6/4-6/5: What’s Happening in the Triangle This Weekend

Happy First Friday and happy June, folks! I love to see everyone so excited to get out there and have some fun in the sun! It’s going to be a great summer in the Triangle. 

It was hard to narrow down my favorites, but I think I’ve got some pretty great things for you beauties to enjoy this weekend!

Fenton Cary

Fenton Grand Opening (Saturday) 

1:00-9:00 @ 855 Cary Towne Blvd in Cary

Fenton’s Grand Opening is happening June 4th and 5th.

You don’t want to miss their celebratory line up!

Here is a sneak peek of their jam-packed events:

Celebrity Tik Tok Dancers Cost n’ Mayor, North Carolina FC and Courage soccer shootout, Hines tether hot air balloon rides, The Carolina Panthers cheerleaders, and more!

Start of your morning off right with fitness classes from Athleta, Club Pilates and lululemon, take a pop-up dance class and get an autograph with Celebrity Tik Tok dancers and choreographers Cost n’ Mayor, Soccer shootout with NC FC and NC Courage players, and take a ride in the Hines tethered Hot Air Balloon! Are you a basketball fan? Shoot some pop-a-shot hoops with North Carolina mascot Rameses, or if you like the sidelines give a little cheer with the Carolina Panther’s Cheerleaders. The fun doesn’t stop here…you’ll just have to come to the spectacular event to see what other magical ideas they are coming up with.

(Watch for more from the Fenton this summer!)


The Original Downtown Raleigh Murals and Public Art Tour (Saturday)

Select a ticket time here – starts at 300 Salisbury St in Raleigh

This downtown walking tour takes you off the beaten path and shows you some of Raleigh’s best and most vibrant large scale art works!  The main focus of the tour is on Raleigh’s creative murals, but we will also see and learn about some other cool public art.  Learn about the artists behind our murals and discover what inspired some of this fabulous art.  Be sure to bring your camera so that you don’t miss out on all the great photo opportunities!

If you have an Android phone that is compatible with an app called Abstracted Motion, you will be able to use the app on the tour if you are interested in downloading it ahead of time!  The app is not available for the iPhone.

(There are many murals to check out this summer in the Triangle! We’ll be publishing a guide soon.)

Raleigh’s International Food Festival

Raleigh’s International Food Festival (Saturday)

12:00-10:00 in City Plaza, downtown Raleigh

We are bringing the world to Raleigh! 40 Countries represented… Celebrating Raleigh’s diversity, art, culture, traditions and history!

Over 30 food trucks/dessert trucks from around the globe!

Largest Outdoor International Dance Party! Non-stop performances!

Come spend the day with us downtown Raleigh, discover our city and support local, family-owned businesses.

Last year over 20,000 people came to our festival. Music, Food, Desserts, Beer and Wine from around the world.

Carolina Tiger Rescue (her name is Camilla!)

Carolina Tiger Rescue Public Tour (Sunday) 

Buy tickets here – 1940 Hanks Chapel Road in Pittsboro

Have you ever wondered what it takes to care for more than 50 exotic carnivores? Are you interested in learning about the challenges and dangers that wild cats face under private ownership and in their natural environments? Do you want to know how you can help? Then join Carolina Tiger Rescue for a tour you won’t soon forget. 

On a tour led by trained volunteer tour guides, you’ll take a half-mile walk through the Carolina Tiger sanctuary and be within 6 feet of beautiful small cats such as tigers, lions, caracals, and cougars. Your tour guides will introduce you to each animal you see along the way and share with you their individual stories. Many resident animals have been rescued from roadside zoos, backyards, basements, and lives of exploitation at the hands of entertainment facilities. Today they thrive in large outdoor enclosures, receive a healthy and natural diet, get plenty of enrichment, and are cared for by knowledgeable professionals. Come get a glimpse into their lives and histories and learn how your daily choices impact the future of these beautiful and powerful predators.

Starrlight Mead

First Sunday Sound Bath at Starrlight Mead (Sunday) 

11:30-12:30 at Lorax Lane in Pittsboro

Cathedral-like acoustics in this space bring a sense of reverence and play to these sessions. Think of it like non-dogmatic sonic church. We’ll meet First Sunday in celebration of new beginnings!

TO ATTEND: Please R.S.V.P. to liodhruna@gmail.com. There is $20 suggested admission for this event. If you are able, please use Venmo (@AncientSongTherapy) or PayPal (paypal.me/AncientSongTherapy) or make other arrangements. This exchange is very much appreciated! Please bring your own yoga mat, cushions, and comfort items.

Virtual Attendees: Jenn will go live at 11:30 am and you can tune in at any time. The event will also be made available after broadcast for those who could not attend the live session. Any comments or questions will be answered once the offering is done.

What new thing will you explore this weekend? Check us out on social media @theraleighdurhamgirl and let us know! And reach out about other fun things happening this summer in the Triangle — we love hearing from you beauties!

Have an event you’d like us to highlight this summer in the Triangle? Submit it here!