Fun Things to Do Near Raleigh, NC

Local Activities

Downtown Raleigh

The nightlife, the drinks, the food! There's so much to love about Downtown Raleigh. A hub for activity, outstanding events, late-night parties, and more, Downtown Raleigh has an activity, a restaurant, and a shop to fit your every need. Here are some of our favorite Downtown Raleigh establishments:

  • Poole's Diner
  • CAM Art Museum
  • Red Hat Amphitheater
  • Trophy Brewing

Music & Entertainment 

Raleigh, and the greater Triangle area as a whole, is the place for music and entertainment lovers. Whether your poison is outlaw country, fast-paced EDM, bubblegum pop, or good old fashioned rock n'roll, this area is home to your new favorite band. More of a theater person? We have that, too. Some of our favorite venues include:

  • Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
  • Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Kings
  • Raleigh Little Theatre

The Outdoors

The Triangle is a well-rounded place. As such, it has both the best of big-city living flawlessly combined with all the beauty of the great outdoors. If you're an avid hiker, biker, swimmer, or kayaker, you're sure to love these awesome outdoor areas in the Triangle:

  • William B. Umstead State Park
  • Lake Johnson
  • Jordan Lake
  • Pullen Park

Community Events

An exciting hub for music, theater, dancing, and every kind of culture, the Triangle has plenty of fun events to check out throughout the year. If you scroll down this page, you'll see a list of annual Triangle events, but here are some of our absolute favorites:

  • Hopscotch Music Festival in September
  • BugFest in September
  • First Night Raleigh on New Years Eve
  • Shakori Hils Grass Roots Festival in October

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Annual Calendar of Events


Triangle Restaurant Week


Various Restaurants in Raleigh, Durham, Apex, Cary, and more.

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Krispy Kreme Challenge


NC State University Bell Tower

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Downtown Raleigh

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Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks

July 4th

West Raleigh

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Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival


Downtown Cary

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The Art of Cool Festival


Downtown Durham

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North Carolina State Fair


Fairgrounds, Raleigh

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Christmas Parade


Downtown Raleigh

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chinese lanterns

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival

November - January

Koka Booth Amphiteatre, Cary

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