First Friday Raleigh August 3rd 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Raleigh Times located at 1426 14E Hargett St. Raleigh, NC 27601. First Friday, presented by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, showcases the vibrant art and creative community in downtown Raleigh on the first Friday of every month from 6-11 pm. The free public event features a variety of local art galleries and studios, museums and exhibitors that stay open late, put on special events and often offer refreshments. Retailers and restaurants participate by showcasing art, music or offering a First Friday special. First Friday is an annual fee-based membership program for downtown Raleigh storefront art galleries and businesses. 

 

Saturday Sept. 8th 2018 NC Hot Sauce Contest Downtown Oxford, NC 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.