May 4, 2018

SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk & Woofstock
The K9-3K Dog Walk & Woofstock is an annual North Carolina tradition that brings animal lovers together for a fun walk and day of festivities with a very important purpose: Helping the SPCA of Wake County care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets, and giving them a second chance at happiness in a forever home. Enjoy live music by Swade & Satin, a DJ, food trucks, festivities, vendor & sponsor booths and the Waste Industries Ruff Races. $45; Sunday, 12 pm; 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518; 919.462.2025

10th Annual Doughman
Durham’s legendary gastronomical quadrathlon is back for its 10th race! Join the ranks of those brave athletes, competitive eaters, and costumed teams who have conquered previous Doughman events before you! Doughman X will offer gastronomical challenges from some of Durham’s most beloved restaurants, brisk sprints through the beautiful Bull City, a delightful “swim”, and so many costumes. This year’s race will benefit the Durham Bike Co-op. Teams will have the opportunity to fundraise for bonuses, bragging rights, and ultimately to support a great local cause. Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm; 700 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

2018 Portofino Derby Classic
The Portofino Derby Classic is a unique way to “party with a purpose”. Join the biggest Kentucky Derby Party where you will sip a mint julep and cheer for the best-dressed in the ladies’ hat contest and the men’s and children’s derby outfit contests. Get excited about the main event as you watch the live horse demos, including vaulting, jumping, and horse races. Sit back and enjoy music and refreshments while cheering on your pick for the live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby! $20+; Saturday, 3:30 – 7:30 pm; 213 Portofino Dr, Clayton, NC 27527; 919.359.9090

4th Annual Midtown Music Fest
This 4th annual art & music festival celebrates Spring and the return of outdoor music to North Hills! There will be a diverse line-up split between two stages. Enjoy popular food trucks, craft beer, specialty cocktails, street performers, Cinco De Mayo face painting, flower crowns and a vendor village. Free; Saturday, 2 – 9:30 pm; 4011 Cardinal at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
Enjoy a half mile of food trucks and restaurants as they spread out over 11 city blocks. Free; Sunday, 12 – 6 pm; Fayetteville Street, Raleigh NC

Spring Mandolin Farm Dinner
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while exploring Mandolin Farm, in a tour led by Chef Sean Fowler, followed by a multi-course, family-style feast celebrating Spring at Mandolin Farm. Enjoy a relaxing evening filled with farm fresh cuisine, seasonal cocktails, and Southern hospitality in a beautiful, pastoral setting! $145 (includes food, wine, cocktails and gratuity); Sunday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm; 13520 Durant Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614

Meet in the Street Festival
Join in a day filled with food, fun and entertainment in historic downtown Wake Forest! For more than 35 years running, Meet in the Street pulls together all-day live music plus an additional stage of entertainment with dancers, martial arts, magicians and more. Plenty of food trucks and a beer garden headed by Wake Forest’s own White Street Brewing Company are sure to keep festival-goers happy. Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; South White Street, South Brooks Street & South Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC

Salem St. in historic downtown Apex comes alive with more than 20,000 visitors during PeakFest. For more than 30 years, the arts and crafts festival has brought families together for a day of fun, food and fellowship. The town of Apex’s largest annual event, PeakFest has all-day live music, all the arts and crafts you can imagine, entertainment for kids and food vendors that bring their best State Fair-style goodies. Free; Saturday; Salem St, Apex, NC 27502; 919.249.3402

Out! Raleigh
This inclusive and action-packed event draws nearly 50,000 people to celebrate the LGBT community and raise funds to support the LGBT Center of Raleigh. Live entertainment, local vendors and artists, great food and kids activities line downtown Raleigh’s Fayetteville St. Free; Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.832.4484

CMF After Out Raleigh at Ruby Deluxe
As your day of OutRaleigh comes to an end, join CMF for an evening of friends, cocktails, dancing and drag! Saturday, 4-8 pm; 415 South Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Fest in the West
Celebrate Cary’s rural past at West Cary’s big festival! Enter one of the fun contests, try some local craft beer and have lunch from food trucks. Breweries at the Beer Garden will include locals Bond Brother Beer Company, Fortnight Brewing Company, Jordan Lake Brewing Company and Southern Peak Brewery. And the 10+ food trucks on-site include Cousins Maine Lobster, FRESH. Local Ice Cream, Oak City Fish and Chips, and more. Watch artists demonstrate their crafts and take some art home for yourself. Also, kids can have a blast at the KidZone with bunnies and llamas at the Petting Zoo. Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; 7445 Green Hope School Rd, Cary, NC 27519; 919.244.6463

Durham Greek Festival
Head over to the Greek Festival to shop at the Greek marketplace and enjoy delicious food. There will be continuous traditional and popular Greek music and folk dance performances by adult and youth dance troupes in authentic costumes. The band “Opa” will entertain you with live bouzouki music. All are welcome to join in community dancing. Festival proceeds benefit the Saint Barbara Church Building Fund and the Durham Rescue Mission. Free; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 8 pm; 8306 NC Hwy 751, Durham, NC

Great Grapes! Wine and Food Festival
Enjoy hundreds of wines from more than 22 wineries at one of the region’s biggest N.C. wine festivals. You can taste and sample the rich heritage of N.C. vines, enjoy live music, food and arts and crafts to shop. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax, with a view of both the music stage and the venue’s gorgeous Symphony Lake. $35+; Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518; 919.462.2025

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival
Enjoy four days, four stages and over 50 bands in Chatham County. Enjoy performances from Steve Earle and the Dukes, Big Mean Sound Machine, Driftwood, and many more. Tickets; Thursday through Sunday; 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312; 919.542.8142

BBQ Festival on the Neuse
Join in amusement rides, art events, golf tournament, downtown festival of vendors and food, a BBQ and beer event, beer & wine garden, a vodka garden, fireworks, and more. Through Sunday; Pearson Park, Mitchell St, Kinston, NC 28501

Jiggy with the Piggy Fest
Jiggy with the Piggy includes a Kansas City Barbeque Society Competition, Rides, 5k Walk/Run, Arts & Craft Vendors, Concerts,  Friday night, join in the outdoor movie, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Cannon Memorial YMCA, and People’s Choice BBQ and Wings Tasting. Free; Friday & Saturday; Downtown Kannapolis

Kernersville Spring Folly Festival
Spring Folly is Kernersville’s largest and most comprehensive music festival. Held annually the first full weekend of May, the festival is a weekend of wholesome family entertainment. Friday-Sunday; Kernersville, NC 27284; 336.993.4521

Master Class at Trellis Beauty
Clean Beauty Makeup Artist/Guru, Sammie has many years of experience working with Clean Beauty brands from all over the world! Originally from Canada, now residing in Charlotte, NC Sammie comes to Trellis with a natural and comfortable approach to her teaching abilities making this Master Class suitable for all! Watch and Learn how to contour (naturally) and get flawless skin using all non toxic, clean beauty brands we carry in store. With the purchase of your ticket you will receive a swag bag compliments of Trellis Beauty, including  two full sizes of her favorite Clean Beauty products and 10% off your total purchases for the night! Light refreshments will be available and you will be going home with the priceless education from one of the top Clean Beauty Influencers on Instagram! $35; Friday, 6-8 pm; 8480 Honeycutt Rd, Suite 116, Raleigh, NC, 27615

16th Annual Spring Celebration
Sip, savor and toast to the seasons’ newest wine releases at their 16th Annual Spring Celebration! A day full of grape stomping (1 pm & 3 pm), wine tasting, and potato sack racing (2 pm). Enjoy live music from the Blue Light Bandits, while sipping on our new releases and noshing on food created by scratch from our culinary team. Feeling competitive? You could be called to compete in our Grape Stomp Competition or our Potato Sack Race Through the Vines! Or simply relax and capture the memories with a photo of you and one of TEN31’s live wine statues. Grape stomping and potato sack race contestants will be selected at random the day of the event. Please be present and dressed accordingly if you want to have a chance at participating. $25 (includes wine tasting), $20/Club Members (includes wine tasting, must use club promo code when booking – call (401) 848-5161 x0 or email email@newportvineyards.com for code); Saturday, 12 – 5 pm; Newport Vineyards, 909 E Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842

By Whitney

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