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August 17

Family fun events like festivals, carnivals, fairs, family fun days and more.

Events and programs for families with kids with special needs.

Races, walks, 5Ks that kids and families can participate in.

Informational presentations such as talks, seminars, and demonstrations.

Family friendly shows and concerts.

Family friendly events and programs taking place at area libraries.

Casting calls for productions and performances in need of kids under 18.

Other family-friendly events like mini-photo sessions consignment sales and other events that don't fit into another category.

Sporting events and home games for local sports teams.

One time classes open to kids and families.

Events and pageants where kids or families compete to win a title or prize.

Holiday events includes events with themes focused on specific holidays like Halloween, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, etc.

Ongoing family programs that occur on an ongoing basis such as every week or every month.

Show events from all categories

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KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Durham

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and ...

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Raleigh

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and their parents). ...

Nature Nuts: (Ages 3-5 with Caregiver) Butterflies

You and your preschooler will go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs | 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518
  • Cost: Resident $10.00 - Non-Resident $13.00
  • Website: www.townofcary.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Friday Funday! Free train ride w/admission. 1/2 price ice cream! Hill Ridge Farms

Join us for Friday Funday! Free train ride with admission and 1/2 price Hershey Ice Cream all day! Splashpad and ...

Mazes & Brain Games (Exhibit)

Maneuver your way through this mind boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games - an unforgettable adventure ...

4th Annual Derek Davis Memorial 5K Run

This race was born from the energy and atmosphere of that evening. Join us on August 19, 2017 at 7am ...

Morning Canoe at Lake Johnson

Early morning is the best time to see wildlife, and what better way to experience wildlife than by boat with ...

Cape Fear Youth Day

Youth (age 15 and under) will experience an unforgettable day enjoying the great outdoors! Fishing, Archery, BBs, Demonstrations, NCWF JAKES ...

24th Annual Run for Life

5K Competitive Timed, Recreational 5K, Competitive Mile Timed, and Recreational Mile. Proceeds from the race will benefit BirthChoice, which has ...

  • 8:00 am
  • Location: WakeMed Soccer Park | 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary NC 27511
  • Cost: $25 for the 5K and $20 for the mile. After July 31, both fees increase by $5
  • Website: sites.google.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Races, Walks, 5Ks

Honeybee Day at the State Farmers Market

Honeybee Day offers interactive and educational exhibits about one of nature's greatest pollinators. Visitors also will be able to sample ...

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: State Farmers Market | 1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh NC
  • Cost: free!
  • Website: www.ncagr.gov
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Mazes & Brain Games (Exhibit)

Maneuver your way through this mind boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games - an unforgettable adventure ...

The Original Coin & Currency Show

Show offers a variety of numismatic items including rare coins, precious metals, paper money, tokens, coin collecting books and supplies. ...

Weekend Family-Friendly Tour - NC Museum of Art

Discover art from other places and times. Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Changing themes.

Meet your Museum Tour - NC Museum of Art

50 minute tours at 12:30 and 2:30. With a 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens, ...

Triangle VegFest 2018

We are indoors this year so don't worry about the weather. There will be food trucks outside plus the blood ...

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Durham

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and ...

Storytime at Chick-fil-a Falls Village

This week Mrs. Julie will be reading a book, after the reading we will be making a fun watermelon craft! ...

Summer Camp - Color Me Mine

Come for the whole week or pick a day or two. Bring a bagged lunch. Snack is provided. A different ...

Mazes & Brain Games (Exhibit)

Maneuver your way through this mind boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games - an unforgettable adventure ...

Preschool Playdate at BounceU!

For age 7 and under only. $8.00/child. Children under 2 and parents are FREE with a paying sibling. You can ...

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Durham

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and ...

Find the Footprints - Forest Ridge Park

What can you see in the park? What stories can be told about the past and why do we care? ...

Mini Art Mornings at the Artful Mind!

All our mini art lessons are literary based. We love using children's picture books to inspire these young minds with ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: The Artful Mind | 1952 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Cost: $20
  • Website: www.theartfulmind.net
  • Category: Classes

Mazes & Brain Games (Exhibit)

Maneuver your way through this mind boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games - an unforgettable adventure ...

Free Tuesday Morning Movies

Grab the kids, snacks, blankets and visit us for your free, favorite movies on the big screen! Doors open at ...

Playgroup Tot Time - Lake Lynn Community Center

The gym is your playground! Come meet other families in your community in a recreational setting. The gym will be ...

Without a Trace (10-12 yrs)- Forest Ridge Park

What can you discover in the park? What evidence have people left behind and why is it important? Putting the ...

Toddler Bounce at BounceU!

Take time out to spend with your little one as you both crawl, explore and bounce in a safe environment ...

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Durham

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and ...

Mini Mights Open Gym at Peak Gymnastics (Apex)

Every Wednesday, bring your 18 month - 3 year old for an hour of fun together at Peak Gymnastics!

Toddler Bounce at BounceU!

Take time out to spend with your little one as you both crawl, explore and bounce in a safe environment ...

Mini Art Mornings at the Artful Mind!

All our mini art lessons are literary based. We love using children's picture books to inspire these young minds with ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: The Artful Mind | 1952 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Cost: $20
  • Website: www.theartfulmind.net
  • Category: Classes

Citizen Science Thursday - Harris Lake County Park

Volunteer your time with our monitoring and citizen science projects! Tasks will vary depending on what needs attention. Tasks may ...

Preschool Playdate at BounceU!

For age 7 and under only. $8.00/child. Children under 2 and parents are FREE with a paying sibling. You can ...

Mazes & Brain Games (Exhibit)

Maneuver your way through this mind boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games - an unforgettable adventure ...

Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest is an adventure for the whole family to explore the world of dinosaurs in an exciting, educational, and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Raleigh Convention Center | 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: $18-$34
  • Website: jurassicquest.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Spiritual Twist Productions Open House

Curious as to what Spiritual Twist Productions is all about? Looking for some fun summer activities? Want to try out ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Spiritual Twist Productions 1250 Aversboro Road Garner, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: spiritualtwist.com
  • Category: Family Fun

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Raleigh

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and their parents). ...

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Durham

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and ...

Citizen Science - Butterfly Count (12+) - Durant Nature Preserve

Learn about butterflies and practice hands-on field science at our annual Butterfly Count. Join our butterfly experts to learn more ...

Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest is an adventure for the whole family to explore the world of dinosaurs in an exciting, educational, and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Raleigh Convention Center | 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: $18-$34
  • Website: jurassicquest.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Dating back to the 1970s, the annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Cary, North Carolina, is considered ...

Morning Stand-up Paddleboard at Lake Johnson

Early morning is the best time to see wildlife, and what better way to experience wildlife than by paddle boarding ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Magnolia Cottage Lake Johnson | 4600 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh NC
  • Cost: $20 (R); $35 (NR)
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Java Jive Jog 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run

We are very excited to announce the 4th annual SHBHU Small Hands Big Hearts Java Jive Jog 10k/5k on August ...

Railroad Heritage Weekend

A unique weekend celebrating the history of Tweetsie Railroad, the ET&WNC Railroad, and mountain culture.

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Tweetsie Railroad
  • Cost: $0 for kids ages 0-2; $30 for kids ages 3-12; $45 for adults 13+
  • Website: tweetsie.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Dating back to the 1970s, the annual Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Cary, North Carolina, is considered ...

Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest is an adventure for the whole family to explore the world of dinosaurs in an exciting, educational, and ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Raleigh Convention Center | 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: $18-$34
  • Website: jurassicquest.com
  • Category: Family Fun

14th Annual Finley Frenzy Youth Triathlon - A.E. Finley YMCA (Open to non-members)

We're getting excited for our 14th annual Finley Frenzy, which will take place on Sunday, August 26 at 8 a.m. ...

Railroad Heritage Weekend

A unique weekend celebrating the history of Tweetsie Railroad, the ET&WNC Railroad, and mountain culture.

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Tweetsie Railroad
  • Cost: $0 for kids ages 0-2; $30 for kids ages 3-12; $45 for adults 13+
  • Website: tweetsie.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Babies on the MOVE - Mini Movers: 0-6 Months

Take part in a class that teaches individualized ways to foster motor development for your child. Focus on developmental positions ...

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Durham

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and ...

Storytime at Chick-fil-a Falls Village

This week Mrs. Julie will be reading a book, after the reading we will be making a fun watermelon craft! ...

Preschool Playdate at BounceU!

For age 7 and under only. $8.00/child. Children under 2 and parents are FREE with a paying sibling. You can ...

Mazes & Brain Games (Exhibit)

Maneuver your way through this mind boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games - an unforgettable adventure ...

Meet the Animals

From alligators to opossums, come face-to-face with a new live animal each week. This free program is open to all ...

  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Museum of Natural Sciences - Windows on the World Nature Exploration Center | 11 West Jones Street
  • Cost: free!
  • Website: naturalsciences.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs, Free

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Durham

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and ...

Mini Art Mornings at the Artful Mind!

All our mini art lessons are literary based. We love using children's picture books to inspire these young minds with ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: The Artful Mind | 1952 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Cost: $20
  • Website: www.theartfulmind.net
  • Category: Classes

Toddler Time at Sky Zone

Sky Zone's Toddler Time is a great way to get our youngest jumpers active and ready for nap time. Every ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Sky Zone Raleigh | 2101 Westinghouse Blvd., Raleigh NC 27604
  • Cost: $8 for 60 minutes
  • Website: www.skyzone.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Mazes & Brain Games (Exhibit)

Maneuver your way through this mind boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games - an unforgettable adventure ...

Preschool Playdate at BounceU!

For age 7 and under only. $8.00/child. Children under 2 and parents are FREE with a paying sibling. You can ...

Playgroup Tot Time - Lake Lynn Community Center

The gym is your playground! Come meet other families in your community in a recreational setting. The gym will be ...

Toddler Bounce at BounceU!

Take time out to spend with your little one as you both crawl, explore and bounce in a safe environment ...

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Durham

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and ...

Mini Mights Open Gym at Peak Gymnastics (Apex)

Every Wednesday, bring your 18 month - 3 year old for an hour of fun together at Peak Gymnastics!

Lizards and Snakes (Ages 5-8 w/ caregiver)

Having trouble with answering your child's wildlife questions? Let us do it for you! Children will have so much fun ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs | 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518
  • Cost: - R $9.00 - N $12.00
  • Website: www.townofcary.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Kennel Club Dog Show

Tarheel Labor Day Cluster AKC (American Kennel Club) registered dogs will compete each day for points leading to championships, as well ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: State Fairgrounds Complex Graham Building | 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC 27607
  • Cost: $5/Adults; $2 Children 7-11 & Seniors; Free for Military (with ID) & children under 7.
  • Website: www.ncstatefair.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Toddler Bounce at BounceU!

Take time out to spend with your little one as you both crawl, explore and bounce in a safe environment ...

Mini Art Mornings at the Artful Mind!

All our mini art lessons are literary based. We love using children's picture books to inspire these young minds with ...

  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: The Artful Mind | 1952 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Cost: $20
  • Website: www.theartfulmind.net
  • Category: Classes

Preschool Playdate at BounceU!

For age 7 and under only. $8.00/child. Children under 2 and parents are FREE with a paying sibling. You can ...

Mazes & Brain Games (Exhibit)

Maneuver your way through this mind boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games - an unforgettable adventure ...

Kennel Club Dog Show

Tarheel Labor Day Cluster AKC (American Kennel Club) registered dogs will compete each day for points leading to championships, as well ...

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: State Fairgrounds Complex Graham Building | 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh NC 27607
  • Cost: $5/Adults; $2 Children 7-11 & Seniors; Free for Military (with ID) & children under 7.
  • Website: www.ncstatefair.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Raleigh

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and their parents). ...

KidJump (Ages 6 & Under) at DefyGravity Durham

Special jump time for the kiddos every Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 9am-10am is EXCLUSIVELY for children 6 and younger (and ...

Nature Nuts: (Ages 3-5 with Caregiver) Lizards

You and your preschooler will go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs | 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518
  • Cost: Resident $10.00 - Non-Resident $13.00
  • Website: www.townofcary.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Mazes & Brain Games (Exhibit)

Maneuver your way through this mind boggling collection of mind-bending adventures, 3-D puzzles and full-body games - an unforgettable adventure ...

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