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You have found the 2007 Festivals & Events page

Chapel Hill - Durham - Raleigh - Hillsborough and beyond

MAY 2007

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January - December 2007

Sat., May 5, 2007

11th Annual May Faire at the Emerson Waldorf School
Event parking is located at the Eubanks Park and Ride between NC 86 and Mill House Road, on Eubanks Road and shuttles will be leaving approximately every 10 minutes.
From the website description of the 2006 May Faire:  "Fun for children of all ages, the May Faire combines crafts, games, food, music, puppetry and fun to produce a day of magic for everyone! May Faire is an annual event in which the whole school comes together to offer games, rides and entertainment to the greater community. Children may come and ride the 8-seat Dragon Swing, sip on a peppermint lemon or search for treasures in the Fish Pond, then enjoy eating fresh popcorn while deciding whether to ride the hayride or watch one of Emerson Waldorf's unique marionette puppet plays.

Come early to enjoy traditional Maypole dances performed by the Emerson students. The entertainment this year will showcase the breadth and depth of a Waldorf Education on the main stage with performances from our Eurythmy and Chorus classes, String Ensemble and Circus Arts class, as well as our a capella adult singing group, the Morning Glory Voices. Among the shade trees, booths will offer wares from our artistic adult community with metalwork, felting creations and lots of items handmade by our own EWS Parent Handwork Group.  Faire-goers can try their hand at carving soapstone, creating a vine and flower headpiece, or a host of other activities.  Make plans to stay for lunch, which will feature authentic North Carolina barbecue, vegetarian offerings, and our famous strawberries and cream for dessert. Parking and admission to the event are free.  Event parking is located at the Eubanks Park and Ride between NC 86 and Mill House Road, on Eubanks Road and shuttles will be leaving approximately every 10 minutes. Tickets for activities will be for sale at the Faire. All proceeds from May Faire go to support the Emerson Waldorf School general fund which in turn supports the many field trips and events held by the classes."


Sat., May 5, 2007
7th Annual Rainbow of Heroes Walk to Benefit the Duke University Hospital Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Center
Duke Center for Living, Saturday, May 5, 2007, registration 9am - 10am.
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 cause.  more>


Sun., May 6, 2007
Carrboro Day 2007
Carrboro Town Hall & Commons, Sunday, May 6, 2007, 12:45 - 7pm.
Enjoy live music and lots of family festivities all day long!  Activities include Mother Goose story telling at 2-3:30pm, Family Crafts from 2-5pm, Bull City Gymnastics from 2-4pm, Poetry Reading from 4pm - 5:30pm, Family Games from 3-5pm Family Folk Dancing from 5:15-5:45pm Family Picnic Dinner (BYOP) from 6-6:45pm, a Fire Truck Spray Display from 6:45-7pm, 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. 


Fri., Sat., Sun., May 4, 5, and 6, 2007
MCAS Cherry Point 2005 Air Show (much further afield in Havelock, NC - around 3 hrs 45 minutes drive from Chapel Hill))
May 4, 5, and 6, 2007.  Schedule to be announcedFeatures US Navy Blue Angels jet performance team and Marine Corps demonstrations and displays.  Large variety of military & civilian aerobatic demonstrations, and dozens of historic & modern static displays for viewing up close. Military acts will include a Marine Air Ground Tasks Force (MAGTF) demonstration highlighting the US Marine Corps' finest capabilities, an AV-8B Harrier demonstration; the US Navy Blue Angels, the nation's finest jet performance team, will provide the grand finale both days. The air show also will include children's activities, an outdoor recreational show plus carnival rides & simulators. Admission & parking are FREE.  (Preferred seating available for a fee; see the air show website for more details.)


Sat., May 5, 2007
27th 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 

Visit for more information.


Sat., May 12, 2007
18th Annual Haw River Festival
Saturday, May 12, 2007 1 - 6 p.m. at the old Bynum Bridge on the Haw River, in Bynum, Chatham County.   Musicians, artists, giant puppets, and environmental and river activities will be at the historic Bynum Bridge in Bynum, N.C. on May 12th for the 18th annual celebration of the River!  Admission fee $.  Bynum is off Hwy 15-501 about 12 miles south of Chapel Hill and 4 miles north of Pittsboro. Take Bynum Road to the old Bynum Bridge and follow signs for parking.


Sunday, May 12, 2007 is Mother's Day


Sun., May 12, 2007
2nd Saturday Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour, 10am & 2pm, The Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St. Explore Hillsborough's history on a 90 minute guided walking tour through its historic district. The tour features historic buildings and homes, churches, gardens, and cemeteries. $2-$6.

(919) 732-7741


Sat. and Sun., May 12 and 13, 2007
6th Annual Carolina Kids Expo & Baby Show '05 at the Jim Graham Building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC.
Entertainment, booths, prizes and more.
(919) 791-0510.


Sat. and Sun., May 19-20, 2007
Artsplosure Spring Festival, Raleigh, NC
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.


5th Annual DISCOVERING MAGIC in the GARDEN at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens Totten Center
2007 DATE TBA (as of March 2007 not yet announced)
An afternoon of activities for families...storytelling, treasure hunt, cloud-watching, a parade of fairies and wizards, and more.  If it rains, bring your umbrella!  Admission fee.  Call 919-962-0522 to pre-register.


Sat.,  May 26, 2007
Taste of Durham Festival, Durham, NC
New location in 2007 - the Imperial Center, Emperor Blvd, Durham NC.
Sat. May 26, 2007. Annual Street Festival features restaurant food sampling, international wine tasting, Triangle celebrity chef demonstrations, international dance & entertainment, arts and performer stages, kids corner, Triangle Idol karaoke contest, special festivities showcasing international cultures.
(919) 572-6551.


Sat. and Sun., May 26-27, 2007
Orange Street ArtsFest, Wilmington, NC (much further afield)
120 S. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC 28401.
Saturday, May 26, 2007 - Sunday, May 27, 2007
Annual Street Festival features music and arts displayed by artisans and artists.


DATES TBA (as of May 11 2007) -- see website ( for more info
Third Annual Stoneleaf Theatre Festival, Asheville, NC (much further afield)
Presented by the North Carolina Theatre Conference, Stoneleaf: A Festival of North Carolina Theatre, is a ten-day, multiple-venue annual theatre festival in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Click here for more information or call (919) 832-9171.


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