April has arrived and it’s finally time to enjoy the Spring weather. Below, you’ll fund several activities to help you do just that. Our area is beautiful this time of year and filled with fun stuff to do. As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Where: Locations throughout Downtown Durham
When: Thursday to Sunday, April 5-8
Running from morning to midnight for four full days, Full Frame does not mess around. The international film festival takes place in Downtown Durham and focuses on nonfiction cinema. It is jam packed with screenings, discussion panels and more. The festival also aims to promote conversations between filmmakers, film professionals and the public. This is a great place to dive in and get to directly interact with those in and around the industry.
Where: Downtown Raleigh
When: Saturday and Sunday April 7, 8
Raleigh’s Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon brings a combination of running and live music. Live musical performances are spread throughout the course, creating an energizing and fun experience. Imagine running past a rock band while you’re grinding through a half-marathon. The event also features a 5k race, a mile race and a relay.
Where: Raleigh Convention Center
When: Saturday and Sunday, April 14, 15, 9 am – 5 pm
LEGO is taking over the Raleigh Convention center for a a weekend filled with one of the most iconic toys ever made. For kids and grownup kids alike there will be some amazing LEGO creations and sculptures as well as hands on activities and countless LEGO products and experts.
Where: Bond Park Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill and more
When: Friday, April 20, 7 – 9 pm
Bond Park is one of the many parks throughout North Carolina taking part in the statewide Star Party which is a part of the North Carolina Science Festival. According to the event site “participants bring the curiosity and host sites provide the telescopes.” Bond Park will be showing a space themed movie (TBD) and then have star viewing. There are also locations throughout Raleigh, Apex, Durham, Chapel Hill and more. Click here for information on all locations.
Where: Durham Central Park
When: Sunday, April 22 12 -5 pm
The festival will feature everything there is to love about Durham and its love for the environment. Come out for a day of music, food, hands-on environmental education activities and tons of fun!
Where: Rosemary Street, Downtown Chapel Hill
When: Sunday, April 22, 12 – 4 pm
Enjoy a great Spring Sunday on Rosemary Street by eating at some of the best food trucks in the area. The best part is the food trucks will be offering a tasting menu, therefore negating the only challenge at these sort of events; choosing between all the great options. There will also be mini golf!
Where: Downtown Raleigh
When: Friday and Saturday, April 27, 28
April is North Carolina Craft Beer Month and Brewgaloo is the largest NC Craft beer festival. The two-day event features food trucks, live music, vendors and of course lots and lots of local beer. The first day takes places in City Plaza and the second all throughout Fayetteville street.
Where: Bond Park
When: Saturday, April 28, 9 am – 5 pm
In its 25th year, Spring Daze brings together tons of the best artists, food and live entertainment from around the state and beyond. The event features four performance stages and Cary’s Earth Day celebration.
Where: Farms in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange, Person and Wake Counties
When: Saturday and Sunday April 28, 29, 2 – 6 pm
North Carolina has long been a state that is heavily invested in agriculture. Now’s your chance to get to see for yourself the places that are growing some of the delicious food that makes its way onto our plates. It’s also a great way to get out into some of the beautiful country side around our cities. Over 40 farms in several counties will be open to touring.
Where: Downtown Chapel Hill
When: Saturday, April 28, 10 am – 4 pm
The 2018 Garden Tour will take enthusiasts through 9 of Chapel Hill’s most beautiful gardens. Some are privately owned by UNC officials and others are open to the public. There will be artists painting, musicians playing and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know some of Chapel Hill’s beautiful hidden gardens and enjoy Spring.
Thanks for reading and have a great month. Check back in a few weeks for all new stuff!