Happy Dan the Magic Man

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Happy Dan returns for his 31st year at Apex PeakFest THIS Saturday, May 4th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Come visit and share ...
05/02/2024

Happy Dan returns for his 31st year at Apex PeakFest THIS Saturday, May 4th - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Come visit and share the laughter in front of the Salem St. Fire Department!

Make plans to Join Us for beautiful Exotic and Pet Birds and a bit of magic! Happy Dan and his Cockatoo, BubbaJo, will b...
05/02/2024

Make plans to Join Us for beautiful Exotic and Pet Birds and a bit of magic! Happy Dan and his Cockatoo, BubbaJo, will be there!

01/25/2024

I regret that I will not be visiting Rudy's Pub in Apex tonight. See you all next week!

Over the last few days, a few parents have asked about my pending retirement plans. I am truly honored and complimented ...
01/21/2024

Over the last few days, a few parents have asked about my pending retirement plans. I am truly honored and complimented by their concern.

I AM cutting back to two parties per day (as compared to three or four) and this year's Apex Peak Fest will be my last outdoor festival engagement. This decision will affect my availability, so planning in advance and reserving your preferred party date early is your best option.

But I have no immediate plans to fully retire from creating the Biggest Little Laughs in the Carolinas. I would sincerely miss the smiles, laughs, and hugs. As long as I have the energy to carry my show case, I will continue to bring the fun! ❤❤❤

12/24/2023
12/08/2023

What a great day! Started out joining brother magician Wayne Anderson in creating laughter for 500+ people at a Mebane NC banquet and now I’m handing out thousands of toys at United Church in Apex NC! Tomorrow, it’s back to Carolina inn in Chapel Hill, a banquet at Duke University, and a full weekend of parties! I love my job! And I love you all for making it possible! ❤️❤️❤️

12/04/2023

Considering a magic kit for your young magician this Christmas? I have added a few hand-picked quality magic kits and individual magic items to my website at HappyDanMagic.com. I personally stand behind these kits and I am busily preparing video presentation suggestions and instructions for every item on the site.

It is a new website! If you spot something wrong or an "Oh No! bug" (Oh no!), please let me know. I know that I can count on my friends!

Lots of love to all of you this Holiday Season! ❤❤

My grandaughter recently introduced me to Bluey and I have to admit that I am impressed.  🙂
11/12/2023

My grandaughter recently introduced me to Bluey and I have to admit that I am impressed. 🙂

Adults and kids love Bluey. This Australian animated show – hugely popular in the U.S. as well – focuses on a family of blue heeler dogs living in Brisbane. The seven-minute episodes feature 6-year-old Bluey; her 4-year-old sister, Bingo; her mom, Chilli; and her dad, Bandit. They depict the bea...

Jurassic Quest is roaring into the Raleigh Convention Center from November 17th - November 19th! Hurry! Purchase Tix by ...
11/03/2023

Jurassic Quest is roaring into the Raleigh Convention Center from November 17th - November 19th! Hurry! Purchase Tix by November 16th & Save $$ with Code MACKID.

See for yourself why Jurassic Quest is the world’s biggest and most popular dinosaur event and walk among the dinosaurs! Loved by millions, Jurassic Quest can’t-miss-moments include:

• Walk among animatronic dinosaurs created with paleontologists to be true-to-detail (and size – watch the teeth)!

• Ride aboard some of the largest touring dinosaurs in North America.

• Become a Junior Dino Trainer at the Raptor Training Experience.

• Navigate “The Quest”, an interactive adventure leading guests through the show. Ready, Set, Quest!

• Live your best dinosaur life with activities like fossil digs, inflatables, a “Triceratots” soft play area & MORE!

With exciting and unique experiences for the whole family, Jurassic Quest guests have a dino-mite time!

Jurassic Quest is the only Dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. From the very small, to the gigantic, skyscraping dinosaurs that can only be seen at Jurassic Quest events. Jurassic Quest has over 80 true to life size dinosaurs in each of it's 2 events. In collaboration with leading p...

11/02/2023

FOR THOSE WONDERING, HAPPY DAN WILL BE AT RUDY'S PUB TONIGHT 6:00-8:00PM
SEE YOU THERE!

10/19/2023

Due to a nagging chest cold, Happy Dan will not visit Rudy's Pub tonight - 10/19/2023. The cold is passing - he just wants to protect you! ❤

09/29/2023

FAMILY MAGIC & MAYHEM - A Magic & Comedy show for children and adults. Saturday, September 30th. Pre-Show Entertainment. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Show starts at 7:00 PM. Shared through the courtesy and kindness of United Church, 820 E. Williams St in Apex.

ADMISSION IS FREE and ALL ARE WELCOME! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

This 70-minute laugh-filled showcase features the comedy magic of Wayne Haarhaus, Mr. Fantastic, Happy Dan, Tony Thomas, Kerry Cameron and Terry Whittenton. Director Tom Beaman. Supported by Stage Hand Extraordinaire Joshua Coleman!

Come Join the Fun with many of the Triangle's best Family Magicians!

09/19/2023

(I am looking for 10-12 children - all ages - and their families to serve as a "test audience" for our upcoming Family Magic & Mayhem show. This test audience - kids and adults - will serve as volunteers on stage for our formal dress rehearsal on Friday, Sept 29 at 7:00 PM in Apex.

Interruptions, bloopers, retakes and rewrites may occur during this rehearsal - don't expect a smooth show! Hecklers may get a pie in the face. Your interaction and responses will help us to polish a fun family show.)

THANK YOU EVERYONE! The response was better than I expected - I certainly do have the best little friends with the most incredible parents!

We've reached our target test audience numbers. Don't feel left out, though. The show is Saturday, Sept 30th. Door open at 6:30 PM and Admission is Free through the Kindness of of the incredible people at United Church, 820 E. Williams St in Apex.

09/18/2023

Hello all! With apologies, Happy Dan will NOT be at Rudy's Pub this week (9/21/23). We'll see you all next week!

08/31/2023

Rudy's Pub & Grill Families! I regret that I won't be visiting Rudy's tonight (Thurs, 8/31/23) due to an unexpected change in an earlier commitment. I look forward to seeing everyone next week! Stay Dry and enjoy a Safe and Relaxing Labor Day!

I have the GREAT pleasure and honor of hangin’ with Wool E. Bull today at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the Book Harves...
07/22/2023

I have the GREAT pleasure and honor of hangin’ with Wool E. Bull today at Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the Book Harvest Block Party! Books for kids, Magic and Wool E.! What could be better than that?! ❤️❤️📚📚🐂⚾️⚾️

FUN! FUN! FUN! I love my job!! 😎

Here is another fun day excursion for the kids! Robo Park offers a collection of interactive robot exhibits and mastercl...
07/14/2023

Here is another fun day excursion for the kids! Robo Park offers a collection of interactive robot exhibits and masterclasses for kids and adults. The exhibit closes on August 20th. Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave,Raleigh, NC 27612

MON: non-working day
TUE-FRI: 11 AM - 8 PM
SAT: 11 AM - 9 PM
SUN: 12 AM - 7 PM

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If you have not yet visited Nathan Sawaya’s incredible Art of the Brick exhibit, I highly recommend it. Adults and child...
07/14/2023

If you have not yet visited Nathan Sawaya’s incredible Art of the Brick exhibit, I highly recommend it. Adults and children alike will love it! The artwork is superb and entirely made from Legos. The creativity is amazing! The Lego Young Artist Construction Zone at the end of the exhibit is worth the trip alone. 6240 Glenwood Ave (at the rear of Pleasant Valley Promenade) in Raleigh. Tell the fella on the bench that I said Hello!

I am looking forward to seeing many of my young friends at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St in Wake ...
05/05/2023

I am looking forward to seeing many of my young friends at the Wake Forest Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St in Wake Forest TONIGHT! at 6:30 PM.

Admission is FREE! Just Imagine! All of that MAGICAL FUN & LAUGHTER for FREE! Bring Your Friends!

Join us for Family Fun & Laughter at Happy Dan's Family Fun Stage Show! Friday, May 5th at 6:30 PM, Wake Forest Renaissa...
04/05/2023

Join us for Family Fun & Laughter at Happy Dan's Family Fun Stage Show!

Friday, May 5th at 6:30 PM, Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. in Wake Forest! Admission is FREE! Tell Your Friends!

Happy Dan is that slightly silly, can’t wait to see him loving uncle that every child loves. The laughter never stops as he struggles with his misbehaving props and the children come to his rescue. Happy Dan has traveled the world entertaining families for more than 30 years. Join us on Friday, Ma...

03/15/2023

After fourteen years of fun and laughter, it saddens me to announce that Wednesday, March 29th will be my last day at San Jose Mexican Restaurant at Poyner Village. The owners, management and staff at this wonderful restaurant have been great. The families are all wonderful and I will miss each and every one of you. The decision is entirely mine based on a few basic health concerns and it was a very difficult choice to make.

Thank you for all the LOVE!

02/23/2023

Happy Dan will not visit Rudy's Pub tonight. I hope to see everyone next week!

02/15/2023

I regret that Happy Dan will not appear at San Jose Mexican Restaurant at Poyner Village tonight (11/15/23). Hope to see everyone next week!

Happiest Valentine Wishes to All of my Friends, Fans and Families!
02/14/2023

Happiest Valentine Wishes to All of my Friends, Fans and Families!

How about a little hidden-object-finding fun? Welcome to the Valentine's Day hidden objects game... Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!

I write monthly columns on entertaining children for a couple of great trade journals. I recently submitted my January c...
12/23/2022

I write monthly columns on entertaining children for a couple of great trade journals. I recently submitted my January column addressing a very serious concern.

Every five days, a child chokes to death on a piece of candy, bite of food, coin or small toy. Two weeks ago, I was performing at a birthday party as adults began to rush toward a mother's startling cries for help. Her toddler was choking. Fortunately, another parent, an off-duty fireman, jumped in ahead of me and forced the chunk of candy from the child’s throat.

On the way home, I listened to Mike Rowe's podcast "The Way I Heard it." It happened to be Episode #290 titled "Give me a Sink Plunger and I'll Save the World." His guest was Arthur Lih, inventor of the LifeVac - an ingenious device designed to literally suck an obstruction from a child or adult's trachea. I don't believe in "God Winks", but if I did, this one would qualify.

It happened again during my Wednesday night restaurant gig as a 6-year-old girl began to choke on a french fry. She couldn't breath. With some effort, we managed to dislodge it. Okay. Enough winks. Message received.

I did the research and Mr. Lih seems to have the right idea. If the Heimlich Maneuver fails (and it often does), the LifeVac could make the all-important difference.

I spoke to my restaurant managers about getting a LifeVac to mount next to each fire extinguisher. They agreed that it was a good idea. I have also ordered one to send to my grandson, one for my car and one for my show kit.

To be clear, I'm speaking about the LifeVac at http://Lifevac.net .
You can find them on Amazon and Etsy BUT - please notice this BUT - these are apparently inferior Chinese knock-offs that may fail when needed. If you are considering ordering one (or two or three), please order direct from their site.

I was going to wait until the article was published to share this information, but this past Wednesday frightened me - again. Mr. Lih's device has saved 600 lives - every one celebrated in his Hall of Saves. I don't want to come this close to once again losing a child because I wasn't prepared.

Please feel free to share.

LifeVac is a non-powered, non-invasive, airway clearance device developed for resuscitating a victim with an airway obstruction when current choking protocols have been followed without success. Choking first aid that every home should have.

Sending this heart-felt wish for a very safe, memorable and joyous holiday season to all of my cherished friends - Young...
12/15/2022

Sending this heart-felt wish for a very safe, memorable and joyous holiday season to all of my cherished friends - Young and Youngish - Tall and Small! Make it one to remember!

Thank you ALL for sharing your hugs and laughter this year!

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