Check out these fun things to do around town this Memorial weekend!
Freedom Balloon Fest
The Freedom Balloon Fest in the town of Fuquay-Varina is an admission-free event that invites the public to enjoy dozens of hot air balloons as they fill the sky in celebration and remembrance.
Triangle Wind Ensemble’s American Celebration: Salute to the Cinema
On Sun. evening starting at 7pm, the Town of Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre will host Triangle Wind Ensemble’s American Celebration: Salute to the Cinema, featuring a musical salute to veterans, plus music by James Horner (The Perfect Storm), Bill Conti (Rocky), John Williams (E.T., Star Wars) and some favorites from Disney films.
Cary’s Memorial Day Remembrance
Join the Town of Cary for a ceremony in remembrance of those who have served our country. The ceremony will feature speakers from the Town of Cary and local armed forces community support groups. Speakers include retired USMC Sergeant Major Paul Berry, Retired Navy Veteran and Junior Vice Commander-elect for Cary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7383 Tom Baker and retired Navy Veteran and American Legion Cary Post 67 member Frank Stancil.
Bond Park Adventure Day
By purchasing a $39 one-day pass, you’ll have access to the Bond Park Challenge Course featuring a high-ropes course and a zip-line, as well as unlimited boat rentals for the day.
The Mudcats play against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans from Fri.-Mon. Catch Friday Night Fireworks at the Fri. game and again after the Sun. game to celebrate Memorial Day. On Mon., the team is set to sport patriotic-themed jerseys with the net proceeds from the game benefiting Hire Heroes USA
Midtown Beach Music Series: Jim Quick and Coastline
Jim Quick and Coastline will be performing live in the North Hills Commons as part of the Midtown Beach Music Series. Celebrating its 11th season, the Thursday evening Midtown Beach Music Series at North Hills is popular with event goers from around North Carolina, hosting over 125,000 guests throughout the 18 week season.
Outlaw Music Festival
Willie Nelson, Allison Krauss, Delta Rae, Sturgill Simpson and more will be performing live at Coast Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek as part of the Outlaw Music Festival.
A Raleigh event staple celebrating popular Japanese visual culture, Animazement takes over the Raleigh Convention Center all weekend. The convention attracts thousands of attendees and features a huge range of events, such as videos, cultural demos, fan and guest panels, J-pop/rock concerts, martial arts demos, craft classes, artists, vendors and more.
Movies by Moonlight
In what has become a popular summer favorite, the Movies by Moonlight series returns to the Koka Booth Amphitheatre for another stellar season. Patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed in to an outdoor movie theatre.
The Cary Theater
The Cary Theater will be screening special movies this Memorial Day weekend like Platoon on Thurs. at 9:30pm along with No Time for Sergeants on Sat. at 7pm.
You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences
Pay a visit to the incredible You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art, which features 20 immersive art installations created by 15 artists from around the world.
Read more via visitraleigh.com.