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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...

Fourth of July

Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks Display Having returned to West Raleigh in 2018, the city’s annual July Fourth fireworks are held near the Stadium and Arena Complex (Carter-Finley Stadium and PNC Arena area). With plenty of free parking available, this breathtaking show is a must-see. Thursday, parking lots open: 6 pm, fireworks: 9:34 pm; view from PNC Arena, Carter-Finley Stadium, and the North Carolina State Fairgrounds Cary Independence Eve Celebration The Cary Town Band celebrates and honors our nation’s veterans in this year’s Independence Eve Celebration at the Cary...

Weekend

Peak City Pig Fest Live music, a beer garden, a barbecue competition (sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society) and more make for one of Apex’s tastiest events of the year. Free; Friday & Saturday; 210 N. Salem St, Apex, NC 27502 321 at 321 (S Blount) – A Brunch Pop-Up 3…2…1…GO! Pop-up Brunch time! Mark your calenders for a special brunch pop-up just in time for Father’s Day weekend, benefiting 321 Coffee! The special menu will be feature food and...

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Meet in the Street Festival A day filled with food, fun and entertainment in historic downtown Wake Forest for more than 35 years running, Meet in the Street pulls together all-day live music plus an additional stage of entertainment with dancers, martial arts, magicians and more. Plenty of food trucks and a beer garden headed by Wake Forest’s own White Street Brewing Company are sure to keep festival-goers happy. Free; Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; 301 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest, NC 27587 5th Annual...

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Catch Me at the Casino Night 2018 Pay tribute to the Studio 54 Era, “Gamble” at the Casino and dance the night away all to benefit Project Catch. This year is going to be bigger, better and an even groovier night that you will not want to miss! $125+; Friday, 8 pm; The Merrimon-Wynne House, 500 North Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27604 Drag Me to Whiskey In partnership with Stonewall Sports, Whiskey Kitchen is hosting the restaurant’s first ever Drag Show...

Weekend

Raleigh, Sweat With Your Sole 2018 – The Remix Sweat With Your Sole (SWYS) is Black Girls RUN!’s signature race and conference weekend! This year, they are combining SWYS with elements of our Road to SWYS and the Preserve the Sexy Tour from years ago for the Sweat With Your Sole – THE REMIX. The event combines the perfect balance of mental and physical wellness, with a splash of BGR! The SWYS Remix will feature a 5K, cardio hip hop...

Weekend

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...

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Eco Faire at The Scrap Exchange Join in to learn about topics related to the environment and about the numerous environmental projects currently underway in the Triangle! Co-hosted by The Scrap Exchange and Don’t Waste Durham, the Eco Faire will be an interactive, educational event! The Eco Faire is taking place in coordination with The Scrap Exchange’s DIY Fest. Free; Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; The Eco Faire will be at 2020 Chapel Hill Rd, Suite 30, Durham, NC 27707; RSVP...

Weekend

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival In celebration of the great St. Patrick as well as Irish and Celtic traditions and culture, a parade of dancers, bagpipes, musicians and more march through downtown Raleigh and afterwards continue a day of fun with a full line-up of live music and performances in Raleigh’s City Plaza. Saturday; 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.832.1231 Milk Bar’s 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Like last year, they’re hosting an...