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August 12 Second Saturday

Our events celebrating local food and community are spread around the Raleigh Food Corridor and Downtown Raleigh throughout the day on AUGUST 12!


This month we are highlighting the intersection of local food and the pollinators that help us grow it! On top of the Second Saturday workshops, community events, meals, restaurant specials you see every month, join us for the Pollinator Fair celebrating Raleigh's new Bee City status!

or see full event details below!




702 North Person St
7:00am - 4:00pm

details coming soon!


938 N Blount St
11:00am - 2:00pm

🍅 Pulled Pork Sanwiches with sharp provolone, herb roasted heirloom tomato, carmelized fennel, horseradish mayo, on a amoroso roll.
🍅 Watermelon Gazpacho with cucumber relish, tomato foam, and basil
🍅 Bloody Mary Bar + tomato cocktail special with tequila, tomato water, ime, cracked pepper and basil

Farmers Collective: T R Farm, Down 2 Earth Farm, & South Wind Farm




a food history exhibit
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St
9:00am - 4:00pm

The City of Raleigh Museum and the Mexican Consulate invite you to explore "Food for Thought." This fascinating photo exhibit explores the relationship between immigration and dining in North Carolina. The exhibit will run July 7 through August 31

a community bike ride
Oaks and Spokes, East Coast Greenway Alliance
start at Chavis Park, 505 MLK Jr Blvd
end at NC Farmers Market
10 am meetup

Join Oaks and Spokes and East Coast Greenway Alliance for a 4 mile greenway bike ride to the NC Farmers Market. We'll be meeting at Chavis Community Center at 10:00am for this fun ride! This is a ride for all ages and abilities. We encourage participants to wear a helmet.

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a gardening workshop
Bee Better
3412 Yelverton Circle
10:00am - 11:00am

A garden workshop with the one and only Helen Yoast covering topics on Sustainable practices in pollinator gardening. This month is all about getting the most for your money and purchasing your pollinators now! Waterwise. Organic. Pesticide free. Food, Water, Cover, and a place to raise their young.  Refreshments available for a donation. 

a weekly neighborhood market
Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St
10:00am - 1:00pm

Boylan Heights' weekly neighborhood market inside Rebus Works, bringing together farmers, bakers, crafts people, food trucks and craft brewers since 2011. Every Saturday. Bringing our community together to support our local small businesses while providing local, sustainable and organic foods in a fun, family-friendly environment.

a community meal
A Place at the Table Raleigh
at NOFO, 2014 Fairview Avenue
10:00am - 3:00pm

Here we go again! Join in for great food and even better community, all at a pay-what-you-can price at NoFo @ The Pig! To all of our faithful brunch followers, this is our last brunch for a little bit.

A Place at the Table is a local non-profit organization providing pay what you can meals to create a place for community and healthy food for all regardless of means. Join them for their pop-up lunch this month. Come have a delicious brunch with us (at a community table!), share in great community, and pay-what-you-can for a meal.

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a healthy walk
Alliance Medical Ministry
101 Donald Ross Dr
11:00am - 12:00pm

This month we will be kicking off our Fall Walk with a Doc Program. An Alliance Physician will lead a 1 mile community walk to start and end in the garden. Join for just the garden work or just the walk; we hope both!

beer, bees + more!
at Big Boss Brewing Co
1249 Wicker Dr
12:00pm - 3:00pm


Celebrate pollinators and the hard work they do for our gorgeous gardens and local food system! Join us with area beekeepers, pollinator plant gardeners, and vendors in the Secret Bee Garden at Big Boss Brewery as we celebrate Raleigh's new status as a Bee City.

In June 2017, Raleigh became a Bee City USA. Raleigh is one of over 40 cities across the nation to officially become a Bee City USA. This is a joint effort between the city and community partners to continue to educate the public and provide support for pollinators and habitats in Raleigh. Raleigh has committed to create sustainable habitats for pollinators. Click through for more information on great work being done with pollinators by City of Raleigh and local bee sanctuary building non-profit Apiopolis.

a neighborhood market
Neuse River Brewing, Nickelpoint Brewing
506 + 518 Pershing Rd
2pm - 5pm

Last year Neuse River Brewing and Nickelpoint Brewing Co. brought you the Pershing Street Market filled with all our favorite local vendors. For 2017, we're changing up the format a bit and partnering with Second Saturday to bring you Pershing Farmers Market!

Focused on local food purveyors, this market is the ideal way to spend your day shopping for the coming week... by drinking a beer at the same time, of course!

a community concert
Dix Park and Deep South
Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Dr
4:00pm - 10:00pm

Y'all At Dix Park is Dix Park's first (and free!) concert series! Located in beautiful Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, NC - Y'all At Dix Park features live local music, local food trucks, great beers, plus fun for all ages including field day games - for both kids and adults.

Music, food, brews, art, games and a whole lot more from 4pm-10pm on Harvey Hill. The event is FREE, so come get to know Raleigh's new park and all the intricacies that make this city exceptional.

100% of the net proceeds benefit the development and creation of Dix Park.

For more details see:

an opening reception
Black on Black Project, VAE Raleigh and Wine Feed
at Anchorlight, 1401 S. Bloodworth St
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Lamar Whidbee for the opening reception of his latest solo exhibition, "Free Lunch" on Saturday, August 12 at Anchorlightin Raleigh.

The all-new body work raises questions about the social conditions of students who come from impoverished areas of America and how they're represented in gifted programs within the school system. Contribute to the conversation using the hashtag #WhidbeeFreeLunch.

Read this Q&A with Whidbee to learn more about why he decided to create these works. "Free Lunch" is presented by the Black On Black Project.

For details and RSVP see Facebook:



spend you're morning helping local gardens create good food.


101 Donald Ross Dr
9:00am - 12:00pm

Come dig in our garden! With nine rows and 20 boxes, there is always work to be done -- planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting! Our Community Garden presents the perfect opportunity for churches, companies, and families to get active and help us produce the fruits and vegetables that are given directly to our patients.

Alliance's Community Garden, built with the help of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, benefits both Alliance patients and community partners who support the garden, including the Boys and Girls Club, local congregations, and area families. All fresh produce grown in our garden is handed directly to patients by their providers, along with a healthy recipe using those fruits and vegetables. Located on two acres adjacent to the AMM clinic at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Donald Ross Drive, the garden is a productive use of the land and a highly visible reminder that healthy living begins with healthy eating.


Passage Home at The Safety Club
1208 Mangum St
9:00am - 12:00pm

Join Lester Clay and community members for harvesting and pruning of sweet tomatoes growing in the Alpha Garden. Be prepared with small garden tools, gloves, water and clothing for the weather.

By creating the Alpha Garden residents of South Park have an opportunity to learn about how easy and affordable it is to eat healthy. All while receiving the necessary education that comes with adopting this lifestyle. The Urban Farmers Market and the Alpha Garden will engage the community, create jobs, and social enterprise by means of community development.


Inter-Faith Food Shuttle with Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
315 Camden St
9:00am - 12:00pm

For 2017 Second Saturdays, the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation has partnered with Camden Street Learning Garden! Join us in the garden as we assist with planting, mulching, and harvesting all while learning more about urban gardening and food deserts. Please register in advance.

Part of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Camden Street Learning Garden is a green space in the middle of a city where kids, families, and individuals can be in nature. The Learning Garden features a large community growing area to increase access to fresh food in the neighborhood. This event brings volunteers to a community gardens where we can garden together and get to know one another while supporting this great organization.

Register to volunteer here!



Want to host an event on Second Saturday?


Check out our simple guidelines and contact us with your idea so we can help make it happen.  We love to include new partners!

Earlier Event: July 8
July 8 Second Saturday
Later Event: September 9
September 9 Second Saturday