Raleigh, N.C. — Steep Canyon Rangers, Festival for the Eno, July 4 events and the Carolina Hurricanes Summerfest top our list of best bets this weekend.
Independence Day Celebrations - Some celebrations kick off this weekend. See a full list of Triangle area events and a map of where to find the fireworks.
Festivals, food and outdoor fun
Festival for the Eno - Featuring music on multiple stages, craft vendors, a beer garden and more, this annual festival kicks off Saturday and continues on Tuesday.
Sunday in the Park - Dorothea Dix Park and Fred Fletcher Park are partnering to offer a music series presenting a new musical genre each week. Event locations will alternate between Dorothea Dix Park's Harvey Hill and Fred Fletcher Park. Bring the whole family, a picnic and a blanket, and sit back and enjoy the music this Sunday. Food trucks will also be on site offering dinner and desserts. Beer and wine are permitted.
Great American Bar Crawl - Put on your American flag pants and your star spangled tank top for this bar crawl on Saturday in downtown Raleigh. There will be drink specials and American themed shenanigans.
Wayne's World - Head to City Plaza on Friday night for this outdoor free movie screening.
Canes Summerfest - The free event inside PNC Arena will feature the final practice of Carolina Hurricanes Prospects Development Camp, an autograph session with the camp's participants, an equipment sale and a State of the Hurricanes discussion. Also, check out more than 20 interactive inflatables, games and experiences, free giveaways, guest speakers from the Hurricanes, appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad, discounted concessions, hockey games and extended hours for The Eye team store. It all happens Saturday.
Repticon - This event features vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Check it out Saturday and Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds' Kerr Scott Building.
Finally Friday - Downtown Apex will celebrate the final Friday of the month with special promotions, entertainment and more fun. The fun starts at 5 p.m.
Carolina Brewing Anniversary - The Holly Springs brewery celebrates 22 years by releasing a special Anniversary Imperial IPA on Saturday. There will also be live music and food from Cousins Maine Lobster.
Makers Market at Raleigh Beer Garden - This vendor market behind RBG features music, games, food, drinks and a pet adoption event all-day Saturday.
The Cortez Seafood + Cocktail Grand Opening - The new oyster bar in downtown Raleigh will host their grand opening on Saturday with dollar oysters all night, featured ceviches and DJ's.
Steep Canyon Rangers - The Grammy award-winning bluegrass band will perform with the North Carolina Symphony Friday night at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.
Dancing With the Stars "Hot Summer Nights" - This all new show features Pro Dancers Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater and more. See them Sunday night at DPAC.
Pilobolus - This American Dance Festival favorite returns to DPAC this weekend. On the Nature of Things explores the birth of desire and its intertwined connection to shame and revenge. There will be shows on Friday and Saturday nights and a special children friendly show on Saturday afternoon.
Corey Holcomb - He has appeared on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" and MTV's "Wild 'N Old," now he see him at Goodnight's Comedy Club Thursday through Saturday.