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Annual Rainbow of Heroes Walk to Benefit the Duke University Hospital
Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Center - Held on the First Saturday in
May each year.
Duke Center for Living, Saturday, May 7, 2011, registration 9am -
Rainbow of Heroes is a walk commemorating and celebrating all the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant patients and their families.
Participants walk 5200 yards around the track at the Duke Center for Living. Balloons are carried in honor or memory of patients who have been through or are currently in the program. As a finale to the walk,
there will be a giant balloon release, creating a rainbow-colored skyline in honor of all these brave heroes.
During the day there are various activities and carnival type games for kids of all age. Many of the area mascots stop by to visit.
A light breakfast and full lunch is provided for all participants. Walkers
raise money from various sponsors and compete for top fundraising prizes. Over $540,000 has been raised over the past six years.
Come out and support this great
Carrboro Town Hall & Commons, Sunday, May 8, 2011, 12:45 - 7pm.
Enjoy live music and lots of family festivities all day long!
Activities include story telling, Family Crafts, Gymnastics demonstrations, Poetry Reading, Family Games, Family Folk Dancing,
Family Picnic Dinner (BYOP), a Fire Truck Spray Display, and lots more. Also scheduled are numerous
outdoors/nature-based activities at Bolin Creek and Wilson Park (including
a Bird Walk, Geo-Hike, Wildflower Walk, Carrboro History & Culture
Walk, and more.)
||31st Annual Peakfest in
Apex, NC Enjoy festivities in downtown Apex celebrating the
"Peak of Good Living." Food, arts and crafts,
children's activities, musical entertainment and more. (Festival is
held each year on the first Saturday in May.) From the
website: "This festival has grown from a small community day in a school parking lot to an event which draws hundreds of vendors and over 25,000 people to the streets of downtown Apex. Every year, the Apex Festival Commission plans a bigger and more exciting day.
Children enjoy the KidsZone area with rides and games, and artists and crafters provide lots of shopping opportunities. Festival food like cotton candy, hoagies, and ice cream is sure to please, but you must try some of the international fare like Thai chicken, Chinese noodles and Greek gyros. Local talent and family entertainment provide dance, song and comedy on the stages. The week of activities includes a golf tournament, athletic contests, barbecues, and shopping specials. Festival day begins with a pancake breakfast prepared and served by the Apex Rotary Club in the historic Salem St. Fire Station."
For more information or to request a vendor application call the Apex Festival Commission at 919 249-3402 or visit
for more information.
22nd Annual Haw River Festival
Saturday, May 2, 2011, 2 - 8 p.m. at the Saxapahaw River Mill in Graham,
Musicians, artists, giant puppets, and environmental and river activities will be at the
Saxapahaw Rivermill in Graham, NC. on May
2nd for the 22nd annual celebration of the River! Activities
include: exploring for critters at the river, live music, kids
activities & guided canoe rides, nature walks, rain garden plant sale, river
monitoring, canoe raffle, farmers market, craft sales, live auction & much
more! Visit www.hawriver.org
for directions and more info.
May 8, 2011 is Mother's Day
and Sun., May 19-22, 2011
||Artsplosure Spring Festival,
Annual festival held during the third weekend of May in the Moore
Square Park area of downtown Raleigh features an art market in the
streets, music on two stages, and "kidsplosure" interactive
visual art projects with numerous free "make-and-take"
activities (sculpture, painting and drawing) for young children and their
parents. A Kidsplosure Stage presents entertainers geared
specifically for children and families. Free. Click
here for more information or call (919) 832-8699 or the information
line at (919) 990-1158.
Sat., May 20 and 21, 2011
31st Annual Hillsborough Hog Day
Friday and Saturday, May 20th and 21st, 2011. (In prior years
Hillsborough Hog Day was held in the month of June, but the festival was
moved to May in 2011 to help beat the summer heat.) Downtown Hillsborough.
Festivities include Carolina barbecue cook-off, great food, live music,
craft sales, merchandise vendors, petting zoo, games and rides, and classic
auto show. No pets allowed.
and Sun., May 28 - 29, 2011
Street ArtsFest, Wilmington, NC (much further afield)
120 S. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC 28401.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 - Sunday, May 29, 2011
Annual Street Festival features music and arts
displayed by artisans and artists.
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