Triangle events to add to your daybook:
Get your country on
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Walnut Creek, 3801 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh; $32.75-$81.50; concerts.livenation.com
Country mega-star Luke Bryan – along with Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch – set up camp for two straight nights in Raleigh.
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Seafood, eat food
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; $5-$7 (12 & under free); raleighseafoodfestival.com
If you can’t go to the beach for the Labor Day weekend, let the beach come to you — or at least the food of the beach. The second Annual Raleigh Seafood Festival features fresh catches from N.C.’s coast (including all-you-can-eat blue crab sessions) plus live local bands, arts and crafts exhibits and a kids’ zone.
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-10 p.m. Sunday. Along Fayetteville Street, downtown Raleigh; free; aacfestival.org
The free two-day African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is an annual celebration of African American culture, featuring art, music, dance and food.
Food truck rodeo
Noon-4 p.m. Sunday; Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham;
Expect more than 50 food trucks in addition to local craft beer vendors and live music.
Homebrew for Hunger
1-5 p.m. Sunday; Fifth Season Gardening, 106 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro; $30; homebrewforhunger.com
This fourth annual festival lets you sample more than 100 beers from 35 local home brewers and the best local craft breweries. Proceeds benefit PORCH, an all-volunteer grassroots hunger relief organization.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham; $12-$18; lifeandscience.org/CuriosityTrail
This new interactive science park lets kids and adults scour the 84-acre museum grounds searching for clues and solving puzzles. There are two separate trails and the first one opens on Tuesday (Sept. 6) and runs through Sept. 18. The second trail is open Sept. 20-30.