Weekend Picks: April 30th-May 3rd


The weather forecast this weekend is looking quite nice which is great because there are a lot of fun events planned. I’ve included a number of activities in my picks this week. This week there is everything from sunrise yoga in downtown Raleigh to a market in Saxapahaw. No matter what you end up doing I hope you make it a great weekend!

Thursday April 30th

North Hills Beach Music Concert Series
The North Hills Beach Music series continues into its second week this Thursday from 6-9pm with a live music by Liquid Pleasure. This is a FREE concert series that takes place each Thursday on the courtyard at North Hills from April through the first week of August. It draws a big crowd so get there early! http://visitnorthhills.com/event/midtown-beach-music-series/

Friday May 1st

Sunrise Yoga at Happy & Hale UPDATE: Rescheduled to May 15th due to weather.
Free sunrise Yoga in downtown Raleigh this Friday at 6:30am. Class will be taught on the turf next to Happy & Hale by Carrington Jackson, featuring musical accompaniment by Petals String Duo. There will also be free coffee from Raleigh Coffee Company and a pop up shopping experience from Edge of Urge. Plan to arrive early, space is limited. 

First Friday and Crude Bitters Open House
There is always lots to do in downtown Raleigh on First Friday. From checking out art studios to fire dancers on Hargett Street. I also recommend checking out the Crude Bitters Open House showcasing their classroom bar. We’ll have FREE Crank Arm Brewing Company beer and light snacks. https://www.facebook.com/events/1844266819130904/

Blues on the Plaza at Northgate Mall in Durham
Northgate Mall hosts their “Blues on the Plaza” music series each Friday in May.  This Friday’s musical guest is the Tornado Blues Band. They also have at least one food truck scheduled for each event. You can view the full schedule with bands and food truck lineup here: http://www.northgatemall.com/mall-events/blues-on-the-plaza/

Saturday May 2nd

Wake Forest Meet in the Street & Lobster Food Truck Debut
The 35th Annual Meet in the Street festival will take place Saturday, May 2, at 10 am in historic downtown Wake Forest. Meet in the Street offers a day filled with food, fun and entertainment, including live music and children’s activities. Admission is free. Also bee on the look out for the debut of a new Lobster Food Truck – Cousins Maine Lobster.

Saturdays in Saxapahaw
The Saxapahaw Rivermill summer series starts up again this year in May. The weekly festivities include performances by top bands featuring bluegrass, back porch, blues, folk, gospel, latin, celtic, funk, roots, americana and old time music and a thriving Farmer’s Market with fresh local produce, cheese, eggs, baked goods, flowers, honey, organic meat, locally produced wine, hand made arts and crafts and more.  Festivities take place every Saturday from 5pm-8pm through the end of August. Admission is free though donations are appreciated.  http://www.rivermillvillage.com/saturdays-in-saxapahaw-2

Mystery Brewing Public House 2nd Anniversary – Hillsborough
Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough celebrates their 2nd anniversary this weekend. May 2nd is our Pub’s 2nd anniversary! A day long celebration on Saturday will feature food from Al’s Burger Shack from 12pm to 3pm, music by Juliana Finch at 6pm and Scott Barkan at 9pm. Of course there will be plenty of their beer with 16+ beers on tap including some new releases.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1575154876074615/

Gizmo Brewworks 2nd Anniversary – Raleigh
In Raleigh Gizmo Brewworks is also celebrating their 2nd year. They’ll have Beer, Food Trucks, and Live Music. Food trucks scheduled are BO’s kitchen, King’s Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks, Arepa Culture NC, and Cockadoodlemoo Truck. They’ll also be releasing a special anniversary beer, a special cask ale, and a commemorative pint glass. https://www.facebook.com/events/1591919377686828/

Sunday May 3rd

Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
Downtown Raleigh will play host to another huge Food Truck Rodeo on Sunday from 1-6pm. Trucks will line Fayetteville Street from the Capital Building to City Plaza. Over 50 trucks are schedule to attend. You can see the full truck lineup here:  http://www.downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com/food-trucks.html

Six Sunday Concert Series at Joyner Park in Wake Forest
Bring the kids, friends, a picnic, and a blanket! The Six Sundays in Spring concert series is held on consecutive Sundays through the end of May. These free concerts are held at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater at 701 Harris Rd. in Wake Forest. The music will be starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm. You can view the full music schedule here: http://wakeforestarts.org/events/six-sundays/

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