September has just flown by & October is around the corner.  But, before we say goodbye to our season of fun in the sun here are some quick last-minute weekend events you & your family might want to explore.




Extreme Mammals

 Hands on interactive exhibit exploring the biggest, the smallest, the fastest….the most extreme mammals.

Museum of Natural Science, Downtown Raleigh, September 26th

The Dirty Dog Extravaganza

Free admission to a fun day for owners & their dogs.  Music, games, vendors, clinics & even dock diving dog contests.

Near The Factory, Wake Forest, September 26th & 27th

Fish Out of Water 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run

An RSA annual event to support the new William H. Sonner Aquatic Facility.

Bond Park, Cary, September 26th

TaCo (Take a Child Outside Week) Color Scavenger Hunt

Explore the colors of the beautiful gardens during this scavenger hunt using a color wheel from the visitor’s center. There are different levels to choose from.  Free admission.

JC Raulston Arboreteum, Raleigh, September 27th

33rd Annual Storytelling Festivals

Outdoors event with storytelling, wagon shuttles, vendors & activity tents.  Free admission.

Historic Oakview County Park, Raleigh, September 26th

National Public Lands Day” Volunteer Workday

Ready to get down & dirty? Bring your family & friends to help maintain the trails at the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. Great way to give back to your community!

Stevens Nature Center at Hemlock Bluffs, Cary, September 26th


What are you and your fun family doing to celebrate this last weekend of September?  Don’t forget our October Newsletter will be hopping into your inbox very soon with all the Fall fun that Raleigh & our nearby areas have in store.  If you haven’t done so please go to the Subscribe page so you, too, can get a jump on your family’s next local adventure!


Owner & Publisher of Social Butterflies NC

~ Mom of 3.

See you on the next adventure,

Tiffani Campbell

Owner & Publisher of Social Butterflies NC