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!

SATURDAY
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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.

Monthly
Shop Pop-Up Raleigh
Free
+ 912 interested
Past Experiences
Photo by @provenanceraleigh
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.

Thu Jul 13, 5:30p
Indulge at the Provenance & Gizmo Beer Dinner
$55
+ 11 interested
Photo by @artspacenc
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.

Thu Jul 13, 11:00p
Make Textile Designs at Art Happy Hour
$35
+ 20 interested
Movies by the Moonlight at Koka Booth: Moana

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!

Thu Jul 13, 8:30p
Movies by the Moonlight at Koka Booth: Moana
$5
+ 7 interested
Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series: Fantastic Shakers

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.

Thu Jul 13, 6:00p
Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series: Fantastic Shakers
Free
+ 6 interested
Photo by @whiskeyandwhiteevents
Compete & Eat at Peach Day

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

Thu Jul 13, 11:00a
Compete & Eat at Peach Day
Free
+ 66 interested
Photo by @seaboard_wine
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.

Sip Summer Rosé & Bubbles at Seaboard
$39+
+ 33 interested
Photo by @feastsandspirits
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!

Fri Jul 14, 7:00p
Bowl for a Cause at the Bowling Black Tie Affair
$85
+ 15 interested
Catch Free Outdoor Movies in Knightdale: Ice Age: Collision Course

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

Fri Jul 14, 8:00p
Catch Free Outdoor Movies in Knightdale: Ice Age: Collision Course
Free
+ 3 interested
Summer Movies in the Nation's Largest Museum Park: Moana

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.

Fri Jul 14, 9:00p
Summer Movies in the Nation's Largest Museum Park: Moana
$6
+ 16 interested
Photo by @ Ron Yorgasson
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.

Fri Jul 14, 5:00p
Party in the Park at HOOPLA
Free
+ 219 interested
Photo by @loseitwithlaur
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.

Multiple Day Event
Sip & Sway at Friday Night on White
Free
+ 173 interested
Photo by @tinysherpa
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.

Sat Jul 15, 8:00a
Pedal Your Way to the Walnut Creek Trail Cleanup
Free
+ 20 interested
Catch Magnificent Music at NC Symphony's Summerfest: Annual Beach Party with Jackie Gore & North Tower Band

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.

Sat Jul 15, 7:30p
Catch Magnificent Music at NC Symphony's Summerfest: Annual Beach Party with Jackie Gore & North Tower Band
$30+
+ 4 interested
Photo by @_katiebreen_
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.

Sat Jul 15, 8:00a
Namaste for Good at Yogafest in Raleigh City Farm
Donation
+ 69 interested
Photo by @ursabear
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!

Sat Jul 15, 10:00a
Connect & Create Self Portraits at Artspace
$15
+ 40 interested
Photo by @edgeofurge
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!

Sat Jul 15, 2:00p
Pair Embroidery & Mimosas at Edge of Urge
$35
+ 49 interested
Photo by @edie.kaye
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!

Sat Jul 15, 5:00p
Browse Beautiful Goods at Bride at the Museum
$5
+ 32 interested
Photo by @swarner5
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!

Multiple Day Event
Watch Free Summer Movies at Apex Nature Park
Free
+ 109 interested
Photo by @_jojo.circus
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.

Multiple Day Event
Catch a Flick at Joyner Park
Free
+ 92 interested
Summer Movies in the Nation's Largest Museum Park: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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.

Sat Jul 15, 9:00p
Summer Movies in the Nation's Largest Museum Park: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
$6
+ 16 interested
Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park: Raleigh Jazz Orchestra

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!

Sun Jul 16, 6:00p
Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park: Raleigh Jazz Orchestra
Free
+ 39 interested
Photo by @slightlylessthankenpints
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!

Sun Jul 16, 12:00p
Embark on a Soccer Mini-Golf Bar Crawl at the Oak City Classic
$25+
+ 23 interested
Photo by @tworoosters
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!

Sun Jul 16, 2:00p
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the Two Roosters Grand Opening
$
+ 59 interested
Photo by @wearesupershop
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.

Fri Jul 14, 7:00p
Shop Local at the Supercon Super Shop
Free
+ 6 interested
Photo by @a_zimm
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.

Sat Jul 15, 6:00p
Bid for a Cause at the Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction
$10
+ 1 interested
Photo by @moreheadplanetarium
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.

Sat Jul 15,
Skywatch at Jordan Lake
Free
+ 53 interested
Photo by @hannahetremblay
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!

Sat Jul 15, 12:00p
Shop the Outdoor Market at Ramble Supply Co.
Free
+ 21 interested
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