Things to do with Kids in Raleigh | August

August | Dog Contest, Family Mud Run, Polar Express

Your online guide to local kid and family events in and around Raleigh!
August 2014
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NC State Fair
Polar Express Tickets On Sale
Fit Family – Mud Run and Dahes
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A note from Cary…
It’s time to finish up your summer bucket list! Next month I’ll be bringing you our favorite fall activities!
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Have fun!
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Recent Blog Posts
We fostered a puppy from Peak Lab Rescue. They run great program over there, be sure to follow them on Facebook!

We went looking for a high dive board and found one at Optimist Pool off Six Forks in Raleigh. $2 for kids, $4 for adults. We’ve been twice this summer. Be sure to check their website before you go for pool closures due to maintenance and swim meets.

NC State Fair 2014
The NC State Fair is October 16-26 and tickets are now available. Have some Fair Fun and enter a competition this year!


WRAL Go Ask Mom has 
some Hot Holiday Tips!

NC Transportation Museum released tickets already for their

Polar Express Train Rides

in December!

Pullen Park’s Holiday Express opened ticket sales for their December celebration.

Park and Rec

 Fall program guides are  being published!


Through August 31
Raleigh Memorial 
August 7-9
NC Museum of Art
September 12-14

September 29
Red Hat Amphitheater 

December 9- 14

Disney On Ice
December 10- 14

January 7-24

January 29-31


Cary’s Picks



Summer Week-Long Free Movies

Halle Cultural Arts Center Apex, August 18-22


Family Dances, Halle Cultural Arts Center

Thursday evenings August 14, September 26, October 10, & November 14


Duke Homestead Summer Children’s Festival

August 9 


*Marbles Kick-off to Kindergarten

August 16


Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

August 23, Cary 


*Best Dog Trick Contest and Costume Contest

August 24, 1-4pm, Crowder Park


Regal Cinemas $1 Summer Movie Express

Weekly Kids Movies through August 13


Pick Your Own Apples, Peaches, Blueberries and Grapes at Millstone Creek Orchards in Ramseur. 


Cary Scavenger Hunt

Save the Date for September 13





Summer Fun Continues!


Tuesday night bull riding and barrel racing, so fun! Always check the website before you go. If weather has been wet, they may have to cancel.

Despicable Me 2 August 8
$3, kids under 12 are free. You are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners!

NC Museum of Art Concert and Movie Series

The Lego Movie August 23 
(And more!) 

August 10, 4- 9pm
October 12, 1- 6pm

Tips for going with kids: Get there early and study the food truck map before you go, have a plan! Lines can get long. (Great date night!)

Train ride days one Saturdayand one Friday a month.

Thursday evenings through mid-August



A special invitation for the moms from Cary…

Fit Families



Caniac Kids Dash 100 yards, 200 yards and 5K

Sunday, September 14th, 9am

Register by September 3 to guarantee a race shirt. 


Big Muddy ChallengeAugust 30

Family Mud Run, Hill Ridge Farms 


Strollerthon, September 13

Postpartum Education and Support

Bond Park, Cary

CureSearch Walk, October 25

Durham Dulls Athletic Park



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Farmers Markets



Raleigh Farmers Market

Open everyday!


Cary, S. Academy St.

Saturdays 8am -12:30pm

Tuesdays 2- 6pm


Holly Springs


Saturdays, 8:30am-12:30pm



Downtown, Salem St

Saturdays, 9am-1pm


Western Wake

Saturdays 8am- 12pm




Wake Forest

Saturday, 8am-12pm


Waverly Place 

Saturdays, 9am- 1pm