Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2018

Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival
The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. Enjoy rides, games, food, a parade, free entertainment, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and more. Friday-Monday; S Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105

African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County
This Labor Day weekend, visit the heart of downtown Raleigh for the African American Cultural Festival. This annual festival celebrates African American Culture through art, food, music and community. There will be an art gallery walk, displaying original works of art from many talented African American artists, and a vendor marketplace where you can purchase an assortment of products like clothing, beauty items and home decor. Hungry? Lots of delicious food will be onsite! Don’t miss dancers and musicians who take the Main Stage for fun, energetic performances. Saturday & Sunday; 400 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

bu•ku’s Friday Night Flights
Head to this global street food spot every Friday as they visit a different wine region from across the world. Enjoy three pours of various wines. $15; Friday, 5 pm; 110 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.834.6963

Fall Wine Walk at Waverly Place
The Wine Walk at Waverly Place, Cary, offers a chance to sample a number of wines, and help fight cancer. Your ticket price is a donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, which has the mission of supporting advanced research and extending the quality of life for those battling cancer. You can also expect special exclusive promotions from participating retailers. Retailers participating include: Hollywood Feed, VOM FASS Waverly Place, Kale Me Crazy, Whole Foods Market, Fresca Cafe & Gelato, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, The Joint Chiropractic, Gigi’s Cupcakes of Cary, North Carolina, Elegant Stitches, Amazing Lash Studio – Waverly Place, Color Me Mine, Violets Boutique – Cary, NC, Gigi’s Boutique, Whisk Carolina, BodyLase Skin Spa, Tasu Waverly Place, MOD Pizza, CinéBistro at Waverly Place, and Parlor Blow Dry Bar. $10; Friday, 5 – 8 pm; 302 Colonades WayCaryNC

SIN Crawl Raleigh
NCEventpics is saying thank you to all those who serve us day and night by creating a night out to have fun, relax, meet other workers, play games and more. Most have Monday off so join them as they start at Coglin’s with free pizza (limited supply) at 6 pm. From there, you will hit up 4-6 other venues around the Fayetteville street area. There is no cover, no lines, drink specials at all venues as well as games, samples, swag, prizes and more! $10-$16; Sunday, 6 pm; Coglin’s Raleigh, 226 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

A Pop of Music- Summer Concert Series at Village Draft House
Join at Cameron Village for a Pop of Music! Grab a bite to eat and enjoy as Cameron Village has partnered with some fabulous local arts organizations to provide a variety of arts events throughout the year. They are proud to share that Raleigh Little Theatre and Raleigh Symphony Orchestra have joined us in this effort. Sunday, 1 – 3 pm; 2108 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605

Marimjazzia Latin Jazz + Cocktails @ Irregardless Cafe
Listen to Marimjazzia @ Irregardless every Saturday night at Irregardless Cafe. Come join the fun with appetizers, hand-crafted cocktails, and jazz artists from around the country. Free to listen, food and cocktails require purchase; Saturday, 9 pm; 901 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Appaloosa Music Festival

Appaloosa Music Festival, D.C.’s premier roots music festival is coming to Skyline Ranch Resort in Front Royal, Virginia. The three-day fest is located just five miles from the entrance of Skyline Drive and George Washington National Forest, an hour drive from Washington D.C. The grounds provide the perfect backdrop for a roots music camping experience in the Shenandoah Valley. The 2018’s lineup features two sets by festival hosts Scythian, Gaelic Storm (Saturday headliner), Mandolin Orange (Sunday headliner), Town Mountain, Humming House, Six-String Soldiers, Karikatura, Fireside Collective, Upstate Rubdown, The New Familiars, The Gina Clowes Project, Cake For Dinner, Tajci, The Hillbilly Thomists, Ben-David Warner, Will Overman, Mountain Duo, Jack Dunlap Band, Kentucky Avenue, and The Williams Brothers Band + a few surprises. Appaloosa supports our military and giving back to the community. Fan-favorites, Six-String Soldiers have led the festival’s military salute each year, which brings an atmosphere of gratitude for our armed services. 10% of festival profits are donated to charity and beneficiaries include the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1860 in Front Royal, Virginia, and the Appaloosa Blue Ridge Arts Foundation (ABRAF). For families with children, the extensive kid’s zone features bouncy houses, face-painting, a children’s music program and giveaways.Other festival activities include a craft & vendor village, where you can shop and experience local cuisine. The beer garden features award-winning Virginia wine, Rappahannock Cellars, as well as a craft beer from Virginia-brewed Starr Hill and gluten free Bold Rock Cider. The collaborative spirit of the festival flows into the jam tent, where attendees are encouraged to bring their own instruments and participate, with all levels of musicians welcome. The evening activities end with an indoor late-night jam, which brings festival artists together to collaborate in a unique musical experience. $50+; Friday – Sunday; 751 Mountain Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630

Award Winners Beer Dinner
Celebrate the end of summer with Oak & Dagger’s Award Winning Beers and a special food pairing and commentary by our Master Brewer Pete McCabe. They aim to bring you the very best in scratch made, hand crafted food, along with high quality beer selections that they will showcase. beers include: Micro Macro – Bronze, NC Beer Cup 2017 A Traditional American-style light lager; Racket Rood – Bronze, Carolina Championship of Beer 2018, Belgian Pale Ale; Coole Beans – Gold, Carolina Championships of Beer 2018 A Brown Ale with the addition of Oak City Roasters Burundi coffee; Raleigh Pride – Bronze, World Beer Cup 2018 Biscuity, floral, and earthy English Amber Ale. $50 (includes: 4, 10oz pours); Friday, 6 pm; 18 Seaboard Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604

By Whitney

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