8 Family Events for Your Weekend


Face painting and kids' activities abound at the annual Kernersville Honeybee Festival.

Image courtesy of the Town of Kernersville

Whether your kids have already begun classes or are busily preparing to do so, this weekend offers some great distractions from the back-to-school frenzy. From great outdoor activities that include amazing animals to musical events that will have you humming for weeks, here are our top picks for a great weekend.

Animal Extravaganza at SciWorks, Winston-Salem

Everybody loves animals. Meet a variety of SciWorks’ resident animals and a few other critters “up close and personal,” and discover fascinating facts and secrets about them.

African Giants, Asheboro

Come celebrate the zoo’s African giants: elephants, rhinos and giraffes, and learn about their enormous creature features.

Birding with Your Family, High Point

Walk on our forest trails to seek out the permanent residents as well as summer song birds such as Red-eyed Vireos, Acadian Flycatchers, Gray Catbirds and Eastern Kingbirds. Participants learn clues in identifying different birds from their beak, feathers and unique songs, as well as how to use binoculars. Binoculars will be available for those who don't have them. Ages 7 and older.

Market & Music in Commerce Square Park, Randleman FREE

Enjoy live music, featuring The Special Occasions Band, in downtown Randleman. Take some time to also shop for local produce at the outdoor farmers market.

Muddy Buddies: Parent and Child Pottery Workshop, Greensboro

This Center for Visual Artists (CVA) pottery class lets both you and your child enjoy a day to work together and just get messy. Team up and tackle throwing on the pottery wheel or use two sets of hands to build a clay construction that will make you both proud. Registration required.

Night Paddles, High Point

Guided Kayak/SUP tours during the evening hours, allowing you to watch the sunset and enjoy the beautiful moonlit Oak Hollow Lake. Ages 16 and older.

The Kernersville Honeybee Festival FREE

A day full of family fun is in store. Buzz on over to Fourth of July Park for authentic arts and crafts, music, food and kids' activities.

Singstunde, Winston-Salem FREE

As part of the 250th Anniversary celebration, Old Salem Museums & Gardens is presenting a traditional Moravian Singstunde, or “song service.” Enjoy a service featuring the singing of hymns by congregation and choir and anthems sung by The Singing Sisters, Old Salem’s female chorale ensemble with guest soloist Gale Ketteler. Susan Foster will play the 1800 Tannenberg Organ and the Reverend Dr. Nola Reed Knouse will preside. 

For more family-friendly weekend events, visit our comprehensive online calendar.

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