Hey all, it’s July and we’ve got a bunch of fun summertime activities coming up! As always, take care and contact me with any questions you may have.
4th of July
WRAL has put together a great list of events and fireworks displays around the area. Find it at this link.
Where: West Point on the Eno
When: Wednesday, July 4 and Saturday July 7, 10 am – 6 pm
Filled with music, dance, crafts and more, the festival aims to raise money for land protection and teach about natural resource conservation. Rooted in the NC Folklife Festival first held in the area in 1976, the Festival for the Eno still works to preserve and present culture as well as provide hands on activities. Attendees will be able to participate in things like pottery, kayaking, weaving, urban farming and more.
Where: North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
When: Saturday, July 7, 12 – 4 pm and 6 – 10 pm
Beer, beer, beer. Expect all sorts of the best craft pours from around the state, country and world. The event is in its 13th year and has only grown as NC’s beer scene has done the same. The fairgrounds will be hosting 2 individual sessions.
Where: Duke Homestead, Durham
When: Saturday, July 14, 10 am – 3 pm
The event features a combination of history, culture and delicious traditional NC foods. There will be BBQ and pie contests and attendees will be able to sample the BBQ. “Costumed interpreters” will be demonstrating historic cooking methods and there will be plenty of live music and vendors.
Where: Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh
When: Saturday, July 14, 2 – 7 pm
Dix Park will be alive with live music, arts and crafts, performance artists, vendors, top area food trucks, drinks from Trophy Brewing and Bull City Cidery and a “special surprise.” To end the day, bluegrass band Shiloh Hill will be performing from 5:30 – 7 pm.
Where: Downtown Park, Cary
When: Thursday, July 26, 10 am – 12 pm
Downtown Park will be filled with bigger than life board games for all ages. Expect giant checkers, giant jenga, bubbles and more. There will also be plenty of permanent games like ping pong as well as story time from 10:30 – 11:30 am at Cary Community Library.
Where: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
When: Saturday, July 28, 6:35 pm
If your looking for something new and fun then don’t miss Camp Out Night at DBAP. An evening packed with excitement, the night begins with a pre-game parade, then a Durham Bulls game and finally a sleepover on the field. There will also be fireworks after the game and a delicious breakfast in the morning. Of course, if you don’t want to camp you can just enjoy the festivities and game itself.
Where: New Hope Valley Railway
When: Saturday, July 28, 11 am
Come out for a day of music, games, trains and most importantly, ice cream. There will also be a DJ, additional food, model train layout and a walking tour of the grounds. New Hope Valley Railway is home to the North Carolina Railway Museum and offers excursions on vintage trains as well as event spaces for a very unique celebration. It lies 30 minutes Southeast of Raleigh.
Where: Duke Homestead, Durham
When: Saturday, July 28, 10 am – 2 pm
Historic site Duke Homestead will be hosting a day of all sorts of games from the 1800’s. There will be everything from “parlor games to town ball,” as well as the opportunity for kids to make their own historic toy.
Thanks for reading and check back in a couple weeks for more.