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April 11th - 17th Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

Spring is truly here this weekend. It looks like Saturday's weather is going to be fabulous so get out and enjoy all the egg hunts and spring festivals!

The fun starts Thursday night with the first Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina Concert, Join them in downtown for a concert by Jim Quick & Coastline along with food trucks, local craft breweries and vineyards.

The Apex Community Center will host a special Flashlight Egg Hunt Thursday evening for participants with disabilities ages 6+.

Friday Fun!

The NC Science Festival continues this week with a variety of events statewide. Here in the Triangle, the highlight of the NC Science festival will be the Star Parties. Friday night, if the skies are clear, there will be skywatching star parties on the American Tobacco Trail, Prairie Ridge Ecostation, and the Wilkerson Nature Preserve. Saturday night, White Deer Park joins the fun.

Downtown Wake Forest kicks off their concert season with the first Friday Night on White featuring the Magic Pipers along with food trucks and downtown restaurant specials.

Crowder County Park comes Alive After Dark Friday! Let the moon guide your way as you stroll around the pond in search of night time critters. You will also play fun games and try to catch some nocturnal bugs.

The North Carolina Museum of Art invites you to kick off the weekend with Iris After Dark, their combo of music, special plates and drinks

The Orange County Community Egg Hunt takes place along the Hillsborough Riverwalk Friday evening. Along with a kids egg hunt, there will also be free crafts and a visit from the Bunny, inflatables, face painting, and concessions.

Egg Hunts and Spring Festivals

Raleigh will host ten Egg Hunts Saturday morning. Click through for all the participating parks. Check ahead to see what exciting pre-hunt events are planned for that park.

South Park will be the site of Fuquay-Varina's Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning. The Easter Bunny will even be there to pose with kids for pictures. After the egg hunt, head to Downtown Fuquay-Varina on Main Street and Broad Street for the annual Candy Hop.

Cary kicks off Saturday's festivities with Breakfast with the Bunny at the Herbert C. Young Community Center. After the breakfast, head over to Bond Park for their Easter Festival which features a magic show, egg hunt and egg hunt for special needs.

Hank Anderson Park will be the location of Carrboro's Egg Hunt Saturday.

Morrisville will be hosting their Egg Hunt Saturday morning with the Easter Bunny and special prize eggs.

Wake Forest will be will be hiding over 10,000 Easter eggs along with Easter-themed arts and crafts, games and a free raffle at Carroll Joyner Park Saturday.

Apex Town Hall Campus will be the site for the Apex Egg Hunt Saturday. Come early to met the Easter Bunny. Apex will also hold a Special Egg Hunt for children with disabilities ages 6 and under Saturday.

Garner's Annual Spring EGGstravaganza will be held at Lake Benson Park Saturday. Joint them for the Hunt, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, vendors, games, crafts, music and more.

Holly Springs starts the fun early at Sugg Park with their annual Spring Fling and Community Yard Sale which culminates with an egg hunt at noon.

Dorothea Dix Park invites adults to a Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt Sunday at Dorothea Dix Park. The kid-free Spring Fling will feeature a field day for adults (21+) including an Egg Hunt with 10,000 eggs, inflatables, food trucks and lawn games!

Durham hosts the 32nd Annual Egg Hunt at West Point on the Eno. Find the golden egg and win an extra prize! Games, crafts, and face painting to follow the hunt

The Knightdale Easter Eggstraordinaire Saturday incorporates egg hunts, inflatables, train rides, music, food and a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

Kids and families are invited to be a part of the first ever Downtown Chapel Hill Plastic-free Eggstravaganza Sunday. This new event takes all of the fun of an annual egg hunt, adds STEAM activities, subtracts the plastic, and moves the whole thing downtown. The Eggstravaganza will transform an urban space into a Spring garden and will feature egg hunts starting every 15-20 minutes. The egg hunts will employ re-usable wooden eggs, painted by UNC arts students and participants are asked to bring their own baskets At the end of each hunt, egg hunters can swap their eggs for sweet treats and then enjoy a variety of egg-themed STEAM activities, games, arts, and crafts.

Spring at the Parks

Join them at Falls Lake Saturday to celebrate Dr. B.W. Wells, the original Tarheel Ecologist. Guided hikes include wildflower, geology, and ecology walks. An arborist will be on site for "tree climbing." There will also be kids activities.

The Durham 150 Opening Celebration is scheduled for Saturday along the American Tobacco Campus. Themed neighborhoods in the American Tobacco Campus (ATC) will highlight the four pillars of Durham 150: history and education, innovation and entrepreneurship, social equity and robust democracy, and arts and leisure. (Please confirm events are still on due to Wednesday's explosion.)

The Spring Hike Series at West Point on the Eno will explore the Confluence Natural Area Sunday afternoon.

Jordan Lake celebrates the Year of the Snake Sunday so you can learn about snake identification, how to co-exist with snakes, and do fun snake craft activities.

Festivals and the Fairgrounds

Join the North Carolina Museum of History both Saturday and Sunday for Tartan Day North Carolina, a daylong celebration of bagpipes, Highland dancing, genealogy discussions, and demonstrations. The Aloha Ka'naka O Hula Halau will present a concert at the North Carolina Museum of History Sunday afternoon.

As part of the NC Science Festival, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presents the Triangle SciTech Expo Saturday featuring over fifty hands-on exhibits, games, crafts and activities, plus a series of presentations.

The NC State Fairgrounds will host the Southern Women's Show with spa treatments and makeovers, value shop for clothes, jewelry and gifts, gourmet food & wine, travel ideas, beauty tips, health screenings, cooking classes, and fashion shows. You"ll find unique shopping, creative cooking demonstrations, trendy fashion shows, healthy lifestyle tips, interactive workshops, and celebrity guests.

Also at the Fairgrounds this weekend, Chatlee Boats will sponsor a Boat Show.

Running Thursday through Sunday at the Hunt Horse Complex, the Raleigh Invitational Horse Show will feature American Saddle Bred and Morgan horses.

The North Carolina Zoo will be celebrating an Earth Day Party for the Planet Saturday.

For you early risers, Mike Raley and Anne Clapp of 680 WPTF will be at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh Saturday morning doing their Weekend Gardener Show Live. There will be Prizes, free samples, gardening tipsand dozens of vendors in the Market Shoppes.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a few wonderful poets reading from their works Sunday on the Weaver Street Market Lawn.

The Tuesday Morning Movie at the Halle Cultural Arts Center will be Christopher Robin.

 

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