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Family Fun Dayz: Spend time with Family and friends Saturday, at the Family Fun Dayz event, hosted by the Recreation Equipment Checkout Center at Smith Lake Recreation Area. $10 a wristband per child, ages 16 and below, allows unlimited access to bounce houses, trackless train rides and the rock climbing wall! Enjoy the afternoon in the shade, under one of our party canopies, watching your child play soccer inside the crazy-fun Bubble Balls. Free popcorn and snow cones while supplies last. Attractions are free for parents accompanying their child with a wristband. $5 Hotdog Meals, includes chips and soda, are available while supplies last. Open to Department of Defense cardholders and their guests. Must be a DOD cardholder to rent equipment. No pets allowed. No outside food allowed.
“Spring is in the Air” Ice Show and Open Skate: Come see the talented figure skaters of Fort Bragg perform and stay to skate with the stars after the show, April 14, 1 – 5 p.m., at Cleland Ice Rink. Watch as Cleland’s Ice Skating Team showcases ice skaters of all ages with group performances, duets, pairs and solo exhibitions. Immediately following the show, you can join the stars of the show on the ice for open ice skating and even sign up for a free 15-minute group ice skating lesson. Open ice skate and rental ice skates included with the purchase of a show ticket. Show starts at 1 p.m. Open Ice Skate starts are 3 p.m. Open to the public!
Miami Vice Night: The Association of Bragg Spouses will host a tropical 80s party and auction, April 21. A Caribbean dinner and dessert buffet will be served at the Iron Mike Conference Center. Tickets are $30 a person or $210 for an eight-person table. To purchase tickets visit https://fortbraggabs.membershiptoolkit.com/calendar/event/3103583.
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A Fairy Tale Festival & Adventure: Bring your little ones to this magical and enchanted festival full of characters from Fairy Tales. Princesses, pirates, fairies, elves, trolls, mermaids and more. Be ready to spend your day dancing with the trolls. Maybe a treasure hunt with the pirates, unless they make you walk the plank. Join the Mad Hatter for a tea party. There will be face painting, arts and crafts, tattoos and more. Additional experiences available are horse drawn carriage rides, hot air balloon rides and early admission to the festival. Fun for the whole Family, but the festival is built for children 12 years of age and younger. Costumes are encouraged for the kids and kids at heart. Make sure you bring a camera for plenty of those magical photo opportunities. Event will be held at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Carolina Craft and Courses Beer Dinner: Celebrate North Carolina Beer Month with all things Carolina at the Carolina Craft & Courses Beer Dinner. Enjoy five curated courses — created with North Carolina-procured products and expertly paired with Mash House’s homegrown craft brews Wednesday, from 6 – 8 p.m. Come and experience Cumberland County’s oldest brewery and discover why it has been one of Fayetteville’s favorite destinations since 2001. Refer to the event Facebook page for more details on how to register for this event.
Sense and Sensibility: Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality. The Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — are left financially destitute and socially vulnerable after their father’s sudden death. The Family is forced to move to a distance cottage and the sisters become entangled in heart-wrenching romances. They are forced to ask themselves, “When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?” Based on the novel by Jane Austen. Adapted by Kate Hamill. The play opens at the Cape Fear Regional Theater, April 25. Visit http://www.cfrt.org, for more information.
Ghosts of the lost colony: Join a team of ghost hunters who have discovered hot spots believed to be associated with spirits of The Lost Colony of 1587 and the outdoor drama. The Astral Plane Investigations team lead their groups on an hour-long tour, visiting locations in the Fort Raleigh Park and the Waterside Theatre, Saturday, where ghost appearances and other paranormal activity occur. As your group experiences these strange occurrences, you’ll learn the story of The Lost Colony and gain insight as to what might have happened to the colonists. Step back in time, be a part of the mysteries of Roanoke Island and meet the ghosts of the past. Sponsored in part by the Outer Banks Tourism Bureau, Tours leave at 8 p.m. from The Lost Colony ticket office. These trails are not accessible by individuals with physical handicaps or in wheelchairs.
Mud Bash 2018: Join the Outback Motorsports Complex and All Terrain Vehicle Candy for our 4th Annual Mud Bash with concerts featuring Moccasin Creek, Cypress Spring, Nu Breed, Big Chuck, Amber Delacruz, Ray Gotti, Da Pigpen, Big Murph and Walt Lamb playing live Friday and Saturday nights. There will be all the food you can eat available for purchase all weekend long. Mud races start Saturday featuring the big mud course, the monster truck pit, and brand new addition, the 50/50 hole. Free entry to race and $1,500 of cash prizes. The Outback Motorsports Complex is a 700-acre facility located in Scotland County.
North Carolina Azalea festival: Experience a celebration of spring and all that is Southern during a week of colorful garden tours, big-name entertainment, a waterfront street fair, fun Family events and one grand parade. The North Carolina Azalea Festival showcases Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture. Entertainment on the main stage includes country music star Billy Currington and hip hop legend Ludacris. The annual parade, viewed by over 100,000 people, is filled with floats, marching units, bands, clowns, horses, visiting celebrities and the Azalea Queen. Marvel at fireworks over the Cape Fear River after a day at the Street Fair. Cross the threshold into beautiful and historic homes and churches representing 250 years of architecture during the Historic Home Tour. If you’re looking for springtime pageantry, the North Carolina Azalea Festival is world renowned, held Wednesday - April 15, for more information call (877) 945-6386
BrickUniverse Raleigh: The ultimate LEGO fan experience will take over the Raleigh Convention Center on April 14 and 15. Choose from Saturday or Sunday admission, and experience hands-on LEGO attractions and activities built to inspire, educate and entertain. This fun, Family-friendly event will have tons of amazing LEGO creations to gawk at, building zones to unleash your creative energy, guest speakers and more in the LEGO theater, and vendors selling the latest LEGO sets, mini-figures, and accessories. Tickets go fast, so book in advance.
Piratefest: Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on the banks of the Tar River, a pirate’s paradise located in Uptown Greenville on April 13 – 14th. Returning for its 12th year, the festival will kick off Friday with a free concert, tons of costumed pirates, street food vendors and a carnival. On Saturday, the festival expands along Evans Street, taking over eight city blocks. Featuring fine arts for sale, live music stages, BMX, beer and wine garden, sword fighting, a pirate encampment and much more, there will be plenty of piratical happenings for the whole Family.