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September 21st - 26th Triangle 2018

by Pam & Michael Davison

Already a jam packed weekend, several events from last weekend have also been rescheduled to this weekend. We will cover the highlights in this week's newsletter, but for the full listing, feel free to go to the Events Search at

Take a Child Outside Week starts Monday. There is a multitude of events for children at the state, county & local parks as well as the Arboretum. There are even many evening programs. Some have waived their fees this week, but many do still require registration and some already have waiting lists so click through to get more information or type in TACO at the Events Search.

TACO kicks off Monday at Wake County Parks when Kids Get Crafty at Crowder County Parks and continues all week long with more crafts, animal explorations and hikes.

The JC Raulston Arboretum joins in the TACO celebration with daily events including crafts, hands-on activities and fairies.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning will host hikes, Nature Play Days and even some Monarch Tagging during TACO Week.

The Raleigh Parks join in the Taco Week festivities with a wide array of activities throughout the City's parks including nature walks, animal explorations, fishing and even a Family Campout.

Lake Lynn will be celebrating TACO Tuesday with a fun-filled evening of outdoor activities, a scavenger hunt and of course TACOS!

Fall Festivals around the Triangle

The 14th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest will take place in the heart of downtown Raleigh all weekend with live music, festival fare, stunt shows and specialty rides.

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will host the Peak City International Film Festival Friday and Saturday. There will be both ticketed and free events.

West Point on the Eno invites you to the annual NC Jerk Fest. There will be a Cook-Off Competition, 5K run, live Reggae Music all day, Wing Eating Contest, Cooking Demos and lots of great food!

Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Walnut Creek Wetland Center during Saturday's Open House.

Good Neighbor Day comes to Joyner Park Saturday with a day of food, fun, and family entertainment bringing together a mix of cultures, music, ages, and ethnicities to celebrates diversity and promotes goodwill.

The Dragon Boat Festival returns to Regency Park Saturday. In addition to a full slate of dragon boat races, the celebration of Asian culture includes nearly 100 exhibits and activities such as cultural displays, games, health screenings, and stage performances.

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds will host the Southern Ideal Home Show, the North State Toy & Hobby Show, and the DogGoneFast Flyball Club Flyball Tournament.

La Fiesta del Pueblo returns to Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh Sunday showcasing popular and folk music and art, dance performances, educational booths, children"s activities, and food from different regions of Latin America.

More Fun, Music & Movies

In celebration of the 152nd anniversary of emancipation, and in partnership with MOJOAA Performing Arts Company, Mordecai Historic Park presents a theatrical experience: Escape to Freedom both Friday and Saturday.

The Triangle Brass Band will take the stage Sunday at Apex Nature Park for a concert featuring Classic Brass.

Jurassic Park is the featured flick Sunday after dark for another Movie by Moonlight at Dorthea Dix Park.

Monday's Morning Movie at Holly Springs Cultural Center will feature the Treasure Planet.

Fun at the Parks

Historic Yates Mill Pond County Park invites you to take a Tour of the Old Mill Saturday or a longer Mill Heritage Tour on Sunday.

Durant Nature Park invites you to a Campfire Story and Marshmallow Roast Saturday evening.

Join them Saturday morning for a Downtown Durham Tobacco Heritage Walking Tour. Volunteer tour guides will lead you through the history of the tobacco industry as they tell tales from Durham's past, using oral histories and photographs to illustrate the history of tobacco and the people who supplied tobacco products known throughout the world.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning kicks off their Special Sunday Programs this week with Autumnal Equinox Nature Journaling.

Daytrips Outside the Triangle

Fall here in the Triangle is spectacular. Take a day trip and explore some of the fun attractions we have just outside the Triangle.

The Natural Science Center of Greensboro is an amazing destination only a couple hours away being a hybrid of a zoo, science museum, an aquarium and childrens' museum all under one roof.

The NC Zoo is a fabulous fall destination! Featuring animals from both North America and Africa, its a full day of family fun for all ages. You don't want to miss the two baby rhinos.

Saturday is Museum Day Live! The annual event is sposored by Smithsonain Magazine and features hundreds of Museums nationwide. Through their website, you can get 2 free tickets to a wide variety of participating museums.


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