Family Picks: Plenty of Halloween celebrations for the kids
10/24/2013 8:14 PM
10/24/2013 8:15 PM
If you’re looking to get a little extra use out of that Halloween costume, there are family-friendly holiday celebrations all over the Triangle this weekend.
Here are some of the events where you can herald the arrival of fall and dress up in your Halloween best.• The Durham Community Concert Band will play spooky selections at a free concert Sunday at Durham’s Central Park Pavilion. The concert will go from 3-5 p.m., and families are invited to spread out on the grass with picnics, pets and toys.
There will also be food trucks and a kids costume parade.
The music will include tunes you might recognize from “Superman,” “Star Wars,” “Fantasia” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”
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While the regular show is considered too scary for young children, the planetarium is also offering a milder version aimed at elementary-aged kids 5 and older.
That show is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Get tickets at moreheadplanetarium.org.• In North Raleigh, the A.E. Finley YMCA will host a free fall festival from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday that is open to both members and non-members.
There will be inflatables, games, live music, healthy food vendors, face painting and “spooky Halloween videos.” You can also buy and carve a pumpkin while you are there.
Bring a lawn chair if you go.• There are also free fall festivals in both Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina this weekend.
Hollyfest is in Sugg Farm Park in Holly Springs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and will include a pumpkin carving contest, inflatables, rides, live entertainment and food vendors. More information at www.hollyspringsnc.us.
At the same time in downtown Fuquay-Varina, you can attend a chili cookoff and stroll a family-friendly street fair. Find details at fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
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