Things to do in Raleigh this Weekend


This week I’m focusing in on things to do in Raleigh because there is so much happening downtown this weekend. It’s going to be a hot one, but don’t let that stop you from getting outside and exploring. Here are a few of my suggestions for things to do in Raleigh. Enjoy!

Friday June 12th

Outdoor Movie “Back to the Future” in City Plaza
Each Friday in June you can catch a classic 80’s movie in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza. In addition to the movie there are typically several food trucks as well. Festivities begin at 6 pm and end around 10:30 pm. The movie starts at sundown (between 8:15 pm-8:30 pm). There is some limited seating provided, but it is recommended you bring your own chair or blanket. No coolers allowed.

Saturday June 13th

Slingshot Coffee Co. Birthday Celebration & Pop-Up Shop
Hard to believe but this weekend Slingshot will celebrate 3 years of making their delicious cold brew coffee. They are hosting a birthday party and pop-up shop with local vendors at their HQ this Saturday from 10am-2pm. Look for an appearance from new ice cream truck Two Roosters – can you say free affogatos?

Sub Noir Brewing Co. 2nd Anniversary Party
Sub Noir is a local micro brewery located  a little north of downtown Raleigh near Whitaker Mill Road. They are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary this Saturday with special cask offerings and food trucks from 12-8pm. You can get all the details on their facebook event page here:

Sunday June 14th

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
Fayetteville Street will be lined with 50+ food trucks this Sunday from 1-6pm. There will also be local North Carolina Beer for sale. As always I recommend getting there right when the event starts to avoid longer lines. A list of trucks and event map is typically posted to the website a day or two before the rodeo.


Filed under Weekend Picks

2 responses to “Things to do in Raleigh this Weekend

  1. There’s always a lot going on in Raleigh; great picks! After the food truck rodeo on Sunday, cool off in the NC Museum of History with a free concert at 3 p.m. by Two of a Kind, a duo playing jazz, blues, and more:; and/or stop by Tir na nOg for the weekly Irish music session between 3 & 6 p.m.:

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