Weekend Picks! June 14-16

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Lots of fun things going on this weekend. From live music in Raleigh to New Belgium Beer’s Tour De Fat bike parade and mini-carnival in Durham. Don’t forget to hit the Father’s Day food truck Rodeo or stop by the Ornamentea Pop-Up Sunday Market to support the Wake County SPCA through a “Puppy Hug-a-thon”.

Friday June 14th

Music on The Porch – Raleigh
Happening each 2nd Friday night (Rain or Shine) from late April to the end of October, the porch hosts live music from 7:00 to 9:30pm, and kid’s activities begin at 6:00pm. This week’s event features live music by E-train and the Rusted Rails

When: Friday 6- 9:30 pm
Where: Mordecai Historic Park – Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website

Art After Hours in Wake Forest
It’s the second Friday, and that means it’s time to head down to Downtown Wake Forest for an evening of family entertainment, food, and to see what the local merchants (your neighbors) have on offer.

The event brings out a good crowd of folks, and tonight’s cooler temperatures are a nice excuse to get out and walk around.

When: Friday 6-9:00
Where: S. White Street, Wake Forest
More Info: website

Saturday June 15th

New Belgium Tour De Fat
New Belgium’s Tour de Fat is coming back to Durham’s American Tobacco Campus!  Grab your friends, decorate yourselves and your bike and come on out for a great time!  Bike Parade begins at 11, with registration beginning at 10am to get signed in. The parade will last about an hour and then the festival (revival) will begin with great music, skits, bike pit and great beer selections from New Belgium!  All proceeds from the event  benefit local charities.

When: Saturday 10-5pm
10:00am-11:00am: Registration
11:00am-12:00pm: Parade
12:00pm-5:00pm: Revival
Where:  Diamond View Park – Durham
More Info: website

Makers Faire

From home-made cookies to home-made robots, Maker Faire:NC promises something for everyone in a showcase of the American creative spirit. Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Evil Geniuses, Scientists and Artists gather for a day of family-friendly fun and inspiration. From home-made cookies to home-made robots, Maker Faire NC promises something for everyone in a showcase of the American creative spirit.

When: Saturday 10-6pm
Where:  Kerr Scott Building – NC Fairgrounds in Raleigh
More Info: website

Sunday June 16th

Durham Food Truck Rodeo
The Father’s Day Durham Food Truck Rodeo scheduled is the biggest Triangle Food Truck Rodeo to date. There will be 62 food trucks there along with Mudbones Blues Review performing on the the Lawn and DJ PiddiPat  spinning records at the Leaf. Check the website below for the full list of food trucks and the event map.

When: Sunday 12:30-4:30pm
Where:  Durham Central Park
More Info: website

Pop-Up Sunday at Ornamentea
POP-UP Sunday is a monthly event that gives local businesses, artists and the community a chance to mingle. It’s not just art or antiques or food trucks, it’s a handpicked mix of all that and more! This Sunday’s event is particularly special as it will help raise money for the SPCA of Wake County with a Puppy Hug-a-thon. For a $5 donation you can get 10 minutes of puppy hugs. The event food truck is Chick-N-Que, and beer will be available for donations.

When: Sunday 12-5pm
Where: Ornamentea Parking Lot – Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website


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5 responses to “Weekend Picks! June 14-16

  1. Looks like a lot of fun as usual in the Triangle

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