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Raleigh, North Carolina — From June 16 to a giant garage sale, there’s a lot going on this weekend in the Triangle!
Capital City Juneteenth Celebration at Dorothea Dix Park – Celebrate Juneteenth with this celebration at Dix Park on June 18th. There will be entertainment, food and music at Harvey Hill in Dix Park. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Preserving the Past, Carrying It Forward”. WRAL is a proud sponsor of this event.
Juneteenth Joy: A Celebration of Freedom and Gospel Music – Start your weekend at the North Carolina Museum of Art with the in-person concert Juneteenth Joy: A Celebration of Freedom and Gospel Music. The evening kicks off at 6:45 p.m. with pre-concert performances by local gospel artist Gene Hoskins and legendary North Carolina gospel quartet, The Napper Singers. This special event features Grammy- and Dove-nominated artist Kelontae Gavin, Grammy- and Stellar-winning singers Kierra Sheard and Le’Andria Johnson, and Grammy- and Stellar-winning gospel music legends Hezekiah Walker and Fred Hammond. Dove Award.
Summerfest: June 16 Party – Join the North Carolina Symphony in celebrating the contributions of African American musicians and composers to our American musical heritage, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, William Grant Still and North Carolina Symphony Composer-in-Residence Anthony Kelley. The show is at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the Koka Booth Amphitheater.
Shopping and outdoor recreation
100 miles of shopping: 301 Endless Yard Sale – The 301 Endless Yard Sale features tons of vendors lining the highway between Weldon and Dunn. The sale spans five counties (Halifax, Wilson, Nash, Johnston and Harnett) and includes everything from antiques and collectibles to clothing and toys. The event runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18.
Cary Night Market – Find locally made goods and enjoy a Friday night filled with music and entertainment with artisans from the Triangle area, food and drink at the former site of the Cary Library.
Oberlin Village Heritage 5K Run/Walk – The inaugural Oberlin Village Heritage 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, June 18 at Dix Park. The start and finish line will be on Umstead Road between Middleton and Cranmer. All proceeds from the event will support the Friends of Oberlin Village in raising public awareness and preserving Oberlin’s rich history, contributions and accomplishments. There will be a children’s dash at 9 a.m. for ages 8 and under. WRAL is a proud sponsor of this event.
Music and comedy
Summerfest: Havana Nights – Pack your picnic, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy some great music under the stars at the Koka Booth Amphitheater on Friday night. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
John Lovitz at Raleigh Improv – See the actor and comedian at Raleigh Improv this weekend. It has shows June 16-19.
5th Triangle Community Music Festival – Bring a chair and enjoy the free music at Durham Central Park on Saturday, June 18. Five local community bands will perform from Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and Holly Springs. Food trucks will be on site. The show is from 4 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Musical Comedy: In the Heights – In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee of the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. See him on stage at the Raleigh Little Theater through June 19.
Jesus Christ Superstar – Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a global fanbase. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, an exciting new production is coming to North America. See this show on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center from June 14-19.
Comedy Queen Mo’Nique and Friends – Come and attend an evening of laughter with the legendary actress Mo’Nique. Joining her will be a couple of her friends to add to the laughter. Don’t miss the chance to see her live in Raleigh.
21Marbles – The Marbles Kids Museum will hold its adults-only event on Friday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Those ages 21 and up can enjoy summer camp-themed activities. Concessions, beer, wine, and seltzer water will be available for purchase, and you can roast s’mores by the fire. Tickets are on sale now.
Bourbon and Bacon Pairing for Father’s Day – Clouds Brewing and Four Roses Distillery team up for a bourbon and bacon pairing for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. bourbon and Four Roses along with tasting notes for each selection.