Noah’s Landing returns to delight the crowd with an expanded live animal showcase! New this year: fun, educational programs:
- Noon – Unfurr-gettable…meet our favorite fun and furry creatures!
- 1:30p – Cold Blooded Killers…reptiles on the hunt!
- 2:30p – Super Heroes in the Wild…how to beat the bad guys!
A huge coloring mural awaits the budding Picasso! The mural is sponsored by Durham Tech, and is a fun, interactive learning device celebrating Durham’s Civil Rights History.
Durham Scouts of the Boy Scouts of America Occoneechee Council are opening the event with a color guard presenting the flags. They’ll also have a Cub Scout expo, featuring the Pinewood Derby and fishing casting.
Come play Family Feud on the Xbox 360 with ZU, FOX 50’s Interactive Vehicle! Play against the computer, against your family members, or against other festival goers. Winners will receive prizes!
Mad Science returns to spark your imagination and curiosity with fun and kid-friendly hands-on science exploration – like the Fire and Ice experiment! Create the world’s Giant Bubbles, make ultraviolet jewelry and more.
Bounce with fun in the Bug Bounce House and challenge your abilities with the Football Toss.
Dance your cares away with Dance N2 Shape! Tina Moore Brown is creating a special mix just for mommies and kids. She will be teaching The Cupid Shuffle, The Wobble and kid-friendly dances set to the tune of Dora the Explorer, Yo Gabba Gabba and other popular TV show theme songs. All dances will be easy to learn and great exercise for everyone!
The NC Near Space team will launch a large balloon into space at 1pm from Family Fest! Visit their booth and sign up to predict where the balloon will land! (Click here for more information about NC Near Space)
Flow Circus will dazzle the crowd with moving objects and moving bodies and moving minds, through their interactive juggling and comedy performance.
Cirque De Vol will WOW you with interactive aerial performances. And, back by demand, the popular hoop jam and a variety show featuring acrobats, stilt walkers, clowns and more.
Special appearances by some of your favorite mascots – Wool E. Bull, Lucky E. Duck, Stormy and more.
Local High School Marching Bands and a DJ keep the Festival moving to the beat!
The YMCA keeps you active with Field Games, Zumba and lots more healthy fun!
Story Time with Storybook Theatre:
- 12:30p – How I Became a Pirate
- 1:30p – Pinkalicious
Stories read by Alex Franzen
Multiple Face Painting areas and Balloon Art throughout the Festival
Decorate your duck at the James Scott Farrin Area inside the Power Plant, and enter the Duck Decorating Contest before the big race.
- Proceeds benefit Durham Literacy Center, Durham Public Schools, Museum of Durham History, Museum of Life and Science
- There’s even a “Best Decorated Duck” contest
- Win exciting prizes such as Duke, UNC, NC State, and NCCU Men’s Basketball Tickets, DPAC Event Tickets and MORE!
Admission and all stage entertainment & activities are FREE. However, there’s a charge for food and beverages at American Tobacco restaurants.