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September 19th - 25th Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

This will be another fabulous fall festival weekend in the Triangle. 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 (TACO) starts Tuesday, There are fun and engaging free activities throughout the Triangle all week long. Check out activities at the Museum of Life and Science, Prairie Ridge, and Raleigh Parks.

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

Fall Festivals around the Triangle

If you have never been to Bugfest, you can't imagine how an incredible collection of bugs can make for a fantastic event packed full of activities. If you have been to Bugfest before, you already know what an awesome event it is. Bugfest is the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science's biggest and wildest annual event. Promising to be bigger and better than ever, Bugfest fills the museum as well as the outdoor mall with everything buggy. This year's theme is the Beetle! For the really brave, there will be an assortment of delicious bug-filled delicacies at the Café Insecta. For the slightly more adult crowd that doesn't want to fight the crowds, Bugfest transforms into the Evening Insectival at 5pm. The evening crowd can relax with a new round of activities and live music to finish out the evening.

The 15th 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.

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!

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

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.

Head on over to Downtown Hillsborough for the annual Hillsborough Hog Day. Come enjoy local bands, fun contests & games, and the original BBQ cook-off contest featuring veteran cooking teams!

The Durham Arts Council brings the 45th Annual CenterFest to downtown Durham. More than 145 juried visual artists from 17 states will showcase their work, and 75 performing arts groups will provide continuous music, dance, and entertainment

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

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World will be this Friday's Lakeside Movie at Bond Park. The boathouse will also be open for you to take a boat out on the lake while you wait for the sun to set.

Counterclockwise will be the featured band along with food trucks Poblano Tacos and Napoli at this week's Friday on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn.

The North Carolina Museum of Art will kick the weekend off with Iris After Dark and then keep is rolling with the movie The Hate U Give after the sun goes down. Come back after dark Saturday for the film Roma.

The Sundays in Hillsborough Concert Series continues with an acoustic concert by Mason Lovette Sunday afternoon.

Monday's Morning Movie at Holly Springs Cultural Center will feature Home.

Fun at the Parks

The Yates Mill Fall Harvest Celebration features Corn Milling Demonstrations and costumed tours of the historic mills, a fun children's scavenger hunt, live music, dancing, storytellers, community displays, hand-craft demonstrations and sales, antique vehicles, farm tools, and food vendors

Nash Square will be hosting a Pop up Dog Park from September 20th-23rd.

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.

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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