Not sure if you heard, but a month or so ago, some Charlottonian called Raleigh boring. I actually had to pick and choose which activties to include in this weekend’s round up this week! Now I’m even more sure than ever that Raleigh (and everything around it) is NOT boring. Looking for something to do this weekend? There is PLENTY! 🙂
Durham Bulls Home Opener
Friday April 17, 7:00 p.m.
Durham Bulls Athletic Park
YES! The Bulls are back. Come on out to DBAP for a great night and enjoy fireworks at the end of the game. The Bulls are playing the Norfolk Tides and the game starts at 7:00. There are still tickets in various areas available. This is the first Friday night of the season, so it should be a fun night.
Cabela’s Grand Opening
Thursday April 17 – Sunday April 19
Cabela’s – Garner
The Triangle is becoming a megacenter for outdoor stores! Cabela’s is the newest outdoor sporting goods store in the area and opened Thursday in Garner. They have a pretty impressive line up for their grand opening weekend including giveaways for the first 50 customers on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Cabela’s in Garner is a fun outing with a large mountain replica, aquarium, indoor archery range and dozens of museum-quality wildlife displays.
Children’s Day Festival of Cary
Saturday April 18, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Cary
This is a global celebration for children with an international tasting zone, food trucks, face painting, balloon animals, and more. Bond Park is always a nice place to be, and this sounds like the perfect place to spend some time on Saturday with the kids.
Saturday April 18, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Pit, Raleigh
$5 Entry (Food and Drink Available for Purchase)
This is like a giant family friendly block party with BBQ prepared by The Pit, local beers, and live bluegrass music. Many people have asked whether or not this is kid friendly, and the good news is YES! There is a special “Kid Zone” set up. Proceeds from this event go to support the Junior League of Raleigh’s BackPack Buddies program, which helps provide children at Lacy and Hunter Elementary Schools with healthy weekend meals and snacks during the school year.
Durham Earth Day Festival
Sunday April 19, 12:00 – 5:00
Rock Quarry Park, Durham
Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day this weekend? The Earth Day Festival in Durham will be a great place to get in on all things green. Earth friendly products, crafts, and art will only be part of the action. You can also bring some of those harder to recycle electronics (no TVs) to the festival. Check out the information online for more information.
Chatham Street Downtown Food Truck Rally
Sunday April 19, 12:00 – 4:30
Downtown Cary (Chatham St. Between Academy St. and Harrison Ave.)
A wine and beer garder will accompany the 15 food trucks taking part in this rally. Head on out to Downtown Cary for food, live music, and fun. Remember, there is plenty of local shopping to do in Cary between your food truck sampling. 😉
Sunday April 19, 1:00 – 4:00
Apex Community Park
You do not have to worry about keeping your kids off of the equipment, telling them to keep their hands in their pockets, or telling them to just look with their eyes. Touch a Truck is all about letting kids see trucks up close. From 1:00-2:00 they will hold a horn free hour. This is a rain or shine event.