Downtown Movie Series – Raleigh

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Downtown Raleigh has a special event series going on called Downtown Raleigh Movie Series. Every Friday in June there is going to be a free movie at 6:00 pm! The movie of this week is The Goonies. The rest of the schedule is listed below! Plan a family outing in Raleigh one Friday! Each event includes food trucks, DJ music and beer and wine tents.
June 12, Back to the Future

June 19, The Karate Kid

June 26, King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Location: City Plaza – 400 block Fayetteville St



Brüeprint Brewing Company – Apex, NC

BrueprintJust opened in Apex, NC  the Grand Opening of the Brüeprint Brewing Company was at the start of June. The company started our of a family kitchen in Holly Springs, NC. Eric Wagner decided to combine his talent for gourmet cooking with over 20 years of expertise in engineerings. What he came up with was “Better than a recipe, a brewing ‘blueprint’ combines science and great culinary skill to create a Brüeprint“. This will be the first handcrafted brewery in the Apex area. They have a great mission to pull you away from your computer and cell phone, and have an actual social experience with friends and family over the game, a band performance or just going out to dinner.

Their four main products are Brüenette (premier craft brown ale with warm overtones of chocolate), Brüe Scarlet  (sultry amber ale with a refreshing balanced flavor), Pale Brüe Eyes (crisp, delicious pale ale that finishes with a desire for more), and Edinbrüe (unique, frisky scotch ale that packs a “wee-heavy-punch” with a smooth malty taste). Make sure to check out their Facebook page for information on events, as well as locations of Food Trucks that have their beers!

Location: 1229 Perry Road, Apex 27502

Phone: (919) 387-8075

Fourth of July in Raleigh, NC

Screen Shot 2014-06-29 at 7.45.29 PMEvery summer Downtown Raleigh is bursting with events! What do you have planned this Fourth of July weekend??? How about heading to Downtown for some Food, Fun and Fireworks? Instead of just going to see Fireworks at Koka Booth or the State Fair Grounds, you can head to Downtown for an entire day of events followed by a Fireworks show.

There will be beer and wine tents, rides for the kids, street performers, a picnic, food trucks so you can have your pick of yummy food to eat, and the night ends with Fireworks going off behind The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The event has certainly grown since it began about two years ago. The website below has a great map of food locations, where musical stages are located, kids activity areas and more. Also, there is a list of vendors who will be present so you can have an idea of what food  to expect, but it looks like everything from Grilled Cheese to Pizza to Homemade Sodas to Asian Dumplings are going to be there! Make this a family tradition and if you cannot make it this year, prepare for next year’s event!

Location: Fayetteville Street and Red Hat Amphitheare

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Fortnight Brewing – Cary, NC


Fortnight Brewing Company is located in Cary and is a local Craft Brewery and Pub. The main style of their Beer reflects the taste of UK beers, with a range of English Ale, Porter and ESB using only English grown yeast and ingredients. Owners of the Brewery include North Carolina natives, as well as English citizens. Call the number below for more information on tasting events, and where their Food Truck will be located!

Fun fact: Fort-night is a noun that means “period of two weeks, which is approximately how long the typical craft ale takes to fully ferment.” 

You can find Fortnight Beers at the following locations in the area: Preston Country Club, Abbey Road Tavern and Grill, Mellow Mushroom, Amante Gourmet Pizza, Koka Booth Ampitheatre, Academy Street Bistro and more.

Location: 1006 SW Maynard Road

Phone: (919) 342-6604