Water is the theme this Labor Day weekend, with a 5K you can jump into a lake after finishing, a festival that lets you take your chances on Class III water in a boat you build, and a triathlon that kicks off with a swim in a 72-degree mountain lake.
Radical Reels 2013 returns to the Piedmont with shows Thursday, Sept. 5 in Chapel Hill and Friday, Sept. 6 in Winston-Salem. Learn more about both showings, including quick reviews and clips of all 11 short films to be shown, here. Following is an interview with Skip Armstrong, whose film The Shapeshifter is one of the shorts to be shown.
You can’t escape the heat and humidity, but you can work with it. Paddling on the Lumber River, for instance. Or playing and partying at the Triangle’s biggest outdoor festival. Or taking a high country hike with a National Park Service ranger.
Memorial Day offers no shortage of ways to celebrate the free, active life in North Carolina. In Asheville, the Mountain Sports Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday, while the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte starts the day running on Sunday and never slows up.