It’s going to be a beautiful weekend and a perfect opportunity to get the kiddos out for some family fun! Start planning your weekend family outing with a few of our favorite events popping up around Raleigh.
** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time **
Weekend Family Fun around Raleigh: September 21st – 22nd
Saturday, September 21st. 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
Learn about the fascinating world of bugs at this year’s BugFest theme featuring a Beetles theme. Enjoy over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities along with a chance to interact with entomologists and other scientists. Stop by the Cafe Insecta and bravely sample some buggy dishes prepared by local chefs.
Saturday, September 21st. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh
Scavenger hunts, live music and dance, storytellers, community displays, hand-craft demonstrations and sales, antique vehicles, farm tools, food vendors and much more! Come experience this annual family-oriented fall festival for all ages. This is a FREE event, although there is a $3-$5 fee for mill tours. Parking will be off-site with a free shuttle.
Sunday, September 22nd. 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fayetteville Street, Downtown Raleigh
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at this annual festival featuring stage performances, food vendors, visual artists, arts and crafts vendors, live music and much more!
Saturday, September 21st. 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Stephenson Amphitheatre and Raleigh Rose Garden at Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh
Enjoy this 5th annual celebration of homegrown music for all ages. This ticketed festival features eight live performances on two stages, local food and drinks, a kids zone, art vendors and more. Purchase tickets in advance or at the door.
Sunday, September 22nd. 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m Museum Park – Southern Oracle Rooftop at the NC Museum of Art, Raleigh
Festivities include one-of-a-kind performances on and around Heather Hart’s temporary rooftop sculpture by 9th Wonder and a dance troupe inspired by George Clinton. Bring a picnic or enjoy food trucks onsite.
Tell us your favorite family event happening in and around Raleigh this weekend. We don’t want to miss out on the fun!