-7398. Stay tuned for 2019 dates.


Originally compiled by Carolyn Caggia, May 21, 2014. 
Updated April 16, 2019.

 

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Parent and child ages 2-5 water plants in the native wildflower gardens. Register online. Choose course #121560.

Cost: Free

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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This after-school class for kids in grades 3-5 offers fun learning yoga poses and mindfulness techniques to reduce stress. Grades 3-5. 

Cost: $15/class, or use your class pass/membership.

Where:
Kids Mindful Movement - Chapel Hill
781 Mt. Carmel Church Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
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A brave young woman sets out on a journey to discover the mystery of her past through the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $129 and up

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Take the family to see a movie by the lake. Movie begins at dusk. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Bond Park
801 High House Rd.
Cary, NC
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You may know the important role that milkweed plants play in the life of Monarch butterflies, but did you know that during World War II the government encouraged citizens to collect milkweed fluff...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Take your budding paleontologist on a quest to unearth colorful dinosaur eggs. Explore the Dinosaur Trail where you will find fun activities, adventure, and prehistoric excitement, including...

Cost: $7 for egg hunters, $2 for accompanying adults. Museum admission not included.

Where:
Museum of LIfe and Science
433 W. Murray Ave.
Durham, NC  27704-3101
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Sponsor: Museum of Life and Science
Telephone: 919-220-5429
Contact Name: Heather Hill
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Join us for a day of family fun to welcome spring, including a picnic area, giant slides, a giant sandbox, the barrel train, and mini zip lines (weights up to 100 pounds).  An egg hunt for...

Cost: $8 Bunny Pass (includes egg hunt); $5 Chickee Pass

Where:
Hubb's Farm
10276 N US 421 Hwy
Clinton, NC  28328
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Sponsor: Hubb's Farm NC
Telephone: 910-564-6709
Contact Name: Tammy Peterson
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Get ready for Easter with egg decorating. Make wooden eggs that will last for years. Along with the crafting, enjoy some treats.  Register online. 

Cost: $8/person

Where:
Bull City Craft
105 W NC highway 54
Suite 265
Durham, NC  27713
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Sponsor: Bull City Craft
Telephone: 919-419-0800
Contact Name: Jessica Greene
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Enjoy fun, games, friendship and more every Friday.

Cost: Free

Where:
Sanderford Road Center
2623 Sanderford Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Sponsor: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Telephone: 919-831-1898
Contact Name: Adam Sproles
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A brave young woman sets out on a journey to discover the mystery of her past through the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $129 and up

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Step back in time with our 19th-century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Preregistration is encouraged. Tours are not available between Noon-1:00...

Cost: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60+), $3/Child (ages 7-16), Free/Child (6 - under)

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Take a walk in the woods and discover the animals and plants that call our park home. Help collect data for our Natural Resource Inventory Database and other citizen science projects. All...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Take the family to enjoy a day of hands-on learning. Discover life on a 19th-century farm and play historic games, from parlor games to town ball, and make a toy of your own.

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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Explore the rich African American history along the streets of downtown. From stories of entrepreneurs, triumphs, and tragedy, you will discover the legacy of the men and women who lived, worked,...

Cost: Adults $10, Youth 7-17 $4. Free for ages 6 and younger

Where:
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Take your Easter baskets and enjoy an Easter egg hunt featuring 25,000 eggs, including 3 golden eggs. Bounce houses, food, music and prizes round out the fun. Register today by texting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Baptist Grove Church
7109 Leesville Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27587
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Sponsor: Baptist Grove Church
Telephone: (919) 787-4528 x224
Contact Name: Cynthia Jacko Wise
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Ages 4-12 with caregiver enjoy arts and crafts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 N. Salem St.
Apex, NC  27502
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Take your budding paleontologist on a quest to unearth colorful dinosaur eggs. Explore the Dinosaur Trail where you will find fun activities, adventure, and prehistoric excitement, including...

Cost: $7 for egg hunters, $2 for accompanying adults. Museum admission not included.

Where:
Museum of LIfe and Science
433 W. Murray Ave.
Durham, NC  27704-3101
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Sponsor: Museum of Life and Science
Telephone: 919-220-5429
Contact Name: Heather Hill
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Enjoy an Easter egg hunt featuring games and prizes. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Genesis Church
6724 Hankinson Rd,
Wendell, NC  27591
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Sponsor: Genesis Church
Telephone: 843-908-1700
Contact Name: Carolyn Lutz
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Celebrate the diversity of all children with music, crafts, dancing and more. Enjoy stage performances, international food, games and crafts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
801 High House Rd.
, NC  27513
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Put your dancing shoes on! Come to the mill yard to join our costumed interpreters in learning and dancing 19th-century country dances. You do not need to have a partner to dance—just a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Step back in time with our 19th-century costumed interpreters and watch the millstones at work grinding corn into meal.  Preregistration is encouraged. Tours are not available between...

Cost: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60+), $3/Child (ages 7-16), Free/Child (ages 6-under)

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Stop by our FREE discovery table to learn about Earth Day, officially celebrated on April 22! Registration is not required. The display table is located by the Upper Playground.

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowder County Park
4709 Ten-Ten Road
Apex, NC  27539
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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For almost 200 years, farmers brought their wheat and corn to what is now Yates Mill to have their grains ground into flour and meal. Today, you can stop by the Yates Mill visitor center to see a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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A brave young woman sets out on a journey to discover the mystery of her past through the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $129 and up

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Website »

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A brave young woman sets out on a journey to discover the mystery of her past through the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Purchase tickets online.

Cost: $129 and up

Where:
Durham Performing Arts Center
123 Vivian St.
Durham, NC  27701
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Long ago, many families lived and worked on what is now Harris Lake County Park. Harvesting crops, tending livestock and carrying out daily chores were a major part of life in this bygone era....

Cost: Free

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New HIll, NC  27562
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Sponsor: Harris Lake County Park
Telephone: 919-387-4342
Contact Name: Joanne St. Clair
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