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Live & Local Spring Fest 2019 Hear, see, eat, and drink local at Live & Local Spring Fest 2019! This festival is a community festival presented by Artsplosure in partnership with Live It Up! Hillsborough Street. Join your community in celebrating the unique art, music, food and beer of North Carolina. Come out to Hillsborough Street for an afternoon of performances on the Live & Local Main Stage, a Kid’s Zone with performances and craft activities for the youngest members...

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Krispy Kreme Challenge One of America’s most unique running events (and toughest eating events!), the Krispy Kreme Challenge requires competitors to run five miles, eat a dozen doughnuts at the halfway point and hit the finish line in under one hour. Started in 2004 with just a handful of North Carolina State University students, the annual event now draws nearly 8,000 runners decked out in costumes along with plenty of media attention. For the curious, those doughnuts total 2,400 calories and...

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Mutts & Marshmallows Support the Wake County SPCA and join in the 6th year of Mutts & Marshmallows. This fun run with friends ends with a big mug of hot chocolate! So, everyone who finishes the race gets a great mug, all the hot chocolate they can drink, and all dog entries go to support the SPCA of Wake County. There are 4 races to choose from! The signature event is the 5K Doggie Dash but there’s also a regular 5K,...

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A Very Puggy Christmas So we love pugs as every one knows. So lets do a Burial and Cascade tap takeover. Also bring your pug and the cutest pug wins some treats and the owner might get a gift card. Of course Layla will not be eligible to win. She is pouting in a corner as we speak. Taplist will be announced but one keg for sure is the Burial/Cascade collab keg. Saturday, 12 – 5 pm; Beer Study – Durham, 2501...

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Raleigh Christmas Parade A Raleigh tradition for more than 70 years, the Raleigh Christmas Parade is the largest parade of its kind between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The parade—filled with marching bands, dancers, classic cars, super heroes and more— marches through downtown Raleigh for two hours along a 1.4-mile route that draws a crowd of 60,000 spectators. Saturday, 9:40 am; Downtown Raleigh, NC North Hills Tree Lighting This year’s Tree Lighting event will feature snow slopes, trackless train rides, kids...

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Arts After Dark Arts After Dark is a night of creative exploration that includes a make-and-take art project followed by dance. A cash bar offering adult beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Empire Eats Catering will be available throughout the event. It’ll be a multicultural experience to remember! $30, $35/door; Friday, 7 – 10 pm; IMURJ, 300 S. McDowell St, Raleigh, NC Moonlight in the Garden  For seven-nights, the magical lighting exhibition Moonlight in the Garden will illuminate and showcase JC Raulston...

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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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Tuesday: Morgan Street Food Hall Opens It’s finally here! Morgan Street Food Hall is a new lifestyle dining concept (and don’t confuse it with a food court.) The food hall features local eateries and restaurants as well as local food retailers. Morgan Street Food Hall introduces the concept of cross meal ordering, where different meals are enjoyed in a shared seating area. Dining options are from Bella’s Wood Fired Pizza & Tapas, Boba Brew, Carroll’s Kitchen, Cocoa Forte, Cousins Maine Lobster, Cow...

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Deco’s Grand Opening Celebration In honor of their new store, DECO will host a Grand Opening Celebration. The ribbon cutting is at 1 pm with City Councilor Nicole Stewart, followed by beer from Trophy Brewing Co. and cake from Union Special Bread! They will be celebrating with goodies and give-aways on First Friday too! Friday, 1 – 9 pm; 207 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 Patchwork Market The Patchwork Market monthly market with makers and vintage vendors. Local makers and vintage vendors will...

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N.C. Peach Festival Enjoy a peach cooking contest, parade, music, karaoke, helicopter rides, petting zoo, laser tag and more.  Friday & Saturday; 214 S Main St, Candor, NC 27229; 910.974.4221 Triangle Vegfest monthly market at Southern Village Triangle Vegfest is an organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Shop from vegan-friendly vendors and enjoy live music from Neville’s Quarter. Vendors include Earth to Us Vegan Comfort Food, Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS), Taylor Street Sweets LLC, CompostNow,  doTERRA Essential Oils, LuLaRoe,...