You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of August in Raleigh. 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 popular chain for fresh Latin American cuisine and juicy cocktails has landed in North Hills!
Fig is serving up coffee, craft cocktails, and tapas in Oakwood. Come for the food and libations, stay for the massive patio and rustic-modern vibe!
With plenty of American fare on the menu, your favorite local beers on tap, a dozen screens to catch the game and a pretty patio, Edwards Mill Bar & Grill has you covered for almost any occasion.
Get ready for all the local eats. Morgan Street Food Hall will be opening in August. This will be the first food hall in downtown Raleigh, and we got a peek inside.
Get major Asheville vibes (without the Asheville drive) with this perfect weekend (or even day) trip from the Triangle.
An iconic, family-owned diner, Mecca has been serving up unpretentious, comfort food & drinks in DTR since the 1930s. Hit up this old-school mainstay for the burgers and daily specials.
Get out of town for a bit and treat yo'self! Hit Maple View Farms for some homemade ice cream, fresh air and a little rocking chair relaxing.
In the 13th year of this celebration of Japanese culture, it's getting bigger and better than ever. There will be delicious food, entertainment, and—best of all—a karaoke contest.
Relax under the stars and get ready to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower! Telescopes will be provided for you to view a variety of deep sky objects.
So many treasures to be found at this "Southern Charm" vintage market! Browse original art, antiques, and so much more to beautify your home.
Drafts + dinos—what else could you possibly need? Hit up NC Museum of Natural Sciences for this one-of-a-kind evening with 20+ local breweries, hands-on demos, live tunes and more.
This week-long dining event is one you won't want to miss! During Restaurant Week chow down on all the culinary talent the heart of the capital has to offer. The best part? It all starts at $5!
Want to float down the river before the end of summer? Grab your wackiest tube, sunscreen, and cold one (or more) for this 3.5 hour long ride!
Take to the streets and celebrate all the art, music, and food that Cary has to offer. This festival has gone 42 years strong for a reason!
The World Cup may be over but soccer season is still going strong at NCFC. What's more? they've got special events (lucha libre night, anyone?) AND Offline users are getting 20% off tickets. Score!
Seventy-five artists take the stage for this fabulous live drawing event! You'll get to spy as sketches morph into gorgeous works of art—and even purchase a piece to take home.
Help SPARKcon put on its amazing festival for the 14th year running. This glitzy and fun evening will include beverages, food, dancing, and a ton of SPARKcon themed events, all to raise money.
For the first time ever, North Hills is getting into the Restaurant Week game. Enjoy all the restaurants this neighborhood has to offer with specials all week.
Ever wanted to compete in the Amazing Race? This is your chance! Grab your partner in crime and sign up for the chance to win $2,500 as the Grand Prize, while supporting the Salvation Army.
Immerse yourself in the culture of the Caribbean in downtown Raleigh. Taste traditional cuisine, shop crafts and take in a full day of colorful entertainment.
Summer time vibes are in full swing with this corn hole tournament! Test your skills, or come enjoy some food and drinks. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Special Olympics NC!
Don't miss the inaugural Summer Daze Music Festival at North Hills! Artists like Shwayze, Surfer Blood, WONDR, Nance and more will be rocking out on the main stage as you dance the day away.