August is here and summer moments are fleeting. There is still quite a bit to do in the triangle area before the kids start another school year. Whether you’re looking to enjoy dinner and a movie or take the kids to the farm, there are plenty of options to suit everyone!
A Day on the Farm
- Pick Your Own Sunflower Day at Hill Ridge Farms – Pick You Own Sunflower Day will end on August 14th, so don’t wait! Admission $40 per vehicle and guests can choose from 2 daily sessions from 6:30am – 12:00pm or 4:30pm – 8:30pm. The farm is always closed from the hours of 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
- Schedule a visit at Spring Haven Farm – During your visit, you’ll be able to interact with the animals such as horses, pigs, goats, and calves. Kids are also able to ride the Tractor Train Express and set off on an adventure in the pallet maze. Admission is $10 and all kids ages three and under are admitted for free. The farm is practicing strict social distancing guidelines so capacity is limited. Make sure to order your time slot in advance! The farm is open for visits from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Wednesday through Friday and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Tour the M&M Alpaca Farm – This weekend marks the beginning of the alpaca farm tours! On the tour, you’ll learn all about alpacas and why they are farmed. Tickets are $5 each and tours are offered Thursdays – Saturdays at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.
- Summer Days at Hubb’s Farm – Located in Clinton, about an hour south of Raleigh. Summer Days are held on August 6th and 11th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Tickets cost $10 per person (ages 2 and up). With a ticket, activities include ball toss, a jumping pillow, water slide, human foosball, and sprinklers. If your children are not planning on participating in the events, tickets are $3.
- Movies with Goats at Spring Haven Farm – Enjoy the last weekend for Movies with Goats at Spring Haven Farm! There will be a movie both Friday and Saturday night, with Friday night being family night and Saturday reserved for date night. Tickets are available for pre-purchasing only and cost $10 per person.
- Food Truck Flix – There will be screenings on both Friday and Saturday nights this week at Frontier RTP in Durham. Guests will enjoy X-Men First Class on Friday and Rio on Saturday. Admission is $25 per car and there will be food trucks on-site for an extra cost.
- Maestro Pop Up Drive-In Theater – Enjoy watching Evan Almighty on Saturday the 8th at 6:00 pm. Admission is $25 per car and parking will be in the parking lot next to Beer Durham (404 Hunt Street in Durham). There will be food trucks on-site from Sweet Treats, Breaux’s Bistreaux, Cilantro Mexican Cuisine, and Mr. Wingz and Mrs. Thingz.
- Go on a StoryWalk and spend your day at Oak View Park with their goats! Enjoy going on a StoryWalk through August 31st and enjoy family time on a nature hike while listening to a popular children’s book. Walks are available from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Sunday. Once you’re finished with your walk, don’t forget to say hi to the resident park goats!
- Flow Yoga at Raleigh City Farm – Enjoy a relaxing morning of yoga this Saturday at 8:00 am. Classes run through the end of August and it is a “pay what you can” event.
- Celebrate National Chicken and Waffles Day with Metro Diner – Metro Diner has declared that Saturday the 8th is National Chicken and Waffles day! Visit them throughout the weekend for signature meals, delicious specials, and one-of-a-kind contests.
- Take a yoga class at Hi-Wire Brewing – Taking place every Saturday morning from 11:00 am – 11:45 am until August 15th. Enjoy a yoga class ($5 per participant) and stay for a beer! Each guest is asked to bring their own mat and facemask.
- Visit the Durham Craft Market – Visit the market every Saturday morning from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and enjoy local crafts made by artisans who live no further than 30 miles from Durham.
- The Black Farmers’ Market – Taking place on Sunday the 9th at the NC Mutual Building Plaza in Durham, the Black Farmers’ market provides the community with an opportunity to support black farmers throughout the triangle area. A wonderful event supporting our community that you won’t want to miss!
As always, given the current climate, make sure to check the websites and event pages before heading out to make sure there haven’t been any last-minute changes or restrictions. Have a wonderful and memorable weekend!