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Monday: A Recipe from the Ground Up: Dinner with Dan Barber and Row 7 Seed Company Join in a seed-to-table dinner celebrating the first harvest of Row 7 Seed Company, hosted by Andrea Reusing and Dan Barber. Enjoy a feast prepared by the some of the region’s best chefs, who have been working to connect local farm partners with tastier, more nutritious and sustainable crops. The menu will showcase new and experimental vegetables—all bred for deliciousness—a celebration of innovation in the field and on the...

Labor Day Weekend

Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. Enjoy rides, games, food, a parade, free entertainment, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and more. Friday-Monday; S Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105 African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County This Labor Day weekend, visit the heart of downtown Raleigh for the African American Cultural Festival. This annual festival celebrates African American Culture through art, food,...

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Jam In The Trees Jam In The Trees is an annual music festival in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Asheville. While 2018 is only the third year since inception, the festival was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Momentum Awardin 2017 and was named a top festival pick by Blue Ridge Outdoors in 2018. The festival offers a complimentary shuttle service between the festival venue, Pisgah Brewing Company, and downtown Asheville, nearby hotels, and campgrounds,...

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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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Monday: Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week Indulge during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, a week long dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! During the week, you can enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30, depending on the venue or grab $5 or $10 lunch specials. $5+; Monday though August 19th; Downtown Raleigh, NC Stump! Trivia Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were...

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Monster Drawing Rally at NC Museum of Art The North Carolina Museum of Art is presenting the Annual Monster Drawing Rally where 75 artists at all stages of their careers will be drawing, as spectators watch. At the end of the evening each piece of art will be available for $50. Artists include Ben Shafer, Miriam Zimil, Drew Hill, Greg Baldwin, Kiki Farish, Maya Freelon Asante, Rio Aubry Taylor, Sean Kernick, Marx Myth, Bart Cusick and more. They will be using...

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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...

The BroBasket

When a James Grasty’s fiancée wanted to get him flowers in which he laughed and respectfully retorted, “I don’t want flowers, but you can send me a bucket of beer instead”, The BroBasket was born.  She searched the internet and quickly realizing she couldn’t send him a bucket of beer and knew it was a concept she had to look into. The seed had been planted and Grasty’s Entrepreneurship Class choose this concept as the business they would start in their classroom. The class...

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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,...

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Tuesday: The ZEN Succulent is Open This modern terrarium and plant craft business based in Durham, that is now open in downtown Raleigh! Created by the mother/daughter team Margaret and Megan George, The ZEN Succulent has a modern take on traditional terrariums. The shop is a celebration of their love for urban planting, and their delight in color. Each terrarium is created by hand featuring natural and preserved plants and sea life. The ZEN Succulent hand mixes their own soil and uses locally sourced plants...