Last year we “discovered” Kirby Derby – one of the more fascinating street festivals in Raleigh. This year we decided to get in on the action. You’ve seen the pictures of the #ZOMBHNTR1 as it was being built but this as they say is the rest of the story. We had a great group and despite what the official results said we felt like we came in first. The parade was a blast, the drag race was great (Nick came in third) and the races? Brian rocked it. (Also a third place finish.)
Kirby Derby Day has been happening every June for the past 10 years in a quiet and unassuming little neighborhood called Pullen Park Terrace. We have 2 big streets, Kirby Street and Bilyeu Street. Back in 2002, the first year of the Kirby Derby, the only event was a big parade (unless you can call cocktails on the curb an event). Since those humble beginnings, Kirby Derby has grown and become a multi-faceted day of the fun and the strange.
A picture is worth a thousand words and if you are still reading this and haven’t clicked read more yet – you should. Thanks to everyone that joined us – Zombies and Hunters alike. For our first year participating we did extremely well. Next year – wait till next year.
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