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A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend July 20-23, 2017


So, what are you going to do this weekend?  If you don't have any plans here are a few things to do in NC this weekend.

*Sunday July 23 the Rickhouse is host to Durham's Pickle Festival. You have to buy a ticket for this one.
*Saturday July 22 Koka Booth Amphitheater is hosting a singalong event.  Folks will be singing along with the music from the movie Grease...What fun!  This too is a ticketed event. 
*Thursday July 20 you can enjoy Ladies Night Out at Parkside Town Commons in Cary NC.
*Saturday July 22 feast on Pork, Pickles and Peanuts at The Duke Homestead in Durham NC
*Friday July 21 through Saturday July 22 there is a Fiddlers Convention in Sparta NC.  

*July 21-23 you should attend the NC Watermelon Festival in Fair Bluff NC.  
Let's take a look at the upcoming daily holidays...
July 19- National Daiquiri Day.  I love me a good daiquiri:-)
July 20- National Lollipop Day
July 21- National Junk Food Day
July 22- Hammock Day.  I wish I had one.
July 23- National Hot Dog Day
July 24- Cousins Day
July 25- Culinarian's Day

So here we have lots of things to do and celebrate.  Have a great weekend!
KathieyV:-)

(Please check all the links for times and dates and pricing.  All photos are taken from the event websites.  Have fun!)

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