April 2019: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings
Earth Day events, Michael Carbonaro, and more
Earth Day Events | April 27 and 28
Celebrate the wonders of our magnificent planet at two Triangle-area festivals this month. Spring Daze, the Town of Cary’s signature arts and crafts festival in Bond Park April 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., features environmentally focused activities, games and exhibits on Earth Day Lane near the boathouse. The Earth Day Festival at Durham Central Park April 28, noon-5 p.m., presents an eclectic mix of food, performances and environmental-education activities for nature lovers of all ages. Admission is free for both events.
Michael Carbonaro Performs | April 14
In truTV’s comedic series, “The Carbonaro Effect,” master illusionist Michael Carbonaro performs baffling tricks on unsuspecting people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. Carbonaro brings his youthful charm and mind-blowing magic to Durham Performing Arts Center for a performance at 7 p.m. that includes hilarious antics, video clips and plenty of audience participation. Tickets run $39-$69.
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Goodguys 5th North Carolina Nationals | April 26-28
Rev up your engines for the 5th North Carolina Nationals, hosted by Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, at the North Carolina Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This three-day event showcases a thunderous herd of vehicles, including custom cars, hot rods, muscle cars and other specialty machines through 1987. Cheer on a favorite vehicle at the demolition derby Saturday night at 6 p.m., and watch other cars compete in autocross and dragster events throughout the weekend. Young car and truck enthusiasts can enjoy arts and crafts, games, prizes and more in the Kids Zone. Admission at the gate is $22 for ages 13 and older, $10 for ages 7-12, and free for ages 6 and younger.