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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 –...

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Taste of China: Chinese Cuisine & Culture Festival Authentic Chinese ethnic cuisines from different regions of China will light up your day and comfort your stomach. Enjoy continuous entertainment including the dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, children’s pavilion activities, Chinese culture and history booths and more. Visitors can also shop at souvenir, arts, and crafts booths. Don’t miss NCLady’s food tasting booth (free) & Daily Vita’s Ginseng Tea tasting booth (free). Saturday,...

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Raleigh Beer Week Love beer? This is your week! Join in a week long celebration featuring 40 venues and everything that makes Raleigh’s beer scene great. Sunday through October 6th; Downtown Raleigh The Iron Chef Challenge returns to Midtown Farmers Market Top local chefs from five North Hills restaurants: 41Hundred, Kings Dining,Viva Chicken, Mura, and Vivace will compete for the title of “Iron Chef.” Watch chefs create culinary masterpieces using limited resources, secret ingredients and fresh market finds. The 1st Dish is judged by 3 local foodies and...