NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Open House @ NC State College of Veterinary Medicine
Mar 24 all-day

Visit the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine for a day with animal friends. The public is invited to go behind the scenes at one of the nation’s top veterinary programs. Tour the Veterinary Hospital and the classrooms and laboratories in the CVM. There are attractions and numerous activities throughout campus. As always, the day includes interesting demonstrations, fun and informative displays explaining advances in the science of veterinary medicine; presentations on pet health; an opportunity to talk with faculty, staff, and students; and a chance to get up close with animals. (Please leave pets at home).

Full Frame Preview Party @ Ponysaurus Brewing Company
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Preview Party at Ponysaurus Brewing Company in Durham, NC on March 28, 2018 at 5pm. Get the insider’s guide to this year’s festival, which takes place in historic downtown Durham, NC, April 5-8, 2018. Plus, we are having raffles and other special announcements. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Pet Adoption Event with APS! @ Durty Bull Brewing Company
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We’re throwing another party for our furriest of friends that just want a good family to love. We’re going big like you know we love to do, because why wouldn’t we?

Along with the adoptable dogs and cats, we’ll have local vendors selling all sorts of pet-related things. To keep things entertaining for you, Redleg Husky are coming out that afternoon to play for all of you happy folks. Last but not least, we’ll have Gussy’s Greek Street Food out to make sure everyone stays well fed for any potential adoption decisions.

We’d love for you all to come out, regardless of if you feel like spending any money. The real treat is getting to hang out with some cute animals. However, if you do feel like spending money, then you’ll get to feel good about your charitable contributions as well. We’ll be donating 10% of on-premise beer sales to the APS as well as 15% of our beer-to-go. Donate to a good cause and drink good beer at the same time? Sign me up!

Durham Easter @ Durham Central Park
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Easter Sunday, April 1, join Vintage Church Durham, Restoration Church and Grace Park Church as we come together to bring you DURHAM EASTER with one of the largest Easter egg hunts in Durham!

The egg hunt will be open to children ages 2 through 12. There will be a total of 4 hunts through the day. Egg hunts will be accompanied by bounce houses, face painting, live entertainment, baptisms, food trucks, scavenger hunt for teens and more.

Pre-registration is available online at

Food will be available for purchase from Spanglish, Symphany for the Deli, Bruster’s Ice Cream and Pelican’s SnoBalls.

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Piedmont Earthskills Gathering @ Shakori Hills
Apr 4 – Apr 8 all-day

Piedmont Earthskills Gathering
April 4-8, 2018 at Shakori Hills in Pittsboro, NC

The Gathering will be a 5 day and 4-night event that offers in-depth learning for individuals and families. This educational/enrichment program will be focused on Primitive Living Skills and Homesteading. Top quality instructors will teach dozens of ancestral and heritage primitive skills such as matchless fire making, edible and medicinal plants, stone tool creation and use, ancient weaponry and basket making, just to name a few.

Earthskills gatherings are events where new friendships are forged, old friendships refined, and the empowering knowledge of pioneer, survival, native and traditional primitive skills are shared. These programs give participants the opportunity to become proficient in skills that have helped them redefine life goals and directions as well as broaden their knowledge of sustainable life ways, connection to nature, and the power of community. After a full day of hands-on instruction, evening programs give us the opportunity to join in the revival of the great oral tradition of storytelling around the council fire, or the option to pull up a chair at any one of the camps where homegrown and traditional Appalachian music is played, or the opportunity to answer the call of the drum and dance around the fire under a star-filled sky.

Touch-A-Truck @ Northgate Mall
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties will host their 6th Annual Touch-a-Truck event, Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Join us at our new location in the parking lot of Northgate Mall in Durham near Sears Auto Center.

Touch-a-Truck is an educational community event that provides children with a hands-on opportunity to meet the people who build, protect, and serve Durham and Orange Counties and to see and touch vehicles from law enforcement, fire departments, public works, emergency medical services, construction machinery, farm equipment, and so much more. Other activities will include face painting and fake tattoos, a bounce house, a performance by the Bouncing Bulldogs, yard games, and an opportunity to participate in the Ident-a-Kid program.

Tickets are $5 each (kids 2 and under are free) and are available online or at the door. We hope to see you and your friends, family, and neighbors on Saturday, April 7th for a fun, hands-on event! Thank you for your support!

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NC Beer Festivities at Fearrington @ Fearrington Village
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come celebrate NC Beer Month with us on April 8th for Fearrington’s first ever Beer Festival. Sample beers from craft brewers all over the state, join in on festivities throughout the shops, indulge in Chef Colin’s hot dogs and other NC food vendors, and enjoy the comradery of fellow beer lovers. This is a family friendly event so feel free to bring your children along to enjoy the festivities and see the Belted Barn Yard. It’ll be a great afternoon out!

Featured breweries:
d9 from Cornelius
Four Saints from Asheboro
Fullsteam from Durham
Haw River from Saxapahaw
Hi-Wire from Asheville
Mother Earth from Kinston
Ponysaurus from Durham
Tarboro from Tabor

Lager Ticket – $25.00 per person includes access to event, unlimited 3oz tasting pours from 8 NC Breweries, a take-home tasting sampler, and a 10% discount throughout shops at Fearrington*

Belgian Strong Ale Ticket – $45.00 per person includes access to the event, unlimited 3oz tasting pours from 8 NC Breweries, two pint pours from a participating brewery of your choice, food from Colin’s hot dog stand**, a take-home tasting sampler, and a 10% discount throughout shops at Fearrington*

Fall in love with one of the beers from the festival? No need to fret, as pint tickets can be purchased at the event by attendees only. (Unfortunately, these cannot be used at any Fearrington beverage outlets.) Depending on availability, day-of tickets may be available.

Tickets are available online.
*excludes Fearrington House Restaurant and alcohol
**limit 2 hot dogs per ticket

Southern Women’s Show @ NC State Fairgrounds
Apr 13 – Apr 15 all-day

The Southern Women’s Show is celebrating 33 years in the Triangle! This year’s show will be held April 13-15 at the NC State Fairgrounds with celebrity guests, fashion shows, shopping, workshops, food and more.

Pints for Paws Craft Beverage Festival @ Northgate Mall
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The first Pints for Paws takes place at Northgate Mall’s Plaza, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Animal Protection Society of Durham. Sample a selection of Durham-based craft beverages from makers such as Bull City Burger and Brewery, Fullsteam, Bull Durham Beer Company, Ponysaurus Brewing Co., Durty Bull Brewing Company, The Glass Jug Beer Lab, Starpoint Brewing, Bull City Ciderworks, Honeygirl Mead, Homebucha, MATI Energy, Brothers Vilgalys Spirits Company and Romanz Tea. Enjoy live music, local food trucks and bring your crowd-friendly dogs (on leash, of course!) to this new family-friendly event!

Ticket Prices:
For 21 and over: $35 from March 1 — April 10, 2018; $40 from April 11 – 14, 2018
For 11 – 20 years of age: $10
For 10 and younger: Free
NOTE: Tickets available for purchase via Eventbrite, or cash only at the gate.

Participating Beverage Companies:
Bull City Burger and Brewery
FullSteam Brewery
Bull Durham Beer Company
Ponysaurus Brewing
Durty Bull Brewing Company
The Glass Jug Beer Lab
Starpoint Brewing
Bull City Ciderworks
Honeygirl Meadery
MATI Energy
Brothers Vilgalys Spirits
and more TBD

TASTE @ Various Venues
Apr 18 – Apr 22 all-day

Presented by Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine and Chatham Magazine, this four-day festival kicks off on Wednesday, April 18, with a gluten- free dinner at Primal Food & Spirits, followed by the Grand TASTE Experience at the Durham Armory on Thursday. Enjoy food and drink samples from the best restaurants and local artisans – make sure to come hungry! Finish up the weekend with the Brews & Barbecue Bus Tour on Saturday and Artisan Cocktail Dinner at The Rickhouse on Sunday. A portion of the proceeds supports Meals on Wheels.

Earth Day Festival @ Durham Central Park
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Go green and take part in a day filled with entertainment, hands-on environmental education workshops, sustainability vendors and more. Check out awesome live music, swing by the Family Fun Zone and show your appreciation for Mother Earth! Bring the whole family out to Durham Central Park – admission is free.

N.C. Central University Jazz Festival @ B.N. Duke Auditorium and Annex
Apr 23 – Apr 28 all-day

For the 28th year in a row, this weeklong series of events for jazz enthusiasts features concerts, master classes, workshops, clinics and lectures by accomplished, world- renowned musicians. All events are free and open to the public – with the exception of various ticketed concerts. Enjoy sounds from the NCCU Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and several special guest artists.

JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon @ Chapel Hill Country Club
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am

Swim, bike, and run for a great cause. This kids triathlon benefits families fighting childhood cancer at Duke Children’s and UNC Children’s Hospital. April 29th at the Chapel Hill Country Club, for all ability levels, ages 6-14. JUST TRYAN IT helps families in need while instilling a sense of philanthropy and service in children, fostering empathy and empowering them to make a difference. For more information, visit our website. REGISTER TODAY!

Durham Greek Festival 2018 @ St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church
May 5 @ 11:00 am – May 6 @ 8:00 pm

St. Barbara’s Greek Festival 2018

Saturday, May 5 11am – 8pm
Sunday, May 6 11am – 8pm

Experience the fabulous flavors, sights, and sounds of Greece on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 at the DURHAM GREEK FESTIVAL! Admission is free!

Enjoy favorite Greek foods including gyros, grilled chicken pita wraps, pork souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach and feta cheese pie) and pastitsio (the Greek take on lasagna). Savor slow-roasted lamb and a variety of delicious Greek pastries and desserts. Kick back with Greek wine and beer at the Taverna. Refuel with traditional coffee and iced frappés at the Kafenion.

Live performances include the bouzouki band “Opa!” and traditional Greek folk dancing. Bring your dancing feet and join in on the fun!

Shop and browse art, crafts, jewelry, books, and gifts at the Marketplace. Stock up on your favorite Mediterranean olives, feta cheese, spices, and sweet bread at the Bakaliko grocery. Kids will have a blast at the outdoor Kids Zone with fun for all ages!

Try your luck at the raffle to win $1000 or other great prizes. Our silent auction will feature fine art, ceramics, and collectibles.

For more information, visit, email or call 919-484-1600.
A portion of proceeds benefit the Durham Rescue Mission.

Out! Raleigh 2018 @ Raleigh City Plaza
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The eighth annual Out! Raleigh festival will take place on Saturday May 5th, 2018 at Raleigh’s City Plaza on Fayetteville Street. This inclusive and action-packed event is family-friendly with activities for all ages. Out! Raleigh is an important way to raise the necessary funds to support the LGBT Center of Raleigh and all of its 28+ programs. In 2016, more than 51,000 people poured into Raleigh’s City Plaza to celebrate the LGBT community with our allies, friends and families.

Running from 11:00am to 6:00pm, the event offers live entertainment, local vendors, independent artists, great food, a KidsZone and a beer garden. Best of all, there is no admission fee!

In the last eight years, Out! Raleigh has become a vital part of Raleigh’s downtown culture, promoting diversity awareness as well as a sense of inclusivity for the LGBT community and its allies both inside and outside of the Triangle. Each year has been more successful than the last and this year will be no exception!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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