Weekend best bets: Food trucks, Children's Fair, Rascal Flatts
Posted June 16, 2016
Updated June 17, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — You don't have to leave town this weekend to have fun. There is a lot happening in the Triangle!
Peak City Pig Fest - This barbecue festival will be held Friday and Saturday in downtown Apex. There will be live music and a beer garden.
Durham Food Truck Rodeo - Head to Durham Central Park on Sunday for this food truck rodeo starting at noon. There will be a variety of your favorite trucks on hand and live music.
Flip Flop Run - The nOg Run Club, creators of the fairly epic St. Paddy's and Oktoberfest Run Green 8K, will present the World Record Flip Flop Run on Saturday at Bond Brothers Beer Company. They are trying to break the Guinness World Record for most runners racing in flip flops. The run will only be a half-mile.
The Inaugural Triangle Community Band Festival - The Cary Town Band, Holly Springs Community Band, Raleigh Concert Band and the Village Band from Chapel Hill will play a free concert at Durham Central Park on Saturday. There will be food trucks and drinks available.
Juneteenth - The 12th Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration will be held in downtown Durham Saturday. There will be local music, food and merchandise vendors, a children's zone and health fair.
Pop-Up Raleigh - Downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market will be held Saturday at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue.
Raleigh Times Children's Carnival - Held every third Sunday, this carnival will be held on Hargett Street in front of the restaurant. Starting at 11 a.m., there will be bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting, games and balloon art.
The Princess Bride - See the classic 1980s film in a free outdoor screening in City Plaza in downtown Raleigh Friday night.
Rascal Flatts - The country band plays Coastal Credit Union Music Park (formerly Walnut Creek Amphitheater) Saturday night.
NCMA Bowie Tribute - The museum honors the late David Bowie and celebrates the 30th anniversary of cult classic "Labyrinth" with a night of music and film on Saturday. Cirque de Vol and the Labyrinth Bowie Cover Band perform, followed by screening of the film. The event includes food trucks, face painting, and a Bowie tribute wall. Cosplay is encouraged. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $15 for nonmembers.
Brit Floyd - This band has been dubbed "The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show." See them Sunday night at DPAC.
The 1975 - The English alternative rock band plays Red Hat Amphitheater in downtown Raleigh Friday night.
Bobby Lee - The "Mad TV" alum plays Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh Thursday through Saturday.
Marvel vs. DC Comics Burlesque - Southland Ballroom hosts this show Friday night featuring performers wearing comic book character attire. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 for VIP seating.
Michael Carbonaro - The truTV star and magician will perform at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Friday night.
Pilobolus Dance Company - The group presents the short-form shadow play, Shadowland, at DPAC Friday night. The show is part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert.