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First Friday and More Things to Do in Raleigh Weekend Guide

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Raleigh, September is finally here! Summer is coming and Fall is shortly approaching. This week we have events from First Friday to shopping from various vendors and supporting local businesses! Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Raleigh this weekend!

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Events in Raleigh This Weekend

This Saturday, head on over to Downtown Raleigh for their 12th annual African American Cultural Festival. This annual celebration of African American culture is expressed through art, music, food and community. This event will have everything from international artists, performers, food vendors, and more!

Event Details
🗓 September 4 | 1:00pm–7:00pm
📍2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
🎟 Free

Martini night?! Say no more, if you’re looking for a date night idea with your partner or just a fun evening with your friend?! On My Way Bartending has the perfect event for you. Learn how to craft the perfect martini from the expert himself!

Event Details
🗓 September 4 | 6:30pm–8:30pm
📍216 East Lenoir StreetRaleigh, North Carolina, 27601
🎟 $65

How is it already September?! Celebrate Raleigh’s First Friday in Downtown on Fayetteville Street. Where you can listen to live music, shop from local vendors and pop into one of Raleigh’s Downtown restaurants for a bite to eat.

Event Details
🗓 September 3 | 6:00pm–9:00pm
📍 300 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27602
🎟 Free

Support local by shopping from various local vendors this Saturday, September 4th at NC Art Museum. Triangle pop up will set up for safe social distancing and will take place completely outdoors.

Event Details
🗓 September 4 | 11:00am–3:00pm
📍2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607
🎟 Free

Need fresh produce? Midtown Farmer’s Market is hosting an event this Saturday for you and your friends or family to shop local and shop in the heart of Midtown Raleigh, from family-farmed foods. 

Event Details
🗓 September 4 | 8:00am–12:00pm
📍 4191 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27609
🎟 Free

Local Business Spotlight

You have probably heard us mention Triangle Pop-Up before as we love to shop from local vendors all around Raleigh and support local businesses! Triangle Pop-Up has now opened their own store called Curate where you can shop all different local vendors from in and around Raleigh! They are located on 15 W. Hargett St in Downtown Raleigh. Don’t forget to stop in and purchase something for yourself or someone you love!

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Brynée Allan

Brynée Allan

Brynée is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Raleigh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagramand Facebook/

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