The first weekend is September is going be a nice time to see Downtown Raleigh at its finest. Not only will Hopscotch attendees be swarming the streets Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but the typical monthly First Friday art walk will be happening that Friday September 7th. It's sure to be a madhouse in downtown, but that's a great thing.
Today, Hopscotch released their official day parties for the fest, consisting of multiple parties on the streets of downtown throughout that weekend. The Raleigh Times has one on Saturday, but we've heard that there's another in the works for Friday.
The reason? Not only will it be a First Friday and/or Hopscotch celebration, but we hear that The Raleigh Times expansion, which we told you about back in May, will also be opening that Friday. We hear, but no official word yet, that the Times will be having a street fest that day to mark the opening with bands and more. We'll update with more information when it becomes available.
Expect Hargett Street (and every other downtown street) to be filled with Raleigh residents and vistors alike.