Guest post by Kristen Baughman via Visit Raleigh
The Got to be N.C. Festival is coming up this weekend, May 17-19, 2013. If you’re visiting Raleigh and interested in trying local N.C. products, you’re in for a treat. Bring your friends and family to this annual festival for a down-home celebration of N.C. I guarantee you’ll have a fun, foodie-filled weekend at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Another perk is that gate admission and parking are both free! Continue reading
Artsplosure, the Raleigh Arts Festival, is happening in Downtown Raleigh this weekend and you won’t want to miss it. Whether you’re looking to browse shops at the art market, listen to live music, expose the kids to art, start your own street piano mini-concert, or watch a carnival-like performance, the three-day festival is packed with variety and excitement! Continue reading
Posted in Arts, Entertainment, Events, South West Raleigh
Tagged Arts, Artspace, Artsplosure, carnival, City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh, fun for kids, kid friendly, Kidsplosure, Marbles Kids Museum, Moore Square, music, shopping, Zoppe
Rebus Works Chickens Debut During Tour D’Coop
Rebus Works is announcing a special edition of The Saturday Market for Saturday, May 18. We are extending our hours and will be open from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm—and we are expecting a large crowd!
What’s the occasion? Continue reading
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Tagged Blue Sky Dining, Boylan Heights, Chick-n-Que, Creative District, Downtown Raleigh, food trucks, Fullsteam, Green Man, Locopops, Tour D'Coop, Virgil’s Jamaica Food Truck
Why did the chicken cross I-40? To get to Tour D’Coop, of course! Raleigh’s own “Parade of Combs” features hens and over 20 coops tucked away in the gardens and backyards of your friends and neighbors. Explore the urban chickens in Southwest Raleigh and beyond this weekend on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10 am to 4 pm, rain or shine. Continue reading
Over 150 open source and technology enthusiasts are planning to attend BarCampRDU this weekend on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Participants are polishing up creative talks, presentations, sessions ideas, hardware demonstrations, and much more. I even saw a pitch for “The secrets of piracy.”
If you’ve never been to a BarCamp, its quite the experience. Not only can you learn something, but the format allows you to share something you’re passionate about as well. If the participates are interested of course. Continue reading
If you’ve been in Raleigh for at least a year, then you know that food trucks have made a lot of progress over the past few months. Sunday, May 12 proved that people in Downtown Raleigh and from around the Triangle really love food trucks.
Over 40 food trucks featuring BBQ, burgers, pizza, crepes, desserts, and much more, took over Fayetteville Street on Mother’s Day—and thousands of people showed up to support it and indulge. And the event will return on the weekend before Father’s day for the second of four rodeo’s. Continue reading
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Tagged BBQ, Captain Poncho's Tacos, Chirba Chirba, Creative District, Downtown Raleigh, Food Truck Rodeo, food trucks, Klausie's Pizza, Mother's Day, Muddy Dog Roasting Company, Only Burger, Raleigh
The City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department is in the middle of developing a new System Plan to help shape the city’s parks, greenways and programs over the next 20 years. The next step in the process is to shape the goals, policies, and objectives for the future of the parks with Visioning Sessions and they want to hear your input. Continue reading
Guest post by Eva Sabelo Winterbourne
Mark your calendars now for the Wedge Garden’s Samosa and Mimosa Clean-up-Behind-the-Shed Work Day, Saturday, May 18th (rain date May 19). We’ll get started in the morning about 9:00 am (more or less) and carry on until the area behind the shed is totally tidy. Continue reading
There are a lot of interesting things happening at the North Carolina Legislature this year. And while some of the politics may turn you off, there is a way that you can make change happen in NC—and it doesn’t involve lobbying your representatives. You can join the citizen-led movement called CityCamp. Continue reading
Are you ready for the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo?
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! This Sunday, May 12, over 40 food trucks will descend on downtown Raleigh along Fayetteville Street. Organizers recently expanded the event in order to accommodate a larger crowd for what’s sure to be a huge turnout. Continue reading