You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of July in Raleigh. Take your pick between 10 can't-miss events, new places to explore and old favorites that are just too good to pass up this time of year! Don't just think about it, go do it!
The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival (also knows as BBBQ Fest), is comin' back to Cary for another day full of live music, exhibits, bourbon and beer tasting and top of the line BBQ vendors.
Enjoy the last month of this popular exhibit full of intriguing visuals and mixed media pieces that draw the viewer in and encourage them to engage with the works on display. As a bonus, head to the museum on July 2 to enjoy the exhibit for free at the Duke Energy Free Day!
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do the shag! Every Thursday night this summer, get ready for beach music vibes under the stars at North Hills.
Take part in this epic scavenger hunt to find Waldo, while browsing Raleigh's local businesses. Collect stamps and signatures from participating locations to win some spectacular prizes!
Who's ready for multicolored lattes and more? This local favorite for healthy eats is opened its North Hills location at the end of June!
The Triangle has its first food hall! The Blue Dogwood Public Market in Chapel Hill is a collection of 12+ local food vendors offering a diversity of deliciousness all under one roof!
It feels like we've been waiting forever, but it's finally here. Asian specialty restaurant Kaiju Bowl and Bao will be opening July 6 with ramen, steamed buns, and more.
Get ready for all the local eats. Morgan Street Food Hall has its grand opening set for July 23. This will be the first food hall in downtown Raleigh, and it can't come soon enough.
Take a self-guided tour of Raleigh's best and most vibrant murals and behold the beauty and wonder of these large scale works of public art and the awesome creative energy they share with the city.
Jordan Lake is the perfect day trip. Just minutes outside of the main Triangle area, this natural space provides stunning views and activities for all, from camping to swimming to fishing and more.
There may be no better cheap summer experience in all of Raleigh. Recline under the stars with friends and family while you enjoy a movie in the expansive and beautiful NCMA campus. Picnics welcome!
Celebrate the new sunflower fields at Dix Park! Enjoy local food trucks, arts and crafts, live bluegrass—or just a wandering through the five-acre fields of sunnies.
Take over the block between Neuse River Brewing Company and Nickelpoint Brewing Co. for a day full of live music, epic contests, food trucks, and good old American fun.
Seafood lovers, are you ready to get your fill? Enjoy summer delights al fresco, with all you can eat blue crabs, fish and chips on the side, and a snow crab leg platter if you want to get extra fancy.
Start your Independence Day celebrations the right way with a 4-miler at Dorothea Dix with Runologie and post-race refreshments at Trophy Brewing.
Take your berry picking outing to the next level with this competitive berry foraging event for a cause. Gather your friends and pick berries around town to win, then take them home or donate them.
Come be a connoisseur of everybody's favorite dish. Bring your own award-worthy mac for a chance to win, or taste all the cheesy goodness and be the judge yourself for just $10.