You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of November in and around Raleigh. With Halloween events wrapping up and holiday ones kicking into action, there's plenty of festive fun to be had. Take your pick between 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!
This award-winning 'no money' charity event asks you to give a gift or talent to critically-ill children and their families. These small acts of kindness mean the world to those in need.
This pop-up art show has been making its way across the nation and is now landing in Raleigh. Grab a steaming pile of flapjacks and check out over 60 local artists.
Earn your Thanksgiving meal by starting it off on the right foot with Runologie's Trophy Trot 10K. Get a medal and a beer with every race entry!
Experience JC Raulston Arboretum's Moonlight in the Garden. After dark, enjoy local food trucks, listen to live music and stay warm around the fire pits as you toast a marshmallow or two.
Watch as the Christmas Tree gets lit in the North Hills Commons. This year there will be snow slopes, trackless train rides, crafts, and a vendor village to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.
Science meets the Cinema during this installment of Finally Friday. Join in and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's most famous stop-motion animated adventure.
Unleash your canine during this epic pop-up dog park event at the Athletic Field in Dix Park. There will be four acres for the pups to roam, while the humans enjoy some food and beer vendors.
Start your holiday shopping off with a bang at this festive extravaganza. You'll get to enjoy aerialists and performers on every corner, a real snow slide and more. Plus you could win some goodies!
Enjoy the largest dog-friendly race in the Triangle—with plenty of holiday cheer.
Ride through Raleigh and shop for food to donate to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. It is time for everyone to come together and give back. make sure to bring your bike, lock, and money for groceries.
Find out what really happens when the lights go out in the museum. This is your chance to sleep among the dinosaurs, tree frogs, or coastal fish for a unique overnight experience.
Join in all the merriment and get ready for the Holiday season. The 74th annual Raleigh Christmas parade is hitting the streets of downtown and you'll definitely want to be there.
With 20 displays, each comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights, an evening stroll through the NC Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary might just blow your mind.
Get a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state's American Indian culture past and present. There will be storytellers, artists, dancers, and musicians from eight state-recognized tribes.
Get all your holiday goods from local makers at one of the largest holiday craft fairs in Raleigh!
Get your family together and head out for a day of arts and crafts. Float from table to table creating crafts, enjoy the free pizza, and enter a raffle for five Disney park tickets in Orlando!
Heirloom Brewshop is soon to be your new favorite spot in Raleigh's Warehouse District for coffee, tea and more!
Junction West, a massive bar and event space in the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh, is the after-work hangout we've been dreaming of.
Beer fans will enjoy the best of both worlds and be able to order great grub and beer with Lynwood Brewery's new restaurant next to their production facility in Raleigh.
Opening Friday, October 12 at The Dillion in Raleigh's warehouse district, O-Ku will offer an exciting menu of elevated sushi and sashimi options and traditional Japanese dishes.
Enormous flowers, luscious color, and desert landscapes. See this famous artists work and influence in new ways at this exhibit.
Artspace is an amazing spot in downtown Raleigh to expand your mind. With a class line up ranging from Shibori Dying to iPhone Photography to Figure Painting, there's a little something for everyone.
Tucked away between the RDU airport and the town of Cary lays a beautiful little park where you can spend hours getting lost in nature. And by little, we mean over five-thousand and a half acres.
Play like a kid again in this epic Wizarding World themed night at Marbles. There will be activities like nerf battles, human foosball, and more. So grab a drink and get to playing.
HIt the pavement for Raleigh's City of Oaks Marathon. There are different race length options, so sign up for the one that works for you and get ready to run!
One thousand neighbors will gather together on Fayetteville Street for a delicious Sunday Lunch. Snag your ticket and be part of that group! Proceeds go to those affected by Hurricane Florence.
Are you ready to get nerdy with it? Throw back to your childhood science fair days with tri-fold boards, weird experiments with no parental help allowed, and—now—with booze!
OMAi, an Austrian artist collective, is coming to Raleigh for an interactive animation projection series. Check out one, or all of the four sessions with complementary artist workshops, and more.
Edwards Mill Bar & Grill chef has concocted an epic four-course dinner thoughtfully paired with beverages and full of Fall flavors. Snag a fireside seat and dig into this epic dining experience.
Learn about Darwin's theories of natural selection and what they have done for the world of science, research, and education. Then, meet some scientists who are continuing his work.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and honor those who are no longer with us, but live on in spirit. There will be special beer releases, commemorative glasses, El Molcajete food truck, and more.
The NY Cat Film Festival is coming to NC to shine a light on the human-animal bond between human and felines. For too long it has been invisible, and now it is brought to the forefront through film.
Experience cultures from around the globe through art, dance and tasty refreshments. Your ticket includes an art project to take home and a giant dance party!
Every year this art festival attracts more than 60,000 visitors with their giant sculptures made from recycled industrial materials. Check out these works of art, as well as over 200 vendors.