From block parties to free fests to brew bashes, the warmer weather isn't the only reason to be excited about April 2019. 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!
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Join in the epic celebration that is North Carolina's largest craft beer festival. Dive into the delicious food trucks, sip on amazing craft beers, and jam out to all the live music.
Kinshop has a mission to create authentic connections through in-person exchanges. They will be bringing together some of the best local makers and creatives for an epic local shopping experience.
Head to Dorothea Dix Park for an enthralling evening of local jazz music. Peter Lamb and the Wolves will play gorgeous jazz tunes while you dig into delicious local food truck treats.
Students from North Carolina Universities College of Design's Art + Design department have created a show filled with wearable innovations. Check out their work during their Spring runway exhibition.
Frolic at Dorothea Dix for an adults-only afternoon in the park, complete with an egg hunt, lawn games, inflatables and more! Don't forget to check out the food trucks!
Cary is hosting their 26th Annual Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. Shop your way through over 170 North Carolina artists, and enjoy five stages of live entertainment.
Stroll through the gorgeous Mordecai Historic Park and shop through yard sale items and beautifully blooming plants.
Let your dog off their leash while in Dorothea Dix Parks specially crafted dog park. Register ahead of time and enjoy a day filled with doggie love.
Moogfest is more than a music festival - it's an exploration of sound technologies and design and a space to foster the creative exchange of ideas.
Midtown Park is bringing back its Wellness Wednesday series. Check out the schedule and enjoy week after week of free fitness opportunities.
This premier music festival serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Celebrate some 'traditional plus' music with these bluegrass, country, rock, and old-time music vibes.
This new new craft cocktail and small plates spot is from the folks behind Oak City Meatball and Calavera, serving up drool-worthy eats and delicious cocktails downtown.
Junction West, a massive bar and event space coming to the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh on Wednesday, October 3, is the after-work hangout we've been dreaming of.
Stop and smell the roses at the Raleigh Rose Garden. It's the perfect setting for a photo op (or wedding), but it's even better for a stroll through beautiful blooms.
Located in the Warehouse District, Raleigh's Parkside brings together a delicious, locally-sourced meal with 40+ brews on tap and a gorgeous atmosphere.
Celebrate baseball and support MLB Raleigh's movement to bring pro baseball to the Oak City. Come out and show the nation that Raleigh's a true baseball city.
The myth and magic of The Festival of Legends returns to Optimist Farm. Enjoy artists, concessions, children's activities and more.
Celebrate an afternoon of supporting local artists and vendors while devouring tons of food from local food trucks. There will be tons of beer, live music, and DJs to keep you partying all day long.
Join for a charity tour to Raleigh's breweries. There will be six different Raleigh breweries along the ride, and 100% of the proceeds provide clean water in Central Africa through Water for Good.
Join The Pit for a jam-packed day full of great 'cue, local brews and two stages of toe-tappin' bluegrass music at 'Cuegrass! Best part? It's all for a great cause.
Party at the Beer Garden to celebrate Lonerider's 10th anniversary! There will be live music, games and so much more.
Get festive with your community at Live & Local. Ring in spring with unique art, music, food and NC beer. Enjoy live performances all day and a food truck rodeo!
Eurobike Raleigh is a public event dedicated to the style and sophistication of European mechanical design and the history of the machines. There will be rides and bike-related events all day long.
Hit the pavement and run fast during the inaugural Raleigh Half Marathon. This course was strategically selected to offer the flattest and fastest half marathon course in the Raleigh area.
It was all a Dream-ville festival! J-Cole's inaugural festival kicks off this weekend in Raleigh with many different artists lined up to perform.
Score free swag like perfectly pink decor, flamingo drink stirrers and sip on this delicious pink drink during Austin Eastciders newest brew release party. Did we mention there will be Rosé Dry Cider?
Head to NCMA to participate in a 5k or 2-mile run that you can do with your pet! After the run, enjoy food from the food trucks, a variety of vendors, and the gorgeous NCMA park.
Art and an adventure all in one! Feast your eyes on this epic art gallery that comes complete with live creation, body paint, and a DJ performance to match the vibes.
Head to the City of Raleigh Museum of an in-depth walking tour of outstanding architecture near Fayetteville Street. You will be able to see everything from classic 19th Century to futuristic banks.
The Triangle Lebanese American Center is hosting its annual Lebanese festival. There will be tons of food, beer, dancing and fun.
Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and more! Bring all your gal pals for a day filled with everything you love.
Get totally immersed in New Orleans culture. Stroll through the Village while jazzy sounds play in the background for a French Quarter-inspired experience.
Catch a rare screening of these magical Japanese classics in this two week event at Alamo, with films on the big screen including My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Spirited Away, and more.
Shop and socialize while sampling 15 great restaurants located in Glenwood South. Snag a passport and get to tasting all the delicious food and drinks you can handle.
Learn, shop for your garden, and enjoy gourmet treats. All while supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum. You will experience the 19th Annual Birdhouse Competition, gardening talks, and more.