8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Extra Hour

Family-Friendly Weekend Events


Image courtesy of GO FAR, High Point.

You have an extra hour for family fun this weekend. Make the most of it with these 8 fun things to do in and around the Triad. And don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour this weekend for the end of Daylight Saving Time.

Cedarock Historical Farm Open House, Burlington, FREE

The farm will be open for public viewing along with living history demonstrations of farm life during the late 19th century.

Discovery Concert for Kids: Salute to Superheroes, Winston-Salem

From Superheroes on the big screen to hometown heroes, hear the music that celebrates extraordinary strengths. This Winston-Salem Symphony event includes pre-concert activities beginning at 2 p.m. Come dressed in your superhero costumes and join the symphony to salute comic book champions from films as well as local firefighters, police and veterans in a special on-stage tribute.

Fall Festival, Colfax, FREE

Enjoy family fun with food, music, games, inflatables and more. Also check out the Craft Fair benefiting the preschool starting at 9 a.m.

Family First: Miniature Model Farm, Winston-Salem

Grant Wood created clay models of his subject before painting landscapes like "Spring Turning" (1936). Design and build your own mixed media miniature farm landscape with vegetables in this workshop. Registration required.

Family Flick Friday, Kernersville, FREE

Enjoy a family-friendly movie. Popcorn and drinks will be served while supplies last. Call 336-703-2930 to find out what movie will be showing.

GO FAR 5K and Fun Run, High Point

A race for the entire family. The Fun Run begins at 8:15 a.m. and 5K starts at 9 a.m. GO FAR, a nonprofit running club, teaches children of all abilities about healthy lifestyles, goal setting and how to train for a mile or 5K. Kids not affiliated with a club can register at the event; families are encouraged to join them. 

"Shrek JR: The Musical" High Point

One very grumpy ogre, Shrek, who lives alone in a swamp. When the insecure and conniving Lord Farquaad expels all of the fairy tale characters from his kingdom, Shrek is forced into an epic adventure that will see him joined by an over-enthusiastic talking Donkey and a not-so-by-the-book Princess Fiona. 75 minutes. All ages. Read more.

WNC Pottery Festival, Dillsboro, DAY TRIP

Showcasing the work of more than 40 master potters from 13 states, a variety of clay art styles will be presented. Pre-show events, including the Clay Olympics, will be held on Friday. The event is juried and the lineup of potters is impressive. $5 admission ticket includes a chance in a raffle. Kids under 12 admitted free.

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

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