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– It’s all about craft beer this weekend!


Brewgaloo NC Craft Beer Festival (Downtown Raleigh, 300-400 Block of Fayetteville St., Raleigh) – This two-day festival celebrates local craft beer. It kicks off on Friday from 6 to 10 pm with a block party and sampling event featuring limited releases, barrel aged and sour beers. On Saturday, there will be a festival along Fayetteville Street from 1 to 9 pm There will be two stages of music, more than 100 craft breweries, food trucks and vendors.

40th annual Fayetteville Dogwood Festival (Downtown Fayetteville, Downtown Fayetteville, Fayetteville) – The 40th annual festival is happening this weekend in Fayetteville. On Friday night, Hoobastank and Marcy Playground will perform on the festival park stage. There will be a Downtown Street Fair, Kids’ Zone and BMX Bike Show on Saturday. Dillon Carmichael, Kameron Marlowe and Tyler Farr will play the festival stage on Saturday. On Sunday, the street fair continues and there will also be a car, motorcycle and truck show. All weekend, there will also be a midway with carnival rides.

Forest Fest 2022 (Downtown Wake Forest, Taylor St., Wake Forest) – This family-friendly event is Saturday in Wake Forest. It features an art market, walking tours, food trucks, live entertainment, mini golf, games and a Town of Wake Forest tree seedling giveaway. It is happening from 9 am to 2 pmin downtown Wake Forest.

Durham’s Earth Day Festival (The Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St, Durham) – Durham Parks and Recreation will host Durham’s Earth Day Festival on Sunday from noon to 5 pm There will be environmentally friendly businesses and organizations, live entertainment, arts and crafts and more fun.

Love the Earth Fest (Clouds Brewing Taproom, 1233 Front Street, Raleigh) – Climate Action NC and Clouds Brewing will celebrate the Earth at this event on Sunday from 2 to 7 pm There will be local artist vendors, beer, local music, art and The Greek Goat food truck.

Orange Chatham African American Cultural Festival (Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, 750 S. Merritt Mill Rd., Chapel Hill) – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will present this festival on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm There will be performances by local singers, dancers and poets, plus food trucks and vendors.

Food and recreation

Bull City Beer Mile (Durham Central Park, 502 Foster St., Durham) – The Glass Jug Beer Lab and Bull City Running Company are teaming up for the Bull City Beer Mile race on Saturday at Durham Central Park. The beer mile consists of drinking a 12-ounce beer then taking a quarter-mile lap around the park. The drinking and running are done four times to complete a total 1-mile distance.

9th Annual Socks & Undie 5K Rundie Run / Walk (Dorothea Dix Park – Harvey Hill, 693 Palmer Drive, Raleigh) – The 9th annual Socks & Undie 5k Rundie and Kids Fun Run returns to Dorothea Dix Park on Saturday. The race benefits Note in the Pocket, whose mission is to provide quality clothing for homeless and impoverished children and families across our community. The in-person run is Saturday but the virtual 5K runs from Friday through Sunday.

Glenwood Watch 2022: A Taste of Glenwood South (The Hollow, 421 North Harrington Street, Raleigh) – Glenwood Faire will showcase restaurants, retail shops, and service providers based in the flourishing Glenwood South neighborhood of downtown Raleigh. The event runs from 11 am to 2 pm Sunday. A guest ticket will get you a sample of 15-20 delicious restaurants from Glenwood South. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The event is a fundraiser for Saint Savior’s Center and GSNC.

Whiskey Wine & Fire – Cary (Koka Booth – Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheater, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary) – This foodie celebration will be held Saturday from 4 to 9 pm at Booth Amphitheater. There will be whiskey bars, wine, cocktails, food trucks and barbecue. There will also be fire-breathers and artists.

Pop-Up Market + Mini Food Truck Rodeo (The Loading Dock, 525 S White Street, Wake Forest) – Join Triangle Pop-Up at The Loading Dock in Wake Forest on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm for a highly curated selection of art, home goods, gifts and more.

7th Griot’s Garage North Carolina Nationals (North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh) – There will be more than 1,500 hot rods, custom and muscle cars and more classic cars on display at the NC State Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday.

Music, comedy and theater

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band (Coastal Credit Union Music Park (formerly Walnut Creek Amphitheater), 3801 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh) – Jimmy Buffett and Coral Reefer Band will perform live at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek on Saturday.

ABBA: The Concert with the North Carolina Symphony (Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South St., Raleigh) – The world’s top ABBA tribute band joins the North Carolina Symphony to perform iconic songs including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Waterloo,” “SOS” and “Gimme Gimme Gimme.” The shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm at Meymandi Concert Hall.

Red Hat Amphitheater (Courtesy of Red Hat Amphitheater)

Neptunes Comedy Presents: Teresa Lee (Hartwell Raleigh, 620 W South St, Raleigh) – Neptunes Comedy is back at Hartwell Raleigh Sunday from 6 to 9 pm There will be food trucks, a fully stocked bar and a lineup of great comedy.

Pretty Woman: The Musical (Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian St., Durham) – Based on the hit movie, see the story come to life on stage at DPAC through Sunday. It features an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter JF Lawton.

Family fun

Triangle SciTech Expo (NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh) – Get ready to enjoy some science on Saturday during this event at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Part of the North Carolina Science Festival, this event assembles scientists and technical professionals from universities, organizations and industry to engage visitors of all ages in the excitement of science and technology.

The 9th Annual Festival of Legends: The Mystic Circus (Optimist Club Farm, 2908 Optimist Farm Rd, Apex) – The festival celebrates the mythic arts and the magic of life itself. There will be magicians, musicians, acrobats, comedians, artists, fairytale creatures and proud knights. The family friendly festival is Saturday and Sunday at Optimist Club Farm in Apex. In advance, day passes are $ 15 and weekend passes are $ 18.

Carolina Youth Ballet: The Adventures of Alice (Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – AJ Fletcher Opera Theater, 2 East South Street, Raleigh) – The Carolina Youth Ballet presents “The Adventures of Alice” for two performances on Saturday at Fletcher Opera Theater. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children.

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