5 Ideas for June Fun in the Triangle
If you haven’t followed up on your New Year’s resolution to “try something new,” June can be the perfect month to start over. Here are some ideas for fun activities for children and opportunities to explore your own interests in the Triangle.
1. Let Your Child Shine Outdoors
Check out the variety of family activities offered in June at area parks, from fishing and paddling to playing disc golf, night hiking and listening to tall tales around the campfire.
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2. Explore a New Park
New parks are appearing all over the Triangle. Don’t miss out. Browse our roundup of New Parks in the Triangle.
PHOTO OF THE SOUTHPARK SPLASH PAD IN FUQUAY-VARINA COURTESY OF MELISSA CHAMPLION
3. Take Your Little Princess to a Picnic in Cary
The Town of Cary is inviting children ages 3 to 10 to a magical picnic at Fred G. Bond Metro Park 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Join the princesses at Fred G. Bond Metro Park Buehler Shelter for dancing, posing for pictures, signing autographs and more! All tickets include boxed lunches for parent and child. Preregistration is required by June 3. Use course code 95032 to register. Learn more.
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4. Explore the mystery of North Carolina’s Lost Colony
Follow the trail as researcher Brent Lane discusses a mystery dating to 1587 and the disappearance of the first English settlement in America on Roanoke Island during a free program 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the State Archives/Library Building, located at 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh. A secret revealed under a patch in a map from the period has led to new information causing curators at the British Museum and researchers to rethink the fate of the “Lost Colony." Lane has been actively involved in Roanoke Colony research, which he will discuss during the "'Bring Them Home': Why We Search for the Lost Colony" program. For additional information, please call 919-807-7326.
Sir Walter Raleigh and map of The Lost Colony. Courtesy of North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
5. Go on a Cultural or Historic Ride at a Festival
Head to three family-friendly festivals for cultural and historic experiences. The Apex Latino Festival June 4 transports you to Latin America; The Great Railway Chase June 11-12 takes you to the Civil War era through a re-enactment and the Juneteenth Celebration on June 18 celebrates African-American culture and the end of slavery. Browse our roundup of 3 June Events You'll Want to Attend.
COURTESY OF APEX LATINO ARTS FESTIVAL