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SparkCon 2019

The Triangle's Creativity Festival. We're here. We're weird. It's awesome. Each year, SPARKcon features more than 2,000 artists in 200+ ...

  • All Day Event
  • Location: Raleigh Warehouse District, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: sparkcon.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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. ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Quail Ridge Books 4209 Lassiter Mill Road Suite 100, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.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 ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: NCMA | 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh NC 27607
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ncartmuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

NC Sugar Rush at City Market

The Amazing All-Dessert Food Event returns to the Triangle Area. We will have something for everyone including those with allergy/dietary ...

  • 1:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 214 E Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Prices vary for desserts
  • Website: ncsugarrush.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Midtown Bluegrass Series

The newly sanctioned IBMA Midtown Bluegrass Series, in partnership with PineCone, appeals to young and old alike, featuring the best ...

  • 2:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park 4011 Cardinal at N Hills St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: visitnorthhills.com
  • Category: Family Fun

National Gymnastics Day at TRIumph Gymnastics

We are so excited to announce that TRIumph will be hosting a charitable event for National Gymnastics Day on Sunday, ...

  • 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 2723 NC 55 Hwy Cary, North Carolina
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Nature + Art at Walnut Creek Wetland Center

In this series, we will take natural elements and turn them into beautiful pieces of art! This session is appropriate ...

  • 3:00 pm -  4:30 pm 
  • Location: Walnut Creek Wetland Center 950 Peterson Street Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa's Adventure at DPAC

Peppa Pig Live! is coming to DPAC September 15, 2019 with the ALL NEW action-packed live show featuring your favorite ...

  • 3:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: DPAC 123 Vivian St, Durham, North Carolina 27701
  • Cost: $29.50 - $139.50
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DefyGravity | 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 9:30 am 
  • Location: Wake County Libraries - Check website for locations & times
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Let your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground! Best ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun
  • 10:00 am 
  • Location: Holly Springs Cultural Center 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.hollyspringsnc.us
  • Category: Family Fun

Story Explorers: Back-To-School at Marbles Kids Museum

Read a story, sing a song and get a little silly! This month all our stories will be about starting ...

Busker Series at Moore Square

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

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Amazing Alphabet at Hill Street Center

Learning the alphabet? Why not do it in a fun way! Join us for a fun alphabet hour full of ...

Rebel Girl Party at Learning Express Cary

Come join us for an afternoon of Rebel Girl fun! We listen to stories from Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Learning Express Cary 2020 Kildaire Farm Rd Cary, NC 27518
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Night at Defy Gravity Raleigh

Bring your ENTIRE FAMILY (Immediate Family Members Only) for an hour, for only $45! Monday Nights from 6-9pm.

  • 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: DefyGravity | 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $45 per family
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Wake Forest Kiwanis Monday Night Bingo

Wake Forest Kiwanis are hosting regular CASH bingo each Monday night at the Factory in Wake Forest. All profits support ...

  • 6:30 pm -  9:40 pm 
  • Location: The Mill Room @ The Factory | 1839 South Main St., Wake Forest, NC
  • Cost: $20 per person($10 for a half pack)
  • Website: www.wakeforestkiwanis.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DefyGravity | 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

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 ...

  • 9:30 am 
  • Location: Wake County Libraries - Check website for locations & times
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: The Halle Cultural Arts Center | 237 N. Salem Street, Apex, NC 27502
  • Cost: free!
  • Website: nc-apex.civicplus.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Prairie Ridge Nature PlaySpace | 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Superhero Fun at Pullen Community Center

Bring out your little ones for an hour of superhero fun! Each child will come up with their very own ...

Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School - Multiple Locations

Cary and Wake Forest Locations!! If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do as a family, try our ...

  • 12:00 pm -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Goldfish Swim School Wake Forest & Cary locations
  • Cost: $5/person $15/family max or it is FREE for active members!
  • Website: www.goldfishswimschool.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Exploring Fall Color at Northeast Regional Library

Do some exploring this autumn! Drop in to learn the best places in our Wake County parks to see beautiful ...

  • 4:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Northeast Regional Library, 14401 Green Elm Lane, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakeforestnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Kid's Night at Texas Roadhouse

Round up the lil' Roadies and join us for our Legendary Kid's Night: Free Kid’s Meal* Free Toy* Arts & ...

Kids Night: Family Fun at Chick-fil-A Wake Forest

Come out every Tuesday night for Kids Night: Family Fun, special activities and crafts will take place each week.

  • 5:00 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Chick-fil-A Wake Forest | 11730 Retail Dr Wake Forest, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Chick-fil-A Kids Night at Falls Village

Celebrate Family Night at Chick-Fil-A at Falls Village the 3rd Tuesday of every month with Mimi the clown and her ...

  • 5:30 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Chick-fil-a Falls Village | 6701 Falls Of Neuse Rd Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Kids Night: Family Fun at Chick-fil-A Waverly Place

Come out every Tuesday night for Kids Night: Family Fun, special activities and crafts will take place each week.

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Chick-fil-A Waverly Place | 411 Colonades Way, Cary, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DefyGravity | 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 9:30 am 
  • Location: Wake County Libraries - Check website for locations & times
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Let your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground! Best ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Busker Series at Moore Square

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

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Happy Dan the Magic Man at Wake Forest Renaissance Centre

Happy Dan the Magic Man will perform his one-of-a-kind magic and comedy show. Everyone laughs louder when Happy Dan the Magic ...

  • 11:00 am 
  • Location: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC
  • Cost: $5 per person (plus tax)
  • Website: www.etix.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School - Multiple Locations

Cary and Wake Forest Locations!! If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do as a family, try our ...

  • 12:00 pm -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Goldfish Swim School Wake Forest & Cary locations
  • Cost: $5/person $15/family max or it is FREE for active members!
  • Website: www.goldfishswimschool.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Moore Square Market

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh have partnered to bring a new farmers market to Downtown Raleigh ...

RightTime Kids Durant Road Bingo Night

Every Wednesday night we have a special Bingo Night for children of all ages, starting right after dinner. (Don’t worry! ...

  • 5:30 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: 10320 Durant Road, Suite 105 Raleigh, NC 27614
  • Cost: $12/hour
  • Website: righttimekids.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Raleigh Rockers at Moore Square

Breakdancing demonstrations set to hip-hop music.

  • 6:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Barber Shop Rap Session at Diamond Cutz Barber & Beauty

Join barber shop staff, officers with the Garner Police Department and community bridge builder Tru Pettigrew as we continue working ...

  • 6:30 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Diamond Cutz Barber & Beauty 1350 Fifth Avenue Suite 220, Garner, North Carolina 27529
  • Cost: No cost listed
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Crabtree Casters

Whether you already enjoy fishing or would like to learn how to fish, this program is for you! Join park ...

  • 6:30 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Parkway Morrisville, NC, 27560
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Drum for The Hoop Jam at Pullen Park

Tell your friends! We need hoopers, drummers, poi spinners, bellydancers to jam with us all summer. NOTE: We setup on ...

Kids Educational Centers Open House

Join us on September 18th from 6:30PM-8:00PM at any of our Wake County locations to learn more about our programs! ...

  • 6:30 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Multiple Locations in Wake County; See website for details
  • Cost: Free event
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Music in the Valley at Crabtree Valley Mall

Music in the Valley! Crabtree Valley Mall’s concert series returns this fall! Come relax on our patio, listen to live ...

REC-Creations at Green Road Community Center

Join your friends at Green Road Community Center on the 3rd Wednesday of each month for crafts, games and activities! ...

  • 6:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Cost: All Participants $10.00
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Way Back Wednesday Skate at Jellybeans (Cary)

Skate to music from the 70s, 80s & 90s.

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Jellybeans Super Skate Center of Cary | 1120 Buck Jones Rd. Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Cost: $7 Admission, $3 skate rental (choice of quad, inline or speed skates)
  • Website: www.skatejellybeans.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DefyGravity | 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 9:30 am 
  • Location: Wake County Libraries - Check website for locations & times
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: White Deer Park, 2400 Aversboro Road, Garner, NC
  • Cost: $5.00 (Resident) $7.00 (Non-resident)
  • Website: apm.activecommunities.com
  • Category: Family Fun

919 Day Celebration at Downtown Cary Park

919 Day is a celebration of all things local! It’s the one day a year when our local area code ...

  • 5:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Downtown Park, 319 S. Academy Street, Cary, NC
  • Cost: No cost indicated
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Food Truck Third Thursdays at Knightdale Station Park Amphitheater

Warmer weather is here so that means our Food Truck Thursdays are back. We will have a variety of food ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Knightdale Station Park 810 N. First Avenue, Knightdale, North Carolina 27545
  • Cost: Free Admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina Concert (FM2FV Concert Series)

Hip Pocket. At every concert, we feature local breweries, food trucks and a free kids zone with Mimi the ...

  • 6:30 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: Centennial Square 102 N. Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Cost: See website for details
  • Website: www.fuquay-varina.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Season's Showing at Peach Road

Capture the feeling of the season with our season showings. Different seasons, different films.

  • 6:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Peach Road Community Center | 911 Illeagnes Rd., Raleigh NC 27603
  • Cost: $1
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Science Cafe: Insects that Glow! at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Come to the Science Cafe presentation on Thursday, September 19 at 7 PM. Learn all about these enchanting beetles! Dr. ...

  • 7:00 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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). ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: DefyGravity | 5604 Departure Drive #100, Raleigh NC 27616
  • Cost: $11/child, includes 1 free adult
  • Website: www.defyraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 9:30 am 
  • Location: Wake County Libraries - Check website for locations & times
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Imagination Playground at Moore Square

Let your imagination guide you as you use our big blue blue blocks to create your very own playground! Best ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Busker Series at Moore Square

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

  • 11:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Moore Square Park 226 E Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Critter Cook Off at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Are you ready for the BugFest 2019 Critter Cook Off? The Cook-off serves as the official start to BugFest and ...

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School - Multiple Locations

Cary and Wake Forest Locations!! If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do as a family, try our ...

  • 12:00 pm -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: Goldfish Swim School Wake Forest & Cary locations
  • Cost: $5/person $15/family max or it is FREE for active members!
  • Website: www.goldfishswimschool.com
  • Category: Family Fun

STEM Songs and Stories at Ravenscroft

Please join us for our first Songs and Stories event of the 2019-20 school year! Children ages 4 and 5 ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: The Keim Center for Innovation and Research at Ravenscroft School
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.ravenscroft.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Alien Slime Craft at Learning Express Cary

Join us for an out-of-this-world slime experience! We will experiment with different slime textures and mix-ins from slime kits by ...

  • 4:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Learning Express Cary 2020 Kildaire Farm Rd Cary, NC 27518
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Meet on Main in Wendell

Friday September 20th from 5:30-9:00 Main St in Wendell will be where you’ll want to be! We will close off ...

Girls & Their Dolls Night Out at Optimist Community Center

Girls and their dolls are invited to come spend the evening with us. We will play games, eat pizza, watch ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Optimist Community Center | 5900 Whittier Drive, Raleigh NC 27609
  • Cost: $15
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Slimefest 2019 at The Point Church

Elementary kids and their friends are invited to spend their evening eating, laughing and getting messy. We will have giant ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Multiple Locations in Wake County; See website for details
  • Cost: $5
  • Website: pointchurch.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Acoustic Nights in The District

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

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: The District at Park West Village 3400 Market Center Drive Morrisville, NC 27560
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.parkwestvillage.net
  • Category: Family Fun

Centennial Cinema Series - Toy Story 4

Join us for FREE outdoor movies at NC State's Centennial Campus every Friday night this September! Visit Centennial, Alamo Drafthouse and ...

  • 6:00 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: Lake Raleigh Meadows, Campus Shore Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Falls Lake Fridays at Forest Ridge Park

Did you know that Forest Ridge Park has almost 7 miles of waterfront along Falls Lake? Let's get out there ...

  • 6:00 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Forest Ridge Park, 2100 Old NC Highway 98 Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Cost: $10
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Summer Concert Series at Crossroads Plaza

Last change to have a little Summer fun before Fall come and bring a chill in the air. Come and ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Crossroads Plaza 430 Crossroads Blvd, Cary, North Carolina 27518
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Arabian Nights Mother-Son Dance at Spiritual Twist Productions

"Arabian Nights" Mother-Son Dance at Spiritual Twist Productions. Please join us for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. We ...

  • 6:30 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: Spiritual Twist Productions 1250 Aversboro Rd, Garner, North Carolina 27529
  • Cost: Cost is $25 (includes Mom plus however many sons you wish to bring!)
  • Website: tickets.spiritualtwist.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Fall Concert Series at Parkside Commons

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy some great FREE, live music with the entire family. The kids can ...

  • 6:30 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Parkside Town Commons 7129 Okelly Chapel Rd, Cary, North Carolina 27519
  • Cost: Free activities
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Father & Daughter Dance at the Wake Forest Community House

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will host a Father Daughter Dance on Friday, Sept. 20, ...

  • 6:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest, NC
  • Cost: $20 per couple (residents) and $35/couple (non-Wake Forest residents), plus $5 for each additional daughter
  • Website: www.wakeforestnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Friday Night Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School - Multiple Locations

Cary and Wake Forest locations!! If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do as a family, try ...

Parent's Night Out at XL Sports World - Apex

Looking for a fun and safe environment for your kids to hang out with their friends? Kids ages 8-13 can ...

  • 6:45 pm - 10:30 pm 
  • Location: XL Sports World | 1016 Investment Blvd, Apex, North Carolina 27502
  • Cost: $10 Pre-registered; $15 Walk Ins; $2 Skate Rental
  • Website: www.xlapex.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Sports Night Glow Night at TreeRunner

Football season is upon us. Wear your favorite team attire and come climb with us at TreeRunner. We will have ...

  • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: TreeRunner Adventure Park, 12804 Norwood Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Cost: $44 adults, $39 kids 13 and under
  • Website: www.treerunnerraleigh.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Location: Holly Springs Cultural Center 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.HSFarmersMarket.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Bug Fest at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

It's almost time for BugFest! Every year over 30,000 people visit to experience over 100 exhibits, games, and activities. Dive ...

  • 9:00 am -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

Community Garden Open House at Carpenter Park

Explore the garden while learning what grows best in our region and how you can garden at home. Along with ...

Farm Fresh Market

Find locally-grown and homemade items at our Farm Fresh Market located at the Zebulon Municipal Complex- that’s on North Arendell ...

  • 9:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Zebulon Farm Fresh Market 1003 N Arendell Ave, Zebulon, North Carolina 27597
  • Cost: Prices vary.
  • Category: Family Fun

Farm Fun Day Journey for Families at Marbles Kids Museum

Do you want to involve your whole family in an active, fun and educational activity exploring how food is grown ...

  • 9:00 am -  3:30 pm 
  • Location: Marbles Kids Museum | 201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh NC 27601 & Chickadee Farm
  • Cost: $25 per person
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Pretzel Twist at Taste Buds Kitchen

Come play twister with us! Culinary twister that is. With the help of our best bud yeast, we’re making the ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: Taste Buds Kitchen, 1475 Beaver Creek Commons Drive Apex, North Carolina, 27502
  • Cost: $29 per child with one caregiver included.
  • Website: tastebudskitchen.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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 ...

  • 9:30 am 
  • Location: Wake County Libraries - Check website for locations & times
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

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

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 ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Prairie Ridge Nature PlaySpace | 1671 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Pop Up Art Class at Laurel Hills Community Center

Don't have time to commit to a whole month? Need something to do on a Saturday morning? Come join us ...

  • 10:00 am - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Road Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Cost: $10; Register on site!
  • Website: reclink.raleighnc.gov
  • Category: Family Fun

Story time at Page 158 Books

Join us for Story time Wednesday at noon & Saturday at 10:30!

SuperFun Saturdays - 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: 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 ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: NCMA | 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh NC 27607
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: ncartmuseum.org
  • Category: Family Fun

11th Annual Family Fun Fest at Community Baptist Church

Come and join us for our Free 11th annual Family Fun Fest! There will be inflatables, food, games, pony rides, ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Community Baptist Church Garner, 617 Cornwallis Rd, Raleigh, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

14th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration at Historic Yates Mill County Park

This family-oriented event includes corn-milling demonstrations and costumed tours of Yates Mill, and other event activities, including a fun children’s ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Historic Yates Mill County Park 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
  • Cost: Free, although there is a $3–$5 fee for mill tours.
  • Website: www.wakegov.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Brier Creek Food Truck Festival

Join us for the Brier Creek Food Truck Festival on Saturday, September 21st from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. Try ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Brier Creek Corporate Center 8020 Arco Corporate Dr, Raleigh, North Carolina 27617
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Little Brushes Painting Class at Pinot's Palette

Every Saturday morning, our 'Little Brushes' class will work on a unique, “kid approved” painting. We welcome kids of age ...

  • 11:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Pinot's Palette (Apex) 1553 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex, North Carolina 27502
  • Cost: $25
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Rolesville's BBQ & Bands Festival

It is almost time for our annual BBQ and Bands Festival! We have fun, food, vendors, children’s games and music! ...

  • 11:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 1101 Granite Falls Blvd, Rolesville, NC 27571
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Gizmo Oktoberfest Celebration

Join us for Gizmo's Oktoberfest Celebration will be on September 21, 2019. 4 Bands, 3 food trucks, Gizmo Beer and ...

  • 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Gizmo Brew Works, 5907 Triangle Dr, Raleigh, North Carolina 27617
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hay Bales and Hoofs Festival at Hubb's Farm NC

Join in the fun with tractor-pulled hayrides, a miniature hay bale maze, and a chance at fun challenges such as ...

  • 12:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Hubb's Farm, 10276 U.S. Hwy. 421 North, Clinton, N.C. 28328
  • Cost: Gold Pass (ages 3+) - $25 per person (after 6 p.m. $21) Silver Pass (ages 3+) - $18 per person Bronze Pass (ages 3+) - $13 per person Ages 2 and under are FREE
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Pop-Up Raleigh September 21st Market

The next monthly vintage+art market will be held September 21st at Trophy Brewery and Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This is ...

  • 12:00 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Trophy on Maywood 656 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Saturday Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School - Multiple Locations

Cary and Wake Forest locations!! If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to do as a family, try ...

  • 12:30 pm -  1:30 pm 
  • Location: Goldfish Swim School Cary and Wake Forest
  • Cost: $5/person $15/family max or it is FREE for active members!
  • Website: www.goldfishswimschool.com
  • Category: Family Fun

2019 Good Neighbor Day at E. Carroll Joyner Park

Good Neighbor Day returns to E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1-4 p.m. Good Neighbor ...

  • 1:00 pm -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Wake Forest, NC
  • Cost: Free event
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Fall Open House at The Coder School

Come to the Open House and find out what your child could be learning! Meet our coaching staff, grab a ...

  • 2:00 pm -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: The Coder School of Raleigh and Cary
  • Cost: Free event; See website for cost of classes
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Groove in the Garden ’19

Raleigh’s favorite celebration of homegrown music returns for its fifth year in the beautiful Stephenson Amphitheatre and Raleigh Rose Garden ...

Grand Opening at East Coast Gaming

Join us at the grand opening of Gamers Geekery & Tavern! We'll have board games, esports, music, raffles and more!

  • 3:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: East Coast Gaming, 107 Edinburgh South #123, Cary, NC
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Irish Fest in the Forest 2019

2019 Irish Fest in the Forest - An Irish Music Festival in Downtown Wake Forest presented by the Wake County ...

  • 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Irish Fest in the Forest South Taylor Street, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
  • Cost: Free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Poomse Seminar at Yong-In Martial Arts

Here's your chance to learn from a World Poomsae Champion, Master Yoon! We encourage 9 years and up who can, ...

  • 4:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Yong-In Martial Arts, 304 Village Walk Drive Holly Springs, NC27540
  • Cost: Cost not listed
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Acoustic Nights in The District

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

  • 6:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: The District at Park West Village 3400 Market Center Drive Morrisville, NC 27560
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.parkwestvillage.net
  • Category: Family Fun

Cary Live

Enjoy the new Downtown Park while listening to some of the best bands around! Come out for a free concert ...

Route 55 Jazz Orchestra at Holly Springs Cultural Center

Route 55 Jazz Orchestra was founded in the fall of 2006 and its membership consists of community musicians who are ...

  • 7:30 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: Holly Springs Cultural Center 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs, North Carolina 27540
  • Cost: $10 Adults; $7 Seniors & Students
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun
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