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Weekend Plans: Lazy Daze, festivals, train rides, more

Posted August 24

CaribMask Festival

Happy final weekend of summer vacation (for most of us!)! Here’s what’s happening on the weekend family fun front. As always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar and our #100thingsWRAL list of summer fun.

Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in downtown Cary will run over two days, Saturday and Sunday, this year, its 40th year. The major festival features hundreds of artists, along with live music, food and a special area just for kids. Admission is free.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention's massive summer show continues its run in Chapel Hill with shows Friday through Sunday. The show features puppets of all sizes and kinds, music, storytelling and performances. This is a favorite of lots of families around here.

Wings Kids Consignment Sale in Raleigh is open to the public Friday and Saturday.

The Veteran Owned Business Festival is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, at 322 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. There will be live music, food trucks, games for all ages, prizes and more. Proceeds will benefit Military Missions in Action, Heroes United and Operation 300.

The Cary Theater in downtown Cary (which, heads up, will be very busy with Lazy Daze) will host free screenings of “Bug Bunny Superstar” at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday. The movie features nine of Bugs Bunny’s most popular shorts, along with interviews with those who created and brought the character to life.

Bass Pro Shops in Cary will host a Next Generation Kids Weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. There will be a BB shooting range, archery challenge, free photo downloads, crafts and giveaways.

Knightdale opens its Fall into the Future Movie Night series on Friday with “Avatar,” rated PG-13, at Knightdale Station Park. Admission is free.

CaribMask, a Caribbean carnival, is noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, on City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St., downtown Raleigh. Admission is free to the event, which features live music, food, crafts and more.

UNC Rex Healthcare is marking the grand opening of the new Rex Express Care of Raleigh, 3050 Duraleigh Rd., with a free event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. You can drop off any expired medications for safe disposal. There will be free school supplies for the kids, while supplies last; free blood pressure checks; and, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., free Kona Ice snow cones, while supplies last.

New Hope Valley Railway in southwestern Wake County will host a Brew ‘n’ Choo: Pizza Party on Saturday. Trains department every hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets for the hour-long train rides are $12 and $10 for kids ages 2 to 12. After the ride, you can buy pizza, craft beer, local wine and ice cream. There will be live music and face painting. It’s best to get your tickets in advance for this.

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