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Walk for the Animals
May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Duke University East Campus


Grab a leash and your pooch for the Animal Protection Society of Durham's 1.5-mile walk to raise money to help animals. The organization cares for 5,000 creatures annually who are homeless, abandoned, neglected or abused. Join in to help give Durham critters the second chance they deserve. All ages and well-behaved dogs are welcome.







American Dance Festival
June 13- July 20
Various venues, Durham


The American Dance Festival's 86th season, dedicated to Paul Taylor, includes 38 performances featuring 25 modern dance companies in five venues. This year, legendary choreographers Taylor, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham are highlighted. New works include ADF-commissioned world premieres by Eiko, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and North Carolina's Murielle Elizéon & Tommy Noonan.









May 18 and 19
Downtown Raleigh


The free Raleigh arts festival spotlights 180 juried visual artists and crafters from across the state and nation selling original ceramics, fiber art, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, wood and other works. Live music and large-scale installations as well as interactive crafts and performances for children round out the weekend.







Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure
May 4 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Frontier, Research Triangle Park


The annual event features options for every age group, such as an out-and-back course, a kids' dash and a 1-mile fun run. Additional excitement includes live music, a survivor/thriver celebration, family fun, slap shot with the Carolina Hurricanes, and a tailgate zone with food trucks and local breweries. The inspirational gathering raises funds and awareness for breast health programs.