Festivals, Music, Dogs and More Around the Triad

Soak in the sun, breath in the fresh air and enjoy some free time


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The Triad Dog Games at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

Pack a picnic lunch and a Frisbee and enjoy outside time with the family this weekend. Here are our top-11 picks for Triad-area family fun after a long week. And be sure to log your Fit Family Challenge minutes for all the time you spend playing Frisbee, walking your dog, competing at the Highland Games, battling Royal Governor William Tryon and his soldiers, hiking around the NC Zoo and other activities this weekend!

 Bethabara Highland Games, Winston-Salem

The BEST Game in town — Celebrate the Scots-Irish contribution to Colonial Bethabara with heavy athletics, music and more.

Family Shows at the Farm, High Point

Visit a real working butterfly farm. Enjoy a fun skit and then feed live butterflies from your hand. 

Fight for the Backcountry: Battle of Alamance Reenactment, Burlington

Hear the roar of cannon and the rattle of musketry as the 1771 Battle of Alamance comes alive at this colonial battle reenactment. Demonstrations of colonial trades such as cooking, laundry, tailoring, horn carving, blacksmithing and weaving will be ongoing throughout the weekend. 

High Point City Limits – 1859

A family friendly street festival celebrating the art, music and historic preservation of North Carolina. Randell Jones, author, will be on the property of the JH Adams Inn throughout the day with his entertaining stories from Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State. 

Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series

ArtsGreensboro introduces residents to the newly renovated yet underused Jimmie I. Barber Park in East Greensboro through the 10-week Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series, creating a new destination for bringing the city's diverse community together to enjoy a broad range of musical styles.

Musical Chairs, Burlington

Alamance County-wide concert series. Concerts are held on Fridays from May through August. Food trucks will be on site for food and beverage purchase.

S.O.S. "Save Our Snakes," Asheboro

Slither into the NC Zoo to learn why our native snakes have such an important role in nature.

Spring Festival, Greensboro

A fun day on the front lawn that includes food trucks, kids games, pony rides entertainment and more.

Summer Concert Series, Asheboro

The City of Asheboro presents seven unique evenings of entertainment at Bicentennial Park in the heart of downtown Asheboro. Enjoy an evening of family fun with your community. Tonight's band: Carolina Breakers, playing beach music selections.

The Arts Council's Summer Park Series, Clemmons

This month's event features film and dance. The professional dancers of Fred Astaire Dance, Winston-Salem will perform live on stage in a tribute to dance on the silver screen with Show Dance routines specifically designed for the theater and stage. Afterwards, RiverRun International Film Festival will show the movie, "Strictly Ballroom."

Third Annual Triad Dog Games, Winston-Salem

You may enter your dogs to compete or just come to spectate, spend the day at the park, eat and have some family fun. Pets are welcome, but must be leashed, well-behaved and have proof of rabies vaccination.

For more family fun, visit our comprehensive online calendar.

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