RALEIGH — OutRaleigh, a day-long, family-friendly festival will be held downtown on May 14 in an area that includes City Plaza through Martin St.

Organizers have announced that vendor space applications are now being accepted and can be downloaded online.

The event is being held as a project of The LGBT Center of Raleigh. There will be a main stage performance area for regional and local musical groups, as well as local dignitaries and speakers. For young children, a KidsZone will provide free activities and educational entertainment.

OutRaleigh is partnering with visitRaleigh! of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, to promote the event across the Tar Heel state. All LGBT Pride festivals are being invited to participate as well.

Special discounted rates are being made available to Center and OutRaleigh fans by North Carolina Theatre for its 2011 season.

In other news, the Center’s wish list includes a digital camera, flip video camera and a lockable file cabinet.

Other upcoming activities include:

“Dine & Donate at Remedy Diner,” offering a vegan and vegetarian menu, on Feb. 22 at Remedy Diner, 137 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. Fifteen percent of sales go to support the Center.

“Sing-a-Long Movie Night,” a fundraiser for OutRaleigh, on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre, 1620 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Tickets are $10 at the door.

“Second Annual Women’s Night,” a Center benefit, on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at Steel Blue, 711 Riggsbee Ave., Durham.

For more information, visit outraleigh.squarespace.com or lgbtcenterofraleigh.org. : :

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.