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Fall In Love With Where You Live: August 3rd - 5th
August 03, 2018   |  Published by April Stephens

First FridayThe Scoop: First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown's cutting-edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown. Visit the galleries and listen to live music. When: Friday, August 3rd 4:00p - 12:00pWhere: Downtown Raleigh, NCThe Deets: For more information, visit the event page.Tube The NeuseThe Scoop: Enjoy a leisurely 3.5 float down the Neuse River!When: Saturday, August 4th, 12:00p - 3:00pWhere: Neuse River Trail 20 Anderson Point Drive Raleigh, NC 27610The Deets: For more information, visit the event page.2018 NC Japan FestivalThe Scoop: Natsu matsuri time will soon be here! The 13th annual NC Japan Summer Festival organized by the Nippon Club of the Triangle continues to grow and is once again moving to a NEW, bigger and better venue this year. Mark your calendars, because this year's event is going to be truly spectacular! Delicious traditional Japanese food, interesting cultural displays and activities, and lots of music, dancing and other entertainment and games for families, couples and individuals.When: Saturday, August 4th, 1:00p - 7:00pWhere: North Carolina State Fairgrounds 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, NC 27607The Deets: For more information, visit the event page.Downtown Raleigh Food Truck RodeoThe Scoop: There is perhaps no bigger downtown event series than the four food truck rodeos that overtake Fayetteville street each year. You'll find all different types of cuisine from pimento cheeseburgers to banana pudding cupcakes and pulled pork sandwiches. Over 50 food trucks and local beer vendors line Fayetteville Street—it'd be smart to bring your posse and make it an all-afternoon affair of sharing and sampling.When: Sunday, August 5th, 3:00p - 9:00pWhere: City Plaza 400 Fayetteville St Raleigh, NC 27601The Deets: For more information visit the event page.Darci Lynn Live!The Scoop: See America's Got Talent Winner Live!When: Sunday, August 5th, beginning at 6:00 PM.Where: Koka Booth Amphitheater 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, North Carolina 27518The Deets: For more information, visit the event page.