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Weekend best bets: Beer & Bacon Fest, Spring Fling

Posted April 6

The State Farmers Market served up some candied bacon covered mac and cheese at Beer and Bacon.

— Jeff Dunham, a Beer & Bacon Festival in Cary and a Spring Fling for adults at Dix Park top our list of best bets this weekend.


Beer and Bacon - The all-you-can-taste extravaganza comes to Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Saturday. Enjoy tons of bacon dishes and sample some of the more than 75 beers available.

Lebanese Festival - Head to City Plaza on Saturday to check out belly dancing, live music, authentic Lebanese food and wine and more. Admission is free.

BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention - Experience hands-on LEGO attractions and activities built to inspire, educate and entertain at this family-friendly event at the Raleigh Convention Center Saturday and Sunday.

Live and Local Spring Fest - This free street festival will be held Saturday on Hillsborough Street. Enjoy live music, an artist village and a beer zone.

Southern Ideal Home Show - This three-day home and garden event will feature more than 300 experts. Kortney and Dave Wilson from HGTV's "Masters of Flip" will be the main speakers. The fun is happening at the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Easter egg hunts (for adults, too!)

Spring Fling at Dix - This adults-only event is Sunday at Dix Park in Raleigh. There will be an egg hunt, blow-up obstacle course and a photo booth. The fun starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Easter Egg Hunt at Pullen Park

Easter Egg Hunt at Pullen Park - Come to Pullen Park on Saturday for their annual egg hunt on the park grounds. Hunts will be divided by ages with the youngest group beginning at 11 a.m. Come early and enjoy crafts, games and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny! This event is free

Durham Easter Egg Hunt - On Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the Eno River State Park, search for eggs, including a golden one that brings an extra prize, and enjoy a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny, crafts, games, face painting and more.

For the foodies

Bull City Homebrew Chili Challenge - Fire up your crock pots for this event on Saturday. It is free to enter and free to sample. There will also be eight beers on tap and live music.

World Beer Festival draws 5,000 to Raleigh

Beer Month Friday Party - Beer Durham hosts this party Friday night featuring live music and several NoDA Brewing beers on draft.

Feed Durham Festival - Sponsored by StoryChurch, this free Saturday event features free hot dogs, inflatables, face painting, rock climbing, egg hunts and games. Bring canned food and other items to donate to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

Hurricanes Homegrown Series - This series celebrates local designers, breweries and bands. Saturday's game will feature a T-shirt designed by Oak City Collection, beer from Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Bold Rock Cider and music from Adam Pitts and the Pseudo Cowboys.


Pay-What-You-Can Brunch - Soca in Cameron Village hosts this event on Saturday to benefit A Place at the Table, the soon to be pay-what-you-can nonprofit restaurant in Raleigh.

On stage

Something Rotten - This hilarious Broadway show plays DPAC through Sunday. Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. It is a must see.


Rock for Refugees - Proof is hosting this event benefit on Friday night to benefit the Welcome Home Project, which secures furniture and household items for a newly arriving refugee family through the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. There will be live music from Jason Adamo Band, Porch Light Apothecary, Bill West Music with Chris Censullo on guitar and Chef Mike Santos. Dinner will be provided by Chef Mike Santos. A $15 donation is recommended.

From Durham, To Syria with Love - Bands and artists from the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill music community have partnered with the local chapter of Americans for Refugees in Crisis (ARC) to raise awareness about how Americans can engage, adopt and change the lives of Syrian refugee families living in crisis. See the show and learn more on Sunday at Motorco.

Jeff Dunham

Jeff Dunham - Armed with a cast of characters, this ventriloquist comedian will play PNC Arena on Friday night.

On Golden Pond - Ira David Wood III and Lynda Clark return to this Theatre In The Park production, which runs Friday through April 23.

Bowling for Soup - The band known for the songs "1985" and "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" will play Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh on Sunday.


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