Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Grab your banjo!
Through Saturday; Across downtown Raleigh; free-$140; wideopenbluegrass.com
There’s something for everyone at this international bluegrass music festival, which takes over downtown with music in various clubs Thursday night; two-days of top-notch shows at Red Hat Friday and Saturday; 5 stages of free music Friday and Saturday; blocks and blocks of vendors, art markets and food trucks.
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Run for their lives
8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday; SAFE Haven, 8431 Garvey Dr., Raleigh; $18-$25; safehavenforcats.org
SAFE Haven for Cat’s annual 5K to benefit animals through their local nonprofit rescue encourages runners with strollers, dogs on leashes and brave souls in costumes.
Chavis Park Celebration
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; Chavis Park, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh; free; nando.com/chavis78
Celebrate the 78th anniversary of John Chavis Memorial Park with food trucks, music, a Soul Train dance line, vendors, historical activities, inflatables and more.
2-6 p.m. Saturday; CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh; $25-$75; trianglehops4hope.org
The annual Triangle Hops for Hope “cask-off” pairs 22 local teams with 22 of the area’s best breweries for a bragging rights face-off. All proceeds go to Children’s Flight of Hope, which provides free air transportation to critically ill children.
Bull City Block Party
5-10 p.m. Saturday; Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham; $8-$10; bitesofbullcity.com 919-428-0845
This pop-up seafood and music festival presented by NC Fresh Catch will have live music from Wahyas, Zoocru, The Wigg Report and others, plus lots of fresh, local seafood and of course, beer.
Noon-6 p.m. Sunday; Along West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill; free; chapelhillfestifall.com
This 44th annual arts festival provides a chance for art enthusiasts and artists to interact through a vibrant market of handmade artworks, live performances and food trucks.
Food trucks in Cary
4-8:30 p.m. Sunday; East Chatham Street, between Harrison Avenue and Walker Street; townofcary.org
The final Chatham Street Chowdown of the year has more than 20 food trucks and a slew of wine and beer vendors.