Our Top-9 Picks for Weekend Family Fun

Family-friendly weekend fun in the Piedmont Triad.


Summer reading wraps up in Walkertown with chalk art, prizes and a free movie.

Image courtesy of Walkertown Public Library.

Whether you want to meet a rhinoceros or learn a new dance move, see a popular movie or compete against other families in vintage races, the Piedmont Triad has lots to offer families. Here are our top-9 picks for a fun-filled end to your week. 

Animal Secrets at SciWorks, Winston-Salem

Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? Learn the answers to these and many other questions as you explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. 

Chalk, Prizes & Movie Day, Walkertown

Make your colorful marks on the library's sidewalk and then come in for Summer Reading prize drawings for teens, tweens and children who have read or listened to books from June 17 to July 30. Around 2 p.m., enjoy a favorite G-rated film on the big screen in the auditorium. FREE.

Family Film Fest Outdoor Movie Series, Winston-Salem

Prior to the movie screening, children will have the opportunity to enjoy a puppet show and book mobile, courtesy of the Forsyth County Public Library. All movies are equipped with Spanish subtitles. Snacks, candy and drinks will be available for sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. FREE.

Fun with Water in the Historical Park, High Point

Compete in a water bucket relay with junior interpreters and try out an old fashioned thumb waterer while learning how early American settlers watered their plants without a garden hose. FREE.

National Dance Day, Greensboro

This event, sponsored by the Dizzy Feet Foundation, is designed to help you have fun while learning a new dance and getting healthier. Learn a routine from the All-Star Dancers of "So You Think You Can Dance." Also, the founder of GULD Street Dancers, Tyler "XTRA" McNeil, will be offering a technique class in street dancing. FREE.

Palmer Family Field Day, Gibsonville

Grab your tricycles, pack a picnic and put on your best game face. Enjoy vintage games and cartoons, make-and-take activities, and lawn games throughout the day. Scheduled events include a family Olympics competition and community picnic. 

"Pixels," Greensboro

Watch as aliens attack the Earth after assuming that 1980s arcade game images were aggressive messages directed at them. Rated PG-13, 106 min, 2015. FREE.

Summer Shakespeare in the Park: "Henry IV," Greensboro

Bring chairs or a blanket and enjoy this free adaptation of a Shakespeare classic. FREE.

Zoofari, An African Wildlife Adventure, Asheboro

Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 37-acre Watani Grassland exhibit. An experienced zookeeper will introduce you to the nine exhibited species — nearly 100 animals. 

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

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