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If you’re like me, you’re getting back to ‘real life’ after some beach time. It’s hard, right? You deserve a vacation after your vacation. So let’s just get to it: check out some of the coolest things happening this weekend, August 13-14 in the Triangle. 

Taste of Soul (Seafood Edition) @ Durham Central Park (Saturday)

3:00-8:00 @ 501 Foster Street, Durham
Experience 5 hours of the Ultimate Cookout at Durham Central Park.
 Eat from some of the best Food Trucks in the area, Shop Local Merchants, enjoy Kid games including a Bounce House & enjoy the DJ along with Live Performances. Check out more here.

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Pop-Up Picnic Couple Date Night @ NC Botanical Gardens (Saturday)

10:00-6:00 (self-guided) @ 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill

Enjoy a fun pop-up picnic sunset date for couples! Since our date nights are self-guided you can go any time on any day. Each date night consists of a series of activities that you are guided to complete. All you need is your own mobile device and an Internet connection to access your Digital Date Nite Box. At DNB we pride ourselves on covering all 5 love languages in every date night so all the following is included in your digital date night box when we send it over with registration, to create a night to remember!!

Check out more and register here.

Raleigh Repticon @ State Fairgrounds (Both days)

This show features everything that you’ve come to love most about Repticon’s two days of fun and excitement! See live animals from around the world, purchase pets and pet products direct from the experts at amazing prices you won’t find anywhere else, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals. Repticon Raleigh is one reptile and exotic animal expo that you can’t afford to miss! Purchase tickets here.

Hartwell Ice Cream Social (Sunday)

5:00-9:00 @ 620 W South Street, Raleigh

So many of our friends here at The Raleigh-Durham Girl are gathering at Hartwell to benefit the Carolina Abortion Fund. This fabulous ice cream social will feature Lao Lao food truck, Bold Batch Creamery, Bites of Sam, Little Blue Macaron, and more! Join them (I’ll be there!) for a fantastic cause. 

Encanto Sing Along @ Coastal Credit Union (Sunday)

7:30-9:30 @ 3801 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh

Disney Concerts and Live Nation present a full screening of the animated movie “Encanto” as a live band performs hits from the soundtrack. Sing along to songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a score by Germaine Franco that tell the uplifting story about Mirabel Madrigal and her wondrous town of Encanto. No live characters will be appearing at the event. Buy tickets here.

Another jam-packed weekend of things happening August 13-14 in the Triangle! It’s going to be one for the books, folks. See you out there! 

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