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A guide to fun in North Carolina This Summer
Cheers to all of the summer weekends ahead, especially if you’re living in North Carolina. There are so many things to do no matter what you’re into. I’ve created a list for those that enjoy being indoor or outdoor, if you’re wanting to have fun this summer, I’ve got your complete summer planner.
1) The Quarry at Carrigan Farms
This is an event that is fun for everyone. The Quarry is located in Mooresvile, NC behind the Carrigan Farm Strawberry Patch. They have open swims for the public to enjoy. At the Quarry they have tables and chair provided under a shelter, but they also have plenty of grass to set up your blanket, chair, and cooler and enjoy some fun in the sun. Activities: Cliff diving/jumping, rope swinging, swimming, and noodles are provided to help float. Cost: $15
Festivals are a great place to meet new music and art lovers. Most festivals hold classes for those wanting to know more about art culture, panel discussions, and their topped off with great musical guests. Larger festivals have larger headline artists, where your local festivals tend to have local artists. North Carolina is the host for some dope(colloquialism) festivals this year. From J. Cole’s first annual “Dreamville Fest” and Charlotte’s recently viral “Durag Fest”, North Carolina is the place to be if you’re wanting to link with like creatives or just vibe out to music under the sun. Listed are a few of North Carolina’s Festivals this year. a) J. Cole Dreamville Festival b) Made from Scratch c) Black August in the Park d) NC Hip-Hop Festival
3) Food Truck Fridays
Foodtruck have become the go-to place when you are trying to find different local cuisines. Search foodtruck events in your city to find schedules for your local foodruck meet ups!
North Carolina is the home to part of the Appalachian Trail. Pack the kids, grab the keys to the mini van and head out to enjoy a day of nature with the family. Most state parks along the Blue ridge mountains are child friendly and offer great views that both children and adults will appreciate. Some state parks have bonus waterfalls that allow you to dip your feet in and cool off. Hanging Rock, Pilot Mtn, and Stone Mt are just a few state parks in NC with lush trails, and beautiful views.
5. H2OBX Waterpark & Emerald Point Waterpark
Located in Powells Point NC, H2OBX was opened the summer of 2017, and is home to some of NC’s newest waterslides and lazy rivers. You could never go wrong taking the children to Emerald Point to enjoy a day of water fun. Emerald Point has some of the world’s highest waterslides. Whether you like to relax in a pool chair and watch, or get the adrenaline rush from sliding down straight from the sky, you’ll enjoy your day at Emerald Point.
6. Yoga in the Park
The summer is the perfect time to attend a local yoga event. In most cities yogi’s congregate for “Yoga in the Park”, “Yoga Unwine”(where there’s yoga and wine), and “Yoga on the mountain. Search Yoga events in your local city to find out where yogi’s unite in your area. In Winston-Salem, NC the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter hosts a "Yoga in the Park" every second Wednesday of the summer. Their calendar can be found here.
7. Brunch Events
Do you enjoy networking and eating at the same time? Well, North Carolina has brunch events for anything your into. An eventbrite search can lead you to men’s empowerment brunches, trap brunches, and and yoga & barre brunches.
8. Bike Charlotte
@kurleekurves(IG) hosts a bike tour of Charlotte on Saturday mornings. For $5 you can rent a bike and peddle through the most beautiful scenic routes of Charlotte. Oh, and don’t forget you’ll get a great workout!
9.Tour your Local Brewery
If you’re a beer lover in NC your in the right place. North Carolina has grown tremendously. Most breweries do tours, or tastes. In Charlotte, NC the country’s largest self-serve taproom is opening soon, and Wilmington, NC is the home of one one currently built.
10. US National Whitewater Center
Have you ever been whitewater rafting? Me either. At the USNWC, located in Charlotte, NC, you’re able to zipline, mountain bike, paddleboard, kayak, or raft. Every Summer they host the family friendly “RiverJam” every Thursday-Saturday. Food, music, and water are to be enjoyed at the US National Whitewater Center.