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Raleigh Family Events Calendar

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October 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.

Tours and informational presentations such as talks, seminars, and demonstrations.

Family friendly shows and concerts.

Family friendly events and programs taking place at area libraries.

Auditions and casting calls for productions and performances in need of kids under 18; and tryouts for all kinds of kids teams.

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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NC State Fair

Hours vary by day; See website for details The largest annual event in the state, the N.C. State Fair draws one ...

Mini Movers at Open Arts Studio

Mini and Master Movers classes are 45 minute age-based classes that focus on a variety of developmental skills in each ...

Halloween at the Farm

Celebrate Halloween at the farm! Join us at 1870 Farm for kid-friendly trick-or-treat event with pumpkins, animals in costume, haunted ...

Deans Fall Fest Weekends

Join us each weekend for our Fall Fest Weekends starting Oct. 2-Oct. 31. We will have food trucks, local vendors-only ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Deans Farm Market, 4231 NC Highway 42 W, Wilson, NC 27893
  • Cost: $12/person for hayride, see website for further pricing
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Master Movers at Open Arts Studio

Mini and Master Movers classes are 45 minute age-based classes that focus on a variety of developmental skills in each ...

NC State Fair

Hours vary by day; See website for details The largest annual event in the state, the N.C. State Fair draws one ...

Garner Parks Preschool Open Gym

Garner Recreation Center (GRC) is located at 215 W Main Street. Access main entrance parking by using Montague St or ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 215 W Main Street, Garner, NC 27529
  • Cost: Membership Required
  • Website: www.garnernc.gov
  • Category: Other

Alara+Zane Play Pass

Come experience everything Alara+Zane has to offer from dress up and our signature slide, to arts and crafts and puzzles ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 200 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15, $10 sibling discount
  • Website: www.alarazane.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Story Time & Craft at Little Doodles Play Cafe

Join Little Doodles for story time and a craft! Open Play fee applies.

Virtual Program: SEEK and Discover with Historic Yates Mill County Park

Are you a family up for adventure or just young at heart? Join us online for a SEEK by iNaturalist ...

NC State Fair

Hours vary by day; See website for details The largest annual event in the state, the N.C. State Fair draws one ...

Touching Tuesdays at Little Doodles Play Cafe

Join us every Tuesday for sensory play! Sensory bins will be set out all day for free play.

Free Tuesday Morning Movie at The Halle Cultural Arts Center

Free Tuesday Morning Movies Join us on the first and third Tuesday of each month for Free Morning Movies. Bring your ...

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Alara+Zane Play Pass

Come experience everything Alara+Zane has to offer from dress up and our signature slide, to arts and crafts and puzzles ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 200 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15, $10 sibling discount
  • Website: www.alarazane.com
  • Category: Family Fun

NC State Fair

Hours vary by day; See website for details The largest annual event in the state, the N.C. State Fair draws one ...

Garner Parks Preschool Open Gym

Garner Recreation Center (GRC) is located at 215 W Main Street. Access main entrance parking by using Montague St or ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 215 W Main Street, Garner, NC 27529
  • Cost: Membership Required
  • Website: www.garnernc.gov
  • Category: Other

Baby Time at Little Doodles Play Cafe

Join Little Doodles for Baby Time! Story, songs, & craft designed for kids up to 2 years old & their ...

Nature Play Day at Blue Jay Point County Park

Adults with young children are invited to come to Blue Jay for a thematic Nature Play Day. The focus will ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Alara+Zane Play Pass

Come experience everything Alara+Zane has to offer from dress up and our signature slide, to arts and crafts and puzzles ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 200 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15, $10 sibling discount
  • Website: www.alarazane.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Thrive Motherhood Playgroup

Meet us at the park! Bring your snacks and coffee, and let’s enjoy the fall weather! Make sure to RSVP.

NC State Fair

Hours vary by day; See website for details The largest annual event in the state, the N.C. State Fair draws one ...

Free Toddler Open Play at SGA Gymnastics

FREE OPEN PLAY FOR 0-23 MONTHS EVERY THURSDAY AT 9AM What is Open Play? Open Play is a free 45 minute opportunity ...

Alara+Zane Play Pass

Come experience everything Alara+Zane has to offer from dress up and our signature slide, to arts and crafts and puzzles ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 200 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15, $10 sibling discount
  • Website: www.alarazane.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

NC State Fair

Hours vary by day; See website for details The largest annual event in the state, the N.C. State Fair draws one ...

Pumpkin Painting at Millbrook Exchange Park

Join us at Millbrook Exchange Park for a morning of pumpkin painting on the patio. Registration is per child and ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Millbrook Exchange Park, 1905 Spring Forest Rd Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Cost: $6 per child
  • Website: raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Preschool Crafty Corner at The Sewing Room of Garner

Join us in making all sorts of crafty fun, from sewing to painting. We will be working on hand eye ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: The Sewing Room of Garner, 201 Tryon Rd Ste.# 115, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Cost: $10 per class or $45 for all 5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Mini Mites Open Gym at Peak Gymnastics Academy

10:00-11:00 for ages 3 and under. $5/child. Friday’s only for now.

Alara+Zane Play Pass

Come experience everything Alara+Zane has to offer from dress up and our signature slide, to arts and crafts and puzzles ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 200 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15, $10 sibling discount
  • Website: www.alarazane.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Downtown Raleigh Halloween Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunters will meet at the Sir Walter Raleigh statue at the Raleigh Convention Center (500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, ...

NC State Fair

Hours vary by day; See website for details The largest annual event in the state, the N.C. State Fair draws one ...

Haunting at Harris: StoryWalk®: I (Don't) Like Snakes by Nicola Davies

October's StoryWalk® tells a story about a girl whose family loves snakes, much to her dismay. Does she change her ...

Meridan Waste Charity Pumpkin Patch

Attendees can participate in activities including pumpkin painting, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, hayrides touring the landfill. They can also Touch-A-Truck in our ...

Make a Difference Day - Northeast Neighborhood Renewal

The Town of Wake Forest, the Northeast Community Coalition, Rebuilding Together for the Triangle, and a network of community partners ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Taylor Street Park, 416 N Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakeforestnc.gov
  • Category: Other

Thrive Motherhood Playgroup

Meet us at the park! Bring your snacks and coffee, and let’s enjoy the fall weather! Make sure to RSVP.

NC State Fair

Hours vary by day; See website for details The largest annual event in the state, the N.C. State Fair draws one ...

Spooktacular Strolls with WCPL

Wake County Public Libraries looks forward to welcoming mermaids, ghosts, goblins and fairies into the stacks the week of Oct. ...

Deans Fall Fest Weekends

Join us each weekend for our Fall Fest Weekends starting Oct. 2-Oct. 31. We will have food trucks, local vendors-only ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Deans Farm Market, 4231 NC Highway 42 W, Wilson, NC 27893
  • Cost: $12/person for hayride, see website for further pricing
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Halloween at the Farm

Celebrate Halloween at the farm! Join us at 1870 Farm for kid-friendly trick-or-treat event with pumpkins, animals in costume, haunted ...

Spooktacular Strolls with WCPL

Wake County Public Libraries looks forward to welcoming mermaids, ghosts, goblins and fairies into the stacks the week of Oct. ...

Garner Parks Preschool Open Gym

Garner Recreation Center (GRC) is located at 215 W Main Street. Access main entrance parking by using Montague St or ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 215 W Main Street, Garner, NC 27529
  • Cost: Membership Required
  • Website: www.garnernc.gov
  • Category: Other

Thrive Motherhood Playgroup

Meet us at the park! Bring your snacks and coffee, and let’s enjoy the fall weather! Make sure to RSVP.

Create Outside the Lines - Preschool & Toddler Art

Enjoy hands-on art exploration in a fun interactive learning environment. This creative play class is designed to build confidence, develop ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Paint Paper Art Studio, 9113 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Cost: $20/child (adults free)
  • Website: www.paintpaperpaste.com
  • Category: Classes

Alara+Zane Play Pass

Come experience everything Alara+Zane has to offer from dress up and our signature slide, to arts and crafts and puzzles ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 200 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15, $10 sibling discount
  • Website: www.alarazane.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Spooktacular Strolls with WCPL

Wake County Public Libraries looks forward to welcoming mermaids, ghosts, goblins and fairies into the stacks the week of Oct. ...

Touching Tuesdays at Little Doodles Play Cafe

Join us every Tuesday for sensory play! Sensory bins will be set out all day for free play.

Halloween Party at Alara + Zane

We’ve really been looking forward to bringing back A+Z Halloween !⁣ Your ticket includes: 1.5 hours in our play space Halloween themed games ...

Alara+Zane Play Pass

Come experience everything Alara+Zane has to offer from dress up and our signature slide, to arts and crafts and puzzles ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 200 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15, $10 sibling discount
  • Website: www.alarazane.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Creepy Crabtree Scavenger Hunts at Lake Crabtree

All week leading up to Halloween, Lake Crabtree is getting in the spooky spirit. From Monday to Friday between 10:00 ...

Spooktacular Strolls with WCPL

Wake County Public Libraries looks forward to welcoming mermaids, ghosts, goblins and fairies into the stacks the week of Oct. ...

Mini Haunted Mansion Art Workshop

Ages 5-10 Inspired by the oh-so-popular Treehouse Camp, this Teacher Workday Workshop will bring out the creative ghoul in every artist ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Paint Paper Paste Art Studio, 9113 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Cost: $50
  • Website: www.paintpaperpaste.com
  • Category: Classes

Marbles School's Out Camp

Fill your child’s day off with play at Marbles School's Out Camp! Each day, campers engage in hands-on, play-based learning ...

  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 East Hargett Street Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: $60 member, $65 non-members
  • Website: www.marbleskidsmuseum.org
  • Category: Other

Garner Parks Preschool Open Gym

Garner Recreation Center (GRC) is located at 215 W Main Street. Access main entrance parking by using Montague St or ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: 215 W Main Street, Garner, NC 27529
  • Cost: Membership Required
  • Website: www.garnernc.gov
  • Category: Other

Baby Time at Little Doodles Play Cafe

Join Little Doodles for Baby Time! Story, songs, & craft designed for kids up to 2 years old & their ...

Spooktacular Strolls with WCPL

Wake County Public Libraries looks forward to welcoming mermaids, ghosts, goblins and fairies into the stacks the week of Oct. ...

Free Toddler Open Play at SGA Gymnastics

FREE OPEN PLAY FOR 0-23 MONTHS EVERY THURSDAY AT 9AM What is Open Play? Open Play is a free 45 minute opportunity ...

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Alara+Zane Play Pass

Come experience everything Alara+Zane has to offer from dress up and our signature slide, to arts and crafts and puzzles ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 200 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15, $10 sibling discount
  • Website: www.alarazane.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Creepy Crabtree Scavenger Hunts at Lake Crabtree

All week leading up to Halloween, Lake Crabtree is getting in the spooky spirit. From Monday to Friday between 10:00 ...

Spooktacular Strolls with WCPL

Wake County Public Libraries looks forward to welcoming mermaids, ghosts, goblins and fairies into the stacks the week of Oct. ...

WildRoots Nature School Halloween Nature Walk

Join us for our Halloween Nature Walk via WildRoots Nature School of North Raleigh! Wear your Halloween costumes and explore ...

WildRoots Nature School Halloween Nature Walk

Join us for our Halloween Nature Walk via WildRoots Nature School of North Raleigh! Wear your Halloween costumes and explore ...

Creepy Crabtree Scavenger Hunts at Lake Crabtree

All week leading up to Halloween, Lake Crabtree is getting in the spooky spirit. From Monday to Friday between 10:00 ...

Alara+Zane Play Pass

Come experience everything Alara+Zane has to offer from dress up and our signature slide, to arts and crafts and puzzles ...

  • 10:00 am
  • Location: 200 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15, $10 sibling discount
  • Website: www.alarazane.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Spooktacular Strolls with WCPL

Wake County Public Libraries looks forward to welcoming mermaids, ghosts, goblins and fairies into the stacks the week of Oct. ...

Downtown Raleigh Halloween Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunters will meet at the Sir Walter Raleigh statue at the Raleigh Convention Center (500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, ...

Amberly Charity 5K - Monster Mash and Dash

Every year Amberly hosts a 5K race through our beautiful neighborhood to raise money to support a local nonprofit organization ...

  • 7:30 am
  • Location: Amberly Club House, 1075 Residents Club Drive, Cary, NC 27519
  • Cost: See website for pricing
  • Website: runsignup.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Boos and Brews Halloween Bash

Boos & Brews Halloween Bash at Midtown Farmers Market Kick off Halloween with us on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. ...

Meridan Waste Charity Pumpkin Patch

Attendees can participate in activities including pumpkin painting, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, hayrides touring the landfill. They can also Touch-A-Truck in our ...

Downtown Raleigh Halloween Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunters will meet at the Sir Walter Raleigh statue at the Raleigh Convention Center (500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, ...

Spooktacular Strolls with WCPL

Wake County Public Libraries looks forward to welcoming mermaids, ghosts, goblins and fairies into the stacks the week of Oct. ...

Morrisville Trunk or Treat with Socks Off Entertainment

For an awesome morning of super FUN and SAFE trunk or treating. There will be Candy, Games, Prizes and more!!

Deans Fall Fest Weekends

Join us each weekend for our Fall Fest Weekends starting Oct. 2-Oct. 31. We will have food trucks, local vendors-only ...

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Deans Farm Market, 4231 NC Highway 42 W, Wilson, NC 27893
  • Cost: $12/person for hayride, see website for further pricing
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Halloween at the Farm

Celebrate Halloween at the farm! Join us at 1870 Farm for kid-friendly trick-or-treat event with pumpkins, animals in costume, haunted ...

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