September 28, 2018

Raleigh Beer Week
Love beer? This is your week! Join in a week long celebration featuring 40 venues and everything that makes Raleigh’s beer scene great. Sunday through October 6th; Downtown Raleigh

The Iron Chef Challenge returns to Midtown Farmers Market
Top local chefs from five North Hills restaurants: 41HundredKings Dining,Viva ChickenMura, and Vivace will compete for the title of “Iron Chef.” Watch chefs create culinary masterpieces using limited resources, secret ingredients and fresh market finds. The 1st Dish is judged by 3 local foodies and the 2nd dish is judged by 30 lucky market patrons. Saturday, 9:30 am; 4160 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609

International Folk Festival
This year enjoy an international street dance, Parade of Nations, live performances, authentic cuisine, arts and crafts vendors and American Indian Showcase. In this community, the world is our neighborhood and the International Folk Festival is the stage where families, neighbors and visitors celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and cuisine that reside right here in Cumberland County. Friday-Sunday; Fayetteville, NC

East Meets West Festival
The East Meets West Festival celebrates Morrisville – Wake County’s most diverse community – with a day of food, culture, and music from around the world. Enjoy small plates from local restaurants, performances by cultural groups from around the community and fun activities for kids, including face painting and a bounce house. Food and beverages are available for purchase using a ticket system. Note: some craft vendors only accept cash. Free; Saturday, 11 am; Village Market Pl, Morrisville, NC 27560; 919.463.7150

N.C. Pride at Night Festival and Celebration
Thirty years ago, Raleigh’s first Gay Pride celebration was held on June 25, 1988. Participants, numbering more than 2,000, gathered at North Carolina State University’s Memorial Belltower on Hillsborough St. and marched to Capitol Square. On September 29, participants will again honor the past and celebrate the future with a free street festival outside of Legends Nightclub, a leader in LGBT nightlife in the Raleigh area for more than 25 years. Free; Saturday, 4 pm; Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 27601

Everybody’s Day Festival
For more than 100 years, Thomasville, North Carolina has been the home of the Everybody’s Day festival. Each year people from throughout the Southeast come to shop for arts & crafts, enjoy music, carnival rides, and great food! Entertainment includes many arts & crafts vendors, live music of all genres, and lots of delicious food. Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; 6 W Main St, Thomasville, NC 27360

Wide Open Bluegrass Festival
Catch the world’s greatest Bluegrass musicians performing, along with a free street festival, food and the North Carolina Whole Hog Barbeque Championship. Friday & Saturday, noon-11 pm; Red Hat Amphitheater, 500 South McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Art of Cool Festival
Enjoy a weekend of great music including headliners, Nas and Erykah Badu. This festival is a remix of a Black American Music festival taking place in downtown Durham with a forward thinking jazz, alternative soul and mature hip hop. The mission is to expand the audience for jazz as well as champion innovative thought. Friday-Sunday; Durham, NC

Raise your glass to celebrate Oktoberfest at Nickelpoint. A Bavarian wonderland awaits with music and dancing by Little German Band and Dancers. Come dressed in costume and get a free pint glass. Raffles and prizes throughout the day! Saturday, 2 pm; 506 Pershing Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

Reggae on the Rooftop
Selector B Steady and DJ Algoriddim return to our Pool Patio Lounge for an afternoon of old school reggae on wax! Revel in cool vibes, great drinks and a beautiful view of the city. Full pool menu available. Saturday, noon; 202 N Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

By Whitney

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