May 28-29: What’s Happening in the Triangle Memorial Day Weekend 

Howdy, Triangle partners! Who else is looking forward to a three-day weekend? We have some great ways to take advantage of the Memorial Day long weekend below, but first I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to a dog in need. 

The Animal Protection Society of Durham is hosting their 22nd annual Walk for the Animals on Saturday (details below). The picture above is of one dog in their care, a sweet, energetic dog named Lady Shortcake who is looking for her forever home. She’s just one of many dogs like her that could use your help. Her bio reads

“Hello there! I’m a sweet, active girl looking for a new best friend! I love people, especially when they give me lots of treats and cuddles. My perfect day involves me at your side throughout lots of adventures—I need some help getting used to walking on a leash, though! Come see me today to find out if we’re a match!

NOTE: Lady Shortcake is so eager to find her new home that she’s asked us to waive her adoption fee! Come on out and meet her to see if she’s the right fit for your family!”

Even if you (like me) don’t have room in your home for a new furry friend, please consider joining the APS on Saturday and/or donating directly to the APS

Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Triangle

Animal Protection Society of Durham

Walk for the Animals 2022 (Saturday) 

9:00-1:00 at Duke University East Campus (712 Broad Street) 

Grab a leash, get ready to walk, and fundraise for Animal Protection Society of Durham for our 22nd annual Walk For The Animals. Join us for a fun 1.5 mile walk around Duke University East Campus to raise funds to help homeless animals in Durham. Every year, APS of Durham cares for approximately 4,000 animals who are homeless, abandoned, neglected or abused. 

We provide basic necessities, meet medical needs and give a voice for the animals in our care and those who will be with us tomorrow. Join us and help give Durham animals the second chance they deserve! All ages and well-behaved dogs welcome.

Register for the walk here!

Taste of Soul NC

Taste of Soul NC (Saturday) 

3:00-8:00 at Durham Central Park (501 Foster Street) 

Come enjoy great Food, DJ, Live Performances, Bounce Houses for the kids and tables complete with playing cards for games of Spades or Tunk. There will be Merchant vendors for you to shop local with as you enjoy a great day out with friends and family.

Vendors include Jay’s Italian Ice, Zing Zang Zest, SoulBachi, and many more! Check out the full list here!

Register for free here.

Stonewall Drag Brunch

Stonewall Drag Brunch (Sunday) 

Starts at noon at Longleaf Hotel, 300 N Dawson Street in Raleigh

Join us for our SECOND Drag Brunch Raising Funds for Stonewall Sports Raleigh.

We are bringing back your favorites from last time!

  • Emory Starr
  • Amanda LaRouxx
  • Kayla LaShay

And one of the community favorites and another Show Director for Carolina Drag Brunch…


Funds go to Stonewall Sports.

As a reminder these queens donate their time so be sure to tip them well!

Get tickets and more information here.

Carolina Fear Fest

Carolina Fear Fest (Both Days) 

Jim Graham Building @ State Fairgrounds
4285 Trinity Road in Raleigh

Get your tickets now for Raleigh’s first horror convention! Starting in 2019, the con includes celebrity guests, panels, vendors, entertainment, film festivals, and much more! 

Dress in your best cosplay and meet stars like Felissa Rose, Steven Williams, Danielle Harris, and many more! 

Get your tickets and more information (including a daily schedule) here

NC Sugar Rush

NC Sugar Rush (Sunday) 

1:00-5:00 at City Plaza in downtown Raleigh (443 Fayetteville Street) 

Enjoy Raleigh’s all-dessert food truck rodeo this Sunday! At NC Sugar Rush you will find a tasty selection of sweet treats including Italian Ice, Pineapple Smoothies, Cakes, Candy Apples, Ice Cream, and more along with Vegan and Gluten Free options.

PLUS – Shop local businesses while you enjoy the DJ along with Live Performances and Demonstrations!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see those amazing drag queens perform at one of my favorite spots in Raleigh! Tag us @theraleighdurhamgirl with your weekend plans! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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