The first full weekend in June starts off with a burst of activity in the Triangle! Below are some synopses of the great events you can find happening in the next few days:
NC Fresh Catch
A new event aimed at supporting NC Catch fisheries and local farms and breweries, NC Fresh Catch is Saturday June 8th from 1 – 7pm. Money raised helps support Nourish International and the NC Coastal Federation. Hosted by the Hills to Holy Water Music Arts Tour, Fresh Catch is a family friendly event featuring fresh seafood, live music, and cold beer! How to buy advance tickets, food and beer available, and the music schedule are listed on their website.
June First Friday
Tomorrow, Friday June 7th, is Raleigh’s monthly First Friday event. Always a packed social evening celebrating downtown’s culture, the city’s local galleries, restaurants, and bars often have specials to take advantage of. The Downtown Raleigh alliance has a great list of galleries as does WRAL. The event is usually only from 6 – 9pm so start early and look for the First Friday flags!
Food Truck Rodeo
Food trucks used to be seen as questionable in terms of culinary delight but not so anymore! Recently the food truck population in the Triangle has been expanding exponentially and offering all sorts of delicacies – from burgers to dumplings to cupcakes to crepes to pizza. This Sunday, June 9th, from 12 – 5pm, there will be over 50 food trucks lined up and ready to serve on Fayetteville Street in the Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo. There will also be a few beer vendors for those craving cold adult beverages. A great way to sample a huge variety of food in a truly unique setting!
NCMA Art of the Auction
On Saturday, June 8th, at 7pm, the NC Museum of Art’s annual Art of the Auction will feature over 120 exceptional works by artists from North Carolina and beyond. A fundraiser for the museum’s exhibitions and education programs, the event includes a silent auction for the works of art as well as a live auction for 8 – 10 specific art pieces or experiences. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing, cocktails, and entertainment. Sponsorship levels in addition to individual tickets are available on the website.