April 5, 2019

Dreamville Festival

Curated by platinum-selling rapper and N.C. native, J.Cole, Dreamville will be a one-day, multi-stage festival at downtown Raleigh‘s Dorothea Dix Parkwith a one-of-a-kind celebration of local culture, food and art that also features a curated selection of music performers blending together some of today’s biggest national acts with exciting up-and-comers (full lineup coming soon!). $79-$399; Saturday, noon – 11 pm; 2105 Umstead Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603

Ealdwine Grand Opening

The newest retail shop in downtown Raleigh, Ealdwine, opens its doors on Friday. Please join in for a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by food, drinks and an opportunity to chat with the owners. Ealdwine is gentleman’s shop, focused on apparel, leather goods, jewelry and more. Friday, 4 pm; 412 South McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Join the 22nd Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in downtown Durham. This annual international event is dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to downtown Durham, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public. The festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Through Sunday; 318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

April Foods Day Food Truck Rodeo

Join on Main Street in Downtown Garner for our annual event with live acoustic/bluegrass music by City Dirt Trio, local artisan vendors, handmade crafts and kid-friendly activities! Local food trucks include: Wandering Moose; Cockadoodlemoo Truck; Hot Chix Hotcakes And Chicken; Curry In A Hurry NC; Buoy Bowls Acai Food Truck; STUFT; Las gringastacos; American Meltdown; The Shrimp Truck; The Bamboo Cookhouse; Gettin’ Sauced in the City; Belgian Waffle Crafters; Two Roosters Ice Cream; Bourbon Street Beignets; and Chez Moi – A Baking Renaissanceg! Plus, there will be three local NC craft breweries: Brice’s Brewing Company, Brueprint Brewing Company, and Double Barley Brewing. Sunday, 12 pm; W Main St, Garner, NC 27529

Raulston Blooms

Shop for your garden, get great gardening ideas, and enjoy gourmet treats while supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum. They are rolling out garden and nature activities, shopping, and outdoor fun. Shop the JCRA Spring Plant Sale, along with guest plant vendors, join in the 19th Annual Birdhouse Competition, Gardening talks, and food trucks and NC State Howling Cow ice cream cups. Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm; 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606

Cookie Bake-Off Benefitting DCRC

Show off your baking skills, drink delicious Ponysaurus beer and compete for more beer (and trophies). All amateur bakers welcome. Their esteemed panel of judges will determine the grand prize winner as well as 2nd & 3rd place but you get to help too! Taste all of the cookies and determine which is your favorite. This event benefits the Durham Crisis Response Center during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. $10/suggested cash donation; Sunday, 1 – 3 pm; 219 Hood St, Durham, NC 27701

Beer & Bacon Festival

Sample more than 75 craft beers, wines, spirits and ciders during this special, three-hour beer session at the Beer & Bacon Fest. You will get a souvenir glass to take home! In addition, check out new bacon art displays and listen to great music all day on the main stage. All of this plus fun foodie exhibits and so much more at the town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. Saturday, 3 pm; 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518

By Whitney

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