Weekend Family Fun in the Triangle: Events for July 26th-28th, 2024

Amy Hartle

Looking for family friendly events in Raleigh this weekend? While you could pore through countless Facebook event listings and online calendars, wouldn’t it be so much easier if you had all the best events for kids in one place?

I thought so, too! So I’ve set out to do exactly that.

When you’re searching for things to do in the Triangle this weekend (and every weekend), I hope you’ll head here!

I’m a local mom, and every week I curate a list of the coolest events around the Triangle for kids and families. While these local events center largely around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (the OG Triangle cities), I do my best to include events from all over the Triangle. That way, you don’t miss any events in your neck of the woods—or worth traveling for.


Family Friendly Weekend in the Triangle – July 26th, 27th, and 28th 2024

PS: While I do my very best to make sure this event list is accurate, I always recommend reaching out to venues or event providers directly to confirm information before you go!

Friday July 26th

Field Experience Fridays: Nature Artists – Prairie Ridge Ecostation (Raleigh)

Friday July 26th | 8:30am-2:00pm


Do you have an outdoor enthusiast who loves arts and crafts? Join us for a day of nature exploration through an artist’s lens. As we explore Prairie Ridge, we’ll create using different natural mediums to create art inspired by the wonders of the natural world!

This is a one-day drop off program at Prairie Ridge Ecostation intended for children entering Kindergarten in either fall, 2024 or fall, 2025, and runs from 8:30am to 2:00pm on Friday, July 19. Participants should expect to be entirely outdoors, bring a packed snack and lunch, and be ready to have fun outside!

Rooftop Storytime with Darren Farrell – The Willard (Raleigh)

Friday July 26th | 10:00am

Join us for storytime on The Willard Rooftop on Friday, July 26, at 10am with local children’s book author Darren Farrell. Bring the kids up to the seventh floor for family-friendly fun and stories on our open air terrace with unmatched views of downtown Raleigh. And purchase your own copies of two of Farrell’s delightful children’s books, Dandelion Magic and Give This Book Away, to enjoy at home.

This event is free, but because we are limited in the number of guests we can host during this storytime, pre-registration is required to secure your spot. Please include total number of attendees when you register. Seating will be on the floor of the terrace; feel free to bring a towel if you wish!

GalaxyCon Raleigh – Raleigh Convention Center (Raleigh)

Friday July 26th | 10:00am-2:00am

GalaxyCon Raleigh is a 4-Day FESTIVAL OF FANDOM with celebrities, artists, writers, voice actors, cosplayers, entertainers, creators, wrestlers, fan groups, panelists, and PEOPLE LIKE YOU! Join fans from across the galaxy and celebrate Comic Books, Pop Culture, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay, and more!

Mermaid Princess Meet & Greet – Little Doodles Play Cafe (Wendell)

Friday July 26th | 5:00pm-7:00pm


Join us for a visit from everyone’s favorite Mermaid Princess! This event includes open play, meet & greet, dancing, games, and more!

Food Truck Fridays – The Glass Jug Beer Lab RTP (Durham)

Friday July 26th | 5:00pm-8:00pm

We love hosting local food trucks here at our RTP taproom! Come grab some grub every Friday night in the Beer Garden. We will have some of our favorite food trucks returning as well as some new ones!

Food Truck Friday – Main St., Downtown Garner (Garner)

Friday July 26th | 5:00pm-8:00pm


Kick off your weekend right with Food Truck Fridays, where Main Street comes alive with a mouthwatering array of food trucks and a chance to explore our vibrant brick-and-mortar businesses!

Teen Night – W.D. Hill Recreation Center (Durham)

Fridays until August 30 | 5:00pm-9:00pm

Have nothing to do on a Friday? Looking for a safe and relaxing atmosphere? Look no further! Come out to play basketball, video games, surf the Internet, learn to dance and much more. Participants 18 years old will be asked to present a valid high school ID in order to participate. No pre-registration required. Ages 13-17. Free

Final Friday Featuring DIA Dance Studio – Downtown Cary Park (Cary)

Friday July 26th | 5:00pm-9:00pm


Join us for a fun evening of K-pop dance’ led by our friends at DIA Dance Studio. This Final Friday will be filled with infectious beats, joyful choreography, and endless smiles. Learn the moves and experience the pros through the exhilarating rhythm of K-pop—an event guaranteed to lift your spirits and keep you dancing all night long!

As always, this event is an additional hub for Cary Art Loop where you can explore artistic creations, crafts, and imaginative activities. Come to the Park for this family-friendly celebration, where retailers and food trucks add to the festive atmosphere of local arts and delicious cuisine

Final Fridays @ Moore Square – Moore Square (Raleigh)

Friday July 26th | 5:00pm-9:00pm

Come join us for this Free family night out in downtown Raleigh! Each month on Final Fridays, we feature a new, free workout led by local fitness experts, a market, food trucks and Live music!

Kids Character Karaoke with Isabela – Komana Brewing Company (Cary)

Friday July 26th | 5:30pm


🎤 Kids Character Karaoke Event featuring Isabela from the movie Encanto
🗓️ Date: FRIDAY, 26 July 2024
🕒 Time: 5:30-8pm
📸 Meet and Greet Photo Op: 5:30-6:30pm

Grand Slam Trivia – City of Raleigh Museum (Raleigh)

Friday July 26th | 6:00pm-8:00pm


Ages 12+. Come meet Muddy from the Carolina Mudcats from 6 – 7 p.m., then test your knowledge of Baseball trivia, starting at 7 p.m.! A fun, free night of trivia and prizes! Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.

Parents Night Out – We Rock the Spectrum (Cary)

Friday July 26th | 6:00pm-8:00pm


Parents’ Night Out is Friday, July 26th from 6pm to 8pm. Give yourself a night out (or in!) and bring your kiddos to us for a night of fun! We offer dinner, a movie, and open play, all provided by our wonderful staff 🥰 These events fill up fast, so register your kiddos today via the link below! 🎉 https://linktr.ee/werockcary

Kids Night Out: Christmas in July – Flour Power Cooking Studios North Hills (Raleigh)

Friday July 26th | 6:00pm-8:00pm


The weather outside is far from frightful and the cooking we are doing inside is so delightful! Join us for some of our favorite Flour Power Christmas recipes: Gingerbread Men, Merry Macaroni and Red Rider Cider, while Santa enjoys his summer vacation!!!

Summer at the Springs featuring Retrograde – Holly Springs Cultural Center (Holly Springs)

Friday July 26th | 6:00pm-9:00pm


Come downtown to the Holly Springs Cultural Center to listen to live music featuring Retrograde. Retrograde is a high-energy cover band playing your favorite hits from the 60s through today! Food trucks and beer and wine will be available. We have also added a night market featuring vendors from the Holly Springs Farmers Market.

Last Friday in Clayton – Bexley House (Clayton)

Friday July 26th | 6:00pm-9:00pm

What a fun night we have planned for you! Pop-up Jewelry and ice cream with Louie & Co! Get a free ice cream on us when you bring your Market Bag and make a purchase! Woohoo! Don’t have a bag yet? No worries, you can grab one at Last Friday in clayton at Bexley House!

Parents Night Out – Kidzu Children’s Museum (Chapel Hill)

Friday July 26th | 6:00pm-9:00pm


Parents, you deserve a night out, so leave the childcare to us! Kids will enjoy a fun–filled night, including exhibit play and exploration, a staff led activity, and dinner from Alfredo’s Pizza Villa. This drop-off event is for ages 3 – 9 (must be potty independent). Kids will exercise their minds, bodies, imagination, and independence.

Taylor Swift Skate – United Skates of America (Raleigh)

Friday July 26th | 6:00pm-8:30pm

We will be playing Taylor’s hits all session long!

Teen Night – Holton Career & Resource Center (Durham)

Fridays until August 30 | 6:00pm-8:30pm


Have nothing to do on a Friday? Looking for a safe and relaxing atmosphere? Look no further! Come out to play basketball, video games, surf the Internet, learn to dance and much more. Participants 18 years old will be asked to present a valid high school ID in order to participate. No pre-regisrtation required. Ages 13-17. Free

Teen Night – Weaver Street Recreation Center (Durham)

Fridays until August 30 | 6:00pm-9:00pm

Have nothing to do on a Friday? Looking for a safe and relaxing atmosphere? Look no further! Come out to play basketball, video games, surf the Internet, learn to dance and much more. Participants 18 years old will be asked to present a valid high school ID in order to participate. No pre-registration required. Ages 13-17. Free

Front Porch Friday – Haven Farm (Knightdale)

Friday July 26th | 6:00pm-9:00pm


Enjoy live music, delectable food, exciting games, and dancing under the stars. Enjoy in a variety of refreshments including wine, beer, ice cream, snacks, and unique gifts available for purchase in our shoppe. Kickstart your weekend with us at Haven! Our playground awaits the little ones, while our friendly goats eagerly await your visit.

Glow Night – Urban Air (Raleigh)

Every Friday | 6:00pm


Lights out party on! Glow Night is THE place to be is Urban Air Adventure Park. The atmosphere changes when the lights go out and the lasers turn on while the latest music keeps the party going.

Fridays on the Farm – Old Mill Farm (Durham)

Every Friday | 6:00pm


Join us for live music, food trucks, local beer & wine & farm fun every Friday night from March through October! Gates open at 4pm, live music starts at 6pm! Family fun on the farm with a little something for everyone. Please note, if tickets are not available on a certain date, that means tickets are SOLD OUT. Drive INS will not be accommodated on those days. Please plan accordingly.

Teen Climb Night – Triangle Rock Club (Morrisville)

Friday July 26th | 6:00pm-9:00pm


Enjoy a night out on us! Do some climbing, take a yoga class, or enjoy a night out on the town without the kiddos (ages 5-12 welcome). Our staff will keep them entertained with climbing, games, and tons of fun activities!

Parents Night Out – Mac N Motion (Clayton)

Friday July 26th | 6:30pm-9:30pm

✅️ a night filled with open play
✅️ arts & crafts
✅️ lots of kids
✅️ pizza & drink
✅️ movie

Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Stripers – Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham)

Friday July 26th | 6:35pm


Promo: Friday Night Fireworks

Friday Night Live – On the Green @ Southern Village (Chapel Hill)

Friday July 26th | 7:00pm-9:00pm


Live music with “Too Many Cases”

Burning Coal Theatre Presents “Matilda Jr.” – Murphey School Auditorium (Raleigh)

Friday July 26th | 7:00pm

Every summer, Burning Coal hosts students 12-18 for a three week theatre intensive. In the mornings, students learn acting and movement techniques that they put into practice to produce a full-scale production that is open to the public.

School of Rock House Band Homecoming Show – Speakeasy Carrboro (Carrboro)

Friday July 26th | 7:00pm
10:00pm

It’s been a heckuva year, with more shows than we can count, but it’s time to bring this squad home, after their summer tours in Seattle and Asheville, and give them a final send-off.

Fireside Friday – Sugg Farm at Bass Lake (Holly Springs)

Friday July 26th | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Are you looking for fun on a Friday night as we celebrate July is Park and Recreation Month? Come join us fireside for s’mores under the stars at Sugg Farm. Other activities may include stargazing, games, and other nighttime educational adventures. Each participant will be provided a seat, roasting stick, and sweet treat. All attendees must be registered and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration Required

Kids Movie Night – Embrace Kids Club (Wake Forest)

Friday July 26th | 7:30pm-10:00pm


We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Movie Night on July 26th from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM! We will be showing “Ralph Breaks the Internet”. For just $17.50, your kids can enjoy a night of entertainment that includes delicious popcorn chicken and fries. 🍗🍟 Please remind the kids to bring some cash for any drinks and candy they might want to grab. 🥤🍬

Single Feature: Deadpool and Wolverine – Triangle Drive-In (Raleigh)

Friday July 26th | 8:30pm AND 11:15pm 

Saturday July 27th

🥕Carrboro Farmer’s Market – Carrboro Town Commons (Carrboro)

Every Saturday | 7:00am-12:00pm

🥕Midtown Farmers Market – The Commons North Hills (Raleigh)

Every Saturday | 8:00am-12:00pm

🥕Western Wake Farmers Market – Town Hall Drive (Morrisville)

Every Saturday | 8:00am-12:00pm

🥕Durham Farmers Market – The Pavilion at Durham Central Park (Durham)

Every Saturday | 8:00am-12:00pm

🥕Wake Forest Farmers Market – Downtown Wake Forest (Wake Forest)

Every Saturday | 8:00am-12:00pm

🥕Apex Farmers Market – The Depot (Apex)

Every Saturday | 8:00am-12:00pm

🥕 Holly Springs Farmers Market – W. Ballentine Street (Holly Springs)

Every Saturday | 9:00am-12:00pm

🥕Cary Downtown Farmer’s Market (Cary)

Every Saturday | 9:00am-12:00pm

🥕Chapel Hill Farmers Market – University Place (Chapel Hill)

Every Saturday | 9:00am-12:00pm

🥕South Durham Farmers Market – Greenwood Commons (Durham)

Every Saturday | 9:00am-12:00pm

Fuquay-Varina Growers Market – Main St. (Fuquay Varina)

Every Saturday | 8:00am-12:00pm


Activities from now through August 3rd: Enjoy free face painting this Saturday by Swirligigs Face Painting, Participate in fun activities and scavenger hunts, Learn about dental hygiene with engaging education sessions, Free breakfast for kids 18 and under!

Also this Saturday: Bike Safety & Helmet Giveaway

The Raleigh Market – NC State Fairgrounds (Raleigh)

Every Saturday | 9:00am-5:00pm 

Brew ‘n CHOO BOGO – New Hope Valley Railway/Triangle Train (New Hill)

Saturday July 27th | See website for train times


Take a relaxing train ride through the woods of New Hill and enjoy a nice brewery draft beer. The train ride lasts for about an hour and you may bring food and drinks on the train with you. We have (3) air conditioned cabooses (#309) still available! For this ride on July 27th, we are offering Buy One / Get One free tickets for the excursion car seats, Adult, Child and Senior. For more information and to purchase BOGO tickets click on Buy Tickets.

Summer Fun Day – Grasshopper Farms (Knightdale)

Saturday July 27th | 9:00am-6:00pm


Free Playground access & Ice cream festival all day
11:00am-2:00pm: Water games, sprinklers, and food truck

Goat Yoga – The Homestead at Little Creek (Clayton)

Saturday July 27th | 9:00am AND 7:00pm


Come meet our goat babies at the farm for yoga open to all ages! Farm tours available after class (included with ticket).

Open Play with Farm Tour & Optional Gem Mining – The Feathered Farm (Zebulon)

Saturday July 27th | 9:30am-12:30pm


 Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at Open Play at the Farm!

Messtival – Museum of Life and Science (Durham)

Saturday July 27th | 10:00am-3:00pm

Included with admission

Get ready for a messy, mucky, marvelous museum day! Bring a change of clothes and dive into our hands-on activities with goo galore. From mud and natural paints to slime and bubbles, we’ll have lots of sensory interactive play that’s anything but tidy. This year, we’ll be joined by artists like Stacy Lewis and Amy Wetsch to showcase the messy creative process as well!

GalaxyCon Raleigh – Raleigh Convention Center (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 10:00am-2:00am

GalaxyCon Raleigh is a 4-Day FESTIVAL OF FANDOM with celebrities, artists, writers, voice actors, cosplayers, entertainers, creators, wrestlers, fan groups, panelists, and PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

Kidz Pop Skate – United Skates of America (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 10:00am-12:30pm


Kidz Bop and Disney Super Clean music

North Carolina Pet Expo – NC State Fairgrounds Jim Graham Building (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 10:00am-5:00pm


The NC Pet Expo is the pet lovers’ place to be! Come shop for your furry, feathered or scaly friends. Check out Main Stage activities such as the Pet Costume Contest, demos and more! Is your dog a daredevil? Then check out the Carolina Dock Dogs event all day Saturday and Sunday! What a great expo to have anything and everything for your pet under one BIG roof! This year, we will be splitting donations among all our rescues!

Nature Play Day – Prairie Ridge Ecostation (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 10:00am-12:00pm


Come out and play! The Nature PlaySpace will be stocked with extra-special materials and supplies and a play facilitator will be present to help you play your way. Supplies may vary from week to week, but may include fun things like fort-building equipment, puppets and costumes, bubbles, giant blocks and more.

This is a free, drop-in event. Staff and supplies will be available from 10am to noon. Come dressed for the weather and ready to get messy! Everyone is welcome at the Nature PlaySpace, but it has been designed especially for kids 7 and younger.

FREE Kid’s Yoga Popup – Kid to Kid (Garner)

Saturday July 27th | 10:00am-10:30am

We’re going to have Yoga for You (facebook.com/AubreysYoga) in the store for a FREE Kid’s Yoga Popup! This will have limited space, so first come first serve. 🙂Kids will be practicing mindfulness, breath-work, and yoga moves with Aubrey. owner of Yoga for You. While the kiddos are having a great time, parents will be able to shop great back-to-school deals!

Froggy Story Time – Flora Fauna WF (Wake Forest)

Saturday July 27th | 10:15am

Join us for a fun and educational story time, perfect for young reptile enthusiasts! We’ll be reading a book about a little frog before meeting some of these amazing creatures up close. Afterward, the kids will embark on a playful adventure to “find their croak” and receive a special surprise!

Kids Etiquette Workshop – Haven Farm (Knightdale)

Saturday July 27th | 11:00am-1:00pm


Designed for children, our workshop offers a fun and interactive learning experience where they’ll master essential social and professional skills. From proper introductions to dining etiquette and communication techniques, our class covers it all.

Tour & Explore Event – Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge (Pittsboro)

Saturday July 27th | 11:00am-2:00pm

Meet our 100+ farm animal residents and learn their rescue stories while touring our sanctuary grounds at your own pace!

YOU CHOOSE! FISH OR SEA HORSE!: Art Buzz Kids – Wine & Design (Durham)

Saturday July 27th | 11:30am


Great for ALL ages, sign up to paint with us – Art Buzz Kids style! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun! We take the time to guide you step by step to complete your very own masterpiece. You are welcome to either drop off your kid(s) and take the morning off OR stay and paint with them! If meeting a friend(s) please list the name(s) of attendees in the comment box so we can seat you together. You can pack a drink and PEANUT-FREE snack to enjoy while painting.

Retro Film Series: The Little Rascals – The Carolina Theatre (Durham)

Saturday July 27th | 11:30am

This screening is part of Free Retro Family Days, which means it’s FREE! Vouchers are available at the box office 30 minutes prior to the screening.

Black Lives Matter Vigil – Binkley Baptist Church (Chapel Hill)

Saturday July 27th | 12:00pm-1:00pm


You are welcome to join members of the Binkley Community for our monthly vigil to remember and honor those who have lost their lives due to police brutality.

29th Anniversary Celebration – Carolina Brewing Company (Holly Springs)

Saturday July 27th | 12:00pm-10:00pm


Live music, food trucks, dog and kid friendly

Taste of Soul NC – City Plaza (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 12:00pm-6:00pm


Eat from some of the best Food Trucks in the area, Shop Local Merchants, enjoy Kid games, free Axe Throwing & enjoy the DJ along with Live Performances.

Monster Jam – PNC Arena (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 1:00pm AND 7:00pm


Experience BIG family fun this summer at Monster Jam, rolling into Raleigh for three shows Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28! See NC’s own Grave Digger, as well as Zombie, Megalodon, ThunderROARus, Monster Mutt, and more fan favorite trucks! Lineup subject to change.

Kids Street Urgent Care Backpack Bonanza – Kidzu Children’s Museum (Chapel Hill)

Saturday July 27th | 2:00pm-4:00pm


The event will take place outside in Kidzu’s Outdoor Learning Garden. Backpack and school supply giveaway while supplies last. Kona Ice Truck will be in the parking lot by the garden at Kidzu.

Christmas in July – Fenton (Cary)

Saturday July 27th | 4:00pm-8:00pm


Santa Claus is trading in his traditional red suit for a linen shirt and sunglasses! Kids will have the unique chance to snap a fun and memorable photo with Santa in his vacation attire. Bring your wishlist, and don’t forget your camera to capture this one-of-a-kind experience!

The Island Time Band will be performing a mix of lively island tunes and classic Christmas hits, creating the perfect soundtrack for a fun-filled evening. Enjoy holiday crafts and activities with a summery twist.

GagaBall and Open Gym – Rock Solid Warrior (Fuquay-Varina)

Saturday July 27th | 4:00pm-5:30pm

Join us for our popular “Gagaball Tournament”! We’ll play different variations of this super fun Dodgeball type game, mixed in with free play and open gym time! $10 for BOTH Gagaball AND open gym! Open gym passes and memberships also apply to this event! Come get your exercise and try to beat our coaches in Gagaball!

Family Fun Night – Triangle Baptist Church (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 4:00pm


Join us as we host a Family Fun Night for our community. It will feature a 47′ Inflatable Wet Obstacle Course, Corn Hole games, other yard games, grilled hot dogs, and more. It will be a super summer break opportunity to laugh, play, and connect with your neighbors. Come and join us from 4-7 pm for a great time together!

Although this is a FREE event, we are asking you to register your family in advance so we have everything in place to provide the best experience possible together.

Saturdays in Saxapahaw – Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw)

Every Saturday May-August | 5:00pm-8:00pm

Every Saturday from May – August, at the Haywagon Stage (off Jordan Dr. in Saxapahaw) Market Opens at 5PM, Music from 6-8PM, FREE ADMISSION, ALL AGES WELCOME.

Live & Local July Patio Series – Oak City Brewing Company (Knightdale)

Saturday July 27th | 5:00pm-8:00pm


Come hang out with us every Saturday night in July for our new July Patio Series!
We’ll have live music on the patio, tasty bites from a sweet and savory food truck, and all the chill summer vibes you need. Grab your friends, grab a drink, and enjoy perfect summer nights with us. See you there!

Floor is Lava – Rock Solid Warrior (Apex)

Saturday July 27th | 6:30pm-8:30pm


Floor is Lava! Play several variations of the game with us and see if you can get across the lava! Stay and play or drop off kids ages 6 and up!

Holly Springs Salamanders vs Asheboro Zookeepers – Ting Stadium (Holly Springs)

Saturday July 27th | 6:30pm

Promo: Olympic night

Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Stripers – Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham)

Saturday July 27th | 6:35pm


Promo: NASCAR night + Fireworks

Burning Coal Theatre Presents “Matilda Jr.” – Murphey School Auditorium (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 7:00pm

Every summer, Burning Coal hosts students 12-18 for a three week theatre intensive. In the mornings, students learn acting and movement techniques that they put into practice to produce a full-scale production that is open to the public.

The Magic of Motown – Martin Marietta Center (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 7:30pm

A Journey Through Motown’s Best Including: The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and more!

Brit Floyd P-U-L-S-E – Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Cary)

Saturday July 27th | 8:00pm


BRIT FLOYD P-U-L-S-E is not just a tour; it’s a journey through time, a tribute to the timeless artistry of Pink Floyd. Known for their unwavering dedication to recreating the magic of Pink Floyd’s music, BRIT FLOYD is the perfect ensemble to honor The Division Bell. Audiences can expect a breathtaking audiovisual experience that pays homage to the original band’s unique blend of music and visual effects. Doors open 6:30pm.

Movies with Goats – Spring Haven Farm (Chapel Hill)

Saturday July 27th | 8:00pm


Goat Snuggles + Outdoor Movies Under the Stars = The Perfect Summer Night 🎬Plenty of memories to be made with goats adding to the fun and antics – roaming around looking for goodies, snuggles, and head scratches throughout the entire movie

Single Feature: Deadpool and Wolverine – Triangle Drive-In (Raleigh)

Saturday July 27th | 8:30pm AND 11:15pm

6th Annual Moth Night – Backyard Butterflies (Hillsborough)

Saturday July 27th | 8:30pm-11:30pm

We cordially invite you to join us for our 6th Annual Moth Night at Backyard Butterflies during National Moth Week!

Lumina Theater Movies on the Green – Southern Village Green (Chapel Hill)

Saturday July 27th | 8:45pm

Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone

Sunday July 28th

The Raleigh Market – NC State Fairgrounds (Raleigh)

Every Sunday | 9:00am-5:00pm 

American Doll Princess Party – Color Me Mine (Cary)

Sunday July 28th | 10:00am-11:30am


Bring your favorite doll and meet a Princess at this magical event! Paint a Princess, Tiara, or High Heel. Enjoy meeting a Princess so bring your camera to take lots of pictures! $45 + tax per princess. 

North Carolina Pet Expo – NC State Fairgrounds Jim Graham Building (Raleigh)

Sunday July 28th | 10:00am-5:00pm


The NC Pet Expo is the pet lovers’ place to be! Come shop for your furry, feathered or scaly friends. Check out Main Stage activities such as the Pet Costume Contest, demos and more! Is your dog a daredevil? Then check out the Carolina Dock Dogs event all day Saturday and Sunday! What a great expo to have anything and everything for your pet under one BIG roof! This year, we will be splitting donations among all our rescues!

Bluey Day – TreeRunner Adventure Park (Raleigh)

Sunday July 28th | 10:00am-7:00pm

We’re excited to announce Bluey Day at TreeRunner on July 28th! 🎉 Bring the whole family and join us for a fun-filled day of miniature golf. Enjoy themed mini golf, special surprises, and a day of exploring the great outdoors. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event!⁠ Tickets available for purchase when you arrive. ⁠

GalaxyCon Raleigh – Raleigh Convention Center (Raleigh)

Sunday July 28th | 10:00am-8:00pm

GalaxyCon Raleigh is a 4-Day FESTIVAL OF FANDOM with celebrities, artists, writers, voice actors, cosplayers, entertainers, creators, wrestlers, fan groups, panelists, and PEOPLE LIKE YOU!

Durham Underground Market – Durham Central Park (Durham)

Sunday July 28th | 11:00am-3:00pm


Join us for our monthly Market and Concert Series in collaboration with Oak City Music Collective. Get ready for some awesome music featuring @davebinanay group! This event will feature 45+ local vendors, a mini food truck rodeo, workshops by Joy Worthy Co. and more!.

Summertime Sundays on the Patio – Mulligan’s Arcade and Tavern (Garner)

Sunday July 28th | 1:00pm-4:00pm


Experience Summertime Sundays at Mulligans Arcade and Tavern! Join us every Sunday from 1-4pm for live music, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and endless fun with axe throwing and our golf simulator. Don’t miss out!

Glow Skate With Stitch – United Skates of America (Raleigh)

Sunday July 28th | 1:00pm-3:30pm

Moana’s Luau Party – Piney Town Playhouse (Fuquay-Varina)

Sunday July 28th | 1:00pm-3:00pm

Tickets are good for one child and one adult, as well as one flower lei. Children will have 30 minutes of open play before Moana arrives. Activites include; a craft, sing-a-long, dance party and obviously plenty of time for pictures with our favorite princess! 

Summer Splash – Museum of Life & Science (Durham)

Sunday July 28th | 1:00pm-4:00pm

Join us at the Museum for Summer Splash, the ultimate family event this July! Every Wednesday and Sunday from 1 – 4 pm, dive into a world of summer water fun. Explore the refreshing water play options in Hideaway WoodsInto the Mist, and Earth Moves. Plus, our dynamic field day experiences will keep everyone cool and entertained! With new and exciting activities each time, you’re guaranteed to splash, play, and create unforgettable summer memories.

Dream Moore Market – Moore Square Downtown (Raleigh)

Sunday July 28th | 1:00pm-5:00pm

FREE To Public
Family & Pet Friendly

Monster Jam – PNC Arena (Raleigh)

Sunday July 28th | 1:00pm


Experience BIG family fun this summer at Monster Jam, rolling into Raleigh for three shows Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28! See NC’s own Grave Digger, as well as Zombie, Megalodon, ThunderROARus, Monster Mutt, and more fan favorite trucks! Lineup subject to change.

Retro Sunday Skate – United Skates of America (Raleigh)

Sunday July 28th | 4:00pm-6:30pm


Glow in the dark retro roller skate event!

Karaoke Brunch – Ciderworks Cary (Cary)

Sunday July 28th | 2:00pm-5:00pm


Bring your besties to Sunday Funday at the cider bar! Rebel Yell Entertainment hosting weekly Karaoke 2-5pm, and we got you covered on the liquid courage. Feel free to bring in your own eats if we don’t have a food truck. Check social for weekly schedule (@bullcitycary).

Downtown Apex Treasure Hunt – starts at Oaklyn Brewery (Apex)

Sunday July 28th | 2:00pm

Use your treasure map to follow clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes on this unique walking scavenger hunt through Downtown Apex! Children under 10 years of age are welcome to participate for free with purchase of an adult ticket.

Bluegrass Sundays – East Bower Cider Company (Raleigh)

Sunday July 28th | 2:00pm-4:00pm


BLUEGRASS SUNDAYS ARE BACK! Join us every week for bluegrass Sundays from 2-4pm with roaring live bluegrass on the patio. Cider specials, food truck and live music!

Big Top at Bumble Brews Cary – Bumble Brews Play Cafe (Cary)

Sunday July 28th | 5:00pm-7:00pm


We are so excited to host this new event. It’s going to be all fun and games at this carnival/circus!

Holly Springs Salamanders vs Southwake Shakes – Ting Stadium (Holly Springs)

Sunday July 28th | 5:05pm

Promo: Sunday funday kids run the bases and Fan Appreciation Night

Durham Bulls vs. Gwinnett Stripers – Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham)

Sunday July 28th | 5:05pm


Promo: Sunday Funday

Summer Concert Series – Fred Fletcher Park (Raleigh)

Sunday July 28th | 6:00pm-8:00pm


We look forward to seeing you all at the parks and enjoy some music from our local bands. Concerts are Free! Bring your own chair or blanket. 

Sundays at Sundown – The Green at Southern Village (Chapel Hill)

Sunday July 28th | 7:00pm-9:00pm 


Live music with Brett Harris

Weekend Events Outside the Triangle

Occasionally, I’ll find some unique and fun events that seem worth the day trip. You’ll find those here!

Wizarding Weekend in Wilson

Championship Rodeo

Summer Fest and U-Pick Flowers