Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, May 5-7
There’s a lot of family fun to be had this weekend! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo or explore the ghostly parts of downtown Durham; meet some goats and cows or learn about bike safety in Raleigh; and buy some books or explore the One Tribe Fest at the State Fairgrounds. It’s all good!
Pick up some great books — at great prices — at the annual Wake County Public Libraries Book Sale. The sale will run 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Exposition Center at the North Caroline State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Proceeds go toward purchasing new books for Wake County libraries. Cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted, and patrons are encouraged to bring hand trucks or book carts to haul large purchases.
Moe’s Southwest Grill is offering any burrito, chips and salsa for $5 all day long on Friday, May 5, which they’re calling “Cinco de Moe’s.” The offer is good at all 20 Triangle locations. The first guests in line on May 5 will receive a free t-shirt to commemorate Moe’s annual event, while supplies last.
Take the family out for an evening of live music by Los Plebes de Olancho, a band offering an exciting blend of traditional Mexican and Central American Party Music, plus food trucks and vendors, activities for kids and more at the Cinco de Mayo Celebracion, part of the Music on the Plaza series. The fun runs 6:30-9 p.m., Friday, May 5, at the Plaza at Northgate Mall in Durham. Lawn chairs are permitted; no coolers or pets. Admission is free.
photo courtesy of northgate mall
The Durham Dark and Mysterious Ghost Walk is a 1.5-mile walking tour designed for adults and kids ages 8 and older. The tour through downtown Durham combines local ghost stories, folklore and local history as it takes you to six different sites associated with paranormal and ghost activity. Tours take place 7:30-9 p.m., Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6 (and every Friday and Saturday), starting at Tyler’s Restaurant and Taproom in downtown Durham. Advance ticket purchase required ($10 children; $15 adults, plus convenience fees). Rain or shine.
photo courtesy of tobacco road tours
Meet local farmers, enjoy farm tours and sample fresh foods at Open Barn Day. Pet and feed cows and goats at this 84-acre family farm that raises grass-fed cows and heritage and rare-breed hogs. This event takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at Ninja Cow Farm, located just outside of Garner. Free.
photo courtesy of ninja cow farm
Bring your bike, trike and helmet and get rolling! The Marbles Bike Rodeo offers bike safety and obstacle courses, maintenance checks and helmet fittings as well as hands-on activities, prize drawings and a bike and accessories swap with other families. This event takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, May 6, on Hargett Street, in front of Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. Free; admission to Marbles is $5. Note: Hargett Street will be closed to vehicle traffic during this event.
Enjoy workshops, holistic and intuitive healing experts, craft artisans, creators of natural and sustainable products, an eco village, live music, food and more. Kids can explore an interactive area with outdoor activities, storytelling and a healing space. This event takes place 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7, at the Holshouser Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Admission is $5 per day; ages 12 and younger get in free.