8 Family-Friendly Events in the Triangle: June 2021

From IMAX films to boy bands
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June 1-30

Durham Bulls’ Home Games
500 W. Corporation St., Durham
The storied Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball has a packed schedule this month. Home games take place June 1-6, 8-13, and 29-30.Every Friday game comes with a fireworks display, and every Sunday invites kids to run the bases after the game.


June 5

Youth Yoga in the Park
Dorothea Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Dr., Raleigh
Looking for yoga but for younger folks? Youth Yoga is available too. On  June 5, ages 7-14 year olds will master their “Cat-Cow” and “Child’s Pose” on the Williams Field. The 9:00 a.m. slot is for 7-10 year olds, while the 10:00 a.m. slot is for 11-14 year olds.

Into America’s Wild 3D at Marbles IMAX
Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh
Marbles hosts a new film in its IMAX theater that explores the Great Outdoors. The synopsis: “Into America’s Wild narrated by Morgan Freeman, takes you on a cross-country adventure into the hidden wonders of the natural world. A non-stop ride via kayak, bike, train, hot air balloon, zipline, kiteboard, hiking boots and more. Into America’s Wild visits some of the most beautiful but untamed landscapes of America, from the lush coastline of Oregon and the wilds of Alaska to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail.” More info at the link above.

June 5-July 18
Various locations
Do you enjoy playing sports? Are you an amateur? If you answered “yes” to both of those questions then you may be interested in the BODYARMOR State Games. It’s a sporting event that will span from June 5 through July 18 across the Triangle. Think of the Olympics but smaller. Start practicing now and go for the gold this summer.  The organizer of this event is North Carolina Amateur Sports and is sponsored by BODYARMOR Sports Drink. Read more at the link above.

June 7-13
Triangle Restaurant Week
Various locations
Triangle Restaurant Week  is a “week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants.” Pricing for the event is $15 for a 3-course lunch, and $20,$25, $30 or $35 for a 3-course dinner. Price is for each person and does not include beverages, tax or gratuity.

June 19
16th-Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration
East Main Street, between Roxboro and Dillard Streets, Durham
Running 1 p.m.-10 p.m., this annual celebration returns to Durham. “This fun-filled, educational, and uplifting event includes entertainment throughout the day featuring national recording artists & local performers, food & merchandise vendors, health fair, kids zone, exhibitors, fashion show, & more!” organizers say.

June 26
Backstreet Boys
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, 3801 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, NC
Want to share a bit of your own musical history with your kids? This beloved boy band stops by the Triangle on its current tour. This show was rescheduled from its original September date last year.

Through July 11

Exhibit: Golden Mummies of Egypt
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh
This exhibit showcases eight mummies and explores Ancient Egypt and the era’s conceptions of life and the afterlife. “The exhibition journey traces expectations for the afterlife and introduces cultural constructions of identity, strikingly demonstrated by the haunting painted panel portraits,” the museum says.

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