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Weekend: Art, Harvest, Culture & Bug Festivals, Farm & Nature Tours
Ready to play in the Triangle this weekend (Sept. 19-21)? Kids and families will find lots of fun things to do no matter what your interest, and many events are free. The choices range from festivals that celebrate bugs, the arts and the harvest season, to tours of local farms to meet animals and see how food is grown, to tours of nature preserves. Celebrate fall?s bounty and enjoy a post-Civil War era fair at the Bennett Place State Historic Site, a free program featuring craftsmen, period music, 19th century games and more. Explore the culture, music and food of far-flung lands at the Raleigh International Festival. Check out our Daily Calendar for nature programs, stage shows and other indoor activities. READ MORE

Weekend: Free Family Festivals, Historic Fun, Community Celebrations
This weekend (Sept. 12-14), family-friendly festivals fill the Triangle, engaging kids in a variety of fun and learning, and many events are free. Savor Greek culture. Take the family for a day of history activities, including candlemaking, butter-churning, quiltmaking and performances by re-enactors at historic sites. Celebrate dance, art, film and comedy. Explore conservation with your kids. Head out for horse competitions, free pony rides and face painting. Join in a community celebration featuring kids parties to benefit local charities. Take your dog to the ?Dog Olympics, a fun fundraiser for local animal rescue groups. READ MORE

Weekend Fun: American Tobacco Party, Festival, Grandparents Day Events
This weekend, you can catch free kids movies, join in celebrations of National Grandparents Day and enjoy an outdoor family festival that features nature art, kids activities and more. The American Tobacco Campus is also inviting folks to join in its 10th birthday party, complete with street performers and food trucks.

Start the weekend off by taking your kids to see Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Lake Benson Park, in Garner. This comedy is appropriate for all ages, free, and you?ll see it on a 30-foot outdoor screen. Coolers are welcome.

If you live in Durham, head to a free showing of Frozen on the Hope Valley Farms field beside Primrose School, starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Take lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy free popcorn. READ MORE


Labor Day Weekend: African American Cultural Festival, Food Truck Rodeo
Labor Day weekend offers a chance to kick back and relax with family and friends. Fire up the grill for a casual barbecue or throw an inexpensive ice-cream party with these creative ideas from Jennifer, The Clueless Chick, a Triangle-area mom blogger. Ahead of Labor Day, you?ll find some fun family events, shows and exhibits. If you?re thinking of renting movies to watch with your kids at home, check out these picks by Andrea, who writes our Movies for Children blog.

In downtown Raleigh on Saturday and Sunday, enjoy the African American Cultural Festival, which will feature music, dance and fun at Charter Square and City Plaza. Take your kids to hear from storytellers, dance troupes and drum circles, and enjoy make-and-take crafts and more in the "Family Village." You?ll find a marketplace, art gallery walk and food vendors along Fayetteville Street; and live music on the City Plaza main stage. Admission is free. READ MORE


Free Weekend Fun: Lazy Daze Festival, Dog Days & More
Summer family fun is ripe for the picking this weekend at the Town of Cary?s 38th Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, in downtown Cary. Admission is free! Go to enjoy entertainment on four stages, browse/purchase the work of 400 artists from across the U.S. and take your children to play at Kid?s World brought to you by Carolina Parent.

Kids World is an interactive area located in the Cary Post Office parking lot on Academy Street, where the lineup of fun for little ones includes theater and magic as well as make-and-take crafts and a snow field. What could be better than snow in August? Even Kris Kringle will put in an appearance.  READ MORE


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