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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...

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Wednesday: SLT Grand Opening Stop by the studio and take a class for some free swag, food, and goodies. The founder, Amanda Freeman, will also be down here to teach some classes. Signup for the newsletter to get these updates at sltnyc.com or follow us on instagram @sltnyc. Don’t forget to use the promo code “CAMERON VILLAGE” for half off your first class. Wednesday – Friday, 6 am – 7:30 pm; 445 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605 Paint & Punchlines This paint night...

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38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival The Holy Trinito Othodox Church will host the 38th Annual Raleigh Greek Festival at the North Carolina State Fairground’s Jim Graham Building. Taste handmade, authentic Greek food prepared by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church family using recipes handed down for generations. Hear live Greek music and see traditional folk dances. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. $3, $2/Seniors and ages 13-18, free/under 13; Friday, 5 –...

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Monday: Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week 2019 Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week—a week long dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! Enjoy three-course prix fixe dinners for either $20 or $30, depending on the venue (tax and tip not included). Grab $5 or $10 lunch specials. It’s the perfect time to try a spot you have been eyeing! Monday through Sunday; Downtown Raleigh Tuesday: Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Cantina 18 Enjoy a four course...

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Sip and Shop: Distillery Edition Shop Local Raleigh is teaming up with local distilleries Raleigh Rum Company and Oak City Amaretto for a fun afternoon of sipping and shopping! Tunes will be provided by Michael Daughtry and the Drift; Sadie Rock and the Mad Ryans; and Red Sky Moon. $1 from every drink sale will benefit Military Missions in Action, a local organization that is dedicated to assisting veterans with disabilities, members of the armed forces and their families. Grab...

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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...