17 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, June 29–July 6

Blake Christiana (of Yarn)

Have an, ahem, ball and spin a new tune with this soulful singer-songwriter who uses music to reflect on his emotions, scars and circumstances. thatstation.net

Conlon Family Skatepark Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Roll on over to DTR’s urban skatepark, officially opening to the public following a ribbon-cutting at 10am (!). Alley-oop! skateraleigh.com

Comedy at Nickelpoint Brewing Co.

Catch some comedic gold at Nickelpoint Brewing with a loaded lineup of local standup stars (Drew Harrison, Spencer Bland, Jordan Centry and Victoria Quiett). Let’s get laughing! nickelpointbrewing.com

KIDZ BOP Never Stop Live Tour

Trix are for kids… and so are tunes (!). And we can’t stop, won’t stop jammin’ out at Coastal Credit Union Music Park. Rock on—with the kiddos! walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

Omari Dillard

Get strung along by a soul violinist (plus a live band!) summoning soothing sultry sounds and renditions of a slew of R&B classics. Bows up and out! martinmariettacenter.com

Goats and Glory

Let’s get #goated. Get down with your baa-d self at Spring Haven Farm for live tunes, food truck fare, games (ax throwing, archery, shooting and more!). Plus, mix and mingle with baby goats and other farm animals. Hey, whatever floats your goat. springhaven.farm

Scavenger Hunt

But for real, where’s Waldo? Quail Ridge Books and Shop Local Raleigh are teaming up for a summer scav all month long. Pursue local small shops for Waldo, with the winner taking home bragging rights and a prize. Sleuthing skills: on. quailridgebooks.com

7/1, Saturdays
Midtown Farmers Market

How spud-tacular! Find this proud-to-be “producers-only” farmers market touting local, sustainable and family-farmed foods. Keepin’ it fresh, indeed. visitnorthhills.com

Cornhusk Critters

It’s corn (!)… huskin’. Drop by the NC Museum of History to create your own cornhusk doll or critter. Let’s get shuckin’! ncmuseumofhistory.org

NC Courage vs. Houston Dash

Nab your tix to see our fave fearless females kick some balls—er, butt—out on the pitch. Let’s go lionesses! nccourage.com

Patriotic Pet Parade

Grab your furry friend for a good old-fashioned patriotic (and pawsome!) parade and costume contest with categories like most patriotic, most creative, best owner and pet twinning ’fit, and cutest. How pup-fect. theraleighmarket.com

The Taste of Raleigh

Craving the perfect bite? Turn those taste buds on high alert via some of the best Raleigh’s food scene has to offer—from food trucks and caterers to personal chefs and bakeries. Bon appetit! thetasteofraleigh.com 

Don Toliver 

Pack your cardigans (iykyk) for this rapper’s Love Sick tour stop in the City of Oaks. redhatamphitheater.com

Barenaked Ladies
If I had a million dollars, we wouldn’t have to eat Kraft dinner—but we would! … We’d just eat more. So, buy yourself a green dress (but not a real green dress—that’s cruel) and rock out for “The Last Summer on Earth” because it (hasn’t) all been done. redhatamphitheater.com

Dix Park Fireworks

Happy birthday, America! Nosh on a lineup of food truck fare and watch the fireworks for a summer night sure to go out with a bang (!). dixpark.org

Independence Day Celebration

“Cause baby you’re a firework…” Celebrate the good ’ol USA with tunes from the North Carolina Symphony and Cary Town Band out on the lawn. #Merica. boothamphitheatre.com

Carolina Mudcats vs. Fayetteville Woodpeckers

Let’s play ball! Hit your week outta the park with a game of baseball sure to knock your socks off. milb.com

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