Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, Aug. 25-27
This weekend offers festivals galore — from a celebration of arts and crafts to an exploration of the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle — and a fun family dance. Plus “Lego Batman” under the stars! Who can say “no” to that?
Here’s a great opportunity for parents and kids to get on the dance floor together! Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach fun dances for the whole family, including squares, circles and more. Enjoy live music from local musicians. This event takes place 7-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in downtown Apex. Admission is $5 for families and $2 for individuals. No experience or partner required.
photo courtesy of the halle cultural arts center
Enjoy a night at the box office in the great outdoors, watching “The Lego Batman Movie” on a giant 30-foot screen. This screening takes place 7:45-9:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 25, at River Park in Hillsborough. Free. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
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In 2016, Cary’s popular arts and crafts festival expanded from one day to two. This year Lazy Daze, now in its 41st year, continues in the two-day format, giving families even more time to enjoy the art, music, food and summertime fun. The festival takes place 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, and 12:30-5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, on Cary’s Town Hall Campus. Admission is free.
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Celebrate North Carolina farming culture and history at Duke Homestead. Don’t miss the looping contest and Hornworm Race, plus live music, local arts and crafts vendors, hands-on history activities and more. This event takes place 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at the historic Duke Homestead in Durham. Free.
photo courtesy of Durward Rogers
Triangle VegFest is moving to Durham in 2017, offering two days for the whole family to explore and celebrate the benefits of a plant-based food lifestyle. Enjoy vendors, food trucks, free food samples and live music. The event takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Durham Arts Council PSI Theater, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Durham Armory. Admission is free.
photo courtesy of triangle vegfest