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Monday: Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week 2019 Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week—a week long dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! Enjoy three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). Grab $5 or $10 lunch specials. It’s the perfect time to try a spot you have been eyeing! Monday through Sunday; Downtown Raleigh Tuesday: Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Cantina 18 Enjoy a four course...

Weekend

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...

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Monday: Chicken Wing Eating Contest Think you have what it takes to win the Carolina Ale House Chicken Wing Eating Contest!? Join in the celebration of National Chicken Wing Day, and participate in either our individual contest or team relay contest for your chance to win! For the individual contest, you have to eat the most wings in 5 minutes. You will win a trophy and $100 in Carolina Ale House promo cards (20 contestants’ maximum. Must be 21 to...

Weekend

Destination SunFest Enjoy the Ferris wheel, carousel, food + drinks, live entertainment, history hayride tours along with art, craft and other fun activities for kids and adults! Destination SunFest is a celebration of the completion of the Master Plan and welcome party for the entire community to visit the sunflowers, connect with the land and become part of the next phase of Dorothea Dix Park! Registration is not required, but it does help them to know how many guests to expect. Free; Saturday, 2 –...

Fourth of July Weekend

NC Symphony Summerfest 2019: Independence Day Celebration A Triangle tradition! Join in for a salute to the red, white, and blue as we honor the birthday of the U.S.A. with patriotic favorites, high-spirited classics, and a fireworks display over Symphony Lake. Thursday, 7:30 pm; 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518 40th Annual Festival for the Eno Stay cool on banks of the river this Independence Day weekend at the Festival for the Eno. More than 80 bands on five stages...

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Monday: Jaws Movie Party With all the shark attacks going on, why not watch the elusive giant shark terrorize Amity Island on the big screen. It’s the movie that perfected the summer blockbuster. This American classic has everything you could want from a movie, plus interactive props and surprises. $13+; Monday, 7 – 9 pm, Tuesday, 7 – 11 pm, Wednesday, 8 – 12 pm; Alamo Drafthouse, 2116-D New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610 Durham Bulls: Money Off Monday Your...

Weekend

Movies by Moonlight Attend this family-friendly event that provides the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy the stars of the big screen under the stars at one of the region’s most popular venues. This week, check out Ralph Breaks the Internet. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. $5, Free/ages 12 and under; 8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC; 919.462.2025 Fridays on the Front Porch Kick off the weekend with us...

Fourth of July

Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks Display Having returned to West Raleigh in 2018, the city’s annual July Fourth fireworks are held near the Stadium and Arena Complex (Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena area). With plenty of free parking available, this breathtaking show is a must-see. Thursday, parking lots open: 6 pm, fireworks: 9:34 pm; view from PNC Arena, Carter-Finley Stadium, and the North Carolina State Fairgrounds Cary Independence Eve Celebration The Cary Town Band celebrates and honors our nation’s veterans in this year’s Independence Eve Celebration at the Cary...

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Monday: Cape Fear Seafood Company Opens (CFSC) announced they will open their first location outside the Wilmington area. This will be the fourth location for the company, and the first franchise location. This week they are hosting four reservation-only charity events. The events are open to the public and will benefit The First Tee of the Triangle, Habitat for Humanity, Make a Wish and The Trawick Pediatric Cardiology Fund at Duke Children’s Hospital. 50% of sales will be donated to the...

Weekend

Peak City Pig Fest Live music, a beer garden, a barbecue competition (sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society) and more make for one of Apex’s tastiest events of the year. Free; Friday & Saturday; 210 N. Salem St, Apex, NC 27502 321 at 321 (S Blount) – A Brunch Pop-Up 3…2…1…GO! Pop-up Brunch time! Mark your calenders for a special brunch pop-up just in time for Father’s Day weekend, benefiting 321 Coffee! The special menu will be feature food and...