It is sweltering outside, but that doesn’t mean you should stay inside all the time! Here are three upcoming Triangle events that we’re looking forward to: pick up some fresh fruit and veggies at the Farmer’s Market and a baby plant from nüvonivo this Wednesday; celebrate bikes with beer and other bemusements at Tour de Fat on Saturday; and honor fathers and the summer solstice with an ice cream party at the beautiful J. C. Raulston Arboretum on Sunday.


Plant-A-Seed with nüvonivo: Wednesday, June 17th

Does a green thumb run in your family? Why not get your kids involved in the fun! Stop by the nüvonivo retail tent at the Raleigh Downtown Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, June 17th from 10am – 2pm for a free seed planting event. Each child, ages 3-7, will be given wildflower seeds which they will carefully plant in a biodegradable pot. They will learn how the seed grows and how to care for their new baby plant when they take it home.

If you and your “seedlings” plan to attend this event, please click here to learn more and to register.

Tour de Fat

Tour de Fat: Durham: Saturday, June 20th

“Fun times, fun friends, fun bikes, and fun beers!”

The Tour de Fat is coming to Durham on Saturday, June 20th! This free event is designed to celebrate the bicycle while showcasing New Belgium beers and raising funds for non-profits. Held at Diamond View Park in Durham, the Tour de Fat will kick off with a bicycle parade through the city streets which wraps up in the park for a day of fun, beer, and bemusement.

Events include:

  • Slow Ride races
  • 1,000 person Dance Contest
  • Car for Bike Trade
  • Variety hour: Death Defying comedy, Chainsaws, and Bananas
  • Marnie Sams Muffin Show: Just for Kids!
  • Delicious fare by Mellow Mushroom, D.C. Slices, Red Apron, and more!

Wear your best costume and participate in the Fashion Show.

Participants may also expect to enjoy a day of music with local bands such as Dark Water Rising or The Nick Driver Band.

This event offers free admission! All proceeds earned from beer sales will go to local non-profits such as BikeWalk NC, Triangle Spokes Group, and the Durham Bike Co-Op.

Click here to preregister and learn more! Registration begins at 10am and Bike Parade at 11am.

JC Raulston Ice Cream

JC Raulston Arboretum Summer Solstice Ice Cream Party: Sunday, June 21st

Does Dad love ice cream? Bring him to the JC Raulston Arboretum Summer Solstice Ice Cream party on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 21st) and spend the last hours of the Summer Solstice in the beautiful gardens.

The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. on the patio of the McSwain Education Center. A delicious Ice Cream bar, supplied by Howling Cow, will await each participant. After you’ve eaten your icy treat, be sure to head up to the Event Lawn to enjoy oversized lawn games and fun craft activities for everyone.

Finally, join together with your family to enjoy a beautiful sunset view at the A.E. Finley Foundation Rooftoop Garden.

Admission: $20 per family ($10 per member family). Admission includes one ice cream bar ticket for each family member and two tickets for the craft and planting activities.

Click here to learn more!