Weekend best bets: Lazy Daze, seafood festival
Posted August 25, 2016
Updated August 26, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — There's something for everyone in the Triangle this weekend - even your dog.
Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival - The event will celebrate its 40th anniversary of this weekend. For the first time, the festival will be two days. More than 300 artists from 16 states will provide the best in fine arts and crafts, food and entertainment at this free event. Due to continued construction on N. Academy St., the festival will remain on Cary's Town Hall Campus.
Fresh Catch Festival - Head to Glenwood South for this block party behind Raleigh Beer Garden on Saturday. The event will include live music, fresh cooked seafood and barbecue. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
CaribMask Carnival - The Raleigh-Durham AfroCaribbean-Association presents this fifth annual festival on Saturday on Fayetteville Street. There will be a parade, live music and lots of food and arts vendors.
Latin American Festival - Head to Carrboro Sunday for this free event featuring food, music and children's activities.
For the pets
National Dog Day - Chatham Hill Winery will be celebrating pooches and puppies everywhere on Saturday. Hang out on the patio with your dog and bring an electronic photo to get your dog's pictures printed on a custom wine bottle label.
Pints and Puppies Pub Crawl - Bring your pooch dressed in costume to this pub crawl, which features drink specials, dog treats and fun. The crawl kicks off at Hibernian on Glenwood Avenue before heading to several other venues. Tickets are $20 in advance and 25 at the door.
HepCat - Cyclists from across the Triangle will come together to celebrate their love of cats, bikes and music at the sixth annual Hepcat event on Sunday. This charity bike ride benefits SAFE Haven for Cats, Raleigh's no-kill cat shelter.
Goo Goo Dolls - The Goo Goo Dolls, Collective Soul and Tribe Society play Red Hat Amphitheater Saturday night.
Be Loud! - This concert event will help benefit the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation, which supports adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their families at UNC Hospitals. Things kick off Friday nigh at Cat's Cradle with The English Beat and I Was Totally Destroying It. The event continues with bands on Saturday afternoon and evening. Daily tickets are $25 and weekend passes are $45.
Concerts "Fore" a Cause - The Holt Brothers have teamed up with Toll Brothers builders for this concert on Saturday at Hasentree Golf Course. There will be live music from Stone Age Romeos. Food trucks Sarge’s Chef on Wheels, Chirba Chirba, Belgian Waffle Crafters and Sweetwater Ices will also be on hand. For the children, there will be a magician, face painter, balloon artist and more! Admission is $20 per car.
Rockabilly Stomp - Draft Line Brewing will hold its first Rockabilly Stomp on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. The event will feature live music, food trucks, a pinup girl contest and more.
Biz Markie's 80s vs. 90s - Head to The Ritz in Raleigh Saturday night for a dance party hosted by Biz Markie. He will be spinning songs from both decades.
Dreaming of the 90s Dance Party - The Pinhook in Durham will be hosting this tribute to the 1990s on Friday night.
Draw the Circle - This Playmakers production tells the funny, deeply moving story of a bewildered immigrant Muslim family coming to terms with a child who defies their expectations of what it means to have a daughter when that child transitions from one gender to another. Shows run through Sunday.
Fullsteam Brewery party - This Durham brewer is turning six years old with a bash starting at noon Saturday. There will be food trucks, special beer releases and more.
Peachy Keen's 4th Anniversary Party - This contemporary women's clothing and lifestyle boutique in Cary is turning 4 years old with a big bash Saturday. Enjoy sangria, food from Ty's All Natural Food Truck and a Paige Denim Trunk Show.
Kings Anniversary - Head to the downtown Raleigh concert venue and bar Friday night for a special celebration.
Shopping, food trucks and movies
Circus Wild - Cirque de Vol hosts this community showcase Friday night. The event will give viewers a sneak peek of some of the acts who will be performing at this year's circusSPARK next month. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Boutique Blowout - Start the weekend off with a little retail therapy at City Market in downtown Raleigh Friday. This annual event presented by Shop Local Raleigh features a variety of local boutiques and vendors. VIP tickets are $5 and get you into the event an hour earlier. General admission tickets are free.
Downtown Garner Pop-Up Market - This monthly market and craft pop-up event features fresh foods grown locally and handmade crafts from local artisans. There will also be food trucks. The market is being held the last Saturday of each month through November.
Outdoor Movies at NCMA - Enjoy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" on Friday night, followed by a screening of "Spectre" on Saturday night.
Park It in the Market - This food truck rodeo will be happening Saturday adjacent to the Holly Springs Farmers Market.