Clayton comes alive
The Clayton Harvest & Music Festival continues all weekend with rides, a midway, a free movie screening, vendors and live music. Saturday has a North Tower concert and a food truck rodeo.
Through Sunday; Town Square, 110 W. Main St., Clayton; free; claytonchamber.com
This longest-running juried outdoor arts festival in the state showcases over 140 visual and performing artists from across the country. Also, food and family entertainment. (Donation suggested.)
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday; Downtown Durham City Center, 128 E. Chapel Hill St., Durham; free; centerfest.durhamarts.org
In the garden
There’s a lot happening at the N.C. Botanical Garden this weekend, like the free garden walk and “Paint Out!” events on Saturday, both tied to the William Bartram exhibition. Also check out the opening of the annual sculpture exhibit (Sunday), which runs through Dec. 7.
10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; N.C. Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill; free; ncbg.unc.edu
Jazz in Apex
The fourth annual Apex Jazz & Music Festival will feature four bands on the main stage and nine shows at participating venues. Plus, a beer & wine garden, food trucks and a rib dinner at the fire station.
3 p.m. Saturday; North Salem Street in downtown Apex; $10; apexjazzfestival.com
Get on up
Daryl Brown will “set the record straight” about his legendary father, James Brown, when he discusses his new book, “My Father the Godfather.”
3 p.m. Saturday; Quail Ridge Books, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh; free; quailridgebooks.com