Hurricane Florence Disrupts Events Across the Triangle

Here's a list of some of the events cancelled this weekend
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Lots of events are canceled this weekend — make new family memories instead.

Event organizers know that heavy rain and gusty wind often means low turnout for both outdoor and indoor activities. Predictions for the path and intensity of Hurricane Florence indicate there is a very real chance for dangerous conditions. Since comfort and safety are always on our minds, many Triangle events scheduled for later this week and this weekend have been canceled or postponed.

Here’s just a partial list of cancellations and postponements:

  • Dreamville Festival at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh
  • SPARKcon in downtown Raleigh
  • BugFest at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Coco Fiesta Fantastica at the North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Friday Night on White in Wake Forest
  • Downtown Raleigh Home Show
  • 13th Annual Harvest Festival at Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh
  • Apex Music Festival
  • Centerfest Arts Festival in Durham
  • UNC vs. UCF football game in Chapel Hill
  • Hog Day in Hillsborough
  • UNC Pembroke vs. Catawba College football game in Salisbury
  • NC State vs. West Virginia football game in Raleigh
  • 21st Down East Football Viking Classic
  • All Durham Bulls games (games will be played in Scranton PA instead)
  • Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies Community Resource Fair at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham

School schedules, train services, flights in and out of RDU will also be affected. Any event or activity you have planned to attend over the next few weeks may be canceled or postponed, so make sure to check with organizers before traveling. 

The predicted weather is a great reason to stay inside and spend time together with family and neighbors. Turn any power outage that might come along with the wind and rain into a lesson in what life was like for families a hundred years ago. Read a book — Wake County Public Libraries recommends one book per person for each inch of rain forecasted. Dust off those board games and have some good, old fashioned family fun. Gather all of your craft supplies and see what sorts of things you can create. Find your old Dungeons and Dragons game accessories and teach your kids how to play. Put away your devices so you can conserve the battery and talk to each other. Clean out your closets and get ready to pass along clothes and shoes you no longer wear to families who need them. 

Make being housebound for a few days a bonding and learning experience. You’ll probably enjoy it so much that you’ll do it again — even when there isn’t a hurricane knocking on our door.


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