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Weekend Plans: Father's Day fun, Juneteenth celebrations, SUNday, more

Posted June 14

Durham Food Truck Rodeo

Happy Father's Day weekend! Here's what's happening on the weekend family fun front. If you're looking for events that might appeal to dad, check our post featuring a dozen Father's Day activities.

They include

  • baseball games at the Carolina Mudcats and Holly Springs Salamanders;
  • soccer with the N.C. Courage;
  • a Father's Day food truck rodeo in Durham;
  • Diapers, Drafts and Dads with the Diaper Bank of North Carolina;
  • weekend activities at Marbles Kids Museum;
  • a charity car show in Wake Forest;
  • the Peak City Pig Fest in Apex;
  • and, of course, something called the Man Expo.

Again, our Father's Day post has details about each of those.

There are a couple more Father's Day events to add ...

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham will celebrate Father's Day by offering free admission to dads all day from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday.

Dads get a $2 discount at the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Sunday with one paid general admission. Just mention the coupon, which you can find on the zoo's website.

Also ...

Durham will mark Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved people, with two celebrations.

In downtown Durham, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, the 13th annual NC Juneteenth Celebration will include entertainment, food, a health fair, exhibitors and kids zone. Admission is free.

​And Historic Stagville will mark Juneteenth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. The free event includes live performers, storytellers, crafts and food.

Learn more about our amazing star, the Sun, when the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences hosts International SUNday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the downtown Raleigh museum. Safely view the sun through solar telescopes, hear about unusual space weather and current solar research, and learn about the total solar eclipse happening in August. It's free.

The N.C. Museum of Art in west Raleigh will screen "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," rated PG-13, at 9 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are $6.

And the Regulator bookstore in Durham will host a special storytime with author Melissa Rooney, who launches her book, "Eddie the Electron Moves Out," the second book in a science picture book series. Best for ages 5 to 10. It's at 11 a.m., Saturday.

For more weekend ideas, check's Out & About section.


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