Apex Latino Arts Festival
Where: Downtown Apex
When: Saturday, June 1, 3 – 10 pm
The Apex Latino Arts Festival is a celebration of arts and culture in the Apex community. There will be plenty of live performances, arts and crafts for sale and more! One of the highlights of the festival is its culinary event, featuring delicious food from throughout Latin America.
Where: NC State Fair Grounds, Raleigh
When: Saturday, Sunday, June 1, 2
Repticon is a reptile and exotic animal show that travels throughout the country. Great for any animal enthusiasts or potential ones. The show has a large variety of all sorts of reptiles both for viewing and sale. You might just leave with more than you expected.
American Dance Festival
Where: Locations throughout Durham
When: June 13 – July 26
“The world’s greatest dance festival,” according to the New York Post, the event begins in June and runs all the way through July. ADF aims to promote and support modern dance through a wide range of methods including education, community outreach, national and international initiatives and more. The festival is just as much about participating as it is spectating. There are numerous performances as well as classes and workshops.
Peak City Pig Fest
Where: Downtown Apex
When: Friday, Saturday, June 14, 15
Food, fun, beer and more. The two day event will give you the opportunity to try some of the best BBQ in existence. You may just be able to come a People’s Choice Judge and sample contest entries. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it. Visit the cook team areas, enjoy live music, watch the pig races, take your kids to the Kids Area and more.
Wake Forest Charity Car Show
Where: Downtown Wake Forest
When: Saturday, June 15, 9 am – 2 pm
The event is free and open to the public and will feature some amazing cars of all sorts of makes, models, types and ages. Anyone can register their vehicle in the show for a fee of $20. There will also be plenty of live music and delicious food.
Where: East Main Street, Durham
When: Saturday, June 15
Juneteenth is a celebration of African American culture, heritage and achievements, rooted in the abolishing of slavery. It is often referred to as African American Independence Day and is recognized as a state holiday in North Carolina and many other states. The event is described as fun-filled, educational and uplifting. There will be live performances, plenty of food, a kids zone and more!
Where: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh Little Theatre, Koka Booth Amphitheatre and more
When: Throughout June, July and August
While the days can get a little toasty during the summer the nights are the perfect opportunity to spend some time outside. A great way to do just that is to head to one of several venues that shows movies outdoors. Many screen a combination of classic and recent movies and serve all sorts of refreshments.