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September 26th - October 2nd Triangle 2019

by Pam & Michael Davison

This weekend is jam packed with Fall Festivals and outdoor fun. TACO (Take A Child Outside) Week continues through Monday with loads of fun activities to do with your kids at the parks - see below:


JC Raulston Arboretum continues their TACO activities with weaving, storytimes, cloud watching and a nature scavenger hunt.

Prairie Ridge Ecostation for Wildlife Learning celebrates TACO with guided hikes, Citizen Science Saturdays and a Nature Play Day.

TACO events in Raleigh continue throughout the city's parks with family friendly programs through Monday including nature walks, fishing, a family paddle and even a Family Campout at Durant Nature Preserve Friday to Saturday.

The Museum of Life and Science is celebrating TACO week with a week of events to encourage everyone to engage with the great outdoors. Take a walk in their wetland, discover what's happening with the animals and plants, learn about animal conservation at a Keeper Talk, or Build a fort in Hideaway Woods.

My favorite TACO event every year is the Storytelling Festival at Historic Oak View County Park on Saturday. The festival features a wide variety local and nationally celebrated storytellers sharing their tales at spots throughout the picturesque park.

The Fun Starts Friday

Final Friday at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will feature the film Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure(1971) along with time travel themed stations, live music, food and drinks.

Downtown Hillsborough Carrboro and Chapel Hill host the final Last Friday of the season with an art walk and a concert on the old courthouse lawn.

On the last Friday of every month, Cary celebrates art with the Cary Art Loop. Triangle arts and culture in the Cary area are highlighted with extended hours for participating art galleries, restaurants and coffee houses.

Its Finally Friday in Downtown Apex. Join them for extended hours and special promotions.

Welcome the weekend with Iris after Dark, an evening experience offered by the NCMA every Friday. Enjoy a selection of small plates, their extended wine and beer selection and tunes of local DJs and musicians.

Fridays on the Front Porch of the Carolina Inn heads into its last month with a concert by Lee Gildersleeve and local food trucks Bulkogi and Pie Pushers.

Fall Festivals

The free Wide Open Bluegrass Streetfest Friday and Saturday is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the IBMA"s World of Bluegrass week in beautiful downtown Raleigh. The bluegrass tide spills over into downtown Raleigh as more than 100 bands perform for FREE in multiple locations around Downtown Raleigh. Click through for the all the schedule of concerts.

The Carrboro Music Festival takes to the Century Center and 24 other locations around Carrboro both Saturday and Sunday. That's 200 free musical performances at 30 indoor and outdoor venues.

They will provide the stuffing and support to make your creation complete. All you will need to bring is the clothes, accessories and a head that makes your scarecrow unique at Saturdays Scarecrow Festival at Pullen Park.

The Dragon Boat Festival returns to Regency Park Saturday. There is an admission fee to see nearly 100 exhibits and activities such as dragon boat races, cultural displays, games, health screenings, and stage performances. The festival also features a wide collection of ethnic foods and delicacies.

Music, History & Culture will inspire you

The North Carolina Museum of Art offers free admission every day. On the weekends, they also offer Meet Your Museum Tours to introduce you to the 164-acre campus, two buildings, an amphitheater, a park, and several gardens as well as Weekend Family Friendly Tours aimed at kids 5-11.

Join them in Downtown Saturday morning for a Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour and learn how it has transformed itself from an industrial center to the City of Medicine.

The North Carolina Museum of Art Indoor Film Series continues this Sunday afternoon with the 1964 film, The World of Henry Orient starring Peter Sellers and Angela Lansbury.

Tea Cup Gin will be the featured band at this week's Sundays in Hillsborough Concert.

The Holly Springs Cultural Center will be showing the movie The Jungle Book on Monday.

Fall Fun in the Parks

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

Anderson Point Park will host this weekend's Pop Up Dog Park in Raleigh.

Kids Together Playground at Marla Dorrel Park invites families to join them for their annual Walk For Inclusiveness Sunday. There is a fee to participate.


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