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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. http://downtownraleighmovieseries.com/

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? https://www.facebook.com/events/767992396648752/

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572048256387560/

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. http://www.downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com/


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Picture of the Week: Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

On Sunday I hit up the Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo. The weather was absolutely perfect for Raleigh’s first official rodeo of 2015. There were over 50 food trucks lined up along Fayetteville Street and nearby side streets, including the areas newest trucks Cousins Maine Lobster. This rodeo is a well organized event the features not only local trucks, but attracts trucks from throughout North Carolina with trucks traveling from as far away as Charlotte and the Carolina Coast. I snapped the picture above while enjoying some shade in one of the many seating areas provided by the rodeo organizers. If you missed this weekend’s rodeo you’ll have three more chances on the dates provided below. Of course there are many other food truck events to look forward to all spring and summer long. As always to stay up on all the Triangle food truck news and events check out the The Wandering Sheppard’s Food Truck Blog.

Upcoming Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo Dates
June 14th 1-6pm
August 9th 4-9pm
October 11th 1-6pm
Details: http://www.downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com


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Weekend Picks! May 10-12th


This weekend I have the garden on the brain so my picks favor farmers’ markets and garden tours. There is also a huge Food Truck Rodeo coming to downtown Raleigh that is sure to be quite the scene Sunday. See below for my top picks for things to do this weekend in the Triangle. Have a tip or suggestion for next week? Send me an email at TriangleExplorer@gmail.com.

Friday May 10th

Art After Hours in Wake Forest
It’s the second Friday, and that means it’s time to head down to Downtown Wake Forest for an evening of family entertainment, food, and to see what the local merchants (your neighbors) have on offer.

The event brings out a good crowd of folks, and tonight’s cooler temperatures are a nice excuse to get out and walk around.

When: Friday 6-9:00
Where: S. White Street, Wake Forest
More Info: website

Saturday May 11th

Durham Farmer’s Market
Strawberry Season is here so it means it is time to visit your local farmer’s market and stock up on locally grown NC Strawberries. The Durham Farmers’ Market is my favorite market to visit. Not only do they have tons of great local farmers with a great selection of produce, but there are also food trucks, live music, and great people watching. This market is very popular and has a great energy. It is a great way to start your saturday!

When: Saturday 8-12
Where: 501 Foster Street (Durham Central Park)
More Info: Website

Share Your Wake Forest Garden (Sat/ Sun)
A Self-guided tour of gardens in Wake Forest. List and directions to gardens available on the website below.

When: Saturday 11-5 & Sunday 12-5
Where: Various Locations in Wake Forest
More Info: website

Sunday May 12th

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo – 40+ Trucks!
Downtown Raleigh is set to have its biggest Food Truck Rodeo to date this Saturday. There will be over 40 food trucks lined up single file on  one side of the street starting at the State Capital buidling and running several blocks along end Fayetteville Street. There will also be beer and coffee for sale, in addition to live music and seating. There is sure to be a crowd, so get there early and avoid the long lines!

When: Saturday 12-5pm
Where: Fayetteville Street, Downtown Raleigh
More Info: website

Wild Food & Herb Market in Carrboro
The Wild Food + Herb Market is a monthly outdoor market featuring foragers, herbalists, wild food cultivators and local nature educators. The Market is the first of its kind in the United States. This market is a great place to buy, sell, trade and gather with others interested in wild foods and herbs.

When: Sunday 1-4pm
Where: 301 West Main Street, Carrboro
More Info: website

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