Weekend best bets: NC Hops Festival, movies at Dix Park
Posted June 10, 2021 9:00 a.m. EDT
Updated June 12, 2021 1:36 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — A lot of events are coming up this weekend, plus Triangle Restaurant Week continues through Sunday!
Our picks for fun include:
NC Hops Festival (NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh) - Enjoy North Carolina craft beer, live music and food trucks on Saturday and Sunday at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. All sessions are four hours and take place inside and outside the Jim Graham Building. Tickets are $45 per session and include samples of beer, cider and seltzers. Designed driver tickets are available for $10.
Art in Bloom (North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh) - North Carolina Museum of Art is bringing back its popular Art in Bloom event. The exhibition, which celebrates art and flowers, will be held Thursday through Sunday this weekend. Tickets are still available.
Movies on the Lawn (Dorothea Dix Park - Flowers Field, 2105 Umstead Dr., Raleigh) - It's Family Superhero Night at Dix Park on Saturday. Come dressed as your favorite superhero to watch "The Incredibles."
Fayetteville Dogwood Festival Presents Mini-Fest - On Friday and Saturday, this family-friendly event will be held at Festival Park. There will be live live entertainment, local art and craft vendors, a car and motorcycle show and fair food vendors.
Vintage Village Pop Up Market (The Shops at Vintage Village, 9300 Durant Rd, Raleigh) - The Shops at Vintage Village in Raleigh will host a monthly pop up market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be vendors, food trucks and a donation station.
Pride Fest (Moore Square, 226 E Martin Street, Raleigh) - Head to Moore Square on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. for this Pride event featuring a DJ, a drag competition, food trucks and local vendors. Admission is free.
2021 Beaver Queen Pageant - The 17th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant concludes this Saturday with the crowning of this year's queen. The event will be virtual again this year. You can watch the winner be named on Saturday at 6 p.m. via the Beaver Queen Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube channels. The annual Beaver Queen Pageant is an annual fundraiser for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association.
Dine Out Downtown (Downtown Raleigh) - Enjoy dinner from your favorite Downtown Raleigh restaurants as you dine outdoors on closed streets and listen to live music by local musicians. Streets will be closed and tables and chairs will be provided for safe, extended outdoor dining on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Warehouse District.
Downtown Cary Food & Flea June Market Pop-Up - Downtown Cary Food & Flea is holding a pop-up market in downtown Cary on Sunday afternoon. The event will include local artists, food trucks and local beer.
Taste of Pimento Cheese - Cary restaurants will be celebrating pimento cheese from June 4-13 by offering various specials. You can also order a special Charcuterie box from Grazin Gals that includes two kinds of pimento cheeses!
PineCone's Lakeside Bluegrass Series featuring Gina Furtado Project (Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary) - Fronted by banjoist, singer and songwriter Gina Furtado, the Gina Furtado Project lays heavy emphasis on catchy, relatable, original material that spans the gamut from bluegrass to swing to gypsy jazz and beyond. See the band play at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary on Sunday evening.
Acoustic Nights in The District (Park West Village, Village Market Pl, Morrisville) - Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live acoustic music at Park West Village Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m.
Live in the Lot (Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham) - Enjoy live music from Beatles cover band, Abbey Road Live, on Friday night in the parking lot at Motorco in Durham.
Always A Bridesmaid: A Jones Hope Wooten Comedy (Theatre in the Park, 107 Pullen Rd., Raleigh) - Theatre in the Park presents this comedy about four friends who have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings...no matter what. The show runs Thursday through Sunday and again June 18-20.
Cirque de la Symphonie with the North Carolina Symphony (Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Meymandi Concert Hall, 2 E. South St., Raleigh) - Cirque de la Symphonie returns for an all-new program with dazzling feats of strength and grace. Acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists and strongmen perform awe-inspiring choreography to orchestral favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages. They will be joined by the North Carolina Symphony for this special streamed performance on Saturday. Ticketholders can stream the concert on demand for up to 20 days after the original performance.