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Weekend Plans: Festival for the Eno, Summerfest, modern dance for kids, Repticon, more

Posted June 28

June Renner, of Raleigh, get some air in the bounce house.

Happy weekend! Here’s your weekend family fun. As always, check’s Out & About calendar for more weekend ideas. The page also has a list of July 4 events, including a map of fireworks shows.

And don’t forget our post listing 41 FREE summer break activities, which lists plenty of activities that can keep the kids busy all weekend (include details about free spraygrounds in the area).

Blueberry picking! Farms across the region are open now for blueberry picking. And Mill Stone Creek Orchard in Ramseur has a Very Berry Celebration this weekend.

The annual Festival for the Eno runs Saturday and Tuesday, July 4, with all kinds of music, crafts and food, along with plenty of activities for kids. (Be prepared to get in the river!). Tickets are $23 for a single day pass, $11 for teens ages 13 to 17 and free for kids 12 and under.

The Carolina Hurricanes’ Summerfest started Wednesday and continues Thursday with an opportunity to watch a free practice of the team’s development camp. Then, on Saturday there is another free practice, along with a celebration with all kinds of inflatables, games and appearances with Stormy. Parking and admission are free.

The N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will screen "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them," at 9 p.m., Friday. The PG-13 movie screening was rescheduled from a couple of weeks ago. Tickets are $6.

American Dance Festival’s first performance as part of its children’s series is 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Modern dance company Pilobolus, a festival favorite, will perform. The one-hour show is followed by a free party in the lobby with live music, face painting, snacks and other activities. Tickets are $16.

Repticon, which features all kinds of reptiles and exotic animals, is Saturday and Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $12; $5 for kids ages 5 to 12; and free for kids ages 4 and under.

The N.C. Courage, professional women’s soccer team, hosts Sky Blue FC for a 3:30 p.m., Saturday, game at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

The Carolina Mudcats at Five County Stadium in Zebulon has home games Friday through July 5. They include fireworks after the game on Friday; a cowbell giveaway to fans ages 15 and up on Saturday; and more.

And the Holly Springs Salamanders, part of the Coastal Plain League, has a 5:40 p.m., Sunday, game, at the North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs. Kids get to run the bases.


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