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10 Triangle End-of-Summer Events You Don’t Want To Miss

As we enter into the last days of Summer 2020, chances are you want to end the season on a positive note. For most of us, Summer has looked a lot different this year. One we won’t soon forget. Most vacations, concerts, social outings, and sporting events were canceled. But fortunately, we don’t have to end Summer on the same note that it started. In the RDU area, the revival of social lives has officially begun. Which is why we’ve rounded up 10 local events that’ll help you get your groove back on before Fall 2020 takes over.

French Market Seafood Festival
Sat, September 12, 2020

Lafayette Village | 8450 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Get a taste of the New Orleans experience with this 4-hour event, filled with Jazz, Seafood, Art, and antiques. With free admission, you’ll be able to explore the Village shops and make the most of this one-of-a-kind French Quarter inspired Festival.

Tacos N Taps Festival
Sat, August 29, 2020

Koka Booth Amphitheater | 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27518 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

An all-you-can-taste event with alcoholic drinks of all kinds. Experience authentic Mexican cuisine and drinks, including craft beers, margaritas, tequilas, and tacos of all preferences. Your chance to try Mexican Inspired dishes served nowhere else in North Carolina. 3$ Taco options are guaranteed from each and every vendor. Expect a hot-pepper eating contest, music, lawn activities, and an afternoon you’ll never forget.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Fri, Aug 7, 2020, 6:00 PM – Sat, Aug 8, 2020, 6:00 PM EDT

Koka Booth Amphitheater | 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27518 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

A true Southern experience filled with “beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbecue eatin’.” An all-you-can-taste event for beer and bourbon lovers. Featuring a brand-new cornhole tournament, a vast BBQ selection, seminars, your favorite childhood games, live music, and cool BBQ baste exhibits.

The Raleigh Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Thu, Aug 27, 2020

Lincoln Theatre | 126 E. Cabarrus St. Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 | 7:00 PM EDT

Raleigh’s pop-up Art Show featuring free all-you-can-eat pancakes and rising national artists. Look forward to live performances, body painting, and hundreds of local artwork. This art show wouldn’t be complete without its drool-worthy beer.

Kids EveryWEAR Consignment Sale  September 18-27, 2020

Kids Everywear at Cary Towne Center | 1105 Walnut St Suite 600 former Sears at Cary Towne Center | Cary, NC 27511 | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT  

The Kids EveryWEAR Consignment sale is one of the Nation’s Top 10 Consignment Sales, featuring deals from over 1,200 families. Shop kids’ clothing, boutique clothes, toys, babywear homeware, maternity wear, and more!

Hops & Blues Festival
Sat, August 29, 2020

The Glass Jug Beer Lab | 5410 North Carolina 55 #Suite V Durham, NC 27713 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

An evening filled with Blues and beer, showcasing some of the most talented musicians in North Carolina. Serving unlimited samples from more than a dozen breweries. This event can also be enjoyed by those under 21.

Pints for Paws Craft Beverage Festival
Sat, September 5, 2020

Durham Central Park | 501 Foster Street | Durham, NC 27701 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Try out locally-sourced beverages while supporting the Animal Protection Society of Durham. Unlimited samples of brews of all kinds, included in the admission price. Expect live music, furry friends, and food trucks.

Nana’s Pop Up Market
Sat, August 15, 2020

Compass Rose Brewery | 3201 Northside Drive 101 Raleigh, NC 27615 | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Nana’s Sweet Treats is offering fun for the whole family with an afternoon filled with local food trucks and “edible blessings.”

Fayetteville’s 3rd Annual Vegan Festival
Sat, September 18-19, 2020

Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center | 124 Anderson Street | Fayetteville, NC 28301 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Though a bit of a drive from the RDU area, vegans and plant-based eaters can’t miss this one-of-a-kind event. A holistic evening filled with vegan vendors, educational speakers, and giveaways.

Natural Hair Fashion Show  Sat, August 29, 2020

203 Capcom Avenue Suite 114 | Wake Forest, NC 27587 | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

A Fashion Show featuring African American Beauty. Expect natural hairstylists and models, along with product, jewelry, and clothing vendors. A beautiful evening for supporting local businesses.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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