We have a beautiful weekend ahead of us and there are tons of fun things going on. The NC State Fair is still in town and this weekend also marks the return of the International Festival at the Raleigh Convention Center. Along with those big events be sure to check out the rest of these fun local events going on around the Triangle. Happy Exploring!
Friday – October 20th
Third Friday Art Walk in Durham
Explore downtown Durham’s galleries, artist studios, shops, restaurants and music, from 6-9 p.m. every Third Friday. It’s Third Friday Durham. Get to know the dynamic crop of local buskers around every corner, playing from 6:30-8:30 p.m. View the event map here.
Saturday – October 21st
Oakwood Cemetery Lantern Walk
The annual Oakwood Lantern Walk is a family-oriented program of historical vignettes of life (and death) during the war between the states. Guests will follow a lantern-carrying guide (in period attire) down the luminary-lined paths among the headstones of the 1400 Confederate Veterans buriend in the cemetery. Last tour is at 9pm. Cost $7 (12 & up) / $4 (ages 6-11). This is family friendly, not scary. Tickets sold at the gate. CASH ONLY.
Sunday – October 22nd
“Run for Good” at Runologie
This Sunday from 1-5pm four teams of runners will run on four treadmills outside of Runologie four four hours to raise money for several great charities. You can make a donation, cheer on the runners, and enjoy a beer from State of Beer next door. This is a great local event for excellent causes and I highly recommend you check it out.
Music at Oakwood Cemetery
Historic Oakwood Cemetery hosts its second musical event of the year under the direction of our Musician-in-Residence Philip Sasser. Joining his chamber-folk ensemble will be the Triangle-area Shape Note Singers singing selections from the Sacred Harp. This unique performance will occur at the cemetery’s iconic “House of Memory,”a stone, neo-Gothic, war memorial adjacent to the Confederate Cemetery. Picnic baskets and families are welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs! Music starts at 4:30pm. No Charge.