June Festivals Across the Triangle
June 1 – Arts and crafts festival showcases artisans, regional music acts, food and family activities. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Fuquay-Varina, fuquay-varinadowntown.com.
Apex Latino Culinary Festival and Bazaar
June 1 – Sample tasty authentic food from 12 Latino countries. Enjoy live music and dancers from Grupo de Danzas Venezolanas. The rain site is the Apex Community Center. All ages. Free. 6-10 p.m. Apex Historic Train Depot, 220 N. Salem St., Apex. 919-249-1120. thehalle.org/latino-arts-festival.
Dog Days of June
June 1 – A day of fun for families and dogs with a canine Frisbee Disc competition, dog wash, rabies and microchipping clinics, local pet groups, vendors and more. Fee for some events. All ages. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. 919-469-4100. townofcary.org.
Read to Succeed BBQ
June 8 – A celebration of the Literacy Council of Wake County's free services to adults, families and at-risk youth features barbecue, drinks, live music by Kidzu Ramblers, a silent auction, and artwork and jewelry for sale. All ages. $20 adults, $5 ages 12 and younger. 4-7 p.m. Lake Wheeler Waterfront Conference Center, 6404 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh. 919-787-5559. wakeliteracy.org.
June 8 – Celebrate everything that is Durham, from history to local artists, food and more. Part of the Second Saturdays program. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham. 2ndsaturdaysnc.com.
June 15 – Celebrate Durham's African-American community with motivational speakers, live entertainment, food and vendors. Kids can enjoy face painting, crafts, games and educational activities. Free. 1-10 p.m. CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St., Durham. 866-630-3796. spectacularmag.com.
Festival Ritmo Latino
June 22 – Enjoy a showcase of Latino music, arts and dance with live performances, vendors, artists, Latin foods, dance lessons for adults and activities for children. Free. Noon-7 p.m. Downtown Cary. 919-460-4963. diamanteinc.org.
Peak City Pig Fest
June 22 – Watch teams compete in an inaugural barbecue contest sanctioned by Kansas City Barbeque Society. All ages. Free. 9-5 p.m. Historic Downtown Apex,
June 29 – Enjoy games, crafts, prizes, guest speakers and other family activities celebrating everything pollinators do for us and our planet. Registration required. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lake Crabtree County Park, 1400 Aviation Pkwy., Morrisville. 919-460-2723. wakegov.com/parks/lakecrabtree/Pages/programs.aspx.
Festival for the Eno
July 4 and 6 – This festival honors the river's nature, culture and history. Enjoy performances on five stages, kids' activities, traditional and international fare, artisans, workshops and more. All ages. $20 adults, $10 ages 13-17, free for ages 12 and under. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. West Point on the Eno Durham City Park, Roxboro Rd., Durham. enoriver.org/festival.