EVENTS

EVENTS

Sep
9
Sat
Durty Bull Brewing Company Fall Pop Up Market @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Raise your paws if you’re ready for another pop-up market at your favorite brewery! This September we’re opening the parking lot and brewery to local vendors as well as some adorable VIPs from The Animal Protection Society of Durham. These Very Important Pups are a part of the Durham Parks and Recreation’s Yappie Hour organization and their cause is a good one. Socialization is important in any dog’s daily life no matter the age, and one of the best ways to socialize your pup is to take it to a dog park. Yappie Hour and the Durham Parks and Recreation department have already helped build or improve three local dog parks, and have set their sights on a fourth location at the Rock Quarry.

Aside from the dogs, we’ve also got a great lineup of local vendors with some really nice products for sale! These vendors include –

Danielle Milner – Elle Woods Co.
Erika Martinez – Happy Unicorn Studio
Katie Mills – Bull Made
Megan Vossel – Cloth Union
Allison Kilburn – Elasticity of Oaks
Kristin Sullivan – Kristin’s Creations
Camilah Jennings – Patina Novum
Heather Levine – HHP Designs
Jacquelyn Leahman – Barn and Lace
Erin Stesch – Art & Design by Erin Stesch
Kobie Nettles
Jennifer Ring – Fabulous Merch- NC
Noelle Whitley – Bolla Fresca Soap
Alex Gates – LularoeAlexGates
Brandy Mutchler – Brandy’s Soy Candles
Kat Nigro – Tilthy Rich Compost
Mike Dulude – Sitting Bull Apparel
Sara Slade – Sara Slade Photography
Jim Hallenbeck – Jim Hallenbeck Fine Art
Yvonne Kovacic – The White Sparrow NC
The Salvage Sign – The Salvage Sign
Carl Tyson – Dapper Bow Ties

What does this mean for you? It means a really good day. All you have to do is show up, we’ll take care of setting up the food, vendors, beer, and dogs. The taproom will be open all day with fresh, cold beer pouring as fast as our bartenders can move their hands, and I imagine the food truck Boricua Soul Food Truck will be working at just as fast of a pace. Besides food and drinks, you’re welcome to browse the shops and see if anything catches your eye, as well as get some serious dog petting in. While there is no fee, we heavily encourage donations to Yappie Hour, because more places for dogs to be happy is never a bad thing.

Sep
15
Fri
Fairly Local- Celebrating 25 Years of Fair Trade in Durham @ One World Market
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

One World Market is a nonprofit fair trade store celebrating 25 years in Durham. Join us for an evening of fair trade and Durham favorites. At this 25th anniversary event, we’ll have local beer and fair trade wine, global cuisine from Lost Boys food truck, live music from Young Chrystal Alice and lots of Bull City raffle prizes. We’re kicking off the event early with coupons you can use each week leading up to the big celebration. We will accept coupons shown on smart phones!

Sep
16
Sat
CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day

Presented by the Durham Arts Council, this signature arts event celebrates its 43rd year this September with live music, dancing, a kids’ zone and more than 140 visual artists. Held outdoors in central downtown, come celebrate the creativity that abounds in the Bull City.

CenterFest Arts Festival @ Downtown Durham NC
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

2017 CenterFest Arts Festival
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th
Times: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Durham, Triangle Area, North Carolina
Presenter: Durham Arts Council, www.durhamarts.org
Contact: centerfest@durhamarts.org

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 600 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include a beer garden, new Emerging Artists showcase and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org.

CenterFest Arts Festival 2017 @ Downtown Durham
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

Now in its 43rd year, CenterFest 2017 will be the largest arts and community festival in Durham and the longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s historic city center, CenterFest showcases 145 juried visual artists from across the U.S. and 60 performing artists from North Carolina, plus great food, continuous music and entertainment on five stages, fun, educational activities for kids and families and a showcase of services provided by government departments and community nonprofits. 2017 features include the ever popular beer garden, a new category featuring Durham’s rising artistic talent and new Saturday evening entertainment. Mark your calendars for September 16-17! Updates available at www.centerfest.durhamarts.org.

8th Annual Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands, September 16 @ Town of Rolesville Ballfields
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce and some of the best cooks in the surrounding area for the 8th Annual Hot Pick’n Finger Lick’n BBQ & Bands cook-off festival on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will have chicken, barbecue, and ribs, all prepared by local competing cooks. Our cook-off is sanctioned by the North Carolina Pork Council. Judges include Rolesville Mayor, Frank Eagles; WNCN News Anchor, Sharon Tazwell; Robert Pettyjohn, BBQ Judge. Bring your lawn chairs, sit back and listen to great local music all day. For more information, contact the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce office at 919-562-7059. Free admission! Kid friendly! Food, drinks, all-day festival.

Venue: Town of Rolesville Ballfields
Address: 121 Redford Place Drive

Sep
22
Fri
Beats n Bars Festival @ The Pinhook
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

Working to celebrate and promote the founding influences of hip-hop culture, this event acts as a platform to place North Carolina and Durham hip-hop in national conversations related to the genre. Performances at The Pinhook include Nick Grant, G Yamazawa, The Real Laww, Jooselord Magnus and Cyhi the Prynce – just a few of the more than 30 artists in this knock-out line-up. A music conference featuring the likes of Pierce Freelon and Stacy-Ann Ellis takes place at American Underground on Saturday.

Sep
23
Sat
North Carolina Jerk Fest @ West Point on the Eno
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Jerk, a Jamaican cooking style where meat is dry-rubbed and marinated in a hot spice mixture, is the focus of this fourth annual event at West Point on the Eno. Run in the 5K, compete in the jerk wing eating contest (or cook off) and kick back Caribbean-style at the post-race party with live music, drinks, giveaways, games and plenty of food.

Autumn Fest @ Healthy Start Academy
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Health Start Academy is hosting a community event on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11-3. The event will feature food, games, crafts, 50/50 raffle, entertainment, and so much more. Admission is free, so bring the whole family and join us as we celebrate the community we are proud to be a part of.

Octoberfest 2017 @ Bull City Burger and Brewery
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm

“Iss, trink und sei fröhlich!”

Eat, drink and be merry! Octoberfest 7 is coming to downtown Durham. We are shutting down E Parrish street for our annual Octoberfest celebration to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Durham.

Join us for a family friendly event complete with live music, dancing, a kid’s play area, brats, burgers, pretzels, Octoberfest Mustard/Mushroom Fries, wine, beer and of course our BCBB Octoberfest beer. Our neighbors Littler Durham and The Atomic Fern will also be bringing the party. This year promises to be even bigger than last year so mark your calendar and get your liederhosen and dirndl ready!

Sep
24
Sun
10th Annual Pepper Festival @ Briar Chapel, Great Meadow Park
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Spice up your weekend at the 10th Annual Pepper Festival!

One of the largest chef competitions in North Carolina, the Pepper Fest heats up with a fresh array of pepper-themed dishes and brews, family activities, a kid chef competition and zesty live music!

Join us on September 24, 3-6 p.m., as chefs compete with one-of-a-kind recipes, featuring the locally bred and grown North Carolina pepper. From pepper chocolate to pepper donuts, you’ll see a dizzying collection of dishes from culinary stars like Watt’s Grocery and La Farm Bakery along with bold brews from the likes of Fullsteam, Carolina Brewery, Mystic and more!

Eat your fill while enjoying the musical line up of rock and Americana bluegrass with Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellies and The Piedmont Regulators.

Families can explore workshops, face painting, bubble art and storytelling journeys at the Kids’ Pepperpalooza. Stop by the Spicy Kids Chef Competition where pint-sized pepper-chefs face off with their own daring dishes.

Proceeds benefit Abundance NC, a nonprofit that supports sustainable food, fuels and more than 200 farmers across the state.

Tickets are available at www.pepperfestnc.org/tickets.

Event time: Sunday, September 24, 3-6 p.m.
Event location: Briar Chapel, Great Meadow Park, Chapel Hill, NC
For your GPS, enter: Margaret B. Pollard Middle School
185 Granite Mill Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. PepperFest is just up the hill from Margaret Pollard Middle School on Great Ridge Pkwy. Then watch for signs and people directing traffic!

Sep
30
Sat
NC Pride Parade and Festival
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 4:00 am

The state’s 33rd annual festival celebrates the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members of our community. The event will be held in the evening this year, with a street festival on Rigsbee Avenue beginning at 4 p.m. and lasting into the small hours of the morning.

Oct
6
Fri
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.

Oct
13
Fri
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.

Oct
14
Sat
50th annual Fall Pottery and Glass Festival @ Cedar Creek Gallery
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm

The festival, which showcases artist demonstrations, offers live music and a local onsite-food truck is one of our most popular events every year.

Although every festival is special in its own right, this year’s event is especially significant as it leads into the 50th anniversary of the gallery. Marking the first kiln opening in 1968 this upcoming fall, we will be celebrating five decades of creating, showcasing and supporting fine craft. Started by two potters, Sid and Pat Oakley, Cedar Creek Gallery has stood the test of time by maintaining its high standard of supporting artisans from all over North America and connecting the public to quality, hand-crafted treasures.