August 2, 2019

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Beer sipping, bourbon tasting, music listening and barbecue eating—what’s not to love? Don’t miss the two-day Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at Cary‘s Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Admission buys you a souvenir sampling glass so you can enjoy an all-you-care-to-taste sampling of beer and bourbon, plus chow down on some pulled pork, ribs, biscuit and more, all while enjoying all-day live music.  $49/advance, $55/door, $39/designated driver; Friday, 6 -10 pm, Saturday, noon – 6 pm; 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518

BE Positive. THINK Positive.

Join in a body positive workshop hosted at GLOW Raleigh to shed light on the way our culture has shaped our society and guided our beliefs of personal body image, and how it affects ourselves and the world around us. You will dive into the culture of harnessing a positive self-image of ourselves and have an open discussion on how it has coursed our lives. Light bites and drinks will be served during and after the course, as well as a private shopping experience with guests! $15; Sunday, 11 am – 12:30 pm; GLOW Raleigh, Cameron Village Raleigh, 2012 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605

Moore Square Grand Opening Celebration

Join in the Grand Opening Celebration! The event will feature a plethora of activities that highlight the unique slate of programs and events planned for the Square. There will be vendors, entertainers, activities and Moore! Artsplosure will be curating an art market and a hands on project by Kid Lab will be on display. The main stage performances will include Raleigh Rockers, Oak City Voices, Sandbox Band, Shiloh Hill and Ellis Dyson and the Shambles. Come see all of the new features of the park and enjoy a fun day out with the family! Saturday, 11 am-4 pm; 200 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

MOFU Shoppe 2 Year Bash

It’s been two years since they opened their doors! Join in a two 2 part celebration!  Stop by as they will be packing 10,000 meals with Rise Against Hunger. You can donate directly to their meal packing event, or register to volunteer to pack meals and learn more about Rise Against Hunger’s mission. Then, join in the Luau Party for Viet Cajun Crawfish/Seafood Boil, drink specials, summertime Boodle Fight all day, desserts and more! All ticket sales and proceeds from the afternoon party will benefit our meal packing event and Rise Against Hunger. Please bring a copy of your tickets to the event! $15 -$30; Sunday, Rise Against Hunger: 10 am – noon, Luau Party: 1 – 5 pm; 321 South Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Watermelon Eating Competition

Come celebrate National Watermelon Day with Compass Rose! They will be releasing a Watermelon Beer for the day! A watermelon eating competition will take place at 3 pm. The objective is to eat half of a watermelon with no hands! Entry fee is $10 and first to finish their watermelon will receive a Compass Rose gift card. Saturday; 3201 Northside Dr, #101, Raleigh, NC 27615

Durham Cider Crawl

I love cider! The Durham Cider Crawl features the best restaurants, bars and bottle shops in Durham. Enjoy cider, cider cocktails, and food pairings. The Durham Cider Crawl is a non-ticketed, “make your own adventure” event. Saturday, 12 pm; 212 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

NC Japan Summer Festival

The NC Japan Summer Festival promises great food, entertainment, martial arts demos, dancing, a Japanese community market, Karaoke, and more. $4.50/in advance, $6/door, free/children 12 and under; Saturday, 1 – 7 pm; 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Evening Rodeo

A 1/2 mile of food trucks and restaurants spread out over 11 city blocks. More than 50 food trucks from across the state of N.C. will be on site with seating setup for over 1,000 people on the sidewalks. We ask that dogs are kept safe at home for this crowded community event. Free; Sunday, 3 – 9 pm; Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601

The Beat Market at Locopops

Join at The Beat Market at Locopops for local artisans and craft makers, local musicians, local beer and wine, and tasty local sweets. The Beat Market is a family-friendly community event curated by the local arts & culture publication Durham Beat in partnership with local business partner, Locopops Dessert Cafe! Sunday, 1 – 5 pm; 2618 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705

By Whitney

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