Volkswagen owners who are interested in events this summer should head to one of the free or low-cost festivals and gatherings held in Ralieigh and Cary. There are thousands of events scheduled in Cary alone for this year, so you might be confused which ones are worth attending. This summer offers something for everyone: live music, soccer, food truck rodeos, and theater. If you are looking for a weekend on the road enjoying the great outdoors, meeting like-minded people, these top summer events will possibly get you excited. All you need is enough gas, an open mind, and free time.
Craft Beer & Food Adventure Festival
The fun afternoons are held throughout the summer on Saturdays, at Logan’s “One Stop Garden Shop. Downtown streets will be filled with offerings of unique food and craft beer, available to try. The cost of the afternoon, starting at 2.30 p.m. is $45 per person, and the cost includes all the tastings. This event offers a great chance for trying all the local food and beer on a budget, in a fantastic atmosphere. You must be able-bodied to walk the streets of Downtown Raleigh.
2. Midtown Beach Music Series: North Hills Catalinas
As a part of the Midtown Beach Music Series, Catalinas will visit North Hills Commons on June 1, to start off the summer. The outdoor concert starts at 8.00 P.M. and is free. You can take a fold-up chair and a few chilled drinks for the family, soaking in the atmosphere and listening to the music. A perfect way to spend a Thursday night this summer. If you are driving to the event, the best places to park are by the CapTrust Tower or the Bank of America Tower with allocated parking spaces for the event. Turn up by 6 p.m. to secure a good view.
3. The 2017 Airborne WakeMed Disc Golf Tournament
This event is held in Cary, at the WakeMed Soccer Park on the July 26 and 31. Those who think that golf is boring should have a look at the Frisbee version. The rules are similar to golf’s, however, instead of having to toss a ball, players have to throw their flying discs to the right position to progress further. A truly entertaining event for the family. Dogs should be kept on leads, though. Visit the PDGA website for membership options and ticket prices.
4. Raleigh Times Third Sunday Children’s Carnival
This event goes on from April 16 to Oct. 15, every third Sunday, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Starting off in front of the Times office on Hargett Street, the event will offer sidewalk chalk decoration, bouncy castles, and fun games. Bring the little ones around and let them have some summer fun, make friends, and get creative.
Whatever your interest is you will find something to do every weekend in Cary and Raleigh. Plan your journey and parking ahead, to make sure you get there on time.