Does this mean the April showers are over? The weatherman has some pretty good things to say about this weekend which means it’s a great time to get out and have some fun in the Triangle.
Blues on the Plaza
Friday May 1, 6:30 – 9:00
Northgate Mall, Durham
Friday kicks off the popular Blues on the Plaza event at Northgate Mall. Every Friday in May, head out to Northgate to enjoy local Blues bands, food, dancing, and local craft beer. It’s a great event for everyone; the perfect date night or family night out. including live music, food, dancing, and local craft beer. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket and come on out.
Dollar Book Exchange
Friday April 10 – Sunday April 12 (Times Vary Each Day)
4001 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh
All books $1, Fill a bag of Children’s books $10
I’ve been to this sale once with my kids and it was AWESOME! This is an old warehouse set up to sell books. Huge crates of children’s books and shelves of adult books, all available for purchase at an incredible price. I was able to get a TON of books for my kids for only $10. The $10 book bag is a plastic grocery bag that you can fill with as many kids’ books as will fit. I definitely recommend bringing a reusable shopping tote to hold your plastic bag though as books are heavy and that bag will probably rip. This is a great sale though, and comes around once a month.
Apex Peak Fest
Saturday May 2, 9:00 – 5:00
This year marks the 35th Peak Fest! That means Apex will be the place to be this Saturday. This is a huge collection of local vendors, food, crafts, bands, magic shows, a kid zone, and even visits from local mascots. Rumor has it that Ramses and Mr. Wuf will BOTH be in Downtown Apex Saturday afternoon. One of our family’s favorites are the pig races… I’m still waiting to confirm if they’ll be back this year. 😉
Kids Appreciation Day, Holly Springs
Sugg Farm Park
Saturday May 2, 2:00 – 4:30
This sounds like the ultimate day out for your kids. Out on the farm in Holly Springs, this day is all about the kids. There will be bounce houses, free snow cones (1 per child), free food (1 hot dog or pizza slice and chips per child child), and local vendors all gathered with products and activties for kids.
Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
Sunday October 12, 1 pm – 6 pm
Fayetteville St, Raleigh
Free Admission (Pay Cost of Food)
When you think of over 50 food trucks from North Carolina lined up along Fayetteville St. in Downtown Raleigh, your mouth should start to water. Want to know the best part? There aren’t any truck fumes because everything uses silent commercial power! You can find a complete list of food trucks on the official site, but there is a little bit of everything. I would LOVE to see some food pics from some of y’all out there! Tag us or just send them straight over here if you get a chance.
Local NC Produce
If none of these things really strike a chord for you, you should do some shopping at a local farmers market since almost all of them will be open for the season this weekend! You can also go do some strawberry pickin’ because berry season is here! (Here are my top 5 picks for Raleigh area strawberry patches.)