Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 5am by visitRaleigh
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When debating summer evening plans, the usual routine places come to mind. Ballgame, restaurant downtown, movie maybe? But if you are thinking beyond the ordinary, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre is the home of the North Carolina Symphony for the summer and provides an experience that everyone from age one to 100 is sure to love! The Booth Amphitheatre has hosted the NC Symphony for the last 23 years, making the event a tradition in the Triangle. Here is the Booth Amphitheatre’s description of this fun summer event: “While glorious sounds still pour forth from the symphony the atmosphere and audience vibe are a complete 180-degree difference from the structure of a concert hall. Summerfest attire is shorts and flip-flops. Your companions for the evening might be your children or neighbors and the food fare, a picnic under the stars” (Koka Booth Amphitheatre).
Speaking of food fare, most Summerfest patrons like to bring their own picnic dinners to the event. Though the venue provides food, patrons can save even more money by bringing their own homemade classics. This way everyone can enjoy the event while still maintaining his budget!
Summerfest is also very kid-friendly if you are looking for something for the whole family. Kids 12 and under are free, desserts are provided at the venue, and there are plenty of ducks to feed. Not to mention, Summerfest also holds Instrument Petting Zoos throughout the summer to allow kids to see the Symphony Orchestra upclose.
Cook up a family favorite, load up the blankets and chairs, and head over to the Booth Amphitheatre for a night of friends, family, music, and fresh air…all without leaving the Triangle. What a deal!