Raleigh Area Labor Day Weekend Events

Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Labor Day weekend … the unofficial end of summer! If you live in an apartment in Garner, NC and are looking for something to do in the Raleigh area, here are some ideas from WRAL.

Noah’s Landing in Coats hosts its annual Blue and Cue at the Zoo. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. The zoo features more than 60 species. This weekend’s event features the animals, along with crafts, games, bluegrass music and barbecue.

The Sandbox kids and family band will play a free concert featuring their folksy take on songs for kids and parents at Raleigh’s Fletcher Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday. Get there a little early to set up your blanket or lawn chairs and picnic. It’s a wonderful way to end the summer!

The African American Cultural Festival takes over City Plaza in downtown Raleigh on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find live music, food, entertainment and more. A Family Village on the 300 block of Fayetteville Street will include crafts, large-scale community interactive art installations and a special stage with a variety of performers.

Isaac Hunter's Oak City Tavern, in downtown Raleigh, will hold Splash Bash starting at noon, Saturday. The fundraiser for a local family will include games, a water slide, dunk tank, food, music and more.

The Duke Symphony Orchestra will perform a free pops concert from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, on Duke’s East Campus Main Quad. Bring a picnic to enjoy while listening to the orchestra play music from Broadway and popular movies.

The Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 13th annual puppet pageant, called City of Frogs this year, continues this weekend with shows at the Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill. This massive production features live music, masks, stilt walkers, shadow puppets and more. Performances are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Labor Day Monday, through Sept. 9.

And New Hope Valley Railway in southwestern Wake County will hold its monthly rides on its diesel and steam engines on Sunday. They start at 11 a.m. Get there early to guarantee your departure time and also check out the railway’s exhibits. The hour-long rides take place on an open air train. Be sure to check the website for all the details.

Happy Labor Day weekend!


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