Home    Do Not Miss These 5 Upcoming Events in July

1 – Pickle Fest

With all the recent controversy surrounding if pickles belong on pizza or not, it is no surprise that pickles have finally been given their own festival.  As a pickle lover myself, I am beyond excited for this pickle packed tasting event and market. The festival will feature North Carolina made products from all across the State including things such as pickle flavored beers, kombucha, kimchi, and a variety of pickle dishes from local establishments. Early bird tickets are available as well as general admission and all children under the age of 10 get in free. There will also be a home pickler contest!!!! All Proceeds benefit Durham Central Park.

Where: The Rickhouse. Durham

When: July 23rd from 12 pm-4 pm




2 – Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and Food Adventure

If you enjoy learning, drinking craft beer and consuming good food on a lazy, weekend afternoon then this adventure is right up your alley. While leisurely strolling through Raleigh’s Seaboard Station and Person Street downtown areas, you will pause at five different local establishments to sample tastings of beers, food pairings, and insight into what makes this area one of Raleigh’s best!

Where: Seaboard Station

When: July 15th @ 2:30 pm

Website: http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/event/downtown-raleigh-craft-beer-and-food-adventure



3 – NC Japan Summer Festival

In its 12th year, the annual N.C Japan Summer Festival has grown and will be held indoors this year ( Thank goodness because.. THIS HEAT!!) at the N.C State Fairgrounds. You will enjoy authentic culture displays, activities, music, dancing, and of course FOOD.

Where: Kerr Scott Building @ The NC State Fair Grounds

When: July 29th from 1 pm – 8 pm




4 – Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

If you are looking for a fun-filled day that consists of bourbon tasting, beer drinking, BBQ eating, and music listening then look no further, this festival is the summer festival of your dreams. Admission gets you a sampling glass to enjoy an ” all you care to taste” sampling of beer and bourbon throughout the day. With some of the best BBQ vendors around being featured you will in no way go hungry while listening to lots of live music. The festival features a variety of exhibits including Brewing tools, BBQ accessories, hot sauces and even a cigar area!

Where: Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

When: July 28th – 29th

Website: http://www.beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info


5 – Crepe Myrtle Festival Gala

Get ready for a magical night as Raleigh celebrates the 37th year of hosting this lovely event. The CMF raises awareness etc for the HIV/AIDS and GLBT communities in our area. This year, they are keeping the details of the festival pretty hush hush but I am positive they will not disappoint and it will not be a night to miss!

Where: CAM Raleigh

When:July 29th @ 7 pm