September 27, 2019

Wide Open Bluegrass

The festival’s 2019 line-up include I’m With Her, Sister Sadie, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the Del McCoury band and Molly Tuttle, Doyle Lawson, Balsam Range, and more. The festival is held at Red Hat Amphitheater and at seven other stages throughout downtown Raleigh. Free; Friday & Saturday, 5 pm; Raleigh, NC

Art of Cool Festival

Produced by The DOME Group, LLC, The The Art of Cool Festival 2019 is featuring music from Jill Scott, Marcus Anderson, Ari Lennox and more. September 27-29, 2019 in downtown Durham. Friday – Sunday; Durham, NC

N.C. Pride at Night Festival and Celebration

Their mission is to provide awareness, education and financial support resources to LGBTQ communities at large. 30 years ago Raleigh’s first Gay Pride celebration was held on Sat., June 25, 1988. Participants, numbering over 2,000, gathered at the N.C. State’s Memorial Bell Tower on Hillsborough St. and marched to Capitol Square. Join in as they honor the past and celebrate the future with fun downtown. Singer, songwriter Todrick Hall will headline the event. Free; Saturday, 4 – 10 pm; Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 27601

Farmers Fall Festival

Celebrate the fall harvest with the farmers of the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. The event includes farmers, craft booths, a beer garden, food trucks, lawn games, a pie eating contest, live music and a kids performance area. Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm; West Chatham St, Downtown Cary

International Folk Festival

Join in Downtown Fayetteville for the 41st International Folk Festival. On Saturday at 10:30 am, the Parade of Nations commences followed by seven cultural performance areas, arts and craft vendors, and Rockplosion! The Ultimate Tribute Band and the International Cafe. The festival continues in its entirety on Sunday, with Praise in the Park concert beginning at 1 pm and a culminating headlining performance by powerhouse vocalist Yael Hilton at 7 pm. Free; Saturday, 10:30 am – 8:30 pm, Sunday, 12 – 7 pm; 301 Hay St, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Hand-Lettering Workshop with Letter Me Lovely by Alexa Corrine

Join in an intro to hand-lettering workshop to kick off the fall season! Your ticket covers an hour of instruction, personalized notebook for lettering, Sharpie marker, mini pumpkin surprise, bubbly, treats & private shopping time! $35; Saturday, 10 – 11:30 am; The Local Squirrel, 2014 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605

Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market

Find treasures including handmade furniture and home décor, local honey, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and meats, plants and flowers, home-baked breads and desserts, soaps, jewelry, and more at the weekly farmers market. Located under the Pavilion in the Whirligig Park, the market also has picnic tables and food trucks available so you can spend time relaxing with friends and family. Free; Saturdays through October 8th, 8 am – 1 pm; 301 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893

Drag Brunch

Join in Counting House’s 3rd annual drag brunch, featuring the House of Coxx! Your ticket includes entry, brunch buffet by Executive Chef Thomas Card, and one welcome mimosa. $10 of every ticket will benefit the LGBTQ Center of Durham. $40; Sunday, doors: 11 am, show: 12 pm; Counting House, 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

Beats and Eats

Head to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park for the sixth season of Beats and Eats, a fun outdoor event featuring homegrown music, food trucks, and specialty drinks. The upcoming concerts include: TripleWide and Signal Fire (Saturday), Fireside Collective and The Oatmeal Conspiracy (October 12th), Boom Unit Bass Brand and Balter Brothers. (After this show, stick around the Whirligig Park lawn for an outdoor movie geared toward the adult audience) (October 26th). Free; Saturday, 4 – 8 pm; 301 Goldsboro St S, Wilson, NC 27893

Oktoberfest Flights and Pretzels at Barley Labs

Get a free soft pretzel (while supplies last) with the purchase of an Oktoberfest flight! They’ll have three Oktoberfest beers on draft, and you’ll get to pick anything off our draft list for your 4th beer…because variety. Friday, 4 – 11 pm; 4015 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707

By Whitney

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