Celebrate 100 years of the Pullen Park Carousel with an array of programs throughout the month of April, 2021. Get more details and updates about all the events here.
Sunday, March 28 – Online
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The virtual celebration will feature special guest speakers sending their birthday wishes, a slideshow of old carousel photos, and a zoom recording for the presentation of the centennial plaque.
Carousel Animal Adoption
After riding the carousel, enter a drawing for a chance to name and “adopt” an animal on the carousel for a period of time. Winners selected each week will be presented with a certificate of adoption and have an opportunity to take a family photo with that animal.
New Carousel Animal Design
Pullen Park is looking to add a new animal to the carousel. Submit your animal design so that they can consider it as they look into purchasing our next animal for the menagerie. All physical drawings can be brought to the welcome center. Have a digital design? Send it via email to Allora.Spruill@Raleighnc.gov Drawings will not be returned, and might be displayed at future events.
Pullen Park will be hosting themed daily programs on weekdays in the month of April. All program participants must wear a mask, practice social distancing and complete a wellness check before entering.
Mondays in April, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
$30 to $37
Wine and Design will be offering non-alcoholic painting classes where kids and adults can learn to paint carousel animals! This activity will be located at the carousel pavilion. The children’s program (Art Buzz Kids) will be held at 4 p.m. and the adult program will start at 6 p.m. Spaces are limited, so please sign up in advance. The cost is $30 for the kids’ program and $37 for the adults’ program. Register on the Wine and Design website.
Tuesdays in April
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (on the hour)
FreeLearn about the rich history behind Pullen Park. History tours will be running on the hour every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with one of our experienced tour guides. Virtual history tours are also available online. This program is free.
Wednesdays in April
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FreeDid you know the City of Raleigh is one of the few municipalities in the country with two authentic Wurlitzer organs? Come learn more about the Wurlitzer organ and its history, with information sessions being hosted every other hour on the hour throughout the day. Actual demonstrations will not be occurring, but you can learn about the inner workings of the Wurlitzer. When you’re finished, be sure to stop by the art station to make your own Wurlitzer reel craft.
Thursdays in April
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
FreePullen Park will have a variety of carousel-themed crafts for guests to enjoy free of charge. You can take the craft and complete it at home or do them outside in the park.
Fridays in April
5 to 6 p.m.Take a photography class at Pullen Park with local artist Ashlyne Bowman. Classes will run from 5 to 6 p.m. and end with a photo shoot on the carousel! A carousel picture-guessing game will also be available for kids throughout the day. Register online using RecLink.
Sundays in April
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Come out to Pullen Park dressed to impress in your Sunday best. The carousel was brought to life at the start of the roaring ’20s. Guests are encouraged to help recreate that period through the attire they wear to the park every Sunday throughout the celebration.
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021