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Clayton Harvest Festival

Nearly 20,000 people fill Downtown Clayton for this annual weekend of music, vendors, food, rides, performances and so much more ...

Sparkcon

SPARKcon is an interdisciplinary creativity, art & design festival produced by the non-profit creativity incubator, Visual Art Exchange, in Raleigh ...

Amberley 7th Annual Race for Our Heroes 5K

Youth, Juniors, Adults, Novices, and Families are welcome. All participants will have official chip-recorded times with posted results. All Fit ...

  • 8:00 am 
  • Location: Amberly Subdivision | 1075 Residents Club Drive Cary, NC
  • Cost: $35-$45 depending on registration timing; Kid (12 & under) 5K $15 and 1Mile $5
  • Website: runsignup.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Color Vibe Raleigh 5K at Triangle Town Center

Get ready Raleigh for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your ...

  • 8:00 am 
  • Location: Triangle Town Center | 5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: Kids 1-12 Free if registered by 8/24; $15-$70
  • Website: www.thecolorvibe.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Fall/Winter Kidzstuff Consignment Sale

Half price sale on marked items! Great bargains on fall/winter kids' clothing, toys, furniture & more! From strollers to jumpers, ...

  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Hayes Barton Baptist Church | 1800 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27608
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.hbbc.org
  • Category: Other, Free

Holly Springs PD 5k/Fun Run

The Holly Springs Police Department is hosting a 5k/fun run to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina. The race will start ...

The Buddy Run 5K/3K/1 Mile/ Itty Bitty Buddy Dash

Our Saturday morning run is great way for the whole family to start your day. There is a bounce house ...

26th Annual Creedmoor Music Festival

Family fun for all ages includes more than 100 food and craft vendors, children’s activities, live demonstrations and all genres ...

Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K Run

Please join us in our Competitive 5K Run at this year's Walk. The Run is a competitive run with official ...

Holly Springs Farmers Market

Everything you find at our market is grown, raised, or produced in NC! Our vendors have a nice selection of ...

2017 Cary Scavenger Hunt

The Cary Scavenger Hunt is an adventure that will test your knowledge of Cary—its food, history, shopping, sports, and much ...

  • 9:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Page-Walker Arts and History Center | 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary NC
  • Cost: $50 for Family Teams up to 4 people
  • Website: caryscavengerhunt.com
  • Category: Family Fun

BugFest

Each year over 35,000 visitors come to BugFest to experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities. We provide the ...

  • 9:00 am -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Jones Street, The Plaza, Edenton Street, and 4 floors of the Museum of Natural Sciences will be filled with buggy fun!
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.bugfest.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Hipp Farms Corn Maze & Field of Fun

Hipp Farms provides fun for EVERYONE! Our activities are designed to entertain for hours! Enjoy a stroll through our maze ...

Taste Buds Kitchen: Twist and Twirl Cookies Workshop (Ages 2-5y w/ Caregiver)

Twists, twirls & sprinkles...what’s not to love? Let’s put a twist on the classic cookie and whip up our favorite ...

12th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration

This family-oriented event includes corn grinding demonstrations and costumed tours of Yates Mill and other event activities including a fun ...

  • 10:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Historic Yates Mill County Park | 4620 Lake Wheeler Road Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

43nd Annual Centerfest Arts Festival

140+ juried visual artists will showcase and sell their original, handcrafted work in Clay, Drawing, Fibers, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, ...

A Kid's Life: Honeybees and History

Come learn about this buzzing bug! Honeybees have been a part of our lives from ancient Egypt up to modern ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Leigh Farm Park | 370 Leigh Farm Rd. Durham, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: dprplaymore.org
  • Category: Free

Art Buddies at Bond Park (age 2-6 with caregiver) - Bond Park Community Center

You and your art buddy will create works of art and make lifetime memories in these workshops designed to encourage ...

Art Buzz Kids: Robot - Wine and Design Wake Forest

Art Buzz Kids event! Ages 5 and up welcome. Advance ticket purchase required. Questions? email wf@wineanddesign.com. Kid-friendly snacks and drinks ...

  • 10:00 am 
  • Location: Wine & Design | 1839 S Main St, Ste. 116 Wake Forest, NC
  • Cost: $25
  • Website: wineanddesign.com
  • Category: Classes

Artarama Hour - Artopia

Get messy, get creative and have lots of FUN! Let’s create together! Designed for YOU to participate, create, and enjoy. ...

Dog Day in the Park

Bring your friendly leashed dog and join us for this free, fun family event featuring a host of local pet-care ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Jefferson L. Sugg Farm Park | 2401 Grigsby Avenue, Holly Springs NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.hollyspringsnc.us
  • Category: Family Fun

Fall Pumpkin & Harvest Festival - Hill Ridge Farms

Everybody loves Fall on the Farm! Our 2017 Fall Harvest & Pumpkin Festival will begin on SEPTEMBER 16th - November ...

  • 10:00 am -  6:30 pm 
  • Location: Hill Ridge Farms | 703 Tarboro Road, Youngsville, NC 27596
  • Cost: $14 per person(ages 2-12) $12 (ages 13+) Under 2 Free
  • Website: www.hillridgefarms.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Family Outing - Fall Harvest Day at Duke Homestead

Get hands-on with history at Duke Homestead! Enjoy a morning out with your family that is full of fun and ...

Kids Club® Fall Leaf Sign

They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign ...

Kids EveryWear Consignment Sale

Kids EveryWEAR is a seasonal children's consignment sale extravaganza held twice yearly in the early spring and fall at the ...

  • 10:00 am -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Morrisville Outlet Mall | 1001 Airport Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • Cost: Free Admission
  • Website: www.kidseverywear.com
  • Category: Other

MakeShop: Build it Jam

Open ended making for the whole family to get involved. If you can imagine it, you can build it! What ...

Morning Matinee Skate (Ages 10 and younger) - Jellybeans (Cary)

This session is geared toward the younger skater or those new to skating. Session limited to children 10 yrs old ...

Pagan Pride Festival

The Central NC Pagan Pride Days Festival attracts more than 4000 pagans, pagan friends and the pagan curious every year. ...

  • 10:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Optimist Club | Farm 2908 Optimist Farm Rd Apex, NC
  • Cost: Admission each day is a donation for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC.
  • Website: www.cncppd.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Paint the School COLOR RUN 5k!

Come out for a super fun COLOR RUN, all for a good cause! You will have the time of your ...

Project Palooza Family Fun Day with Project Enlightenment

Take the family for arts and crafts, face painting, ballon art, music, hands-on science, a bookmobile, treats and more. A ...

Super Saturday: Carousel Day (Ages 6-8)

Ages 6-8. Join in the fun with our first ever Super Saturday Program. Youth will participate in a three-hour program ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Chavis Community Center | 505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: $35 (R); $50 (NR)
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Teddy Bear Tea: Table Manners for the Young - Greystone Community Center

Age: 4-6yrs. Bring Teddy for some tea and snacks. Together we will learn basic table manners! Etiquette is a language ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am 
  • Location: Greystone Community Center | 7713-55 Lead Mine Rd., Raleigh NC
  • Cost: Residents $19; Non-Residents $35
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

TinkerTech Family Workshop: Exhibit Engineers—Explore, Design, Build!

Tinkerers of all ages and abilities will love these hands-on workshops! Once a month join our team of expert educators ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Museum of Life + Science | 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham NC 27704
  • Cost: $25 per person (does not include cost of admission)
  • Website: www.lifeandscience.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Upscale Resale Consignment Sale (Select Items 50% Off)

Upscale Resale offers your favorite upscale boutique & popular name-brand clothing, shoes, accessories, and more! Clothing is available for newborns ...

  • 10:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Cary Crossroads (beside Men's Warehouse) | 220 Crossroads Blvd., Cary NC 27518
  • Cost: Free Admission
  • Website: www.upscaleresale4kids.com
  • Category: Other

ABC Craft & Learn - Zebulon Community Library

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in an interactive program with an alphabet craft and healthy ...

BugFest Workshop: The Backyard Beekeeper

If you have ever dreamed of keeping honeybees or you simply find them fascinating, then this class is for you. ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Jones Street, The Plaza, Edenton Street, and 4 floors of the Museum of Natural Sciences will be filled with buggy fun!
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: naturalsciences.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Informational

Family Storytime at the Library

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, songs, and ...

Garden Buds: Fall Fun with Apples

Suggested for ages 3 to 5 with their caregiver. Garden Buds is a hands-on, seasonal themed preschool program. In each ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University | 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Cost: $5/Child for Members; $7/Child for Non-Members. No charge for adult
  • Website: jcra.ncsu.edu
  • Category: Family Fun, Ongoing Programs

Mother Nature is Our Teacher at White Deer Park (Ages 4-6)

Join nature expert and storyteller Carlos Velasquez as he shares lessons about the natural world using the oral tradition of ...

Storytime for All Ages - Page 158 Books

On Wednesdays at noon and Saturdays at 10:30 am we have a free Storytime for all ages. For more information, ...

SuperFun Saturday - Apex

Ages 4-12. Join us for “super” fun with free arts & crafts for children 1st & 3rd Saturday of the ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Location: The Halle Cultural Arts Center | 237 N. Salem Street Apex, NC 27502
  • Cost: free!
  • Website: thehalle.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

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.

15th Annual International Food and Music Festival - Wendell

The International Food and Music Festival is held annually on the third Saturday in September at J. Ashley Wall Towne ...

8th Annual Hot Pickin' Finger Lickin' BBQ & Bands Fest - Rolesville

Bands and barbecue --- what a way to spend a Saturday. Join us for the 8th annual BBQ cook-off in ...

Butterflies (Ages 2-6) - Walnut Creek

Age: 2-6yrs. Bring your budding naturalist to the Walnut Creek Wetland Center for an exciting learning experience. A craft, engaging ...

K-2nd, 3rd-5th, K-5th Adventures/Super Specials - Wake County Libraries

K-5th grade kids read, create, discover and explore through books, activities and more! The availability of these programs vary daily, ...

Weekly Children's Storytime - Brier Creek Barnes & Noble

Join us every Saturday at 11 am for Children's Storytime!

Weekly Children's Storytime - Cary Barnes & Noble

Join us every Wednesday at 10 am for Preschool Storytime!

Weekly Children's Storytime - Crabtree Mall Barnes & Noble

Join us every Saturday at 11:00 for Storytime followed by a special craft.

Weekly Children's Storytime - Triangle Town Center Barnes & Noble

Join us every Friday at 11 am for Childrens Storytime!

ABC Craft & Learn - Green Road Community Library

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in an interactive program with an alphabet craft and healthy ...

ABC Craft and Learn - East Regional Library

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in an interactive program with an alphabet craft to nurture ...

ABC Craft and Learn - Southeast Regional Library

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in an interactive program with an alphabet craft to nurture ...

Ready, Set, School Community Playdate - Wake County Libraries

Join Marbles Kids Museum at the library for family play to support kids ages 3-5 in getting ready for school. ...

5th Annual Wiener Dog Races!

Calling all Wieners for our Annual Wiener Dog Races! Races are at noon, 1 pm and 2 pm that day. ...

East Chapel Hill's Back to School Festival

Enjoy a carnival featuring food trucks, games, music, face painting and more.

Family Skate Saturday at United Skates!

$3.50 Regular Skate and $4.50 Rollerblade Rental; Special Effects Light Show! All Ages Welcome! Music featuring One Direction, Justin Beiber, ...

  • 12:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: United Skates Raleigh | 2901 Trawick Road, Raleigh NC
  • Cost: $6.50 admission
  • Website: www.unitedskates.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hubbs Farm Corn Maze and Fall Festival

10 Years of Hubb’s Corn Maze. Come on out and celebrate The Discovery of Gold in America and it started ...

Meet the Minions at United Skates

Meet the Minions and Bring your camera for a picture!

  • 12:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: United Skates Raleigh | 2901 Trawick Road, Raleigh NC 27604
  • Cost: $6.50 Admission; Skate Rental $3.50
  • Website: www.unitedskates.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Oktoberfest at Lafayette Village

Grab your friends and enjoy a German inspired festival from Noon to 5 pm at Lafayette Village. With over 20+ ...

NC State Football v. Furman

Come to Carter Finley Stadium to watch the Pack for Parents and Families Game

  • 12:20 pm -  4:20 pm 
  • Location: Carter Finley Stadium | 4600 Trinity Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Cost: $40
  • Website: gopack.com
  • Category: Sporting Events

10th Annual Fall Festival and Grape Stomp

Adams Vineyards will hold their 10th Annual Grape Stomp September 16th from 1 - 3 pm. Join us for stomping ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Adams Vineyards | 3390 John Adams Rd., Willow Spring NC 27592
  • Cost: Free Admission; Tastings $5
  • Website: www.adamsvineyards.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Family Gardening Series: From Bees to Seeds

For ages 5-10 with accompanying adult. Did you know that a fruit is a suitcase for seeds? But where did ...

  • 1:00 pm -  2:15 pm 
  • Location: North Carolina Botanical Garden | 100 Old Mason Farm Road Chapel Hill, NC 27517
  • Cost: $10/Child; Free for accompanying adult
  • Website: reg.abcsignup.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Classes

Good Neighbor Day - Wake Forest

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) will sponsor this free, family-friendly event. Good Neighbor Day assembles people from all ...

TinkerTech Family Workshop: Exhibit Engineers—Explore, Design, Build!

Tinkerers of all ages and abilities will love these hands-on workshops! Once a month join our team of expert educators ...

  • 1:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Museum of Life + Science | 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham NC 27704
  • Cost: $25 per person (does not include cost of admission)
  • Website: www.lifeandscience.org
  • Category: Family Fun

BugFest Workshop: The Backyard Beekeeper

If you have ever dreamed of keeping honeybees or you simply find them fascinating, then this class is for you. ...

  • 1:30 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Jones Street, The Plaza, Edenton Street, and 4 floors of the Museum of Natural Sciences will be filled with buggy fun!
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: naturalsciences.org
  • Category: Family Fun, Informational

Kids in the Kitchen: Homemade Pasta Workshop

Join us for a little fun and mess-making in the kitchen as we Whisk the kids to Italy for a ...

LuLaRoe Roe'd Show Anniversary and NC Launch: Eat. Play. & Shop!

Join us for the North Carolina Launch of The Roe'd Show with LuLaRoeByRachaelNichols and One-Year LuLaRoe Anniversary of Lularoe by ...

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 ...

  • 1:30 pm -  3:00 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

Whiteville: Meet Me at the Museum Saturday Explorations

Family-friendly hands-on science programs, on the third Saturday of every month.

10-Year Anniversary Party at Wynns Family Psychology

Wynns Family Psychology is thrilled to celebrate its 10 year anniversary with a FREE party for the community. Without support ...

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Wynns Family Psychology | 130 Preston Executive Drive Suite 202 Cary, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Kids Author Event Mike Lupicia at Quail Ridge Books

Adults and kids are among his fans. Award-winning sports writer and author Mike Lupica has enthralled all with his long-running ...

Nature Teen Walk (Ages 16+)

Stretch your legs, clear your mind, and experience nature. You'll continue your lifelong learning through informative and educational nature walks ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:30 pm 
  • Location: Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs, Swift Creek Loop Trail | 2616 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518
  • Cost: $6 (Resident) $8 (Non-resident)
  • Website: townofcary.org
  • Category: Ongoing Programs, Free

The Ugly Duckling presented by Carolina Ballet

If you loved Carolina Ballet’s The Little Mermaid last season, you are sure to be entranced by The Ugly Duckling. ...

Apex Music Festival

The 2017 Apex Music Festival (Formerly the Apex Jazz Music Festival) will continue its tradition of playing host to great ...

Super Cooper’s 7th Annual Rockin’ Run

Join Super Cooper on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 for the 7th Annual Rockin’ Run and help us raise funds to ...

Pirate Adventure

Arrr Mateys! Do you think you can solve the puzzle and locate the tresure hidden inside Bond Park? Captain Black ...

  • 3:30 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Fred G. Metro Bond Park | 801 High House Road, Cary, NC
  • Cost: Parent/Child Pair $23
  • Website: www.townofcary.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Tailgating Party at Chick-fil-A Roxboro Road

Dress up in your favorite football jersey or tshirt to receive a free ice cream cone! Games, crafts, and give-aways, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Chick-fil-A at Roxboro Road | 3912 N Roxboro St Durham, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Tie Dye Family Night Out - Greystone Community Center

Tie-dyeing is so much fun, especially when the entire family gets involved. Tie-dye matching shirts for the entire family. Get ...

Acoustic Nights in The District at Park West Village

Whether you’re headed out to dinner, or leaving a movie … come hang out with us and enjoy some LIVE ...

Escape to Freedom: An Interactive Theatrical Experience

Three 1 hour 15 minute tours: 6:00, 7:30, & 9:00. In celebration of the 151st anniversary of emancipation, and in ...

Campfire Story and Marshmallow Roast - Durant Nature Preserve

Gather 'round the campfire while we read a nature story perfect for just this occasion. Share some quality time with ...

Hip Hop Cosmic Skate Saturday at United Skates!

$3.50 Regular Skate and $4.50 Rollerblade Rental; Special Effects Light Show! All Ages Welcome! Music featuring Future, Chris Brown, Fetty ...

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: United Skates Raleigh | 2901 Trawick Road, Raleigh NC
  • Cost: $7 admission
  • Website: www.unitedskates.com
  • Category: Family Fun

TreeRunner Glow Night!

We will be hosting Glow Night every Friday and Saturday night this summer! This means that we will be lighting ...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - Featuring the NC Symphony

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around ...

North Carolina FC vs. Puerto Rico FC

Come support the North Carolina Football Club at this home game!

The Ugly Duckling presented by Carolina Ballet

If you loved Carolina Ballet’s The Little Mermaid last season, you are sure to be entranced by The Ugly Duckling. ...

Club Gravity (Teens 13+) at DefyGravity Raleigh!

Every Friday and Saturday Night from 9pm to 11pm. Exclusive to those 13 and older. Lasers, Club Lights, Black Lights, ...

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