August 2017: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings
“Of Wings and Feet” – Aug. 4-Sept. 4.
Don’t miss Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 18th summer spectacle at Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill. The troupe weaves an inspirational story using handmade giant puppets, elaborate masks, stilt walkers and multiperson marionettes with live, original music performed by the Paperhand Band. See the website for show times. Purchase general admission tickets at the door, $15 for adults and $8 for ages 4-14. Children ages 3 and younger are admitted for free. Forest Theatre is located at 123 S. Boundary St., Chapel Hill. paperhand.org/summer-show.
Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival – Aug. 26-27
Head to downtown Cary to experience live music on four stages, roving entertainers, cultural groups, Kids World and festival foods at Lazy Daze, the town’s 41st annual arts and crafts festival. Held at the Town Hall campus, Lazy Daze features dozens of juried arts vendors and plenty of fun for the whole family. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. Take a free shuttle bus to the festival from Cary Towne Center at 1105 Walnut St. or Green Hope High School at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd. townofcary.org.
International Block Party – Aug. 27
Celebrate the world’s various cultures and traditions at City Plaza in downtown Raleigh, 3-10 p.m. Taste foods from around the globe, see continuous music and dance performances, shop a gift bazaar and enjoy a wide array of kids’ activities. The International Block Party offers a sneak preview of the 32nd Annual International Festival of Raleigh taking place Oct. 20-22. internationalfocusnc.org.