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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival Beer sipping, bourbon tasting, music listening and barbecue eating—what’s not to love? Don’t miss the two-day Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at Cary‘s Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Admission buys you a souvenir sampling glass so you can enjoy an all-you-care-to-taste sampling of beer and bourbon, plus chow down on some pulled pork, ribs, biscuit and more, all while enjoying all-day live music.  $49/advance, $55/door, $39/designated driver; Friday, 6 -10 pm, Saturday, noon – 6 pm; 8003 Regency...

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Monday: Chicken Wing Eating Contest Think you have what it takes to win the Carolina Ale House Chicken Wing Eating Contest!? Join in the celebration of National Chicken Wing Day, and participate in either our individual contest or team relay contest for your chance to win! For the individual contest, you have to eat the most wings in 5 minutes. You will win a trophy and $100 in Carolina Ale House promo cards (20 contestants’ maximum. Must be 21 to...

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Destination SunFest Enjoy the Ferris wheel, carousel, food + drinks, live entertainment, history hayride tours along with art, craft and other fun activities for kids and adults! Destination SunFest is a celebration of the completion of the Master Plan and welcome party for the entire community to visit the sunflowers, connect with the land and become part of the next phase of Dorothea Dix Park! Registration is not required, but it does help them to know how many guests to expect. Free; Saturday, 2 –...

Fourth of July Weekend

NC Symphony Summerfest 2019: Independence Day Celebration A Triangle tradition! Join in for a salute to the red, white, and blue as we honor the birthday of the U.S.A. with patriotic favorites, high-spirited classics, and a fireworks display over Symphony Lake. Thursday, 7:30 pm; 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC 27518 40th Annual Festival for the Eno Stay cool on banks of the river this Independence Day weekend at the Festival for the Eno. More than 80 bands on five stages...

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Monday: Jaws Movie Party With all the shark attacks going on, why not watch the elusive giant shark terrorize Amity Island on the big screen. It’s the movie that perfected the summer blockbuster. This American classic has everything you could want from a movie, plus interactive props and surprises. $13+; Monday, 7 – 9 pm, Tuesday, 7 – 11 pm, Wednesday, 8 – 12 pm; Alamo Drafthouse, 2116-D New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC 27610 Durham Bulls: Money Off Monday Your...

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Monday: Cape Fear Seafood Company Opens (CFSC) announced they will open their first location outside the Wilmington area. This will be the fourth location for the company, and the first franchise location. This week they are hosting four reservation-only charity events. The events are open to the public and will benefit The First Tee of the Triangle, Habitat for Humanity, Make a Wish and The Trawick Pediatric Cardiology Fund at Duke Children’s Hospital. 50% of sales will be donated to the...

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World’s Largest Flip Flop 1K This non-timed 1K fun run and everyone must wear unaltered “thong” flip flops! The current Guinness World Record is 1587! You must be at Bond Brothers Beer Company by 10:30am. Included in your registration is a race shirt which MUST BE WORN DURING THE RUN. If you are not wearing thong (unaltered) sandals, you will not be able to participate. Our record was broken by a group in Arizona and we need your help to...

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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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Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival Featuring more than 170 local artists, Cary‘s Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival (celebrating their 26th year in 2019) fills the streets with art—paintings, jewelry, sculptures and more—plus food vendors, children’s activities and all-day live music. Free; Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm; 801 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27513; 919.319.4560 Brewgaloo N.C.’s largest craft beer festival—featuring 100 breweries, 50 food trucks and drawing 30,000 people—Brewgaloo takes over downtown Raleigh for two days each April....

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Spring Wine Walk for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Enjoy springtime temperatures at Waverly Place during the Waverly Wine Walk benefiting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Presented by Johnson Subaru of Cary, the event series returns this spring for a stroll through Waverly Place while visiting your favorite participating shops and restaurants for wine samples and exclusive promotions. Sample red, white and sparkling wine at select Waverly Place merchants, all chosen by Triangle Wine Company. You’ll receive a sampling glass plus...