Raleigh, N.C. — We have suggestions for things to do across the Triangle and beyond!
Shop Local Raleigh’s second annual Brewgaloo is Saturday afternoon. The festival celebrates craft breweries from the Triangle and surrounding counties, and also features local food trucks. More than 5,000 people turned out last year. This year, there will be more beer and food and live bands. General admission is free but you need to purchase beer tokens.
Fayetteville’s Dogwood Festival is happening this weekend. Live music, a street fair, food and more will be at this annual event held in historic downtown Fayetteville. The festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Make sure to swing by the WRAL booth to meet Mike Maze, Jackie Hyland, Greg Fishel and Bryan Mims on Saturday.
The Southern Women’s Show is taking over the North Carolina State Fairgrounds this weekend. There will be shopping, cooking demos and samples, and lots of entertainment. One of the highlights is the annual Dancing Like the Starts competition, which this year features WRAL’s own Michelle Marsh. “The Bachelor” Sean Lowe will also be on hand to meet with fans on Friday. Head out to the WRAL booth to meet some of your favorite WRAL personalities and enter to win restaurant gift cards from WRAL’s Out and About.
Merlefest is happening through Sunday at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro. It is considered one of the premier music festivals in the country with more than 90 artists taking the stage over four days. The festival specializes in a mix of bluegrass, old-time, country, blues, rock and Americana music.
Cary will hold its annual Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival at Fred G. Bond Metro Park on Saturday. There will be arts and crafts, food and children's activities.
The Wine Feed is teaming up with The Cupcake Shoppe for Corks and Cakes on Saturday. Taste four new wines paired with your favorite cupcakes. Admission gets you access to four cupcake minis and four wines. It is $10.
Durham is hosting a pot luck dinner and block party Saturday from 3-6 p.m. in downtown's Old Five Points. The event will feature music and entertainment. It is a do-it-yourself event so they want people to bring their own tables, utensils, instruments and food!
A 3-on-3 tournament to help fund colon cancer research is happening Saturday at Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium. Proceeds for the tournament go to the Wunder Project, a nonprofit focused on raising money for research and finding a cure for colon cancer within the next 10 years. It was started by Duke alum Gloria Borge who is battling Stage IV colon cancer.
Rock, Paper or Scissors? You decide during the second annual showdown at Solas in Raleigh on Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and proceeds benefit Learning Together, a non-profit organization that aids in the developmental, educational, and health needs of young children of all abilities.
And on Sunday, celebrate 100 years of Bollywood with an evening of songs and performances at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Sunday. There will be live music, vendor booths, henna tattoos and Indian food. Lawn seating is free and regular reserved seating is $10.