June 29, 2018

Independence Day Block Party
Come out and celebrate at the 3rd annual Independence Day Block Party. The street between Neuse River Brewing and NIckelpoint Brewing will be shut down, providing safe passage between both breweries and plenty of fun along the way. There will be local vendors, live bands, food trucks, and events such as hatchet throwing, a hula hoop contest, and a popsicle eating contest. This year the event will benefit Cause for Paws. Vendors include Cake Kernels, Good Boy Dog Treats, Marvelous Katastrophe, Mike D’s BBQ, Moon Flower Child, NautiGulls Soap Company, Old Lantern Handcrafted Goods, Porch Fly, Unleashed at Lake Boone, and Wentworth Page Inc. Food trucks include Arepa Culture NC, Baozi, Cockadoodlemoo Truck, Cousins Main Lobster, and Olsen’s Craft Weiners. Free; Sunday, 12 – 8 pm; 518 Pershing Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

Hillsborough’s Independence Day Picnic in the Park
Enjoy music performed by The Glorifying Vines SistersAndy Edmonds & the Buckstankle Boys,Alexa Rose, and Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen. Food trucks include Bam Pow ChowTaco GrandeChez Moi, and Whits Frozen Custard. There will also be family activities in River Park until 3 pm. Free; Sunday, 11 am; Eno River Farmers Market Pavillion, 144 E. Margaret Ln, Hillsborough, NC

City of Fayetteville Independence Day Celebration
Presented by the City of Fayetteville, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will perform in Festival Park in celebration of Independence Day. The concert will include patriotic and popular works to celebrate our Independence Day, complete with fireworks at the end. Bring a blanket or lawn chair! Saturday, 7:30 pm; Rowan Street and Ray Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Smithfield Independence Celebration
Enjoy food vendors, water wars, and music by The Seaside Band. The celebration ends with a fireworks display at 9 pm. Sunday, 6 pm; South Third Street, Historic Downtown Smithfield, Third St, Smithfield, NC 27577

Summerfest: Jump, Jive, & Swing
The big band meets the orchestra with hits by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Cole Porter, along with An American in Paris by Gershwin. Dance your way through swing, boogie-woogie, and jump blues with the Symphony and the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Pack your picnic and gather your friends and family for a memorable musical evening! $28+; Saturday, 7:30 pm; 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518

Fridays on the Farm
Every other Friday until September 21st, Old Mill Farm at the Vineyard holds Fridays on the Farm. Go on a hayride with the goats, enjoy live music, a petting zoo, and food and beer for sale. $10/vehicle; Friday, 5 – 8 pm; Vineyard at Old Mill Farm, 8913 NC-751, Durham, NC 27713

Farm Movie Night
Spring Haven Farm is announcing it’s newest goat adventure: Farm Night with Baby Goats! Watch a film while cuddling up with baby goat. Goats Love Popcorn! Bring your chairs and blankets. $10; Friday & Saturday, 8:30 pm; Spring Haven Farm LLC, 5306 Homer Ruffin Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Pirates of the Caribbean Screening
Don’t miss Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl on the big screen at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Come early to see The Sword Conservatory demonstrate various fighting styles used by pirates, as well as members of the Royal Navy, in the 18th and 19th centuries. There will also be live music from Loos Change and movie-themed science stations to learn about the science behind sea monsters, mythical creatures, pirates, treasure maps, ship navigation and much more. Plus, hear from an expert that will help separate the facts from the flotsam following the screening. This event also features the A/V Geeks’ Skip Elsheimer guiding a fun night of trivia and tongue-in-cheek commentary on popular science-themed movies as well as samples from his vault of 24,000+ short films. As for food, sliders, tacos, and popcorn, along with NC beer and win will be available for purchase before the show. $5; Friday, 5:30 pm, movie: 7 pm; North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 121 W. Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Movies by Moonlight @ Southern Village
This weekend, check out The Greatest Showman. Bring blankets, low chairs, coolers permitted (no glass!) to make a night of it. All movies are subject to change with weather related events. Friday & Saturday, 8:30 pm; 400 Market Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

A Taste of Greece
If you missed our annual Greek festival last month, here’s another chance to savor Mediterranean flavors. A Taste of Greece will serve popular gyros and pastries, with a few vendors on hand and a DJ playing Greek music – dance along if you like! Free; Saturday, 11 am; 8306 NC Highway 751, Durham, NC 27713

Sunrise Yoga
Join CPY instructor Caitlin Long for Sunrise Yoga on Starbucks Patio in Cameron Village. We cannot think of a better to wake up then with a yoga practice and a Starbucks coffee. Starbucks will be giving away a Starbucks Gift Card and CorePower Yoga will be giving away one month of unlimited yoga! Bring a mat, towel and your friend to Sunrise Yoga! Please park in the parking deck, and meet us on the patio behind Starbucks. Free; Saturday, 6 am; 2108 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605

By Whitney

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