Welcome to another wonderful Friday! And they’re just getting warmer and warmer – I hope you’re ready to spend a lot of time outside! Check out this week’s list of some of the coolest things happening in the Triangle this weekend.

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Brewgaloo (Friday night and Saturday) 

Craft beer, jammin’ music, great food, and cool things to buy in downtown Raleigh – what more could you want? North Carolina’s largest craft beer festival is back, featuring over 110 craft breweries from around NC and partnering with local food trucks, local vendors, and local bands. 

Friday, 6-10: Ticket gets you admission into the tasting event with unlimited 3oz sample size pours. Friday night features limited release, specialty, barrel-aged, and sour beers as well as tried and true NC craft favorites. Many of these beers will not be available at Saturday’s event.

Saturday, 1-9, spanning Fayetteville Street: Admission for Saturday’s festival is free. Purchase tickets to be redeemed at Brewgaloo for NC craft beer and cider by the taste or by the pint. Drink tickets are sold in advance online and at participating ticket outlets.

Get tickets for either the Friday night block party, the Saturday all-day street festival, or both! 21+ only. 

Queer Art Club (Sunday)

Create art and make new friends! A space created for LGBTQIA+ individuals to come together and foster artistic expression, Queer Art Club is meeting again at the NC Art Museum from 12-4 on Sunday, April 24th. Bring your own art supplies and a blanket to sit on. This is an outdoor event (meeting at the East Building Lawn by the amphitheater) so be sure to get your SPF on! 

Jay Chen

Children’s Day Festival of Cary (Saturday) 

From 11-5 on Saturday at Bond Park in Cary, celebrate the whimsy and joy of children with face painting, community corner, balloon animals, food trucks, make-and-take international crafts, and performances by children representing various cultures and dance schools! 

The Children’s Day Festival of Cary is co-sponsored by the American Turkish Association of NC and Sister Cities Association of Cary as a gift to the community. Entry to the event is free.

City of Durham

Earth Day Festival (Sunday)

Celebrate Earth Day at Durham Central Park between 12-5 on Sunday with an eclectic mix of music, food, hands-on environmental education activities and much more! At this family-friendly event, you can learn about sustainability and recycling, participate in an Earth Day parade, and hear some really fun music. Learn more here. All activities are free! 

The Meadows

Picnic and Wine Pop-Up at The Meadows (Sunday) 

The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve, a wedding, elopement, and event venue on a heritage farm just minutes from downtown Raleigh, is hosting a picnic and wine pop-up on April 24th from 1-5 to debut their upcoming urban winery! 

Enjoy local wine, charcuterie, and music on the beautiful grounds with your family, friends, and well-behaved, leashed pups. Our readers can use the promo code TheRaleighDurhamGirl to get 10% off at checkout – purchase your tickets here! 

From Eventbrite: 
Wine Tasting Tickets include:
A tasting of three brand new The Meadows Winery wines
An additional bottle of your choice with compostable glasses
Live Music under the market light lit covered patio
Feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets to picnic in our expansive meadows!

Leashed well behaved pets are welcome, please pick up after your pups!

Coker Arboretum

Chapel Hill Garden Tour (Saturday and Sunday)

The Chapel Hill Garden Club presents the 2022 Chapel Hill Garden Tour: Vision & View, which showcases six beautiful private gardens and the North Carolina Botanical Garden. The gardens, ranging from historic to modern, personal to campus, mountaintop to lakeside, have been thoughtfully created by passionate, visionary gardeners with diverse properties and points of view.

Featured gardens include: 

  • North Carolina Botanical Garden
  • Ronald McDonald House Garden
  • DuBose House Garden
  • Baddour Garden
  • Protzman-Brown Garden
  • McNeel Garden  
  • Jordan Garden 

Saturday tour runs 10-4 while the Sunday tour runs 11-4. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 on tour day. You can purchase tickets here.

What a packed weekend! Tag us @theraleighdurhamgirl with your plans! And don’t forget: you can submit your event for future weekend roundups! We love hearing about your favorite things happening in the Triangle each week!