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Pumpkin Flotilla Bring your carved pumpkin from 4 – 5:30 pm and join us for Bond Park’s Pumpkin Flotilla! Pumpkins will set sail across the Bond Park Lake at twilight (approximately 6:30 pm). Enjoy a discounted boat ride (available to those who enter a pumpkin or dress in appropriate Halloween costumes) and a snack from our concession stand while you wait to watch your pumpkin float on the lake. There will also be music and food! Your pumpkin should be...

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Monday: Oakwood & Friends Dinner Crawford & Sons are honored to welcome my friend and celebrated Three Star Michelin Chef Curtis Duffy Monday October 21st for a celebratory evening of Canapés & Champagne! We’ll celebrate Duffy’s next restaurant – EVER – and toast our new canapé service, available on our menu beginning October 25th. This elegant French tradition will be complemented by our champagne program – and is one of the many ways we look forward to sharing the French experience with...

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Wide Open Bluegrass The festival’s 2019 line-up include I’m With Her, Sister Sadie, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the Del McCoury band and Molly Tuttle, Doyle Lawson, Balsam Range, and more. The festival is held at Red Hat Amphitheater and at seven other stages throughout downtown Raleigh. Free; Friday & Saturday, 5 pm; Raleigh, NC Art of Cool Festival Produced by The DOME Group, LLC, The The Art of Cool Festival 2019 is featuring music from Jill Scott, Marcus Anderson,...

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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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Taste of Soul NC The Organizer of NC Sugar Rush and the Owner of Jay’s Italian Ice have come together to bring you the 2nd Annual Taste of Soul NC. There will be food trucks, a DJ and tables complete with playing cards for games of Spades and more. Already confirmed to be there are Tropical Delight Smoothies, Chez Moi and Jay’s Italian Ice. Sunday, 1 – 5 pm; 502 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701 National Ice Cream Day a Maple View...

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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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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Tuesday: La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes for Home Bakers Lionel Vatinet introduces La Farm Bakery’s Fall Baking Classes, which offer a rare opportunity to learn to bake side-by-side with a Master Baker, in a hands-on format. Take classes with Vatinet himself, and learn to bake everything from flatbreads to sourdough, as well as learn the intricacies of working with locally grown and milled grains from Carolina Ground and Anson Mills. Vatinet is also pleased to offer classes with visiting...

Labor Day Weekend

Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival The Matthews Alive Festival is a Labor Day weekend celebration dedicated to the support of local non-profit organizations. Enjoy rides, games, food, a parade, free entertainment, arts & crafts, a petting zoo, and more. Friday-Monday; S Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105 African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County This Labor Day weekend, visit the heart of downtown Raleigh for the African American Cultural Festival. This annual festival celebrates African American Culture through art, food,...

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Festival for the Eno The Festival’s for the Eno is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of rich and varied cultures and offers plenty of hands on learning opportunities. You can throw a pot on a clay wheel, watch a water powered grist mill grinding corn, participate in urban farming, kayaking, weaving, and clean energy demos, or participate in an old time or ukulele jam at the High Strung workshop stage. Join in a festival that has four stages with...