24 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, June 16–22


Ongoing
Ready, Set, Vet 

If your mini is dreamin’ of the pug life, pop into Marbles Kids Museum’s latest partnership with the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. The vet play experience gives children the chance to role-play as vets and techs, checking for injuries, using X-rays and caring for all types of animals—stuffed ones, that is. marbleskidsmuseum.org

6/16
Cody Johnson

“On my way to [Cody]” at Red Hat… Cowboy hats encouraged! redhatamphitheater.com

6/16
Raleigh Night Market

Turnip the beat and get ready to stay up a little past your bedtime. With 100-plus local vendors, live music and food trucks, this free market has a lot of something for everyone. raleighnightmarket.com

6/16-19
Jon Lovitz

Def in a “league of his own,” the famed SNL alum, stand-up comedian and actor brings his distinctive voice to town for four nights of funny. improv.com

6/17
21Marbles

Leave the kids at home and head back to the good years at Marbles Kids Museum for a 21+ evening of games, nerf battles and adult bevs. marbleskidsmuseum.org

6/17
Juneteenth Karaoke Celebration

Mixing music and entertainment with history and education, this cultural celebration at Carolina Pines offers the best of both worlds—plus the chance to belt your heart out. Next stop, American Idol! raleighnc.gov

6/17
Soft Serve Social

Scoop, there it is! Videri Chocolate Factory is offering BOGO soft serve—with the op to add an event-exclusive glitter cowboy hat to your cup or cone (!) in order to raise funds for the LGBT Center of Raleigh—and keep Raleighites cool, of course. viderichocolatefactory.com 

6/17–19
Bull City Comedy Festival

Jampacked with some of the region’s best comics, the Bull City Comedy Festival is bound to tickle your funny bone all weekend long. eventbrite.com

6/18
BBQ Festival & Celebration of Dads

Calling all BBQ-loving dads! Phillips Farm of Cary—in partnership with DEVIL-DOG Dungarees—is hosting a slew of BBQ trucks on-site, plus local vendors and artisans, a raffle drawing, live music, and games and activities that the whole family can enjoy. phillipsfarmsofcary.com

6/18
Bruce Bruce

“Who’s your caddy?” The unstoppable comedic force that is the mighty Bruce Bruce brings his fan-fave jokes to Goodnights. goodnightscomedy.com

6/18
Kid Rock

Picture this. The “American Bad Ass” brings his Bad Reputation Tour to the Creek. “So hott.” walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

6/18
Mo’Nique and Friends

Post up for a night of laughs with legendary comedy queen Mo’Nique—joined by “Hilarious” Corry Bell and “Grown Man” Tone-X, with tunes by DJ Grandmaster Dee. dukeenergycenterraleigh.com

6/18
Capital City Juneteenth Celebration

The theme for this year’s Capital City Juneteenth Celebration 2022 at Dix Park is Preserving the Past, Moving it Forward. Celebrate the commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. through entertainment, family activities, food vendors and more. juneteenthraleigh.org

6/18
Juneteenth Shopper’s Block All-Day Festival 

Get your shopping bags ready! Black Friday Market’s annual block party returns with live music, food, a kids area, shopping (natch) and overall outdoor summer fun. blackfriday.market

6/18
Triangle Beagle Rescue Adopt-a-Thon

Having a ruff time and need a companion? Wag your tail over to Lonerider to meet your new furry best friend (aka an adorable beagle!). tribeagles.org

6/18–19
Juneteenth at the Pope House

It’s family funday at the Pope House! Celebrate and honor African American history and culture via a libations ceremony, walking tour and music. raleighnc.gov

6/18–19
Juneteenth Jubilee

Fete Juneteenth in Fayetteville with its full-day street festival of nationally touring headliners (think three-time Grammy award-winning gospel singer Donnie McClurkin and Grammy-nominated artist Morray!), local artists, food trucks, vendors and more—and the celebration continues on June 19 with a heritage brunch feat. keynote speaker Jaki Shelton Green, aka North Carolina’s first Black Poet Laureate. visitdowntownfayetteville.com

6/19
CMF Drag Brunch

Drag yourself to brunch to see the talents of Chloe Cassidy (emcee), Morgan Richard, Giselle Cassidy Carter, Jada J. and Saniya Chanel Iman at Five Star. fivestarraleigh.com

6/19
Juneteenth Maker’s Market

Triangle Pop-Up’s first maker’s market at Fenton will feature Black-owned small businesses, artists and musicians in honor of Juneteenth—and upping the feel-good factor, will also benefit the NC Black Alliance. trianglepopup.com

6/19 
Historic Raleigh Trolley Pride Ride

All aboard! Hop on the Raleigh Trolley’s hourlong Pride Ride in celebration of Pride Month for a tour of the city’s historic landmarks highlighting LGBTQIA+ communities. raleighnc.gov

6/21
Solstice Flow 

Stretchhhh your way into summer via Current Wellness’ Solstice Flow yoga sesh supporting A Place at the Table. currentwellnessraleigh.com 

6/22
Dorado Rock Whiskey Dinner

What’s neat? Saint Jacques is partnering with Dorado Rock to offer a bourbon-themed dinner with a focus on entrees (using NC-based proteins and produce) around French-based whiskeys—and a grand finale tasting from Saint Jacques Elijah Craig barrel. Cheers! saintjacquesfrenchcuisine.com 

6/22
Fullsteam Beer Dinner

Full steam ahead to Cantina 18 for this four-course meal featuring food from the restaurant and pairings from Fullsteam Brewery. 18restaurantgroup.com

6/22
Machine Gun Kelly

Catch the Blonde Don during his Mainstream Sellout tour with special guests Avril Lavigne and Iann Dior. pncarena.com





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