Art for all: Artsplosure takes over downtown Raleigh with art displays, markets and more.
This annual festival sprawls across downtown with art exhibitions, musical performances and children’s activities at Moore Square, City Market and along Fayetteville Street. This year’s highlights include birdhouses, troubadours and a giant chessboard. Free; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh; raleighartsfestival.com.
Happy birthday, Deep South: The downtown Raleigh bar celebrates 20 years.
Marcy Playground and Vienna Teng are on the list of 20 acts on two stages for this all-ages outdoor show. After the fun ends outside, ’90s cover band 120 Minutes will take over in the bar. $20, plus $10 at the door for those under 21; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; 430 S. Dawson St., Raleigh; deepsouththebar.com.
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Carolina proud: The Got to be NC Festival comes to the fairgrounds.
Sample food, beer and wine from dozens of local companies, check out the racing pigs and take a spin on the carnival rides. Stay late to enjoy the fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights. Free admission; noon to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; gottobencfestival.com.
Spring Sundays: Bring a picnic and a blanket to Wake Forest’s outdoor music series.
Liverpool: Carolina’s Beatles Experience will have you twisting and shouting. Buy snacks or dinner at the park, or pack your own picnic. Come early and stay late for a true lazy Sunday. Free; 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday; Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest.
Peeps Peek: Meet the backyard poultry of Raleigh on the Tour D’Coop.
Head out on a self-guided bike tour of downtown coops or visit homes with active bees hives. After the Parade of Combs, head to the Coop Carnival for animal demonstrations, a mini food truck rodeo, crate beer and wine and live music. Proceeds benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County. $10 per person/$20 per family; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 1390 Capital Blvd., Raleigh; tourdcoop.com.