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Weekend Fun in and Around Raleigh: August 23rd-25th

If you’re finishing up your Back-to-School shopping this weekend or just in need of some family fun check out a few of our favorite activities happening in and around Raleigh.

** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time **

Weekend Fun in and around Raleigh: August 23rd-25thPlay Late for Less at Marbles

Friday, August 23rd.  3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Marbles Kids Museum, Downtown Raleigh

Play longer with Marbles Play Late for Less. During the summer, Marbles is open every Thursday and every Friday until 7pm. Enter after 3pm for only $3!

Going Out With a Bang! – A Harry Potter Marathon

August 23rd – September 2nd.  Lumina Theater, Chapel Hill

Close out summer with a marathon of your favorite Harry Potter movies. The Lumina will play a special schedule featuring magic, muggles, and mischief! All showtimes are $5. Anyone dressed in Harry Potter-themed costume gets FREE admission.

Monster Drawing Rally 2019

Friday, August 23rd.  5:30 p.m.  NC Museum of Art, Raleigh

This live drawing event features 75 artists at all stages of their careers drawing in front of a live audience. As spectators spy on the creative process, sketches morph into full-fledged works of art. Finished drawings are immediately available for $50 each. The evening also includes a collaborative art project, music, and food trucks. This is a ticketed event. (Free for children under 6 years.)

Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, August 24th – Sunday, August 25th.  Cary Town Hall Campus, Downtown Cary

Join the 43rd Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival featuring over 300 artists, live music, children’s activities, and a variety of food and drink vendors. 

Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes & Monsters

Saturday, August 24th & Sunday, August 25th.  NC Museum of Art, Raleigh

Free event. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms. Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions

Saturdays at the Old Mill Tours

Saturday, August 24th.  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh

Want to get inside Historic Yates Mill? Join a half-hour tour (starting at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 & 3:00 p.m.) to view the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill’s history and aspects of its preservation. For all ages; fee: $5/Adult, $4/Senior (ages 60+), $3/Child (ages 7-16), Children ages 6 & younger are free. Preregistration is encouraged. Tickets are available inside the park’s visitor center.

 

Did we miss your favorite family event this weekend?  Please share in the comments below!

 

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