Summer in the Triangle
Summer in the Triangle is filled with many options for your evenings and weekends. Summer schedules tend to be a bit more relaxed. The longer days make it possible to take advantage of evening activities. There are many choices, so figuring out which activity to attend can be overwhelming. Luckily, we're local experts and promise that these recommendations are top rated. Get ready for some good times!
Find events for a fun summer in the Triangle
Depending on whether your activity is for you, with a partner, or the whole family, we'll help you hit the great spots in the Triangle this summer. Be sure to put these events on your calendar. Whether you’re a long time resident or a recent transplant, you'll be glad you did. You'll get to know more about the Triangle and will be supporting your local community.
Did you know July is National Parks and Recreation Month? Get out and discover Cary in July by following Cary Parks on social media for clues to where Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources has hidden gift cards in Cary's parks, facilities, and greenways! Check Twitter (@TOC_Fun) on Tuesdays, Facebook (@TownofCaryNC) on Friday, and Instagram (@EnjoyCary) on Sundays in July for clues.”
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Admission to the festival includes an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. If the BBQ is what brings you to the festival, you'll have all the best BBQ in one spot. There are 40 bourbons and 60 beers on tap. There is a designated driver ticket discount! Friday, July 27, 6:00 PM & Saturday, July 28, 12:00 PM Find tickets here.
Beauty and the Beast: Sing-along
Part of the popular Movies by Moonlight, benefiting the WakeMed Children’s Hospital, Disney presents an all-new sing-along version of Beauty and Beast. Bring a blanket, chair, and your own goodies (or buy treats there). The movie runs for approximately two hours and is $5 for ages 12+. Gates open at 7:00 PM and the movie begins at dusk (8:30 PM). Friday, August 10.
Sertoma Amphitheatre is tucked away in Cary's Bond Park. Perfect for outdoor concerts, make sure you arrive early for a seat, or bring your own lawn chair. The last summer concert will feature Shana Tucker, who performed with Cirque du Soleil, is a singer-songwriter and cellist. Saturday, August 11, 7:00 PM, Free
Durham, Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk
Starting at Tylers Restaurant and Taproom in the American Tobacco District, you'll go on a 1.5 mile walking tour of downtown Durham. You will get your fill of local ghost stories, folklore, and history as you visit six sites that include: the Bull Durham Factory, Kress Store Building, Devil's Teacher, Hotel, Malbourne Memory, Snow Building, and the LIggett- Myers Factory. Every Friday, and Saturday from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
Rock the Park Concert & Movie Series
Durham is offering a summer concert and movie series to enjoy with family and friends. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Pack a picnic basket or purchase food onsite from local vendors. Saturday, August 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM you'll have the opportunity to listen to the music of Shursoundz a great R&B group. Saturday, August 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Free
Kids for Change End of Summer Celebration
Durham Central Park hosts this free event. There will be family-friendly activities, food and drinks and entertainment by: Rissi Palmer, who’s musical style is described as Southern Soul, Baron von Rumblebuss a Children’s Power Pop Folk Rock artist , and Jeghetto a popular puppeteer. Sunday, August 26, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Free
Chapel Hill/Hillsborough/Pittsboro, NC
Fair Game Beverage Company
A new tasting series in Pittsboro, NC at Fair Game Beverage. Paired with local favorites, such as Celebrity Dairy, Fair Game has paired gelato with their wines. Come by on the last Sunday of each month to sample and settle on a scoop of gelato and glass of wine. There a host of other beverages from NC beers, ciders, and their own spirits. Sunday, July 29 and August, 26, 2:00 - 5:00 PM, Samplings are Free
Paperhand Puppet Intervention
Best described on the Paperhand Puppet site, “Paperhand Puppet Intervention returns for their 19th annual puppet pageant of unlikely proportions. Mask and dance, shadow puppetry and stilt walking unite as cardboard comes to life and paper-mache’ flies to the music of the band. This year's show, In the Heart of the Fire explores the paradoxical gift of fire. Showings on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday at 7:00 PM, August 3 through September 3, Forest Hill Theater. Check the site for matinee times and dates.
Last Fridays in Hillsborough
The last Friday of each month through September, the Hillsborough Arts Council host an art walk, and has a complement of artist, food vendors, craftspeople, and nonprofits setup in the town center. It is a well-attended and popular event. Each Friday also features musical talent. Friday July 27, August 31, and September 28, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Free