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NC Craft Beer Festival ~ Brewgaloo 2016


Brewgaloo is a HUGE craft beer festival in downtown Raleigh next weekend, April 22 and 23rd. This year they have added a Friday night block party in addition to the traditional Saturday event. If you love craft beer then this is the event for you. As always I am a big fan of getting there early to avoid the crowd. Check out the details below and don’t forget to get your drink tickets now!

Brewgaloo Block Party (Ticketed) ~ Friday, April 22nd
This is a sampler event in Raleigh City Plaza from 6-10pm on Friday. Tickets are $45 per person with a limited number of tickets being sold. There will be 35 different breweries. Unlimited sample size pours will be available. Must be 21 and up to attend the Friday night event.

Bregaloo Craft Beer Festival (Free) ~ Saturday, April 23rd
No admission fee to enter the festival on Saturday 2-10pm. Event will feature over 85 NC Breweries, over 50 Food Trucks, dozens of local vendors and bands along Fayetteville Street. Beer is sold by the pint or the taste. Drink tickets will be sold in advance and available for purchase at the festival. Sample size pours are 1 ticket and pints are 5 tickets. Food trucks and vendors accept cash and credit options. Drink tickets purchased in advance will be mailed to the buyer the week of the event.

Brewgaloo 2016 Details




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Weekend Picks: April 23-26th


I can’t believe April is already almost over.  Fortunately there is plenty to do this weekend to end the month with a bang. Saturday is a particularly busy day. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the weather cooperates. In the meantime see my rundown below of things to check out this weekend. Happy Exploring!

Thursday April 23rd

North Hills Beach Music Concert Series
The North Hills Beach Music series kicks off the 2015 season Thursday from 6-9pm with a live music by The Embers. 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 April 24th

Art of Cool Project Festival
The Art of Cool Festival is a three-day music festival in Durham with two outdoor stages, five indoor venues and more than 30 world-class performances presented by Art of Cool. This is a ticketed event, but things launch Friday with a free Kick-Off Party from noon-5pm with live music and a food truck fest at Durham Central Park. This event is one of the premiere music events in the Triangle and I highly recommend checking out the group of great musicians it brings together for one special weekend in Durham.  http://aocfestival.org.

Front Porch Music Series at the Carolina Inn Chapel Hill
Fridays on the Front Porch features the music of some of North Carolina’s best bands for 27 consecutive Fridays from 5-8pm through late October. One of the area’s most popular musical groups, Big Fat Gap, starts things off this Friday. A new feature this year is the addition of food trucks. This Friday Chick-n-Que and the Chirba Chirba truck will be there to feed the crowd. http://www.carolinainn.com/about/chapel-hill-event-calendar

Live Music at Sola Coffee
Sola Coffee & Cafe remains one of my favorite places to see live music in North Raleigh. They schedule music almost every Friday & Saturday and have a great menu of food, coffee drinks, as well as craft beers and wine. This Friday they will have a cool indie folk duo based out of Montreal, Quebec called Bride & Groom playing guitar and cello. http://www.solacoffee.com/new-events/

Saturday April 25th

Brewgaloo NC Beer Festival
A huge celebration of North Carolina Beer is going down this Saturday 2-10pm all along Fayettville Street. The event will have over 300 beers on tap from 70 NC breweries, over 45 local food trucks, and live music from 17 bands. Drink ticket pre-sales are available at local stores, Ray Price Harley Davidson and Galatea Boutique or online at http://shoplocalraleigh.org/brewgaloo/. Tokens will be on a special sale of 5 tokens for $20 through April 24! Pre-sales will also be able to arrive early to get their tokens, wristband and cup on the day of the event.

Seeds Pie Social in Durham
On Saturday from 1-5pm visit the SEEDS’ garden at 706 Gilbert Street in Durham for the 7th annual DIG Pie Social. There will be games, face painting, activities, music, and of course pie! Suggested Donation = $10 for 4 tickets. With your tickets you can get pie slices, and participate in games and activities. https://www.facebook.com/events/684754264981286/

Midtown Music Fest at North Hills
Rescheduled to June 7th due to weather
North Hills has more live music on Satrday from 3-9pm as they celebrate everything Raleigh. Midtown Music Fest will feature local vendors from around the area, a spring fashion show, and Raleigh bands including The Jason Adamo Band, Four Founders and American Aquarium.

Mordecai Market
Craft market and plant sale from 10am-2pm at 1 Mimosa Lane in the Historic Mordecai neighborhood in downtown Raleigh. Craft and plant vendors, live music, and the Bull City Foods food truck! https://www.facebook.com/MordecaiMarket

Sunday April 26th

Pop-Up Sunday at Ornamentea
POP-UP Sunday is this Sunday from 12-5pm in the Ornamentea Parking Lot. This event is an open air market, chock full of vintage clothing and housewares, recycled local art, food trucks and more. POP-UP Sunday is a FREE pet and family friendly shopping experience in downtown Raleigh that partners with local businesses to raise awareness for needs in our community. Always a fun time and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Looking Ahead to Next Weekend:

Lobster Food Truck Debuts at Wake Forest May 2nd
Earlier this week local food truck blogger The Wandering Sheppard broke the news that the Triangle’s newest food truck, Cousins Maine Lobster, will make its first public appearance in Wake Forest at their annual “Meet in the Street” event on Saturday May 2nd. This is a new and exciting addition to the local food truck scene and I’m sure it will quickly become a fan favorite. To stay on top of all the breaking local food truck news and read in depth stories about the trucks and people behind them I recommend checking out The Wandering Sheppard’s blog. You can also follow him on facebook and twitter at @RUWandering.

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Brewgaloo Returns to Downtown Raleigh Saturday April 25th!


Brewgaloo Returns April 25, 2015

One of my favorite Raleigh events returns next Saturday. Shop Local Raleigh’s Brewgaloo 2015, a North Carolina Craft beer festival featuring only NC breweries, live bands, food trucks and local vendors. The 4th annual festival will be held in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza on April 25, from 2-10pm. This event supports Shop Local Raleigh and its mission to sustain programs that strengthen our local businesses.

Here is what you can expect at Brewgaloo 2015

  • 70 local NC breweries (list of breweries)
  • 50 local food truck and vendor partners. (list of food trucks)
  • 17 live local bands.
  • Brewers, food trucks and vendors stretching from city plaza to the Capital in downtown Raleigh.

General admission is free. The purchase of beer tokens includes a pint glass (special unbreakable acrylic souvenir glasses, available while supplies last). Guests can purchase $5 drink tokens to use for full pints (1 token) or a sampler card totaling 5- 3oz samplers (1 token).

Drink ticket pre-sales are available at local stores, Ray Price Harley Davidson and Galatea Boutique or online at http://shoplocalraleigh.org/brewgaloo/. Tokens will be on a special sale of 5 tokens for $20 through April 24! Pre-sales will also be able to arrive early to get their tokens, wristband and cup on the day of the event.


Event Details
Brewgaloo 2015  ~ Saturday, April 25th
Raleigh City Plaza (Map)
2:00 – 10:00PM
Website: http://www.shoplocalraleigh.org/brewgaloo/
Twitter: @Brewgaloo
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Brewgaloo

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Weekend Picks! April 24-27th


Weekend Picks ~ April 24-27th

The stage is set for the last weekend in April to go out with a bang. There is so much going on you will be hard pressed to pick where to go. It is going to be a gorgeous weekend to be outside and enjoy good food, local beer, and lots of music! Here are my weekend picks:

Thursday April 24th
The Grand Taste Experience at DPAC
TASTE 2014 is a five-day festival of food, wine & beer events, taking place between April 23 and 27,2014. The Grand Taste Experience will be held in the atrium of the DPAC and include fine wines, locally brewed beers, local spirits, coffee, and culinary creations from celebrated local chefs.

Friday April 25th
Art of Cool Music Festival (Fri & Sat) – Durham
The Art of Cool Festival is a two-day music festival with 2 outdoor stages, 6 indoor venues and over 20 world-class performances presented by the Artof Cool Project. The title sponsor of the Art of Cool Festival is the American Tobacco Campus.

Amateur Cookie Baking Contest – 9th Street Bakery in Durham
Friday night 5-8pm. $8 for audience members includes unlimited cookies, coffee, milk, and tea. If you would like to compete please email ninthstreetbakery@gmail.com. It is free to compete but you must register in advance and plan to bake at least 2 dozen cookies.

Front Porch Music Series at Carolina Inn – Chapel Hill
The Carolina Inn begins the 12th season of its popular end-of-the-workweek celebration called “Fridays on the Front Porch” on Friday, April 25 from 5-8 p.m. Along with live music, The Inn offers seasonal picnic offerings ($14 grill menu and $9 kids menu with gluten free options), various beverage selections and fun times under the shady oaks and magnolia trees. There is no cover charge or reservations for the event. Event Info

Wake Forest Spring Fling
The Wake Forest Elementary School Spring Fling and Food Truck Rodeo is scheduled April 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., with games, raffles, a silent auction and more. 136 W Sycamore Ave., Wake Forest, 27587. Art over at “The Wandering Sheppard” has all the event details on his blog here.

Gringo A Go Go Grand Opening Celebration
Gringo is a new Taqueria in downtown Raleigh. This Firday from 4 – 10 they celebrate their official grand opening!We will be having live music from the Dex Romweber Duo AND the and The Eddie Taylor Trio.There will be GREAT food and beer as well as various specials including:  Shrimp Cocktail,  Ceviche,  ShrimpTacos,  Burritos,  Margaritas, Cervezas, Light Snacks, and $2 beer bottles!

Saturday April 26th
Brewgaloo – Raleigh
Local Beer, Food Trucks  and music 2-10pm in Downtown Raleigh- City Plaza. No cover. Presented by Shop Local Raleigh. Enjoy over 46 NC breweries, 27 food trucks and 11 local bands. I suggest getting there early to avoid any lines. Going to be a great time!
3rd Annual Brewgaloo 

The Pitt BBQ Cuegrass Festival
Beer, Bluegrass and BBQ take over W. Davie Street in downtown Raleigh in Front of the Pitt BBQ.12-6pm. I suggest bringing a lawn chair and finding a spot to relax and enjoy an afternoon of great music and food.
Pitt BBQ 6th Annual Cuegrass 

E3 Field Day Event – Raleigh
E3 Project is excited to host the first ever Feel the Beat Field Day on April 26th, at Dorothea Dix Campus Field (Blair Drive, Raleigh). Join us for a day full of activities and surprises for kids and their families. This is a FREE event – we’ll have a ton of fun with a chance to learn cool stuff about healthy living (and snacking!) and having some classic field day laughs. Come out, bring a friend, bring your bikes, and reconnect your heart with healthy, active, AWESOME fun!
E3 Project’s Earth Day Field Day 

Piedmont Farm Tour – (Sat & Sun)
Learn about the Triangle’s local and organic farm & food scene. Meet local farmers & tour their farms! The tour is self-guided and farms and sites are located throughout the Triangle in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Person counties. Visit any farm in any order.And, don’t forget to take a cooler so that you can take home some of the farm fresh products for sale at many farms. 


Brunch at Piedmont followed by Coon Rock Farm Tour (Sat & Sun)
Start the morning off with a delicious brunch at Piedmont in Durham followed by a visit to Coon Rock Farm. This is a great way to spend the day, enjoy the Piedmont Farm Tour, and support CFSA! Shearing 30 sheep (Sat), Grilling CRF pastured pig brats, $5, Ice cream from Homeland Creamery, $2/cup (choc, strawberry, butter pecan).Tour the farm and picnic. Richard & Jamie will lead tours every 30 minutes – or guests can check out the farm on their own.

North Hills Midtown Park Opening (Sat & Sun)
A celebration of North Hill’s new Midtown Park, an open green space and outdoor amphitheater in North Hills! Bring the whole family to enjoy: Live music, Food tastings, Family-friendly activities, A spring fashion show (3:30pm and 5:30pm Sunday, April 27th).
Opening Celebration Event Info

Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival – Bond Park Cary
The Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is 9am-5pm Saturday in Cary’s Bond Park. Event features artists living in North Carolina with many craftspeople living right here in Wake County. Festival attendees can enjoy the beauty of Fred G. Bond Metro Park and visit artists in several areas. Event Info

Corvette International Car Show – Lake Wheeler in Raleigh
The Corvettes International annual Car Show will take place this year at Lake Wheeler.  from 8am-3pm. Entries are accepted from 8:00 – noon. Trophies will be awarded at 3:00. Viewing of cars is free and open to the public. Event Info

Sunday April 27th
Mini-Food Truck Rodeo Benefit at Cary Creative Center
Food Truck Rodeo featuring four fabulous food trucks, vendors, and MORE!  This event benefits Cary Creative Center’s C3 Raise the Roof Campaign, a fundraising initiative to help C3 relocate. Event runs from 11am-3pm. 
Event Info

Pop-Up Sunday at Ornamentea – Downtown Raleigh
POP-UP Sunday is this Sunday from 12-5pm in the Ornamentea Parking Lot. The event provides local businesses, artists and the community a chance to mingle. This Sunday’s market will feature tons of local shops, vintage collectors, recycled art, food trucks, and crafty activities to enjoy. The Record Krate will be spinning vinyl records and taking requests. RA Jeffreys has donated lots of Aviator Beer-you can try all their flavors for a donation to the SPCA of Wake County. If you prefer wine or Italian Ice, we will have that on hand too! Always a fun time and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

Wake Forest Herbfest
The Annual Wake Forest Herbfest returns to Festival Park in downtown Wake Forest April 18-19-20 and April 25-26-27. After a long cold winter now is the time to start planning your summer garden and thinking ahead about the veggies and herbs you want to grow this season. The Herbfest is a great local source to help start your garden and it a fun way to spend the afternoon in downtown Wake Forest. Event Info

Durham Earth Day Celebration
Attend Durham’s 2014 Earth Day Festival at Durham Central Park and learn how you can help Durham save energy and reduce our carbon footprint. Carpool, walk, ride the bus, or bike to this free, fun-filled, earth friendly event. Activities for kids, mini-parade, music, and food trucks.

Picture of the Week – North Hills Midtown Park


Midtown Park at North Hills


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3rd Annual Brewgaloo Local Beer Fest ~ Saturday April 26th in Raleigh


Shop Local Raleigh  presents the third annual Brewgaloo local beer festival on Saturday April 26th (2-10pm) in downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza. Brewgaloo 2014will feature more than 40 craft breweries from North Carolina including several favorites from right here in the Triangle. There will also be 30 local food trucks on hand to feed the hungry crowd and live music  provided on two stage from 11 different local bands.

General admission is free and includes a pint glass (special unbreakable acrylic souvenir glasses will be available while supplies last). Beer is sold by the pint or by the taste. 1 token= 1 pint; 1 token= a taster card with 5 samples available.

This event supports Shop Local Raleigh and its mission to sustain programs that strengthen our local businesses.

As with any event, I always recommend getting there early to beat the crowds. It is also smart to utilize public transportation like the free R-Line and have a designated driver. Enjoy NC Beer Month!

Event Details
Brewgaloo 2014 Saturday, April 26  rain or shine
Raleigh City Plaza (Map)
2:00 – 10:00PM

Website: http://www.shoplocalraleigh.org/care-2/brewgaloo/
Twitter: @Brewgaloo
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Brewgaloo

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