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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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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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Finally Friday: Raiders of the Lost Ark NC Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting Assistant State Archaeologist Dr. David Cranford to help separate the science from the fiction following the screening. Join the adventure this weekend! $2/members, $5/non-members; Friday, 5:30 pm; NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Nature Research Center,11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC Movies by Moonlight: A Star is Born Join in this family-friendly event that provides the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy...

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Summer Daze Music Festival Vol. 2 Celebrate summer at the second annual Summer Daze Music Festival at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park in North Hills, a celebration of music, local businesses, culture and, of course, summertime vibes. Free; Saturday, noon – 9 pm; 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27607 Play Moore Music Festival The Play Moore Music Festival is a celebration of Hip-Hop culture through music and dance on Aug. 17 from 3 to 9 p.m. This year’s festival will turn...

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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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Movies by Moonlight Attend this family-friendly event that provides the perfect opportunity and atmosphere to sit back, relax and enjoy the stars of the big screen under the stars at one of the region’s most popular venues. This week, check out Ralph Breaks the Internet. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. $5, Free/ages 12 and under; 8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC; 919.462.2025 Fridays on the Front Porch Kick off the weekend with us...

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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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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...