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September 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.

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The Fungus Among Us at Lake Crabtree County Park

Discover the amazing world of mushrooms and learn about these organisms that are neither plant nor animal. Learn how to ...

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Family Programs at the Library

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

Nature Playday at Prarie Ridge Ecostation

Come out and play! The Nature PlaySpace will be stocked with extra special materials and supplies and a Museum play ...

Free Tuesday Morning Movies (Apex)

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

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Preschool Storytime - Cary Barnes and Noble

Join us every Wednesday at 10 am for Preschool Storytime!

Game On! at Moore Square Park

Enjoy giant board games on the lawn.

Storytime with Live Animals and Meet the Animals at the Museum of Natural Sciences

Storytime with Live Animals 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Listen to nature stories and meet live animals. This program is ...

  • 10:30 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

Busker Series at Moore Square

Come to the park and enjoy our busker series of musicians every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Family Programs at the Library

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

Outdoor Discovery Day: Survival Strategies at White Deer Park

Animals are amazing when it comes to survival. Whether it is camouflage, poison, mimicry or spikes, animals have so many ...

Thursday Preschool Storytime - Crabtree Mall Barnes and Noble

Join us each week for a Storytime appropriate for preschoolers! Activities will follow the reading of a different book, selected ...

Storytime with Live Animals and Meet the Animals at the Museum of Natural Sciences

Storytime with Live Animals 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Listen to nature stories and meet live animals. This program is ...

  • 10:30 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

FVPD's September Coffee with a Cop at Starbucks

Join the men and women of the FVPD for our next Coffee with a Cop event. No agenda or speeches ...

  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Location: Starbucks, 1380 North Main St, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27526
  • Cost: Free activties
  • Website: business.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Capital City Bikefest at Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson

Capital City Bikefest is a three day annual event that takes place at the Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson Dealership in Raleigh, ...

  • 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson, 1126 South Saunders Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: capitalcitybikefest.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Game On! at Moore Square Park

Enjoy giant board games on the lawn.

Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show

When pumpkin spice everything fills the air, it’s a sure sign autumn -- and the Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show ...

  • 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Location: North Carolina State Fairgrounds Exposition Center & Jim Graham Building 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Cost: $10; Free admission for children ages 12 and younger.
  • Website: raleighfairgroundshomeshow.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Informational

519 Hearts Haiti 5K

This year’s course provides a great race for both first-time and experienced runners. In addition to the 5k, there will ...

Annual Yard Sale at Cary Senior Center

Save your gently used items and donate to the Annual Senior Center Yard Sale! All proceeds support the Cary Senior ...

  • 7:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Cary Senior Center 120 Maury Odell Place Cary, North Carolina 27513
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: www.townofcary.org
  • Category: Other

NCVAN 8th Annual Know Hope 5K Walk Run

The North Carolina Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1986 and is the only statewide agency ...

Farmers Market Downtown Cary

Gear up for a morning of fresh local goods, cheerful entertainment and family fun! Shop for farm-fresh weekly groceries and ...

Holly Springs Farmers Market

The HSFM is a free, family-friendly event in downtown Holly Springs with live music and kids' activities weekly. We are ...

Cary Unity Walk & Fun Run

The Cary Unity Walk is an event to celebrate citizens working together to support local first responders and create a ...

The READ & RIDE Series on the Great Raleigh Trolley

Take a trolley ride with THE CONDUCTOR & your favorite characters from Children's Literature! READ & RIDE is best for ...

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: The Trolley Lot - 424 South McDowell Street, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: $15 for kids and for parents. Infants in lap under 2 ride for free!
  • Website: www.greatraleightrolley.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Weekend Family-Friendly Tour - NC Museum of Art

Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries. Each free tour lasts 30 minutes and ...

Stories on Sunday at Quail Ridge Books

Join our children's booksellers as they read their favorite picture books. We'll explore faraway places and visit cozy, comfortable spots. ...

Capital City Bikefest at Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson

Capital City Bikefest is a three day annual event that takes place at the Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson Dealership in Raleigh, ...

  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Tobacco Road Harley-Davidson, 1126 South Saunders Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: capitalcitybikefest.com
  • Category: Family Fun

The Autumnal Equinox at Historic Yates Mill County Park

The autumnal equinox signals the beginning of fall. It is the point when there are exactly 12 hours of daylight ...

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Historic Yates Mill County Park 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Informational, Free

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Children's Story Hour at Moore Square

Children's Storytime in the Moore Square Treehouse.

New Mama Monday at Green Hill County Park

New to motherhood? New to the Triangle? New to FIT4MOM? This class is for YOU! All are welcome to join us ...

Family Programs at the Library

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

Take a Child Outside Week

Raleigh Parks invites you to join our celebration of Take a Child Outside (TACO) Week! This annual event encourages children ...

The Autumnal Equinox at Historic Yates Mill County Park

The autumnal equinox signals the beginning of fall. It is the point when there are exactly 12 hours of daylight ...

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Historic Yates Mill County Park 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Informational, Free

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Family Programs at the Library

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

Animal Detectives (TACO) at Lake Crabtree County Park

Grab your magnifying glass and help solve the many mysteries along the Old Beech Nature Trail. Who left the pile ...

Take a Child Outside Week

Raleigh Parks invites you to join our celebration of Take a Child Outside (TACO) Week! This annual event encourages children ...

The Autumnal Equinox at Historic Yates Mill County Park

The autumnal equinox signals the beginning of fall. It is the point when there are exactly 12 hours of daylight ...

  • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Historic Yates Mill County Park 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Informational, Free

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Early Learning and Elementary Information Session

Early Learning and Elementary (18 months – 6th grade) Information Session. Visit our website www.msr.org for more information.

Clay Nature Faces (TACO week at the JCRA)

Come out to the Arboretum Wednesday morning to have make crazy faces with clay and natural materials from the gardens. ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Cost: $5.00 per child for Arboretum family members, $7.50 per child for nonmembers (no charge for adult)
  • Website: jcra.ncsu.edu
  • Category: Family Fun

Take a Child Outside Week

Raleigh Parks invites you to join our celebration of Take a Child Outside (TACO) Week! This annual event encourages children ...

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Family Programs at the Library

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

Tots Time at Rolesville Community Center

A time for children to play with a variety of toys and engage in various activities at their leisure with ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Rolesville Community Center, 504 Southtown Circle Rolesville, NC 27571
  • Cost: $8.00 residents, $15.00 non-resident
  • Website: www.rolesvillenc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Playtime in the Park at Downtown Park

Kids can explore the Downtown Park while enjoying fun activities everyone will like! Join us in July for giant checkers, ...

Take a Child Outside Week

Raleigh Parks invites you to join our celebration of Take a Child Outside (TACO) Week! This annual event encourages children ...

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

8 FREE music stages take over downtown Raleigh, NC featuring IBMA and Grammy Award winners, top-notch emerging acts, and traditional ...

Natural Explorations: Forest Bathing at Historic Yates Mill County Park

“Shinrin-yoku” is a Japanese healing technique which means "taking in the forest atmosphere." Developed in the 1980s, it has ...

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Game On! at Moore Square Park

Enjoy giant board games on the lawn.

St. Jude Walk/Run Triangle

Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: The Frontier - Research Triangle Park 800 Park Offices Dr. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
  • Cost: Walk - $10 Ages 6 and up; 5K Run - $20 Ages 6 and up; ages 5 and under are free
  • Website: fundraising.stjude.org
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

8 FREE music stages take over downtown Raleigh, NC featuring IBMA and Grammy Award winners, top-notch emerging acts, and traditional ...

Take a Child Outside Week

Raleigh Parks invites you to join our celebration of Take a Child Outside (TACO) Week! This annual event encourages children ...

Farmers Market Downtown Cary

Gear up for a morning of fresh local goods, cheerful entertainment and family fun! Shop for farm-fresh weekly groceries and ...

9/11 Hereos Run

The 9/11 Heroes Run 5k welcomes runners, ruckers, and walkers of all levels and of all ages. Events take place ...

Tar Heel Youth Triathlon

This is the third and final race in the Tar Heel Youth Triathlon series back by popular demand at the ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Granite Falls Swim & Athletic Club, 800 Granite Falls Blvd, Rolesville, NC 27571
  • Cost: $55 before August 29, 2019, $65 after August 30th until the cap (200) is reached.
  • Website: www.kidstrinc.org
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Take a Child Outside Week

Raleigh Parks invites you to join our celebration of Take a Child Outside (TACO) Week! This annual event encourages children ...

20th Annual Caniac Carnival

Join the Carolina Hurricanes for the 20th annual Caniac Carnival at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 29. The event features ...

Weekend Family-Friendly Tour - NC Museum of Art

Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries. Each free tour lasts 30 minutes and ...

Stories on Sunday at Quail Ridge Books

Join our children's booksellers as they read their favorite picture books. We'll explore faraway places and visit cozy, comfortable spots. ...

Take a Child Outside Week

Raleigh Parks invites you to join our celebration of Take a Child Outside (TACO) Week! This annual event encourages children ...

KidJump (Ages 6 and 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). ...

Children's Story Hour at Moore Square

Children's Storytime in the Moore Square Treehouse.

Family Programs at the Library

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

Breastfeeding Support Group at Wake Med North

These FREE support groups are staffed by certified lactation consultants and are designed for moms and breastfeeding (or breast milk ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Location: WakeMed North Family Health & Women's Hospital 10000 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC 27614
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakemed.org
  • Category: Informational, Free
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