March 2019: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings
Children’s Festival, kiting events, and more
The winds of March provide the perfect opportunity to fly a colorful kite in North Carolina’s blue skies. Let yours soar alongside others at the Town of Cary’s 24th Annual Kite Festival March 16, 12:30-3 p.m., at Bond Park. The event features contests, concessions and expert kite-flying advice. (The rain date is March 17.) Carrboro’s Kite Fly, which draws hundreds of families each year to Hank Anderson Park, is March 31, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free for both festivals.
Northgate Mall and the Durham Arts Council team up to offer families a fun-filled afternoon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with face painting, balloon animals, a DJ, food, vendors specializing in kids’ activities and more. Admission is free, but certain proceeds from the festival benefit the Durham Arts Council. Northgate Mall is located at 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham.
Animal lovers of all ages can learn what it takes to become an animal doctor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Open House, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Go behind the scenes at the school, meet the school’s faculty and students, and see a variety of live animals up close. Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver during the event, and the school recommends that visitors wear closed-toe shoes. The College of Veterinary Medicine is located at 1060 William Moore Dr., Raleigh.