Things to Do: September 2021

African American Cultural Festival

  1. The annual African American Cultural Festival is back this year, and it’s been reimagined with new locations and family-friendly activities throughout downtown Raleigh. Enjoy the premier celebration of African American culture through art, music, food, and community fun. Sept. 4-5,
  2. Get your dancing shoes on because Hopscotch Music Festival returns to downtown Raleigh this fall. With a full lineup of shows and many performers hailing from N.C., the popular festival is a fan favorite for music lovers and local artists. This year’s festival also features an art market in partnership with Pop-Up Raleigh. Sept. 9-11,
  3. Calling all foodies! Cary’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a can’t miss event. Enjoy a weekend packed with Southern favorites: craft beer, bourbon tastings, delicious barbeque, and more! Eventgoers can also enjoy seminars from master brewers and pit masters, and rock out to live rock, blues, and bluegrass music on the main stage. Friday, Sept. 10, 6-10 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 11, noon-6 p.m.,
  4. Enjoy a full day of family fun on Salem Street at PeakFest! Celebrate the Peak of Good Living at Apex’s largest public event with local artists, fair food, and entertainment for kids of all ages. The weekend will kick off with a performance from Americana band Nu-Blu at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. Saturday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
  5. Peakfest

  6. Sample craft brews, try local food trucks, and more at Brewgaloo! N.C.’s largest craft beer festival features more than 110 craft breweries, nearly 50 food trucks, local vendors, and multiple stages for live entertainment all weekend. Friday, Sept. 17, 6-10 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 18, 2-10 p.m.,


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