Weekend Picks! June 7-9th

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The theme of this weekend’s picks is coffee and food! Starting with celebration of the 1st Anniversary of Raleigh’s own Slingshot Coffee on Friday and wrapping up with a massive Food Truck Rodeo on Sunday. See below for all my picks of places and events to check out this weekend!

Friday June 7th

Slingshot Coffee Anniversary Party at Oak City Cycling
Slingshot Coffee (Cold Brew Coffee made right here in Raleigh) is one year old this month and celebrating June’s First Friday birthday-style with their roommates Oak City Cycling Project. Swing by for a special new Slingshot Cold Brew cocktail (or two), tasty beer and food from Captain Ponchos… even a pinata or two.  To top it all off, they’ll have birthday cupcakes and The Parlour ice cream bus! Stop by to say hello, have some good drinks, some good sweets, some good fun.

When: Friday 6-10 pm
Where: 212 E. Franklin St. Raleigh – Slingshot Coffee Co. HQ/Oak City
More Info: website

Saturday June 8th

The Hills to Holly Water Music Arts Tour
Special thanks to Kim over at Triangle Localista for sharing news about this fun event! The Hills To Holy Water Music Arts Tour is bringing local NC flavor and entertainment to Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. Join them for an afternoon in the park to support NC Catch fisheries, local farms and breweries and help raise money for Nourish International and the NC Coastal Federation. Menu items include a good ‘ol fashioned fish fry, steamed clams, an assortment of delectable seafood plates and cold craft beer. So bring a blanket and a chair and big appetites for NC Fresh Catch: Fresh Seafood, Fresh Music, Fresh Beer, Fresh Art. This is an all ages, kid friendly show.

When: Saturday 1-7pm
Tickets: $5 for general entry
Where:  Moore Square – Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website

Sunday June 9th

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo – 50+ Trucks!
Downtown Raleigh is set to host it’s second large scale Food Truck Rodeo to date this Sunday. This time there will be even more trucks with over 50 food trucks lined up single file along Fayetteville Street. There will also be beer and coffee for sale, in addition seating. There is sure to be a crowd, so get there early and avoid the long lines!

When: Sunday 12-5pm
Where: Fayetteville Street, Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website

Raleigh Public Record Pig Pickin’ & Pie Baking Contest
Join the great people behind the Raleigh Public Record for local food, including a sustainably raised hog, local beer and great discussion on local news and issues. This year’s party includes musical entertainment and a pie-baking contest. To help them know how many people to expect, please RSVP at the website below.

When: Sunday 3-6pm
Where: 907 Glenwood Avenue (next to Fred Fletcher Park)
More Info: website

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