There is so much going on this weekend with the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in downtown Raleigh, but even if bluegrass isn’t your thing there are many more options. Can you say Pug Parade? Here are my top picks this weekend:
Friday – September 29th
Night of 1,000 Pours at Counter Culture Coffee in Durham
Counter Culture will be hosting a Latte Art Throwdown this Friday at their Durham HQ in support of the Night of 1000 Pours event with all proceeds going to the Houston Food Bank and Feeding South Florida. Doors will open at 7 pm. Cost will be a sliding scale – $5 minimum – at the door, and $10 to compete. There will be beer and refreshments available. Location: 812 Mallard Ave, Durham.
Saturday – September 30th
Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Downtown Raleigh
The Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, free to the public and held in downtown Raleigh along Fayetteville Street, will feature more than 100 bands, seven music stages, a dance tent, vendors, concessions and a special Youth Stage near the Convention Center that will feature performances and activities from the future stars of bluegrass, and organized by IBMA’s Youth Council. View the full schedule here.
Wake Forest Dance Festival
Wake Forest Dance Festival is presented by Wake Forest Arts in partnership and will bring a day of dance to the Triangle in an outdoor setting. The Festival is a one day, free and open to the public family friendly event at beautiful E. Carroll Joyner Park. The event will feature national and regional professional dancers, along with local rising advanced dance performers. 10am-6:30pm. You can view the schedule of events here.
Party w/ Pugs at Jordan Lake Brewery in Cary
Come out and enjoy an afternoon of pugs at Jordan Lake Brewery in Cary Saturday from 12-3pm! This event is free and kid friendly! They plan to have lots of great raffle items, silent auction items, a pug parade (weather permitting), and a costume contest. There will be a food truck for humans and a treat truck for dogs! All proceeds benefit Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue so come out and show your support!
The Fly Birds at Sola Coffee in North Raleigh
Don’t want to head downtown for Bluegrass this weekend? That’s ok because Sola Coffee & Cafe is hosting The Fly Birds on Saturday night with music out on the back patio. Their unique vocals as well as original style of folk music is topped off with tasteful songwriting skills and a charming presence on stage. No Cover, music 7:30-9:30.
Sunday – October 1st
Downtown Cary Food Truck Rodeo
The fourth and final Downtown Chowdown Food Truck Rodeo of the year brings music, food, drinks and lots of fun to Chatham Street between Harrison Avenue and Walker Street on Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. More than 24 Triangle-area food trucks and vendors will set up shop. Leashed pets are allowed.
Reggae on the Rooftop at Unscripted Hotel in Durham
Sunday from 11am-3pm Selector B Steady & DJ Algoriddim return to Unscripted’s rooftop pool with an afternoon of old school reggae on wax! Come check the nice vibes and a great view of the city!