Weekend Roundup, May 27-29

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We’re heading into Memorial Day weekend with a low-key weekend that leaves you plenty of time for enjoying your family and friends while also honoring our country.

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Events in the Sanford/Lee County Area this Weekend

Friday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a, 12p, 2p, and 4p
    What: The fountain runs from May 11 to October 31. During that period, it will operate for an hour at a time at 10a, 12p, 2p, and 4p each day.

Saturday

  • WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest at Fleming Park Loop, Fuquay-Varina NC
    When: 6a-10p
    What: Honor those who have served our nation at this festival that features live music, food, arts and crafts, displays, and hot air balloons. No admission charge.
  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a, 12p, 2p, and 4p
    What: The fountain runs from May 11 to October 31. During that period, it will operate for an hour at a time at 10a, 12p, 2p, and 4p each day.
  • Zumba at Sanford Latin Dance, 109 S Steele St, Sanford NC
    When:
    11a-12p
    What: All are welcome. The cost is $5 per person.
  • Fayetteville Tours by Carriage at Downtown Alliance, 222 Hay St, Fayetteville NC
    When: 11a-2p
    What: The Downtown Alliance is hosting 45-minute historical tours at 11a, 12p, and 1p. During the tour, you will learn about Fayetteville’s earliest residents and other facts. The cost is $25/person or $20 with a military ID.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.
  • Brew n Choo at New Hope Valley Railway, 3900 Bonsal Rd, New Hill NC
    When: 4-10p
    What: Purchase craft beer, local wine, food and ice cream while listening to classic rock ‘n’ roll. There will be 40-minute train excursions departing hourly from 4-7p.

Sunday

  • Fountain at Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave, Sanford NC
    When:
    10a, 12p, 2p, and 4p
    What: The fountain runs from May 11 to October 31. During that period, it will operate for an hour at a time at 10a, 12p, 2p, and 4p each day.
  • Boat Rentals at San Lee Park, Pumping Station Rd, Sanford NC
    When:
    1-6p
    What: You can rent canoes and paddle boats for $3/paddle boat and $5/canoe for each half hour. Rentals are only open on weekends.