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Raleigh Family Events Calendar

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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.

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A Hero's Life - North Carolina Symphony Classic Series

Grant Llewellyn closes the season with Strauss’ monumental A Hero’s Life, showcasing the great technical prowess among the Symphony’s musicians. ...

5th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament

Ages 5-13 invited to participate in our 5th Annual Falls Lake Fishing Tournament! Events for ALL ages! Have you ever wanted ...

  • 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Falls Lake State Recreation Area | 13304 Creedmoor Rd Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Cost: free!
  • Website: www.ncparks.gov
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Wheels on Academy

Spend a nice spring day enjoying cars of yesteryear come alive again and rule the roads along with some of ...

  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: 316 North Academy Street | Downtown Cary NC
  • Cost: free!
  • Website: townofcary.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Intro to Singing Workshop

If you love to sing in the shower or the car but say that you're not a 'real' singer, this ...

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Bach to Rock | 958 US 64, Apex, NC 27523
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

21st Birthday Celebration in Wake Forest: Special Blessings Celebration

We're Celebrating YOURSpecial Blessing!!! You're invited to this Very special day as we honor YOUR special loved one. We'll be serving ...

Mother - Son Luau - Town of Rolesville

Dress up and enjoy a night of music and memories at our first ever Mother - Son Luau! Get your ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Rolesville Community Center | 514 Southtown Circle Rolesville NC
  • Cost: $20 (R); $30 (NR)
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Got to Be NC Festival

Celebrate North Carolina as we "Spring into Summer" during the 11th annual Got to be NC Festival, May 18-20! Come ...

  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: NC State Fairgrounds Raleigh | 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Cost: Free Gate Admission
  • Website: gottobencfestival.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Fundamentals of Sailing at Lake Johnson

Can't get enough of our Sunfish? Come spend a day at the lake with our sailing instructor and take your ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Lake Johnson | 4600 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh NC
  • Cost: resident $60.00 - non-resident $75.00
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Classes

Free Family Day: My Kid Can Do That at Nasher Museum of Art

We agree! Let’s explore creative possibility as we focus on the exhibition Solidary & Solitary and create abstract masterpieces of ...

  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University | 2001 Campus Drive Durham, NC 27705
  • Cost: free!
  • Website: nasher.duke.edu
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Touch-A-Truck Apex

The 4th annual Touch-a-Truck will be Sunday, May 20 from 1-4pm. Horn free hour is 1-2pm. Get in the driver's seat ...

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Apex Community Park | 200 Laura Duncan Rd Apex, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.apexnc.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids' Essential Knife Skills at Sur la table

Ages 8 - 12; In this hands-on class for kids, your little chef will gain basic knife skills and ...

  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Sur la Table | North Hills 4421 Six Forks Road Suite 107, Raleigh NC
  • Cost: $55/person
  • Website: www.surlatable.com
  • Category: Classes

Nanjing Splendors: Dance, Music, Opera and Aerobatic Show

"Nanjing Splendors" is a well-mixed stage show by award-winning star peformers from the award-winning Nanjing Performing Arts Group, China. It ...

Duck, Duck, Goose! (Ages 2-6) at Laurel Hills Park

Little ones will have fun learning all about ducks, geese and other feathered creatures. Games, songs, stories and crafts will ...

Specialized Recreation Guided Nature Hike - Walnut Creek

Join us for an easy, wheelchair- and stroller-friendly hike along the Walnut Creek Greenway. Along the way we will experience ...

Homeschool and Track-out Programs: Bees and Blooms

Join us as we take a closer look at bees and their relationship with flowers. We'll discuss bee conservation, the ...

Fundamentals of Stand-up Paddleboarding at Lake Johnson

This program is designed for those wanting to learn and perfect their stand-up paddleboarding skills. We will learn the parts ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Lake Johnson | 4600 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh NC
  • Cost: resident $25.00 - non-resident $40.00
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Classes

Duck, Duck, Goose! (Ages 2-6) at Sertoma Arts Center

Little ones will have fun learning all about ducks, geese and other feathered creatures. Games, songs, stories and crafts will ...

Fundamentals of Stand-up Paddleboarding at Lake Johnson

This program is designed for those wanting to learn and perfect their stand-up paddleboarding skills. We will learn the parts ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Lake Johnson | 4600 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh NC
  • Cost: resident $25.00 - non-resident $40.00
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Classes

Duck, Duck, Goose! - Lake Lynn Community Center

Little ones will have fun learning all about ducks, geese and other feathered creatures. Games, songs, stories and crafts will ...

Freedom Balloon Fest

Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in our new home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina as we celebrate our freedom and ...

Animazement 2018

Animazement is an all-volunteer, fan-run anime convention celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Raleigh Convention Center | 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: $25-$65
  • Website: www.animazement.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Coffee with a Cop - Holly Springs

Join the Holly Springs Police Department at Dunkin' Donuts. Meet members of the Community Outreach Team and patrol officers for ...

Family Program: Going Batty - Lake Crabtree

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird...It's a bug...NO, it's a bat! Bats are the world's only flying mammals, ...

Friday Family Flicks & Camping: Coco - White Deer Park Nature Center

Enjoy a free family-friendly movie outdoors at Lake Benson Park. Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase light concessions on ...

Freedom Balloon Fest

Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in our new home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina as we celebrate our freedom and ...

Animazement 2018

Animazement is an all-volunteer, fan-run anime convention celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Raleigh Convention Center | 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: $25-$65
  • Website: www.animazement.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Remember Our Heroes Car Show

Let Us Remember Our Heroes Car Show to benefit the Holly Springs Veterans Park War on Terrorism Memorial. Food, fun ...

RDCBS Pet Bird Fair

The Raleigh Durham Caged Bird Society’s 30th Annual Pet Bird Fair. FREE ADMISSION featuring Exotic Birds from around the world, ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: North Carolina State Fairgrounds Scott Building | 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.PetBirdFair.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Freedom Balloon Fest

Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in our new home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina as we celebrate our freedom and ...

Animazement 2018

Animazement is an all-volunteer, fan-run anime convention celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms.

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Raleigh Convention Center | 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: $25-$65
  • Website: www.animazement.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Flags of Our Fathers

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point ...

Daddy Long Legs

A heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the treasured novel ...

Triangle Wind Ensemble presents - An American Celebration: “Salute to Cinema”

This year’s concert celebrates terrific film music written for one of the great American art forms: the cinema. You will ...

Freedom Balloon Fest

Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2018 in our new home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina as we celebrate our freedom and ...

Taste Buds Kitchen: Around the World - USA Workshop (Ages 9+)

Our signature Around the World series is on its way back to the USA! Join us as we create and ...

Intro to Sailing at Lake Johnson Park

Ever wonder what it is like to catch the wind in your sails? In this short introductory course, you will ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Lake Johnson | 4600 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh NC
  • Cost: Resident $25.00 - Non-Resident $40.00
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Classes

WWE Smackdown Live!

WWE SmackDown Live returns to Raleigh after five years! Don't miss your favorite WWE SuperStairs LIVE: WWE Champion AJ STYLES United States Champion ...

Intro to Sailing at Lake Johnson Park

Ever wonder what it is like to catch the wind in your sails? In this short introductory course, you will ...

  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Lake Johnson | 4600 Avent Ferry Rd., Raleigh NC
  • Cost: Resident $25.00 - Non-Resident $40.00
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Classes

Kritter Kids: Invertabrates at Thomas G Crowder Woodland Center

Hop, skip and slither your way to Lake Johnson. Together, we will learn about the wondrous wildlife that we find ...

Science Cafe: Autism: Past, Present, and Future (Teen-Adult)

It is estimated that there are more than 5 million individuals with an autism diagnosis in North America. This means ...

Family Movie Nights at Lake Wheeler

Bring your family out for a night of fun! Grab a blanket or two, take a seat, relax and enjoy ...

Triangle Wind Ensemble presents - An American Celebration: “Salute to Cinema”

This year’s concert celebrates terrific film music written for one of the great American art forms: the cinema. You will ...

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