This weekend is going to be absolutely beautiful! Here are some fun things to do this to get outside and enjoy the incredible weather. Remember, in addition to these fun events most of the local farmers’ markets start their regular hours this weekend. My two favorite local markets are the Durham Farmers’ Market and the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Happy Exploring!
Friday April 3rd
Live Music at Gizmo Brew Works
April is NC Beer Month and there is no better way to celebrate than to visit a local brewery and catch some live music over a few beers. On Friday from 7-10pm enjoy Erin Mason perform soulful country and folk-pop and grab dinner from BO’s kitchen (Korean Street Food) food truck. https://www.facebook.com/GizmoBrewWorks
First Friday in Downtown Raleigh
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. I recommend stopping by Brushstroke Studio which will feature photos by Felicia Perry. The Baguettaboutit Food Truck will be parked at the studio and free beer from Nickelpoint Brewery will be available. 6-9pm. Other places to visit are the market that takes over Hargett Street in front of Raleigh Times and Brew Coffee Bar at Seaboard Station which will feature live music.
Saturday April 4th
Slingshot Coffee Weekend Coffee Service
Slingshot Coffee will be serving pour over coffee and their cold brew coffee at their headquarters in downtown Raleigh this weekend. Join them this spring & summer Saturdays and Sundays from 8a-2p for chill vibes on the patio, delicious drinks and tasty treats. https://www.facebook.com/SlingshotCoffeeCompany/
Cedar Creek Gallery Glass & Potter Festival
The glass and potter festival at Cedar Creek in Creedmoor runs Friday-Sunday. Includes demos, workshops, local vendors and daily food trucks. http://www.cedarcreekgallery.com/47thSpringFestival2015
Beer Olympics at Raleigh Brewing Company
Six local breweries compete in events including feats of knowledge and strength. Food trucks onsite as well. https://www.facebook.com/events/1404305033212330/
Deep River Brewing Company 2nd Anniversary Saturday:
Deep River turns 2! Celebration featuring 15+ employee made casks on tap starting at 2pm. For $15 you get a custom sampling glass and unlimited samples of the casks. The first 100 customers of the day get a free anniversary glass with purchase, Jared Place hits the outdoor stage 2-5pm, E-Train & the Rusted Rails takes the outdoor stage from 6-9p, CJ’s Street Food and MacUrRoni will be there all day serving asian fusion tacos and mac n cheese! https://www.facebook.com/events/416160961877734/
Sunday April 5th
Pittsboro First Sunday
Pittsboro’s First Sunday is an artisan market featuring handmade crafts, music, and food every first Sunday of the month from March through December. Sunday 12-4 p.m. in Pittsboro’s historic downtown.