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Cameron Village 70th Anniversary Celebration 70 years of fun shopping and great dining calls for a celebration! In 1949 Cameron Village made history as the first shopping center between Atlanta and D.C. They are celebrating the legacy of the Village and all it means to our state. Give back through play as Cameron Village proudly partners with the Community Music School of Raleigh. CMS, a Raleigh institution now celebrating its 25th Anniversary. A non-profit 501c3, CMS provides opportunities for children and...

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MRG30 Festival Merge Records is turning 30 this year! Every five years, they celebrate their birthday with a multi-day music festival, and this summer’s event—which they’ve dubbed MRG30—is shaping up to be one of the best ever! MRG30 will take place July 24–27, 2019, in Carrboro and Durham, NC. The 4-day festival will celebrate the best of Merge, both present and future, by featuring an amazing lineup of more than 30 bands. Artists performing on Friday: A Giant Dog, The...

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Durham Bulls: Friday Night Fireworks End your week by checking out the biggest fireworks show in the region with Friday Night Fireworks following every Friday home game. It’s also Food Truck Friday! Each Friday the DBAP will feature two local food trucks that will serve up their delicacies all game long. Friday, 7:05 pm; 409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701 Lemurpalooza Party with Lemurs! The festive evening celebrates and supports the amazing animals of the Duke Lemur Center. Your $75...

Memorial Day Weekend

Bull City Meets Raleigh (Artist Showcase) One Stage. Two Cities. Huge Platform! Hosted By some of Carolinas most notable media personalities and DJ’s. $0 – $70; Friday, 10 pm; 5400 South Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703 NC Sugar Rush Enjoy four delicious hours of Sweetness from 20+ vendors offering a range of goodies from ice cream, Italian ice, cheesecake, pie’s, lemonade, pineapple drinks, popcorn, donuts, cupcakes, cookies, sno cones, cotton cotton candy, cake slices and more. There will also be...

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Floral Arranging Workshop Voda Boutique has teamed up with Meristem Floral for their second floral arranging workshop. They will be serving up brunch snacks and mimosas! Sunday, 11 am – 1 pm;  725 Tucker St, Raleigh, NC 27603 Urban Vintage Urban Vintage is a two day shopping event, at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. If you like antique, vintage, retro, mid-century, salvage and industrial goods, we will have the very best ‘pickers’ showing what they’ve found! The industrial, vintage movement has...

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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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Raleigh Christmas Parade A Raleigh tradition for more than 70 years, the Raleigh Christmas Parade is the largest parade of its kind between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The parade—filled with marching bands, dancers, classic cars, super heroes and more— marches through downtown Raleigh for two hours along a 1.4-mile route that draws a crowd of 60,000 spectators. Saturday, 9:40 am; Downtown Raleigh, NC North Hills Tree Lighting This year’s Tree Lighting event will feature snow slopes, trackless train rides, kids...

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Arts After Dark Arts After Dark is a night of creative exploration that includes a make-and-take art project followed by dance. A cash bar offering adult beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Empire Eats Catering will be available throughout the event. It’ll be a multicultural experience to remember! $30, $35/door; Friday, 7 – 10 pm; IMURJ, 300 S. McDowell St, Raleigh, NC Moonlight in the Garden  For seven-nights, the magical lighting exhibition Moonlight in the Garden will illuminate and showcase JC Raulston...

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Carolina Artisan Craft Market Come out to the Carolina Artisan Craft Market at the Raleigh Convention Center for handcrafted jewelry, furniture, pottery, photography and more—a perfect opportunity for fun holiday shopping! Browse and chat with the artists to walk away with a best-fit piece for you or a friend. Also, enjoy live music and artist demonstrations. Friday – Sunday; 500 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601 77th Annual NC Gourd Arts & Crafts Festival Check out all things gourds at this total fall festival!...

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International Festival of Raleigh Now in it’s 33rd year, this three-day event, a comprehensive platform for local ethnic communities and artists to present their culture, serves more than 25,000 attendees in downtown Raleigh each year. More than 70 ethnic groups participate to present a variety of arts, cuisine, dance, textile design and cultural expression from across the globe. Art exhibits, dance competitions, sidewalk cafés, main stages for music, vendor booths and more make for fun finds and discoveries. Friday –...