Staying in town for Labor Day Weekend? Looking for something to do?
Check out these events going on around the Triangle, and see if you can also leave the car at home. We’ve done the work, so all you have to do is drop in your address to get directions to get there and back without having to crank your car. It may not be a great fit for everyone, but check it out and see if it will work for you. Walk a little, bike a little, or just sit on your bus and get there.
Here’s hoping you have a fun and safe holiday weekend no matter what you do. And don’t forget! Stop by each Thursday to see what’s going on in the Triangle and how you can “Get There”.
Events in Chapel Hill
Fridays on the Porch
This popular end-of-the-work-week celebration that takes place at the Carolina Inn every Friday from 5-8PM. This fun event features live bluegrass music, a southern picnic buffet, drink specials, and comfortable seating on the shady front porch and lawn. Big Fat Gaps performs this week with no cover charge.
Free Tour at the NC Botanical Garden
Learn about NC’s amazing native flora on a free tour of the display gardens every Saturday morning, 10 a.m. Meet in the Pegg Exhibit Hall of the Garden’s Education Center. Guides also lead tours of the recently completed environmentally friendly Education Center once a month on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., providing a behind-the-scenes look at the unique features that make this one of the most efficient buildings in the state of North Carolina. Next building tour is Sept. 11.
Events in Durham
Brightleaf Square Concert Series
Join us from 7 – 9 p.m. in the Brightleaf Square historic district for Johnny White & the Elite Band for show and dance music. It’s a great performance that will get you involved – all with free admission.
The Streets at Southpoint Summer Concert Series
Events in Raleigh
Once you’re in Raleigh, hop on the R-Line to get around town to other events, various art galleries, or restaurants for FREE.
One of Raleigh’s most popular evening escapes. Join us on the First Friday of every month for a fun-filled introduction to Raleigh’s exciting art, music and dining scene.
Get back. (Last bus toward RTC, Chapel Hill & Durham connections, is 9:40 p.m.)
Music on the Porch at Seaboard Station
6 – 9 p.m.
This week – Johnny Folsom Four and Bounce Rooms
Free music every Friday night this spring, summer and fall with a large Family Kid Zone for kids to play. This is a dog friendly event and the music and events go on rain or shine thanks to our Porch area. Bring lawn chairs and take over the parking lot area.
Saturday & Sunday
African American Cultural Festival
The African American Cultural Festival, in partnership with the City of Raleigh and Wake County, is proud to present a family friendly celebration of African American arts and culture in downtown Raleigh. The Festival will take place on Fayetteville Street from Raleigh’s City Plaza to Davie Street.
Get there. (Double check your date to get there for Saturday or Sunday.)