Memorial Day Weekend Fun: Enjoy a Baseball Tournament, an Art Festival, a Fencing Class and More
Add a few of these events to your three-day weekend schedule
Check out a funky event at the North Carolina Museum of Art this weekend.
Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art
It's Memorial Day weekend, when we remember fallen military service members and spend time with family and friends around the Triangle. Take in a baseball game — or 10 — in the National Club Baseball Association Division I World Series in Holly Springs, enjoy an immersive art experience at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, try out the sport of fencing with the Mid-South Fencers Club in Durham and more.
Take in a great weekend of baseball in Holly Springs at Ting Stadium. Beginning May 25, Division I Regional Playoff Winners of the National Club Baseball Association will compete to be crowned 2018 NCBA DI World Series National Champion. Games in this double-elimination series begin at 10:30 a.m. on May 27 and run through 7 p.m. on May 31. Day pass tickets are sold at Ting Stadium the day of the game and cost $5 for seniors and children 12 and younger, $10 for students and $15 for adults. Tournament passes range from $15-$35. Will defending champion East Carolina University hold on to the title? We’ll have to wait and see. View the printable game schedule and bracket here. In addition to the tournament, be sure to catch 16 of the NCBA’s top homerun hitters as they compete in the DeMarini Longball Challenge on May 26 at 7 p.m.
image courtesy of the national club baseball association
Imagine a humongous steam-punk machine that can make dreams come true and a forgotten world at the bottom of the ocean. It’s happening at the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Museum Park Theater Friday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free, but tickets are required and available here. Get lost in digitally animated projections by Austrian artist collaborative OMAi and local artists highlighting mysterious creatures beneath the sea and the amazing mechanics beneath the shell of the human body. Make an evening of it by visiting the many food trucks on site and participating in the myriad activities throughout.
Photo courtesy of the north carolina museum of art
Join coaches with the Mid-South Fencers Club in Durham for an hour-long introduction to the fast-paced and exciting sport of Olympic Fencing. This free activity takes place on May 26 at 1:30 p.m. and is appropriate for anyone age 7 and older. Preregister here. Wear closed-toe shoes and pants you can lunge in without splitting. This class is a great way to try out fencing without committing to camps or classes.
photo courtesy of bobby dixon
There are lots of events and activities taking place this weekend at North Carolina's aquariums, museums, parks and historic sites. Check out this list for more ideas of things to do.