Weekend: Family Festivals & a Triathlon


Cary, NC — There are lots of family-friendly activities on the calendar this weekend, including several festivals, an outdoor movie, a triathlon and more.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Want to try a new work environment? Cary Coworking in Downtown Cary is offering a free day of coworking to the public from 9 am-5 pm on Friday.

Kids, need a night out without the parents? Parents, vice versa? From 6:30-9:30 pm, kids can enjoy a Kids Night Out with board games, dancing, evening snacks and scavenger hunts at the Cary Senior Center with an instructor. The cost ranges from $26-$34.

Enjoy live music at Rally Point on Harrison Avenue from 7-10 pm.

Artist Jim Gaffigan will perform at Koka Booth Amphitheatre from 8-10:30 pm on Friday evening. Lawn tickets start at $39.95.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Visit one of Cary’s four farmers’ markets this morning.

Have fun shopping and support a great cause by stopping by Which Biz Is Your Buzz – a monthly market that takes place at the American Legion (8523 Chapel Hill Road in Cary). There, you can shop at a variety of vendor booths selling products like Pampered Chef, Avon, crafts, baked goods and more and enter to win great raffle prizes for only a few dollars.

An India Independence Day Celebration will take place on Saturday from 10 am-3 pm at the HSNC Temple (309 Aviation Parkway) in Morrisville.

The Goddard School of Morrisville will host a Children’s Expo, open to the entire community, from 11 am-2:30 pm on Saturday. Kids under seven and their families can enjoy free snow cones, cotton candy, train rides, a fashion show, a bounce house and more.

Graceful Expressions Dance in Downtown Cary will host an open house from 1:30-3:30 pm with free sample dance classes and refreshments.

Asheville author Robert Beatty will hold a book signing and Q&A session at Barnes & Noble of Cary from 2-4 pm on Saturday afternoon.

A kid-friendly movie will be shown under the stars at Koka Booth tonight – families can catch Brave at 7 pm for only $5 and enjoy their own outdoor dinner theater.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Plunge Pedal Plod Triathlon will take place at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary on Sunday from 8 am-noon. Families, children and athletic pros can choose which distance works best for their abilities in this family-friendly event hosted by Fit & Able.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

Florida Georgia Line will perform at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Find tickets online.

Mix things up and visit the Carrboro Farmers’ Market for a change. This market, located at 301. West Main Street in Carrboro, always has something new going on, and it’s just a short drive from Cary. The market is open from 7 am-noon on Saturdays.

The DURM Hip Hop Summit takes place in Durham this weekend Friday, August 14-Saturday, August 15, 2015. Performances at 4 and 8 pm illustrate the true meaning of Hip Hop while educating audiences on the foundation of Hip Hop’s roots.


The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Texas.713.