Things to Do: August 2021

  1. CANstruction at Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s First Fridays is a can’t miss exhibition. Teams of architects, engineers, and students design and build larger-than-life structures from cans of food. The exhibit is free to view, and after it closes, all cans will be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Aug. 6-20, AIA Triangle,
  2. Harry Connick Jr.

  3. Don’t miss your chance to see Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winner Harry Connick Jr. and his band at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Connick and his seven-piece band celebrate a return to live music performance with their “Time to Play” summer tour. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 8 p.m.
  4. Jam out with local singers and songwriters at Waverly Place’s Acoustic Evenings in the Park. Enjoy an eclectic lineup of local musicians and strolling entertainment every Wednesday evening. Grab dinner at one of the many dining options or bring your lawn chairs and snag a seat on the green. Wednesdays through Aug. 25, 6-9 p.m.,
  5. Take a trip around the globe at Raleigh’s International Food Festival. Celebrate our diverse community and try food, desserts, beer and wine from around the world. This free, family-friendly event also includes a full lineup of dance performances and bands to keep the party going all day long. Saturday, Aug. 28, noon-10 p.m. Downtown Raleigh.
  6. Get crafty, shop local, and enjoy summer days at Town of Cary’s 45th Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. With award-winning artists, live music and activities for the kiddos, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy at this two-day festival. Saturday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, Aug. 29, 12:30-5 p.m. Town of Cary., search “Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival”

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