Family-Friendly Festivals in August 2018

Celebrate the end of summer with these festivals
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Celebrate North Carolina farming at the Harvest and Hornworm Festival on Aug. 25 at Duke Homestead.

Durham Latino Festival

Aug. 11 – Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr., Durham. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Authentic cuisine, an arts and crafts marketplace, kids’ activities and live performances highlight this celebration of Latino and Hispanic traditions and folklore. 

Gluten- and Allergen-Free Wellness Event

Aug. 11 – North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Kerr Scott Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10/adult. Free for children ages 12 and younger. Enjoy products from gluten- and allergen-free vendors, lectures and demonstrations about gluten and allergen-free living, and more. Purchase tickets online. 

Artspace’s Summer Celebration

Aug. 18 – Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh. 12:30-3 p.m. Free. See a special exhibit showcasing the work of Artspace’s talented young artists. Music and treats round out the fun. 

Honeybee Day at the State Farmers Market

Aug. 18 – State Farmers Market, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. All ages. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Learn about pollinators, and sample local honey and honey-based products. 

Triangle Children’s Business Fair

Aug. 18 – Park West Village, Village Market Place, Morrisville. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Shop for products and services created by young entrepreneurs ages 6 –14, who keep any profits from sales they make and can earn cash prizes for their business idea, creativity and presentation.

Triangle Vegfest

Aug. 19 – Durham Armory, 220 Foster St., Durham. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Explore the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle with vendors, food trucks, free food samples and live music.

Jurassic Quest

Aug. 24-26 — Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. See the website for festival hours and to purchase tickets. $20-$34. Walk among the dinosaurs during the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods. See life-size replicas of adult and baby dinosaurs, dig for fossils, ride on the back of a Tyrannosaurus rex, make crafts and more. 

Harvest and Hornworm Festival

Aug. 25 – Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Celebrate North Carolina’s farming culture and history with hands-on history activities, a looping contest, a hornworm race, live music, and local arts and crafts vendors. 

Uptown Roxboro Personality Festival

Aug. 24-25 – Uptown Roxboro, 211 N. Main St., Roxboro. 4-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Free. Enjoy amusements rides along Main Street, food vendors, live performances, artisans and more. 

Town of Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Aug. 25-26 – Downtown Cary. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. The town’s signature arts and crafts event draws hundreds of artisans and attendees from across the Southeast. Enjoy artisan demonstrations, festival foods, a kids’ play area and live music. Kids can search for any of five Little Jerry mascots on the festival grounds and take a selfie with him. 


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