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Got to Be NC Festival Putting the best of N.C. food and beverage on display, the Got to Be NC Festival offers tons of eating opportunities, live music, a huge collection of antique tractors, a carnival for children and more activities (plus free parking and admission) at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Free; Friday, noon-10 pm, Saturday, 9 am-10 pm, Sunday, 9 am-8 pm; 1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 Artsplosure One of the Southeast’s premier arts festivals, Artsplosure –...

Giving Back with Lemur Bags

Lemurs are a small primate found only on their native island of Madagascar. These adorable little creatures are one of the most endangered animals on Earth due to illegal deforestation. When the people behind Lemur Bags learned how lemurs are in desperate need of help and that lemurs are in grave danger of becoming extinct, they knew they wanted to help in whatever way possible…and they created Lemur Bags. Lemur Bags donate a 15% of their profits to organizations that work...

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Dreamville Festival Curated by platinum-selling rapper and N.C. native, J.Cole, Dreamville will be a one-day, multi-stage festival at downtown Raleigh‘s Dorothea Dix Parkwith a one-of-a-kind celebration of local culture, food and art that also features a curated selection of music performers blending together some of today’s biggest national acts with exciting up-and-comers (full lineup coming soon!). $79-$399; Saturday, noon – 11 pm; 2105 Umstead Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603 Ealdwine Grand Opening The newest retail shop in downtown Raleigh, Ealdwine, opens its doors on...

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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...

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Thursday: Art in Bloom One of the can’t-miss events of the year at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Art in Bloom is a four-day festival of art and flowers. More than 50 floral interpretations inspired by the museum’s galleries, some more than 10 feet tall, are created on-site by world-class designers and showcased throughout the museum’s West Building (have your cameras ready!). The ticketed event invites participants to attend presentations and workshops, dine at Iris and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts....

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Monday: Cooking for a Classic The Third Annual Cooking for a Classic features 8 top Triangle chefs competing in a tournament-style format while raising funds for the Lucy Daniels Center! Your evening will include six plated courses by two chefs; a silent auction of chef-designed packages; and a cocktail bar featuring local brews, spirits and wines for purchase. Vote anonymously along with expert guest judges to see who moves on to the next round and ultimately wins a classic Jeep Scrambler...

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Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival Join in a fun-filled day in downtown Wake Forest on Saturday, March 2, during the Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival presented by Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest and Thomas G. Walters: Allstate Insurance. This family-friendly celebration is scheduled from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. and admission is free. The Wake Forest Mardi Gras Street Festival invites area residents to visit the heart of Wake Forest and experience all our downtown has to offer. The event will offer a variety...

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Adult Night: Speakeasy Celebrate the roaring 1920s at the Adult Nights: Speakeasy. Get the lowdown on Prohibition in NC, test your chemical sense, crack the bootlegger’s code, know your onions with popular ’20s slang and more, featuring a private Member entrance under the Globe. The VIP Experience (6 – 7 pm) means you get to sample whiskey from around the world and learn the unique process behind each one at Whiskey University, presented by Mystic Farm & Distillery. $25, $15/...

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Hawaiian Bar Crawl Aloha! Grab your friends and your Hawaiian shirt for this Hawaiian themed Bar Crawl in the middle of February. Raleigh Hawaiian Bar Crawl Tickets Include complimentary ‘party favor’ and Hawaiian lei upon starting the bar crawl at Tapworks; a $5 gift card to spend at Tapworks upon starting the bar crawl; and a free food item (to be used at a later date) at Tapworks upon finishing the bar crawl and posting once to your social media account with the hashtag...

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Wednesday: Galentine’s Day: Free Waffle Bar Celebrate all things Parks and Rec at this Galentine’s Day party. There will be a free waffle bar; Leslie Knope bingo, with prizes; Ben Wyatt playlist; three breakfast drinks; and rent-a-swag rack and donation drive. Specialty drafts include The Glass Jug Beer Lab Kickin’ It Breakfast Style, a Mimosa Brut IPA brewed just for this occasion (It’s as dry as champagne and brewed with orange zest); Legal Remedy Brewing Maple Bacon Imperial Stout; nd...