It’s August and the end of summertime may just be in sight. Don’t fret, there’s still plenty to do before it’s all said and done. Check out some of these fun and interesting activities:
Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Where: Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill
When: Aug 4 – Sep 3, Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7 pm
Paperhand Puppet Intervention is hard to truly put into words. It is creativity and art run wild. The group uses costumes and more importantly, life-size (and bigger) puppets to put on spectacular performances. On top of all that the Forest Theatre itself is a very special and unique place. Don’t miss out!
Durham Latino Festival
Where: Rock Quarry Park, Durham
When: Saturday, Aug 11, 12 – 5 pm
The festival centers around soccer tournament championship games for area little league soccer teams. However, there will most definitely be something for everyone. Come out for live performances by dance and musical groups, delicious food, arts and crafts and more.
Skywatching at Dorothea Dix Park: Perseid Meteor Shower
Where: Dorothea Dix Park Big Field, Raleigh
When: Sunday, Aug 12, 9 – 11 pm
Dorothea Dix Park will be the perfect place to view Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and a meteor shower! If all that wasn’t enough, the Triangle Sax Ensemble will be playing themed music live. Celestial events and live music, that’s a hard combination to beat. Don’t forget a blanket or chairs.
Artspace’s Summer Celebration
Where: Artspace, Raleigh
When: Thursday-Saturday, Aug 16-18, Closing Ceremony on Saturday, 12:30 – 3 pm
Summer Celebration gives young artists the opportunity to display some of their works in Artspace’s beautiful exhibition areas. The closing ceremony will be accompanied by music, food, art and more.
Where: Durham Arts Council PSI Theater (1st Day), Durham Armory (2nd Day)
When: Saturday, Aug 18, 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday, Aug 19, 11 am – 5 pm
As you might imagine, VegFest is an event aimed at promoting vegetarian food and diet. The event is free with a suggested $5 donation. There will be free food samples, cooking demos, speakers, live music, kids activities and much, much more. The event aims to attract those that are curious about planet-based diets, those that are all in on eating vegetarian and everyone in between.
Where: Carrboro Century Center
When: Friday, Aug 24, 7:30 – 9 pm
“A night of jigs, reels and anything Celtic.” Attendees are invited to bring their own songs and instruments if they want. If you’re not ready for all that, feel free to just spectate and take in the cultural celebration.
Town of Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
Where: Downtown Cary
When: Saturday, August 25, 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday, August 26, 12:30 – 5 pm
Taking place on Cary’s Town Hall campus, the 41st Lazy Daze Festival celebrates the coming of Fall and the community. The event will features all sorts of art, music, food and more. There will be special exhibits, fun games and some quirky activities.
Most Amazing Race Raleigh
Where: Begins at Salvation Army of Wake County Corps Community Center, Raleigh
When: Saturday, August 25, 10 am
Based on the popular TV show and put on by the Salvation Army, the event sends teams of two running around the capital, collecting clues and reaching checkpoints. All proceed go to the Salvation Army. Teams must raise $300 to participate but can win up to $2,500. Fan of the show or not this is definitely an opportunity to liven up your Saturday and explore the city.
Don’t forget to double check event times/dates before as they may have changed since publishing. Thanks for reading and check back soon!