Annual Raleigh Christmas Parade – Saturday Morning!

The Annual Raleigh Christmas Parade will take place in downtown Raleigh this Saturday morning, 11/19/11, starting at 9:40am.

The Parade is free, so get there early since the spaces fill up fast! Last year over 60,000 people came to watch! (Bring a folding chair if you’d like to sit .)

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If you’d rather watch at home, the Parade will be shown on WRAL (chanel 5) starting at 10am that morning.

This parade has been held every year for the past 66 years. It’s the biggest Christmas parade on the East Coast between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta.

For more info about the parade:

http://grma.org/christmas-parade/

For additional information and a bit of history on the parade:

http://www.wral.com/entertainment/holiday/page/8528121/

Carolina Renaissance Festival

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Dates: The 17th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival is open every Saturday and Sunday, from October 9th through November 21st, 2010.

Hours: 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. rain or shine.

Location: Just north of Charlotte between Concord and Huntersville on Highway 73 at Poplar Tent Road (between I-77 and I-85). Exit 25 on I-77 or exits 52 or 55 on I-85.

Parking: FREE courtesy of Harris Teeter.

Advance Discount Tickets: $18 for adults, $7 for kids ages 5-12, available at Harris Teeter Stores region wide. Children under 5 are always free. Tickets purchased at the gate are $1 more. Senior discount tickets (60 and over) are $17 at the gate.

Online Tickets: You can Print Your Own Tickets online.

More information http://www.royalfaires.com/carolina/

Chapel Hill Festival This Sunday

Have you ever been to Chapel Hill, NC? If not, tomorrow is a good day for a short trip (about 30 minutes from Raleigh.)
From Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department
Every fall, visitors flock to downtown Chapel Hill to experience Festifall, Orange County’s premier outdoor arts and entertainment festival. The annual event always provides crowds an excellent opportunity to see and buy arts and crafts from a select group of regional artisans, and to witness some of the finest dance groups and bands around. But this year, event-goers will be able to engage with the arts with all their senses. New attractions will give folks a chance to create individual and community works of art, sample fare from many of downtown’s nationally acclaimed restaurants, and experience the Kid’s Canvas, a family-friendly zone sure to please children of all ages. Festifall will be held in downtown Chapel Hill from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. For more information, visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=513

Today in Cary: Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival (free)

Do you like arts and crafts? And do you enjoy our beautiful parks? Then this even is for you!
What: Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
When: Today, Saturday, April 24th. 10-5pm
Where: in Cary, NC
Telephone: (919) 469-4100
Address: 801 High House Road
Directions: Bond Park is at 801 High House Road between Cary Parkway and Northwest Maynard Road.
GPS Location: -78.8215 35.7857
Telephone: (919) 469-4100