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Tryon Palace will host the N.C. Symphony for a free concert
on its South Lawn Sunday. Don’t miss it!

Civil War cannon demonstrations in Fayetteville, a free symphony performance in New Bern and a Renaissance Fair in Raleigh are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

The weekend kicks off Thursday morning when staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh will read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of the museum’s wonderful galleries.

Friday, the fun for families continues at the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, where kids can create a collage inspired by the beach. In the evening, the N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh will offer visitors the chance to explore its galleries at night against the backdrop of the smooth jazz sounds of Peter Lamb and the Wolves and host a lecture on printmaking and art of Mexican American and Latino artists that complements their dynamic exhibit.

Cannon firing demonstrations will blast off from Fayetteville‘s Arsenal Park Saturday as the Museum of the Cape Fear explores the lesser-known aspects of the Civil War during a living history program, while the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington will come alive with living historians demonstrating what life was like aboard the vessel during World War II.

Sunday, the N.C. Museum of Art will offer merriment, music, games, traditional craft demonstrations and art-making activities for all ages as part of its fanciful Renaissance Fair, while Tryon Palace in New Bern will host its annual free N.C. Symphony concert on the picturesque South Lawn.

Throughout the weekend, the spectacular N.C. Symphony will present concerts of the powerful piece Carmina Burana in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, while the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will host unique steam locomotives from the 1930s, 40s and 50s for a special four-day festival complete with daytime portraits, special operations, nighttime photos and more.

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