Weekend Best Bets By Bus – now including carpooling!

It’s almost the weekend! It’s  October! This weekend’s events are really getting in the spirit of the Fall.

In this week’s guide of events in the Triangle, we’re including those that are on various service routes and some that are off the beaten path, ’cause here at GoTriangle we support ridesharing and active transportation. Carpooling is a great way to reduce congestion, so instead of everyone meeting at the event, link up at one point and ride there together. Half of the fun is getting there!

Remember, we’ll show you the way, but please make sure when planning your trip to your destination that you’re on the right departure date and time. If you’re looking to bike via greenways and trails to your destination, you can select that on the trip planner – just use the advance settings. You can also use Google maps and select the bike mode.

So go out, enjoy the weather and see what the Triangle is up to!


Destination Event How to get there
Chapel Hill What: Josh Hadar ExhibitWhere: University Mall

When: Open all day, until 10/11/10

Cost: Free

Exhibition of this nationally-recognized artist’s welded steel bicycles. For more information, call 967-6934

Durham What: Mavis Staples Where: Carolina Theatre,

309 W. Morgan St.

When: 8pm

Cost: $28-$48

Don’t miss this R&B and gospel singer performing solo. Mavis also performs with her family’s group, The Staple Singers. For more information call 560-3030 or click here.

Raleigh What: 25th International Festival of RaleighWhere: Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street
When: Friday,10/1 – 4:30pm – 10pm;  Saturday,10/2 -10am – 10pm Sunday,10-3 -11am – 7pm

Cost: Adults$7; Seniors (65 and up) $6; Kids 7-12$6; Kids 6 and under free!

What: First Fridays in DowntownWhere: Downtown Raleigh, various locations

When: varies by event, start at 5pm

Cost: Free

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. Enjoy a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, retail, restaurants and alternative art venues on the first Friday of every month.


Destination Event How to get there
Hillsborough What: Orange County Farmers’ MarketWhere: 144 E. Market Ln., Hillsborough NC (map)

When: 10am – 1pm

Cost: Free

  • Carpool Option!
Durham What: Great American Tobacco Duck Race Where: American Tobacco Campus

When: 4pm

Cost: Individual ducks are $10; proceeds will go to either Duke Children’s Hospital,Explorer Post 50 or Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

In its third year, the Great American Tobacco Duck Race continues to bring a family-friendly, fun day to. Be there Saturday and sail a duck across

American Tobacco’s Ol’ Bull River for a good cause. The race is a part of the Fox 50 Family Fest which starts at noon. For more information click here.

Raleigh What: Discover Downtown Scavenger HuntWhere: Seaboard Station, Along the R-Line

When: 11 am-3 pm

Cost: Free

Continue on your Transit Try-a-thon and ride the R-LINE, play the game, and win great prizes. Learn about downtown and win great prizes and gift cards.

  • Carpool into downtown!


Destination Event How to get there
Chapel Hill What: FestiFallWhere: Downtown Chapel Hill (map)

When: 1pm – 6pm

Cost: Free

For the 38th year, the Town of Chapel Hill will present its annual arts festival featuring the works of 100 local artists, live music and plenty of hands-on activities for all ages. The event is free and will take place on the West End of Franklin Street. For more information, email ctu@townofchapelhill.org or call 968-2723.

Durham What: A Community Portrait of DurhamWhere: Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.

When: Noon until 4pm

Cost: Free

Come out Sunday from at and help create a portrait of our city. Here’s how it will work: Durhamites (and their art work) will be arranged to look like the city’s flag and photographer Jeremy M. Lange will take an aerial shot of the group. The photograph will be on exhibit at the Durham Arts Council’s People You May Know: Contemporary Portraits exhibit. It opens Oct. 8. For more information click here.

Raleigh What: Raleigh Haunted Footsteps Ghost TourWhere: State Capitol East Lawn Presidential Monument,

When: 7:00p to 8:30pm

Cost: $10 – $15

Just in time for fall, Halloween, \ Thanksgiving activities the “Raleigh Haunted Footsteps Ghost tour” is a family friendly 1.5 mile walking tour designed for all ages of goblins seeking a unique and different downtown Raleigh experience. The tour combines local ghost stories, folklore and local history as it takes children of ALL ages to four different Ghost \ Paranormal sites including Capitol Phantoms, the Peg-legged ghost, Yarborough House ghosts and Raleigh City Cemetery are on the itinerary.

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