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Fri., May 4, 2012 and Sat., May 5, 2012
A Taste of Beaufort 5K Run and Festival in Downtown Beaufort, SC

Friday, May 4, 2012 ? 6-10 pm - Learn to do the Shag (dance) ?Shaggin' with A Taste?
Sat., May 5, 2012, 5K Run (8am) and Family Festival (11am - 5pm)
From the website:

"Shag in the park by the river, located in historic downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. Open to the public, with beginner shag lessons and demonstrations from the Beaufort Shag Club. Live music by the Headliners. The Headliners are possibly the most requested band in the Southeast. Performing over 200 nights a year, keeps this six piece horn band fresh and in demand. Whether your preference is Big Band, the Classic 50′s and 60′s Rock and Roll, Beach Music, Motown, Disco Hits from the 70′s to Hits from the 90′s, get ready to dance! . . .

The festival continues on Saturday with a 5K Run/Walk and Popcorn race for children under 7 years old at 8:00 am on Bay Street. Registrations available at . . . .

Activities and the main event: fun, food, music for the whole family!
Saturday, May 5, 2011 from 11:00 am-5:00 pm.
Bring the family downtown to enjoy traditional and innovative food choices being offered by our local restaurants. Sample the many different ?tastes' of Beaufort! From local seafood to international food offerings, you are sure to find a new favorite dish! Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available. Food and drink vendors will accept tickets that you can purchase at the ticket booths for $1 each. Items will be sold for 2-7 tickets. Live music will be provided on the Pavilion Stage and children's activities, which include Jumpers and slides, will be located near the playground area.."

(843) 525-6644

Note to avoid confusion: This is Beaufort SOUTH CAROLINA - not Beaufort North Carolina.  Beautofort SOUTH CAROLINA is pronounced by the locals as bUfort.  Beaufort, NC is pronounced Beau - fort (as in the French pronunciation of "Beau." See our NC Mountains and Beaches Guide link for more about Beaufort, NC.  This 5K Run and Festival is in downtown Beaufort, South Carolina.  (According to Google Maps, Beaufort, SC is around a 5 1/2 hour drive from Chapel Hill, NC -- approx. 331 miles.)


Sat., May 2, 2009
9th Annual Rainbow of Heroes Walk to Benefit the Duke University Hospital Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Center
Duke Center for Living, Saturday, May 2, 2009, registration 9am - 10am.
Rainbow of Heroes is a walk commemorating and celebrating all the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant patients and their families.  Participants walk 5200 yards around the track at the Duke Center for Living. Balloons are carried in honor or memory of patients who have been through or are currently in the program. As a finale to the walk, there will be a giant balloon release, creating a rainbow-colored skyline in honor of all these brave heroes.  During the day there are various activities and carnival type games for kids of all age. Many of the area mascots stop by to visit.  A light breakfast and full lunch is provided for all participants. Walkers raise money from various sponsors and compete for top fundraising prizes. Over $540,000 has been raised over the past six years.  Come out and support this great cause.  more>


Fri and Sat., May 1 and May 2, 2009
29th Annual Peakfest in Apex, NC  Enjoy festivities in downtown Apex celebrating the "Peak of Good Living."   Food, arts and crafts, children's activities, musical entertainment and more.  (Festival is held each year on the first Saturday in May.)  From the website:  "This festival has grown from a small community day in a school parking lot to an event which draws hundreds of vendors and over 25,000 people to the streets of downtown Apex. Every year, the Apex Festival Commission plans a bigger and more exciting day.  Children enjoy the KidsZone area with rides and games, and artists and crafters provide lots of shopping opportunities. Festival food like cotton candy, hoagies, and ice cream is sure to please, but you must try some of the international fare like Thai chicken, Chinese noodles and Greek gyros. Local talent and family entertainment provide dance, song and comedy on the stages. The week of activities includes a golf tournament, athletic contests, barbecues, and shopping specials. Festival day begins with a pancake breakfast prepared and served by the Apex Rotary Club in the historic Salem St. Fire Station."  For more information or to request a vendor application call the Apex Festival Commission at 919 249-3402 or visit

Visit for more information.


Sat., May 5, 2012
Annual Haw River Festival
Saturday, May 5, 2012 4 pm - 9 p.m. at the old Bynum Bridge on the Haw River, in Bynum, Chatham County.

  Musicians, artists, giant puppets, and environmental and river activities will be at the historic Bynum Bridge in Bynum, N.C. on May 15th for this annual celebration of the River!  Admission fee $.  Bynum is off Hwy 15-501 about 12 miles south of Chapel Hill and 4 miles north of Pittsboro. Take Bynum Road to the old Bynum Bridge and follow signs for parking.

From the Haw River Festival website page: 

Celebrate the River in Bynum Sat. May 9, 4 -9 pm at the Haw River Community Festival.

The Festival features live music, kayak raffle, silent auction, hands-on river monitoring for all ages, Haw River T-shirts, guided canoe rides for kids, environmental info, farmer's market and food trucks!  Sponsored by the Haw River Assembly ~ celebrating 30 years of work protecting the Haw River.

Directions: Bynum is located on the banks of the Haw River off of US 15-501, between Pittsboro and Chapel Hill.

From Chapel Hill (and points north), go south on 15-501 for about 12 miles and turn left onto Bynum Road (just after Allen and Son BBQ). Stay on Bynum Rd and follow signs to parking and the Festival site.

From Pittsboro (and points south), take 15?501 north about 4 miles from Pittsboro and turn right onto Bynum Road (before crossing the Haw River on 15-501) and follow to dead end at river. Park on Bynum Beach Road and walk across the Bynum pedestrian bridge to the festival site.

For more info about COOL Saxapahaw, visit


Sun., May 6, 2012
Carrboro Day 2012
Carrboro Town Hall & Commons, Sunday, May 6, 2012, 1 - 6 pm.
Enjoy live music and lots of family festivities all day long!  Activities include story telling, Family Crafts, Poetry Reading, Family Games, music, dancing, games and more!  Takes place on the first Sunday each May. more>


Sun., May 6, 2012
Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon 2012 Benefiting the UNC Children's Hospital
May 6, 2012 -
6th Annual Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon for Ages 5-19
A favorite local kids' activity and fundraiser: Swim, bike and run to raise funds for the UNC Children's Hospital. more>


Sunday, May 13, 2012 is Mother's Day
Sun., May 14, 2012
2nd Saturday Hillsborough Guided Walking Tour, 10am & 2pm, The Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St. Explore Hillsborough's history on a 90 minute guided walking tour through its historic district. The tour features historic buildings and homes, churches, gardens, and cemeteries. $5 (Free for 12 years and under)

(919) 732-7741


Fri. and Sat., May 18 and 19, 2012
30th Annual Hillsborough Hog Day Celebration
Friday and Saturday, May 18th and 19th, 2012
River Park (behind the Courthouse in downtown Hillsborough).

Festivities include Carolina barbecue cook-off, great food, live music, craft sales, merchandise vendors, petting zoo, games and rides, and classic auto show.  No pets allowed.  On Friday night, festival goers are asked to please bring a donation of canned or boxed nonperishable foods for Orange Congregations in Mission).  Admission is FREE. NOTE: In prior years - before 2011 - Hillsborough Hog Day was held in the month of June, but the festival was moved to May in 2011 to help beat the summer heat. So much cooler in May!
(919) 732-8156.


Sat. and Sun., May 19 and 20, 2012
Artsplosure Spring Festival, Raleigh, NC
Annual festival held during the third weekend of May in the Moore Square Park area of downtown Raleigh features an art market in the streets, music on two stages, and "kidsplosure" interactive visual art projects with numerous free "make-and-take" activities (sculpture, painting and drawing) for young children and their parents.  A Kidsplosure Stage presents entertainers geared specifically for children and families.  Free. Click here for more information or call (919)  832-8699 or the information line at (919) 990-1158.


Sat. and Sun., May 19 and 20, 2012 - Further afield in Charlotte, NC
drumSTRONG, in Weddington, NC (just outside of Charlotte, NC)
Misty Meadows Farm, 455 Providence Rd. S. & Ennis Rd., Weddington, NC 28173 (near Charlotte, NC) the 3rd weekend in May.
Festivities Saturday, May 19th through Sunday May 20th, 2012, rain or SHINE.

The annual, weekend-long drumSTRONG drum-a-thon festival raises funds for cancer initiatives both in NC and nationally, and is fun for the whole family.  Featuring musical groups performing throughout the weekend, and non-stop drumming jam sessions and lots of activities for kids - a wonderful time in a beautiful farm setting for a great, united cause:  BEAT cancer!  Note: In May 2011 over 50 cities in 15 countries (London, Dusseldorf, Rome, Kiev, 6 cities in Japan and many more!) hosted DRUMSTRONG events to raise awareness and funds for their local cancer initiatives. DrumStrong festival participants drummed for 29 hours non-stop. The events are webcast so that those in hospitals who aren't able to physically join an event, and cities worldwide, can play together. Individuals or Teams raise funds through ?per hour drumming' sponsorship and donations are disbursed to local and international cancer organizations. All cancers and All populations are represented. It's Your rhythm :: Your cause!


Sun.,  May 20, 2012
9th Annual Bash and Auction to Benefit Cats and Dogs in Need, Chatham Animal Rescue & Education
Shady Wagon Farm, 3212 Pea Ridge Rd., New Hill, NC.
Auction proceeds will support CARE's tareted spay/neuter program and efforts to find forever homes for unwanted cats and dogs in Chatham County.
(919) 572-6551.


Sat. and Sun., May 26-27, 2012
17th Annual Orange Street ArtsFest, Wilmington, NC (much further afield - make it a fun Spring beach weekend!)
Downtown Wilmington, 2nd & Orange Streets
120 S. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC 28401.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 (10am - 6pm) - Sunday, May 27, 2012 (10am - 5pm)
Annual Street Festival features music and arts displayed by more than 55 artisans and artists from Wilmington and across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.
For more information call 910-251-1788.


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