August Activities in the Triangle Area

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival

Where: Koka Booth Amphitheater

When: Friday, Aug 5, 6 – 10 pm; Saturday, Aug 6, 12 – 6 pm

“Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass and Smoked Beasts! It’s two great days of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon.” There are several ticket options and attendees can go one or both days.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Where: Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill

When: Aug 12 – Sep 25, Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 7 pm and some Sunday matinees at 3 pm

Paperhand Puppet Intervention is creativity and art run wild. The group uses costumes, and more importantly, life-size (and bigger) puppets to put on spectacular performances. On top of all that the Forest Theatre itself is a unique place to see a show. There will be live musical performances from local artists before each show.

OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival

Where: Downtown Durham

When: Thur – Sun, Aug 11 – 14

“The OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival is the second largest LGBTQ+ film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons to downtown Durham every year since 1995.” The event features a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films.

Taste of Soul NC Seafood Edition

Where: Central Park, Durham

When: Sat, Aug 13, 3 – 8 pm

Enjoy Seafood, BBQ, Burgers and more at the Seafood Edition of Taste of Soul NC. There will also be other vendors and activities.

CaribMask Carnival

Where: Downtown Raleigh

When: Sat, August 20, 2022

Featuring a range of events, highlighted by a parade through downtown celebrating the area’s Afro-Caribbean community. There will also be live performances, delicious food and vendors selling all sorts of crafts.

Artspace’s Summer Celebration

Where: Artspace, Raleigh

When: Saturday, Aug 20, 12 – 3 pm

Summer Celebration gives young artists the opportunity to display some of their works in Artspace’s beautiful exhibition areas.

Town of Cary Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Where: Downtown Cary

When: Saturday, Sunday, August 27, 28; 9 am – 5 pm

Taking place on Cary’s Town Hall campus, the Lazy Daze Festival celebrates the coming of Fall and the community. The event will features all sorts of art, music, food and more. There will be special exhibits, fun games and some quirky activities