Raleigh, N.C. — As it gets warmer, there are even more outdoor festivals in the Triangle. A few of them even lead our best bets. But first, we have to mention that it is First Friday in downtown Raleigh! Check out our Out and About guide to First Friday. One of our highlights this month is a 1950s-themed street party at City Market.
Now, onto the weekend picks!
Lyle Lovett will headline this year’s Band Together North Carolina concert at Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday. Proceeds from the show benefit the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities. General admission tickets are $34.50. Look for WRAL’s Out and About at the event. We will have a photo booth and some swag!
A few festivals of note this weekend. On Saturday, the LGBT community will hold its annual Out! Raleigh 2013 in downtown Raleigh. Apex will celebrate its annual Peak Fest downtown and Smithfield will be hosting Ham and Yam Festival.
Neomonde will hold its Spring Festival on Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., featuring live music, samples, wine tastings and hair and face painting.
Pinehurst Resort will be the site of the Concours d’Elegance classic car show this weekend. Check out 118 vintages autos during this event, which runs through Sunday.
On Sunday, there will be a Carrboro block party from 4-9 p.m. in the Cat's Cradle parking lot. The festivities are part of Carrboro Day, which will also include a celebration from 1-6 p.m. at the Town Commons.
Music, fashion and more
County superstar Tim McGraw will play Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek on Saturday. Tickets start at $30.
The Coalition to Unchain Dogs will be hosting the fourth annual Fashion Unchained event at Flanders Art Gallery. It will feature a fashion show with clothing from local boutiques, a silent auction with items from local restaurants, spas and more. The proceeds go to the Coalition to Unchain Dogs, a nonprofit, volunteer driven group trying to improve the welfare of dogs living outdoors on chains. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door.
Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical runs through Sunday at the DPAC. This spectacular show tells the story of three friends on a road trip in the middle of the Australian outback. There are more than 500 award-winning costumes.