Memorial Day Weekend Picks!


Raiders of the Lost Ark ~ Friday Night in Raleigh City Plaza

There are some great events to catch the next few days if you are sticking around town for Memorial Day Weekend. Here are my top picks.

Outdoor Movie ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Friday 
Tonight the PNC Outdoor Movie Series kicks off wit ha screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Free to the public (bring a chair). Food Truck American Meltdown will be there starting at 5pm. DJ music starts at 6pm. Beer available for purchase $5.Movie starts at dusk.

Bulkogi Food Truck at Cocoa Cinnamon – Friday 
The Bulkogi Korean BBQ Food Truck will be parked outside Cocoa Cinnamon tonight 5-9pm. It’s going to be a beautiful evening to sit outside in Durham. 

WRAL Hot Air Balloon Festival – Friday through Monday
The hot air balloon festival takes place in Fuquay-Varina this year. This weekend long family friendly event includes a “Mass Ascension” & “Balloon Glow”. There will also be food trucks and live music. Spectating at the events is free but balloon rides will involve fees charged by the individual operators. Parking is $10. Plan to allow plenty of time for traffic and parking. This is a popular event!

Piedmont Classic Chevy Club Car Show  –Saturday
Awesome classic car show this Saturday 8am-3pm in Lake Wheeler Park. Free to the public. 

Cardinal Directions Beer Festival – Sunday
An afternoon (2-6pm) filled with 20+ North Carolina Breweries pouring Saisons. Cardinal Directions Beer Festival is back for a second year, with a new location – The Carrboro Town Commons. There will be food trucks, non-alcoholic beverage vendors and live music. The festival is open to the public and all are welcome! If you plan to drink tickets are $20 and include a festival glass and 5 sample pours, additional samples are available for $1 each.

WRAL Out & About Voters’ Choice Awards
You only have a few days left to nominate your favorite restaurants and other local businesses for 2016 WRAL Out and About Voters’ Choice Awards. Nominations end on Monday. Go here to nominate for your favorite local businesses.


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