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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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Indoor Block Party Join CAM to celebrate Above the Rim presented by PNC, an exhibition featuring sixteen artists exploring the joy and community of basketball. There will be basketball activities for all ages, free food by Kind Snacks and NC State Howling Cow Ice Cream, dance performances by the Raleigh Rockers, shoot hoops with the Raleigh Firebirds, art activities by Above the Rim artists, music, and special guests. Food and supplies drive for Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina...

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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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Taste of China: Chinese Cuisine & Culture Festival Authentic Chinese ethnic cuisines from different regions of China will light up your day and comfort your stomach. Enjoy continuous entertainment including the dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, children’s pavilion activities, Chinese culture and history booths and more. Visitors can also shop at souvenir, arts, and crafts booths. Don’t miss NCLady’s food tasting booth (free) & Daily Vita’s Ginseng Tea tasting booth (free). Saturday,...

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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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The Oak City Classic @ Raleighwood OCCR is the nation’s first soccer mini-golf bar crawl, featuring two of Downtown Raleigh’s classiest establishments in London Bridge Pub and The Architect. All proceeds of the tournament benefit local nonprofits that work in the Triangle community. Below is a quick video recap of the 2017 OCCR. The OCCR will be a 9-hole course, consisting of one-of-a-kind holes, with a grand finale mystery hole. The OCCR course is designed for players ages 21+ and will be fun for...

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Monday: Carolina Catch NC Seafood and Beer Dinner Welcome author of “Carolina Catch,” a 96-recipe cookbook from UNC Press highlighting North Carolina seafood. Also joining Chef Sean Fowler for this summer celebration of NC seafood and NC beer are Lin Peterson from Locals Seafood, Ricky Moore of Saltbox Seafood, Nate Garyantes of Mateo bar de tapas, and Jake Wood of 18 Seaboard for a 5-course, beer-paired dinner featuring seasonal beers from Bond Brothers Beer Company, Fullsteam Brewery, Brewery Bhavana and...

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Sit, Stay, NCMA Dogs and humans in nature! Get to know the Museum Park with your four-legged friend(s). The event features food trucks for dogs and humans, local vendors, music, a mobile pet spa, dog art, agility activities, a splash zone, and more! Local rescue organization Saving Grace plans to bring dogs for adoption. The first 500 dogs to arrive will receive a free wag bag of goodies. $8, $6/members; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm; 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC...

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Monday: Triangle Restaurant Week Triangle Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants. During TRW, participating restaurants offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing, a great opportunity for you to indulge in the area’s finest cuisine! No reservations, tickets or passes required. $15/3-course lunch, $20-$35/3-course dinner; Monday through June 10th; Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Tuesday: Yoga on the Lawn Oak City’s yoga on the lawn is...

Memorial Day Weekend

Freedom Balloon Fest This family-friendly, truly-unique event runs throughout Memorial Day Weekend at Fuquay-Varina’s Fleming Loop Park. Enjoy dozens of hot air balloons as they fill the skies in honor and remembrance of those have served in the military. There will be tons of live music, an arts and crafts village and food vendors. Free; Friday, 2-10:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 6 am-10:30 pm, Monday, 6 am-noon; 503 Fleming Loop Rd, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 Mountain Sports Festival The festival showcases the terrain,...