I hope February didn’t fly by too fast. The good news is things are already warming up a bit. Of course, one never knows what the weather will bring to the Triangle in these transitional periods. I’ve included a combination of indoor and outdoor activities as well as a list of Easter Egg hunts in the area. We’ve got St. Patrick’s Day and Easter coming up as well as some other great things to do.
Where: Kennedy Theater, Raleigh
When: March 2-18, (Times and dates vary)
Shakespeare’s classic and wacky tale comes to the Kennedy Theater for the month of March. However, don’t expect to see the original. Instead the extremely talented cast at the Kennedy Theater is putting a contemporary spin on the timeless story. The performance is recommended for those in 5th grade and up but all ages are welcome.
Where: Waverly Place, Cary
When: Saturday, March 3, 11 am – 3 pm
For the 7th year Waverly Place will be creating man-made sledding tracks for all ages to enjoy. Even if it’s warm out there will still be snow and plenty of fun, at least while it lasts. Tickets are available for different time slots and everyone over the age of 2 is welcome to participate in the sledding. The usual restaurants and stores in Waverly Place will be open for business as well. Come check out this unique event with the whole family!
Where: Cameroon Indoor Stadium
Where: Saturday, March 3rd, 8:15 pm
Lower-ranked UNC upset Duke in the first round and now the match-up heads to Duke’s home court in Durham. Will UNC be able to complete the sweep or will Duke take one back? Only time will tell and the area will surely be electric watching it. Even if you’re not a fan of either it’s sure to be a great game and no matter how much you try to avoid college basketball you will inevitable end up hearing about it. While I usually focus on events that you can attend, unless you know the right people or are willing to drop big bucks this one just isn’t happening. However, sports bars and restaurants all over the area will be packed and exciting for the rivalry that has been called “the best in college basketball,” “the best in college sports” and even “the best in sports.”
Where: Meymandi Concert Hall
When: Thursday, March 8, 7:30 pm
The world renowned music of Michael Jackson is coming to Meymandi Concert Hall. A great night out for a die-hard Jackson fan or someone that appreciates his music and the symphony. The performance will take attendees through each era of the musician’s career and perform all of his greatest hits. The show is for one night only so be sure not to miss out!
Where: Cary Arts Center
When: Sunday, March 11, 3:30 – 6:15 pm
Basant Bahar is an Indian celebration of the coming Spring. The event is sponsored and put on by Hum Sub, (which means “All of Us”) an Indian-American cultural organization based in Cary. The free event will feature an array of music and dance rooted in Indian folk tradition and performed on traditional string and percussion instruments. This is a great opportunity to celebrate and learn more about one of the many cultures represented in the Triangle.
Where: Downtown Raleigh, City Plaza
When: Saturday, March 17, Parade goes roughly from 10 am – 11:30 am and the festival begins after
Celebrating Irish heritage in the Triangle and a great excuse to celebrate in general, the Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade is in it’s 36th year. The parade cuts right through Downtown and is immediately followed by the Wearin O’ the Green Festival in City Plaza at the South end of Fayetteville Street. The festival will be filled with live music, dancing, craft vendors, food and drinks as well as a bounce house and other fun kid’s rides on “Leprechaun Lane.”
Where: Nasher Museum of Art
When: Sunday, March 18, 12 – 4:30 pm
On select Sundays the Nasher is open for free and features live entertainment, hands-on projects and exhibitions featuring a gallery hunt. This month’s Family Day theme is “Art of Science & Science of Art.” Visitors will create artistic chemical reactions and learn about beautiful designs found in nature.
Where: Hank Anderson Community Park
When: March 18, 1 – 3 pm
Go fly a kite (sorry, I couldn’t resist). But really, come out to Hank Anderson Community Park to enjoy the timeless pastime and enjoy nature. Visitors are encourage to bring their own kites but there will be some available for those without kites.
Easter Egg Hunts
Below is a list of some Easter Egg Hunts around the Triangle. This list is not exhaustive and they all take place on the 24th of March if not otherwise listed:
Art in Bloom: Scavenger Hunt (NC Museum of Art’s version of an Easter egg hunt)
We’ve almost made it to Spring and to celebrate I’ll be posting a list of some great outdoor activities in and around our area. Check back around the middle of the month and also check out our previous post on Volunteering Opportunities in the Triangle if you missed it. Thanks for reading and have a fantastic March!