The weather is cooling off, which makes spending time outdoors in North Carolina even better. Make the most of the weather by joining the 13th Annual Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention September 12th – 14th at Shakori Hills in Silk Hope, North Carolina.
The sounds of live outdoor music mean summer is in full swing. All around Chatham County, you can catch the live music fever at many of your favorite local venues. With all the native North Carolinian talent to go around, you won’t want to miss out on these live summer performances.
Cape Fear River Adventures is back and better than ever for its summer season leading explorers, just like you, through the beauty of the Cape Fear. Since last fall, the river has been struggling to combat the effects of Hurricane Florence, which brought severe flooding to many North Carolina regions. Recently, Cape Fear River Adventures announced the river is officially at a safe level for all of their trips to resume for the season.
There’s nothing like springtime in Siler City! But what happens when you bring a Chicken Festival into the mix? The first annual Spring Chicken Festival will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in downtown Siler City. A free event for all, you won’t want to miss the exciting attractions and tasty treats lining the streets of downtown.
It’s back and better than ever! The Jordan Lake 12-Hour Challenge takes Chatham County by storm on Saturday, April 13th at 7:00 a.m., challenging racers to see just how far they can go. As the fifth annual 12-Hour Challenge and the only 12-hour race in the Triangle, this unique event is a test of physical fitness and a front seat view to the beauty of Jordan Lake.
They say, “the grass is always greener on the other side.” What if the “other side” was your front yard? The N.C. Cooperative Extension will be hosting the 2019 Extension Gardener Workshop Series at their Chatham County location. Learn about best gardening practices that are sustainable, based on science and informative for all knowledge levels.
Maybe you’ve tried bird watching or stargazing, but have you ever tried skywatching? The Jordan Lake State Recreation Area and Morehead Planetarium are partnering up to offer you an unparalleled, stellar experience! With free sessions being offered every month, this event is sure to be an “out of this world” opportunity!
Get the most out of the summer weather by taking a walk in it! Take full advantage of the Chatham Walking Series and all of the walking trails that the activity has to offer. For a low impact exercise that is beneficial for the mind and body, these offerings are guaranteed to lead you to your next favorite hobby! Grab your water bottle and your walking shoes and explore Chatham County nature on foot!
Are you ready for your next outdoor adventure? Make it a competition! The Triangle Land Conservancy Hiking Challenge is offering you the opportunity to explore TLC’s six public TLC Preserves. While you do not have to be a member of the organization to participate, participants who are not members when they finish the challenge will receive a complimentary year’s TLC membership.
It may feel strange wearing short-sleeve shirts in March, but summertime weather is just around the corner. With summertime weather comes a break from school for the kids, vacations and, of course, summer camps. This year, start your search early for the perfect summer camp! From art to cooking to kayaking, make your Chatham County summer camp experience a new tradition!