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Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in North Carolina

Venture out of town for a day trip or weekend getaway to enjoy one or more of the state's best fests.

The Ghost Train Returns to Tweetsie Railroad This Fall

Tweetsie Railroad’s Ghost Train will be held Friday and Saturday nights from Sept. 22 to Oct. 28.

Autumn at Oz Tickets on Sale Now

Follow the yellow brick road and join Dorothy and friends this fall at the Land of Oz.

What You Need to Know About This Summer’s Solar Eclipse

A compilation of events and viewing parties occurring within the path of totality.

KidsFest Returns to Carowinds July 15-16

Popular celebration includes performances from Choo Choo Soul and the PEANUTS Gang.

Tickets on Sale Now for Day Out With Thomas in Spencer

Day Out With Thomas will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-8 at the North Carolina Transportation Museum.

Five Reasons Why the North Carolina Zoo Draws Record Crowds

Thanks to new attractions and additions, attendance has soared to a 20-year high.

Banner Elk, Beech Mountain Hosting Mile High Fourth of July

Five-day celebration planned with live music, parade and fireworks.

Scenic Emerald Isle is an Ideal Destination for Summer Fun

Enjoy a family-friendly Crystal Coast adventure.

15 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (June 9-11)

Weekend events, activities, and fun things to do for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Tweetsie Railroad to Host Its Biggest Fireworks Show for Fourth of July Celebration

The celebration will also mark the theme park's 60th anniversary.

25 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (June 2-4)

Weekend events, activities, and fun things to do for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Cool Off at These Pools and Splash Pads in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point

Pools, splash pads, aquatic centers in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and more.

Burlington City Park Amusement Rides Open Memorial Day

Rides include the Historic Dentzel Carousel, train, planes, boats and cars.

Memorial Day at State Natural and Cultural Sites and Military Discounts

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to explore the wonderful natural and cultural resources of our state, and many venues offer military discounts.

13 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend in the Triad (May 26-29)

Weekend events, activities, and fun things to do for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Tanglewood Park’s Peter S. Brunstetter Aquatic Center to Open May 27

The aquatic center features a winding tubing river, two slides, splash pad, children’s pool area with a tumble bucket and more.

North Carolina Artist Sculpts Life-Size Ocelot Artwork for Display at North Carolina Zoo

Sculpture of an ocelot family is the newest addition to the North Carolina Zoo’s ocelot habitat area.

21 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (May 19-21)

Weekend events, activities, and fun things to do for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

10th Annual Bike Safety Day at Kaleideum Downtown

Safe Kids Day 2017 and the 10th Annual Bike Safety Day will be held Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

18 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (May 12-14)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Meet Pablo, Uniqua and Tyrone of 'The Backyardigans' at Tweetsie Railroad

The popular Nickelodeon stars will visit the park Aug. 4-6.

21 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (May 5-7)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

Enjoy Yoga by the Barn at Old Salem

All yoga skill levels are encouraged to participate in the May 6 event.

Aerial Demonstration and Open House to Be Held at Smith Reynolds Airport

The event takes place Wednesday, May 3. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Faeries Return to Greensboro for Summer Solstice Festival

The 2017 Summer Solstice Festival will be held Saturday, June 17.

Visit Cherokee This Summer for Family Fun and Adventure

Experience breathtaking scenic beauty and lessons in history.

What's New at the North Carolina Zoo

Dino Bus, Dragonfly Paddle Boats among new attractions at the park.

27 Things to Do This Weekend in the Triad (April 21-23)

Weekend events and activities for kids of all ages in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Burlington, Kernersville, High Point and surrounding area.

22nd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour to Take Place April 22-23

The tour includes 35 scenic and sustainable farms in Alamance, Chatham, Orange and Person counties.
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Education Guide

The all-new 2015-2016 Education Guide is packed with everything parents need to know to navigate more than 500 education options and resources in the Triad, including area preschools, private schools, public school systems, charter schools, boarding schools and academic resources.

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It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

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For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.