The Weekender: 27 Things To Do In Raleigh

Our curated list of the best things to do the weekend of July 13–16. You've worked hard this week, go have a little fun!

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Shop Pop-Up Raleigh

Formerly Pop-Up Sunday, Pop-Up Raleigh is DTR's original monthly vintage market. Now it's coming at you bigger and better than ever before on Saturdays at Trophy Brewing on Maywood.

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Shop Pop-Up Raleigh
Free   .  Trophy on Maywood   .  Raleigh
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Indulge at the Provenance & Gizmo Beer Dinner

Savor a night of local sips and bites. Provenance and Gizmo Brew Works are joining forces to create a four-course beer pairing dinner.

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Indulge at the Provenance & Gizmo Beer Dinner
$55   .  Provenance Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Make Textile Designs at Art Happy Hour

Explore textile design with local artist Oami Powers at Artspace's Art Happy Hour while enjoying wine and snacks as you get creative.

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Make Textile Designs at Art Happy Hour
$35   .  Artspace   .  Raleigh
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Movies by the Moonlight at Koka Booth

Koka Booth is a beautiful venue for all kinds of concerts and festivals, but did you know it becomes an outdoor movie theatre in the summer? Bring a picnic and drinks while you relax under the stars!

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Movies by the Moonlight at Koka Booth: Moana
$5   .  Koka Booth Amphitheatre   .  Cary
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Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do the shag! Every Thursday night this summer, get ready for beach music vibes and some sweet Carolina Girl grooving.

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Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series: Fantastic Shakers
Free   .  North Hills Commons   .  Raleigh
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Compete & Eat at Peach Day

Head to the State Farmers Market to celebrate Peach Day with fresh produce and a baking contest.

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Compete & Eat at Peach Day
Free   .  State Farmers Market   .  Raleigh
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Sip Summer Rosé & Bubbles at Seaboard

Seaboard Wine is making the most of the summer season with two educational wine classes highlighting bubbles and rosé, where you'll taste eight of their favorite bottles, paired with light bites.

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Sip Summer Rosé & Bubbles at Seaboard
$39+   .  Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar   .  Raleigh
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Bowl for a Cause at the Bowling Black Tie Affair

Don your finest black tie outfit for a night of bowling for a cause! JDRF is taking over Kings Raleigh to support diabetes research over an open bar, unlimited hors d'oeuvres and, of course, bowling!

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Bowl for a Cause at the Bowling Black Tie Affair
$85   .  Kings Raleigh - North Hills   .  Raleigh
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Catch Free Outdoor Movies in Knightdale

The small town of Knightdale is no stranger to a good time—come out to Knightdale Station Park for free outdoor movies this summer.

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Catch Free Outdoor Movies in Knightdale: Ice Age: Collision Course
Free   .  Knightdale Station Park   .  Knightdale
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Summer Movies in the Nation's Largest Museum Park

There may be no better cheap summer experience in all of Raleigh. Recline under the stars with friends, family or your SO while you enjoy a movie in the expansive and beautiful NCMA campus.

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Summer Movies in the Nation's Largest Museum Park: Moana
$6   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Party in the Park at HOOPLA

NCMA's outdoor party is back for round two, and this time it's luau-themed. Frolic in the park for live tunes, food trucks, drinks and circus performances, followed by a screening of 'Moana' at 9p.

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Party in the Park at HOOPLA
Free   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White

On the second Friday of each month, live music, vendors, activities and craft beer lovers line Wake Forest's South White Street.

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Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White
Free   .  White Street Brewing Company   .  Wake Forest
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Pedal Your Way to the Walnut Creek Trail Cleanup

Oaks & Spokes just adopted a mile of the Walnut Creek Greenway Trail, and they're inviting riders on a community cleanup. Join for a light breakfast, followed by a morning of beautifying the trail.

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Pedal Your Way to the Walnut Creek Trail Cleanup
Free   .  Walnut Creek Trail   .  Raleigh
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Catch Magnificent Music at NC Symphony's Summerfest

You know summer's officially here when the NC Symphony hosts its annual Summerfest! Settle into your lawn chair and catch orchestral interpretations of famous tunes, from Beethoven to U2 to Star Wars.

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Catch Magnificent Music at NC Symphony's Summerfest: Annual Beach Party with Jackie Gore & North Tower Band
$30+   .  Koka Booth Amphitheatre   .  Cary
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Namaste for Good at Yogafest in Raleigh City Farm

You Call This Yoga, a local nonprofit, is hosting an encore Yogafest class at Raleigh City Farm. Get ready to roll out your mats among nature and do your body some good.

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Namaste for Good at Yogafest in Raleigh City Farm
Donation   .  Raleigh City Farm   .  Raleigh
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Connect & Create Self Portraits at Artspace

Join local artist Ursula Gullow in a community art project where you'll contribute a self portrait. Artspace provides the materials, all you need to do is bring your creativity!

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Connect & Create Self Portraits at Artspace
$15   .  Artspace   .  Raleigh
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Pair Embroidery & Mimosas at Edge of Urge

Edge of Urge is teaming up with Craft Habit Raleigh to bring you another all-levels embroidery workshop. Your ticket gets you all the supplies, instructions from pros and a mimosa!

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Pair Embroidery & Mimosas at Edge of Urge
$35   .  Edge of Urge   .  Raleigh
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Browse Beautiful Goods at Bride at the Museum

Whether you're planning a wedding of your own or just love perusing pretty things, all are welcome at the Museum of History's Bride at the Museum—fashion show, snacks and inspiration included!

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Browse Beautiful Goods at Bride at the Museum
$5   .  North Carolina Museum of History   .  Raleigh
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Watch Free Summer Movies at Apex Nature Park

Pack up the whole fam for free outdoor movies at Apex Nature Park on select Saturdays this summer!

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Watch Free Summer Movies at Apex Nature Park
Free   .  Apex Nature Park   .  Apex
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Catch a Flick at Joyner Park

Trek out to Joyner Park in Wake Forest for free family-friendly movies under the stars! Bring out your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy on-site snacks.

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Catch a Flick at Joyner Park
Free   .  E Carroll Joyner Park   .  Wake Forest
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Summer Movies in the Nation's Largest Museum Park

There may be no better cheap summer experience in all of Raleigh. Recline under the stars with friends, family or your SO while you enjoy a movie in the expansive and beautiful NCMA campus.

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Summer Movies in the Nation's Largest Museum Park: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
$6   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park

This summer, Dorothea Dix Park is hosting free concerts on the lawn every other Sunday. Grab a picnic blanket, get a tan, grub on food truck fare and enjoy the show!

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Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park: Raleigh Jazz Orchestra
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Embark on a Soccer Mini-Golf Bar Crawl at the Oak City Classic

Oak City Supporters is throwing The Oak City Classic, the country's first soccer mini-golf tourney! Rally a team of four and bar hop to kick a tiny soccer ball for charity. Costumes encouraged!

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Embark on a Soccer Mini-Golf Bar Crawl at the Oak City Classic
$25+   .  London Bridge Pub   .  Raleigh
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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the Two Roosters Grand Opening

Two Roosters Ice Cream, who until now has been traveling the Triangle on wheels via a teal truck, is ready to open its store! Come celebrate the occasion on, of all days, National Ice Cream Day!

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the Two Roosters Grand Opening
$   .  Two Roosters Ice Cream   .  Raleigh
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Shop Local at the Supercon Super Shop

Imurj is throwing a free shindig they're calling Supercon Super Shop. Come for live art and to shop lots of local makers from around Raleigh.

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Shop Local at the Supercon Super Shop
Free   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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Bid for a Cause at the Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction

Go bid or go home to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Imurj is hosting a Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction with 10 of Raleigh's most eligible men and women, plus participate in a silent auction.

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Bid for a Cause at the Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction
$10   .  Imurj   .  Raleigh
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Skywatch at Jordan Lake

Trek out to the beautiful Jordan Lake and gaze at the stars while experts from the Morehead Planetarium teach you a thing or two about the cosmos.

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Skywatch at Jordan Lake
Free   .  Ebenezer Church Recreation Area   .  Apex
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Shop the Outdoor Market at Ramble Supply Co.

Head to the patio at Ramble Supply Co. for the Outdoor Market Series. Come for a mix of makers, food, music, drink, tarot and much more!

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Shop the Outdoor Market at Ramble Supply Co.
Free   .  Ramble Supply Co.   .  Raleigh
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