May 10, 2019

Vintage Market Days® of the N.C. Triangle: Simply Spring Event

Vintage Market Days is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings & more! The Market is a three day event in varying communities throughout the country and each Vintage Market Days is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions. Whether your thing is upcycled, repurposed, and authentically original merchandise or live music and great food, there will be little bit (or a lotta bit) of something for everyone. $15/Friday, $10/Saturday, $5/Sunday, free/12 and under; 985 Youth Center Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606

Rocky Mount Mills 5k: Craft Beer, Concert, & Food Trucks

This is not your “run of the mill” 5k. Enjoy a family friendly morning with running, craft beer, food trucks, and live music! Saturday, 8:30 am; 1151 Falls Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

The Great Puppy Parade

Calling all good boys and girls! This is the first Annual Great Puppy Parade & Bar Crawl down Fayetteville Street. There will be adult beverages for the humans, and treats for the puppies and its all for a good cause. They will be raising money for Cause for Paws. Your ticket is good for one human and one Doggo. Includes two drinks, puppy treats, the chance for prizes and surprises, and a $5 donation to Cause for Paws. All doggies must be kept on a leash at all times. Please only bring your furry friend if they can mind their manners around other dogs. 21 and up only. Saturday, 2 – 7 pm; 424 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC

Spring Into the Arts Walk 2019

Artists will set up in Wendell’s historic downtown district and beyond  Wendell Boulevard and Second Street. You are invited to watch the artists in action. There will also be a sidewalk chalk demonstration working from 10 am – 2 pm on at the Women’s Club Lot, as well as sidewalk chalk for kids to create their own art! Free; Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm; 15 E. Fourth St, Wendell, NC 27591

Durham International Jazz Festival

Support the local artist that will be performing at the festival by making a donation, although donation is not required to attend. Free; Saturday, 1 – 6 pm; Durty Bull Brewing Company, 206 Broadway St, #104, Durham, NC 27701

The Aiken Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass royalty, Del McCoury Band, will headline the 15th Aiken Bluegrass Festival. The two-time GRAMMY winner, celebrating his 80th birthday this year, is at the top of a bill that brings the three-stage festival back to the roots of bluegrass, while simultaneously celebrating the future of the genre. The full lineup includes red-hot Billy Strings, Keller Williams’ string band collaboration, Keller and the Keels, the 14th ABF appearance of Larry Keel Experience, hard-drivingHorseshoes & Hand Grenades, groovy and soulful Cris Jacobs, the dynamic voice of Lindsay Lou, and rowdy North Carolinians, Town Mountain.  Brad Parsons & Starbird, Kitchen Dwellers, Tenth Mountain Division, Kyle Tuttle Band, Benny Galloway, Artist-at-large Zebulon Bowles, DJ Bontzilla, and Doug & The Henrys round out the lineup. In addition to performing, Benny Galloway will return as main stage emcee, along with new emcee, Kyle Tuttle. The Aiken Bluegrass Festival is known for unique collaborations and this year is no exception as Billy Strings’ Psychedelic Circus returns with help from the Cris Jacobs Band. In addition, ABF will host Terrapin Mountain for the “Old and In The Way” tribute, a special-guest-loaded full band set from Kyle Tuttle, and the new and improved Campfire Stage, hosted by Benny Galloway, will host performances right in the campground. On-site tent camping is available, as well as a deluxe RV area with power, water, and sewer. Primitive RV sites (no hookups) are also available. For those not wishing to camp, the city of Aiken has many lodging options at a variety of price points. A limited number of LOVE VIP packages are available, perks include early entry camping, 2 private cash bars, side stage viewing areas, a backstage Bloodys & Brunch event (with an acoustic performance and a catered meal/open bar), and a VIP-only screen printed festival poster. $15+; Friday, 2 pm & Saturday; 561 May Royal Dr, Aiken, SC 29801

Trellis Beauty Holiday Haul

Back by popular demand, the Trellis Beauty Holiday Haul, Mother’s Day edition!  Shop Local Vendors for Mother’s Day. Enjoy amazing pieces from Peppertrain Jewerly, custom gifts and papergoods by Amy Richardson Illustrations and Makeup touch-ups from the beautiful River Organics Beauty. Friday, 11 am – 3 pm; 8480 Honeycutt Rd, suite 116, Raleigh, NC 27615

Mother’s Day Market

BPW/Triangle is pleased to present the first annual Mother’s Day Market. This event will feature over a dozen women-owned businesses from the Triangle and will provide an exciting opportunity for moms to enjoy a family-friendly shopping experience on Mother’s Day weekend. Free; Saturday, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm; 301 South Academy St, Cary, NC 27511

Mother’s Day: Steep & Steam

Join in an afternoon Tea and a Beauty Steam. Time slots include a cup of tea, one Beauty Steam with a herbal blend, and enjoy light bites from our assortments of small sandwiches and desserts. Treat mom to an afternoon of self care and self love! By Appointment only, reserve your spot today as they are limited. $20; Sunday; 8480 Honeycutt Rd, suite 116, Raleigh, NC 27615

Thrive NC

A two-day event featuring 50 of the area’s top chefs and restaurants. Each night will include chefs performing live demos, samples from local restaurants and breweries and live music. Last year’s service project featured saw more than 100 volunteers packing 600 bags for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Backpack Buddies Program, which helps provide more than 2,300 children with nutritious groceries for a weekend when free school breakfast and lunch are not provided. Volunteers also prepared bags of groceries for Wake County senior citizens in need. Friday; City Market306 Parham St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Longleaf Film Festival

Longleaf Film Festival, an annual juried festival that highlights the stories that connect us all. Starting this year, your free admission to Longleaf will require a general admission festival ticket that gains you one entry to all film blocks on Friday and Saturday. Note that festival tickets do not guarantee seating in any particular venue or for any particular film block or film; ALL seating is on a first-available basis. Free; Friday; 5 E. Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601

By Whitney

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