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SPARKcon 2.0 Hurricane Florence huffed and puffed, but she couldn’t extinguish the SPARK for long! They’re ready to reboot and and fill downtown Raleigh with all things creative and SPARKy! Each year, SPARKcon features more than 2,000 artists in 200+ events. Each segment of the creative community plans their own “SPARKs” to showcase their talent. SPARKcon’s goal is to connect and educate emerging, creative leaders through training, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an open source structure leading to the creation of a...

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Raleigh Beer Week Love beer? This is your week! Join in a week long celebration featuring 40 venues and everything that makes Raleigh’s beer scene great. Sunday through October 6th; Downtown Raleigh The Iron Chef Challenge returns to Midtown Farmers Market Top local chefs from five North Hills restaurants: 41Hundred, Kings Dining,Viva Chicken, Mura, and Vivace will compete for the title of “Iron Chef.” Watch chefs create culinary masterpieces using limited resources, secret ingredients and fresh market finds. The 1st Dish is judged by 3 local foodies and...

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The Devilish Egg Opens The Devilish Egg will be celebrating the grand opening of their newest location in Raleigh’s downtown City Market. Chris Vitiello a.k.a. The Poetry Fox will write on-demand poems on a vintage typewriter from 5-6 pm, harpist Michelle Cobley will playing her modern and innovative works, The Black Unykorn will be doing tarot card readings, and of course there will be lots of crafting to be had! Friday; 300 Blake St, Raleigh, NC Rooftop Pop-Up Class at Unscripted...

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Artsplosure Since its inception in 1980, the spring festival has entertained and inspired hundreds of thousands of people, introducing them to underrepresented artists and performances. The festival features dozens of events, such as the Art Market with more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors from across North Carolina and the nation; Kidsplosure, showcasing multiple interactive educational activities and entertainment for children; large-scale, interactive visual art installations; aerialists and/or other unique variety performers; The Student Art Exhibition, showcasing two- and...

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SPCA K9-3K Dog Walk & Woofstock The K9-3K Dog Walk & Woofstock is an annual North Carolina tradition that brings animal lovers together for a fun walk and day of festivities with a very important purpose: Helping the SPCA of Wake County care for thousands of lost, abandoned, abused and unwanted pets, and giving them a second chance at happiness in a forever home. Enjoy live music by Swade & Satin, a DJ, food trucks, festivities, vendor & sponsor booths...