December 6, 2019

Shred415 Opens

Get ahead on your new year’s fitness goals and join Shred415 for nine days of free high intensity interval training (or HIIT) classes at the brand new studio at The Dillon in the Warehouse District. Free; Saturday; 218 S Harrington St, Raleigh, NC 27603; Sign up here

27th Annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk

Visit with some of the best regional artists in historic Boylan Heights. Shop pottery to jewelry, paintings to photography, woodworks to fabric and more! Artists set up on porches, lawns and studios throughout the Boylan Heights Neighborhood. Sunday, 12 – 5 pm; 613 W Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC

First Friday Raleigh

First Friday, presented by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, showcases the vibrant art and creative community in Downtown Raleigh on the first Friday of every month. The event features a variety of local art galleries and studios, museums, and exhibitors that stay open late and put on special events. Retailers and restaurants participate by showcasing art, music, or offering a First Friday special. Free; Friday, 6 – 9 pm; Downtown Raleigh

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

Downtown Cary Food & Flea is an artisan market held the 2nd Sunday of each month in Cary. They feature local crafters & artists, local food artisans, vintage finds, local craft beer, local musicians, food trucks and a down-home community feel. Free; Sunday, 12 – 4 pm; Fidelity Bank Plaza on the corner of Academy Street & W. Chatham Street

Shop Local Holiday Market at Gather

Shop local this holiday season from over a dozen emerging local makers selling their wares in the big backyard and front parking lot of Gather Goods Co in downtown Cary. The Gather shop will be open for it’s once a year open house and everything from the Gather shop will be 20% off. Participating makers include: Jordan Grace Owens; Wonderpuff; Heir Jewelry; The Apothecary’s Kitchen; Gather Goods Co; Unpredictible Jewelry; Wendy Burgess Art; Cool & Brown Shop; Cottonbook; Plastic Flame Press; Fly Honey Oils; Paige Puckett Pottery; Youngblood Made; and more. There will be holiday tunes and hot chocolate. Everyone who comes will be entered to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming Gather class of their choice for you and a friend, one of our new candles, and a box of peppermint bark. Parking is available at the new deck by the fountain. Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm; 417 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511

American Tobacco Tower Lighting

Join WRAL’s Gerald Owens, the cast of White Christmas, dancers, local schools and Santa and Mrs. Claus at American Tobacco Historic District counting down to the start of the holiday season. Bedlam Vodka will be serving craft holiday cocktails in the Down Under area near Boricua Soul. At the conclusion of the event, head out to Blackwell Street where Durham’s Oxente drummers and the humongous puppets of Paperhand Puppet Intervention will guide you up to the CCB Plaza lighting where festivities will continue. Free; Friday, 6 pm; 705 Willard St, Durham, NC 27701

Rocky Mount Mills Tower Lighting

Rocky Mount Mills hosts 2nd Annual Tower Lighting presented by Bailey’s Fine Jewelry with host WRAL’s Jeff Hogan. The event features a wide array of family-friendly entertainment to kick off the holiday season: cookie decorating with Winde Jackson Cakes; hot chocolate with Books and Beans; horse-drawn carriage rides; local school band, choral performances and dance routines; and a special visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus! Free; Saturday, 5 – 8 pm; 1151 Falls Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

By Whitney

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