Without family festivals, grownups could only relive their childhoods by wearing oversize trench coats and pretending to be two kids pretending to be an adult. Step right up to this Groupon.
$10 for One Ticket to the Family Fun Fest from the Greensboro Jaycees ($20 Value)
Rain or shine, the Piedmont Family Fun Fest will be held Saturday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Proehlific Park. The festival is composed of a variety of exhibits and activities including live music, mascots, face painting, inflatable bounce houses, sword displays, and a foreign-car collection.
Piedmont Family Fun Fest
The Piedmont Family Fun Fest, which spreads out across Proehlific Park's 22 acres, is divided into five themed sections. At Music City, guests enjoy the musical styling of the band Big Bang Boom, as well as other live music acts every hour and ogle an array of instruments at the instrument petting zoo. At Circus Town visitors can mingle with resident clowns and face painters and take a quick lesson in circus arts such as juggling plates and performing acrobatic skills.
Meanwhile, Sports World houses the Greensboro Grasshopper mascot, an obstacle course, and a rock-climbing wall, as well as areas where visitors can try their hand at sporty games that incorporate softball, football, golf, and soccer. In a separate area of the park, guests escape to another realm at Fantasy Land, replete with fairies, pirates, dragons, a light-saber display, and a puppet show. Finally, Toys for Big Boys features a display of Italian cars, including Lamborghinis, as well as boats and motorcycles.
Taste Carolina Wine Festival
For more than a decade, the Taste Carolina Wine Festival has created an outdoor menagerie of locally bottled libations and live musicians. Local wineries set up booths where guests can sample their liquid wares before purchasing bottles that will be tagged and ready for pick up after the festival. On the stage, bands that range from rock ‘n’ roll to adult contemporary strum and sing, forging a melodious backdrop to booths showcasing sculptures, home crafts, foodstuffs, and pamphlet arrangements rivaling the beauty of those in the Sistine Chapel’s gift shop.