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Trellis Grand Opening Party Join Trellis Beauty to celebrate their new expanded space! Guests that arrive at 10 am will be entered to win a free Create Your Own treatment at the newly expanded Beauty Treatment Bar! Enjoy $5 five minute facial massages from their newest Skin Experts! Jade will also be here taking appointments for full facial treatments, pre-book your time with her here! Appointments booked this day will receive a Clean Beauty Swag bag! There will also be a clean beauty...

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Free Tacos for National Taco Day Chronic Tacos, a California-inspired Mexican grill, is giving away one free taco to all lunch customers in celebration of National Taco Day. Get one free Chicken, Al Pastor, Carnitas or Beyond Beef taco with the code word announced on Chronic Tacos social media. Follow Chronic Tacos on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and the code word will be mentioned a week in advance so make sure to keep an eye out! Friday, 11 am –...

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Monday: NCRLA Chef Showdown The annual NCRLA Chef Showdown Final Event is presented by Got to be NC Agriculture and features creations from 20 of the best chefs in North Carolina. You are invited to taste and sip your way through the savory, pastry and mixologist competitions, acting as judges for NCRLA’s People’s Choice awards. The culinary participants, all based in North Carolina, advance after cooking up the highest-rated dishes across five statewide preliminary rounds and partaking in regional rounds...

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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,...

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SPARKcon 2019 SPARKcon, the totally-weird, totally-awesome creativity festival that takes over downtown Raleigh each Sept., is truly a grassroots event. The “for the people, by the people” approach uses an open-source planning process that allows more than 2,000 artists to be involved each year. Dance, fashion, music, film, food—if you can name it, you can find an event for it at the festival that spans nearly 15 city blocks. The festival has taken big steps to make it even more...

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38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival The Holy Trinito Othodox Church will host the 38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival at the North Carolina State Fairground’s Jim Graham Building. Taste handmade, authentic Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church family using recipes handed down for generations. Hear live Greek music and see traditional folk dances. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. $3, $2/Seniors and ages 13-18, free/under 13; Friday, 5 –...

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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...

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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...

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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 –...