Top Picks for Weekend Family Fun in the Triad

Hang onto summer with these family-friendly seasonal events.


Cool Summer Nights extends Tweetsie adventures into the evening in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Image courtesy of Tweetsie Railroad Wild West Theme Park

In the middle of summer, it can be difficult to concentrate on summer fun when the stores are packing aisles with back-to-school specials. Turn away from the distraction of what's to come and continue to enjoy your family and your summer. Here are some ways you can make the most of this weekend in and around the Triad.

Special Events

Cool Summer Nights at Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock

Open late with special extended hours on Saturdays during July, the park will feature its Wild West Train Adventure, rides at dusk, and cool summer memories for your family with the Blue Ridge Mountains under the stars as your backdrop. 

Healthy Family Fun Fair, Greensboro

The theme is holistic health and family fun and wellness. There will be several vendors from the community participating to showcase what Greensboro has to offer. There will be food trucks and family fun for all. 

Merger Celebration at Children's Museum of Winston-Salem

Merger Celebration at SciWorks, Winston-Salem

Peanut butter and jelly… kids and play… art and innovation. What do these have in common? They go great together. Now you can add the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks to that list. Celebrate the official merger of these institutions with a progressive party. Enjoy special activities, crafts, characters and more… and find out the new name of the combined museum. All activities included with admission and free for members of both museums.

Stepping into the Craft, Seagrove

Each Saturday in July you can observe demonstrations or participate in hands-on activities, mini-classes and workshops all throughout the Seagrove Pottery Community. Hours vary depending on pottery shop.

Family Theater

"Flor to Somewhere," Winston-Salem

There’s a new superhero in town, and her name is Flor. Hailing from Mexico City, and equipped with one invisible rocket ship, Flor is faced with the challenge all great superheroes have to face at one time or another, how to find home. With the help of the friendly spirit of a Greek restaurant owner, and you, Flor travels through time to discover what it takes to turn “nowhere" into somewhere. By Christina Quintana. Directed by Rebecca Cunningham.

"James and the Giant Peach Jr.," Greensboro

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Enjoy creative costuming and puppetry as well as young local actors playing the outlandish and larger-than-life human and insect characters.

"Oliver," Greensboro

This classic show is based on the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. With rousing music and memorable characters the show tells the story of Oliver, and orphan in late 1800s London who is raised in a workhouse. He runs away, forms a life on the streets until he is recognized by long lost relatives. Appropriate for all ages.

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

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