Staying closer to home but want to beat the heat? Our friend Go Ask Mom has a guide to local pools, many of which are opening this weekend.
Now, our picks for fun in the Triangle area this weekend:
The NC Hops and Roots Festival is this weekend in Pittsboro. This family friendly celebration showcases North Carolina food, farms, craft beer, music and more. The annual event is held Memorial Day weekend at Shakori Hills Community Arts Center in Pittsboro. New this year is a home brewing competition. Gates open at noon on Saturday and the event continues on Sunday. Two day tickets $50, but single day tickets are also available.
Rock band Neon Trees plays Lincoln Theatre on Saturday night. Tickets start at $22.
The PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series kicks off Friday night in City Plaza. Watch the classic "Dirty Dancing" under the stars. Nick Driver Band will provide music. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy some craft beer, local food and bring your lawn chair!
The North Carolina Symphony kicks off its Summerfest Saturday night at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary. They will be playing Beethoven's 5th. Advance tickets start at $28 and lawn seating is free for children aged 12 and younger.
The annual Doughman event isn't happening this year, but that doesn't mean there isn't going to be a party. The "Fauxman" party will be from 2-4 p.m. at Dain's Place. There will be draft beer specials, super fun times and limited edition T-shirts for $15.
Ray Price Harley Davidson on S. Saunders St. in Raleigh will host Beaches, Bands and Bikes on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be giving away a beach vacation and featuring live music from Johnny Orr and beer samples from White Street Brewing.
Head to the North Carolina Museum of History to learn about the foods that made the trip from Lebanon to North Carolina during the Cedar in the Pines in the Kitchen event. This free event is Saturday at 1 p.m.
Enjoy some live music during a free outdoor concert at the Village Green in Chapel Hill on Sunday. This week's Southern Summer Music Series features Dana and Susan Robinson playing some American folk starting at 6 p.m.