Is it the last weekend before your kiddos start school next week? This might mean you’re holding on to every bit of summertime magic before school begins. If you’re staying around town this weekend we’ve found some fun family-friendly events that all ages will enjoy. From a Water Balloon game event, a walking Dinosaur exhibit, the annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, an End of Summer Celebration and more.
** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time **
Friday, August 24th – Sunday, August 26th. Raleigh Convention Center
This one is for those Dino Fans in your home. Explore the interactive Dinosaur exhibits with walking dinosaurs, dino-themed science stations, face painting, crafts, a dino bounce, fossil dig, and dino rides. Visit their website to purchase tickets and learn more about this event.
Friday, August 24th. 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. North Hills Commons, Raleigh
Get the wiggles out and enjoy being outside during this open play session on The Commons green filled with soft foam equipment and tumbling mats.
Saturday, August 26th. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Durham Central Park
Celebrate Back to School and the end of summer with Families Moving Forward. Enjoy free family fun with activities, live music, and budget-friendly food trucks.
Saturday, August 25th. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Blue Jay Point County Park, Raleigh
Spend an afternoon in the Blue Jay Gardens. Check out the mini pond, composting area, pollinator garden and children’s garden. Also, enjoy other activities and programs running that day. Cost: $1/per person. Activities are geared for ages 5 years and up. Register in advance.
Saturday, August 25th – Sunday, August 26th. Downtown Cary
Visit this annual family-friendly festival featuring live music, exhibits, food vendors, a Kids World & Play Zone, an artist gallery and much more.
Saturday, August 25th. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Centennial Square, Fuquay-Varina
This special event happens twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall. Come out and celebrate with lots of food trucks, children’s activities, and live music. Visit here to see what trucks will be attending.
Saturday, August 25th. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Holly Springs Towne Center
Kid entrepreneurs will showcase their entrepreneurial skills at this one-day marketplace. Check out the brands, products or services that these young entrepreneurs will be bringing to the marketplace.
Sunday, August 26th. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh
Stay cool with water balloon games for the family. Game equipment will be provided all you have to do is bring safe water-filled balloons to enjoy. Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel, too! FREE event for all ages.
Visit our Community Events calendar to plan ahead for more family fun.
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