Fun Things to Do in the Triangle This Weekend, Nov. 3-5

Go pecan picking, take a moonlit hike or a full moon canoe ride, learn traditional dances, and preview "The Nutcracker"
Photo courtesy of Chris Walt Photography and City Ballet Raleigh
Check out a preview of City Ballet Raleigh's "The Nutcracker" this weekend at the Cameron Village Regional Library.

There are great things to do both inside and outside this weekend. Stay indoors and learn traditional dances with the family in Apex or get a preview of "The Nutcracker" ballet in Raleigh. Venture outdoors and enjoy this month's full moon either with a hike in Raleigh or a canoe ride in Durham, and pick some pecans in Raleigh.

Pecan Pickin' Month FREE

For the entire month of November, families may pick one small bag of pecans off the ground in the pecan grove at Historic Oak View County Park during normal business hours (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday). Please don't pick the pecans directly from the trees.

photo courtesy of Irina Chevzhik/

Family Dance

Enjoy some good old-fashioned family fun at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex. A traditional dance caller will teach fun dances to the whole family: Squares, Circles, Appalachian and more. Dance to live, traditional string band music performed by local musicians. No experience or partner is required. The Family Dance takes place Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $2 per person or $5 per family at the door. 

photo courtesy of Connie Carringer and Halle Cultural Arts Center

Sunset Paddle

Get a fantastic view of the sunset by paddling a canoe on scenic Lake Michie. Durham Parks and Recreation provides all the equipment for this fun evening on the water. This activity takes place Nov. 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m., and is intended for ages 7 and older. The cost is $8 for Durham residents and $13 for nonresidents; preregistration is required. 

photo courtesy of BLueorange studio/

Full Moon Hike at Harris Lake

Enjoy a hike under the full moon along the park trails and roads at Harris Lake County Park. Listen to sounds of nature and observe the natural world at night. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. The hike is set to begin at the Loblolly Shelter Nov. 4, 5:30-7 p.m., and is intended for all ages. The cost is $1 per person and preregistration is required. 

photo courtesy of trevor jones/

K-5 Super Special – 'The Nutcracker' FREE

City Ballet of Raleigh will bring the story of The Nutcracker to life with excerpts of music and dance. Audience members will have the opportunity to dance and meet the dancers. The performance takes place at Cameron Village Regional Library Nov. 5, 2-3 p.m. Preregistration is requested.

Photo courtesy of Chris Walt Photography and City Ballet Raleigh


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