Weekend: Beer, Bourbon & BBQ and Final Friday


Cary, NC — The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is at Booth Amphitheatre this weekend. You can also enjoy Final Friday and a RailHawks soccer game – it’s all on the calendar.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Today is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen. Stop by Dairy Queen (locations are in both Cary and Morrisville) to buy a blizzard, and proceeds will be donated to Duke Children’s Hospital.

High school students and their parents can attend a helpful class, Finding the Right College for You, at West Regional Library from 6:30-7:30 pm. In this program, you’ll evaluate the many factors that need to be considered. Registration (919-463-8500) is recommended.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival kicks off Friday night at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Enjoy a “Whole Hog Pig Pickin'” from 6-10 pm, and come back on Saturday for 60 beers, 40 bourbons and a lot of BBQ. One and two-day tickets can be purchased online.

An “artsy” alternative to this festival is Cary’s monthly Final Friday celebration. As always, the art studios in Downtown Cary (in Ashworth Village) will be open until 9 pm with amazing works on exhibit, but, this month, you can also visit Coffee & Crepes (in Crossroads Plaza), the Bond Park Community Center and the Carolina Creative Center, or C3 (in Cary Towne Center).

A reception and altered books exhibit will take place at C3 from 6-8:30 pm.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A free Praise and Worship Conference will be held all day today from 9 am-4 pm at Grace Bible Fellowship in Cary. This conference is open to everyone, both church-goers and non church-goers, and includes breakout sessions, panel discussions and more.

The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival continues from noon-6 pm today.

Orange Theory Fitness in Park West Village is holding an open house this afternoon from 2-5 pm. At this free event, you’ll tour the studio, learn more about the science behind the workout and meet the Orange team and fellow members.

The Carolina RailHawks will take on Tampa Bay at 7:30 pm at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

Enjoy live music at Rally Point Sport Grill from 7-10 pm tonight.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

If you like outdoor live music, head to Chapel Hill on Friday, July 31, 2015. Fridays on the Front Porch will take place at the Carolina Inn with free music and a selection of food trucks from 5-8 pm. Alternatively, head to Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough from 6-8:30 for their Last Friday celebration with live music, outdoor movies, pie contests, vendors and more.

Catch a baseball game! The Durham Bulls will play at home all weekend long, Friday-Sunday.

Also on Friday, July 31, take a leisurely night paddle at 8:15 on the western end of Falls Lake. This event, from Frog Hollow Outdoors, requires a $30 registration fee.


The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Shreveport-Bossier.