All The Best Things to Do in Raleigh This April
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All The Best Things to Do in Raleigh This April

Friday, Mar 29 2019

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!

(P.S. Did we miss a great event? Email your suggestions to editor@offlinemedia.net!)

Best Events This Month

Brewgaloo 2019 NC Craft Beer Festival at 400 Fayetteville St
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Brewgaloo 2019 NC Craft Beer Festival

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.

Multiple Day Event
Brewgaloo 2019 NC Craft Beer Festival
$25+   .  400 Fayetteville St   .  Raleigh
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New Openings to Check Out

Enjoy Small Plates at The Acorn at Oak City at The Acorn at Oak City
Photo by @theacornatoakcity

The Acorn at Oak City

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.

Enjoy Small Plates at The Acorn at Oak City
$$   .  The Acorn at Oak City   .  Raleigh
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Old Faves to Revisit Now

Take in the View (and Some Drinks) at Junction West Bar at Junction West
Photo by @welcometoraleighwood

Take in the View (and Some Drinks) at Junction West Bar

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.

Take in the View (and Some Drinks) at Junction West Bar
-   .  Junction West   .  Raleigh
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Stop & Smell the Rose Garden at Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden
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Stop & Smell the Rose Garden

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.

Stop & Smell the Rose Garden
Free   .  Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden   .  Raleigh
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Eat Healthy & Local at Parkside at Parkside
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Eat Healthy & Local at Parkside

Located in the Warehouse District, Raleigh's Parkside brings together a delicious, locally-sourced meal with 40+ brews on tap and a gorgeous atmosphere.

Eat Healthy & Local at Parkside
$$   .  Parkside   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences

Beers, BBQ, and Baseball: The MLB Raleigh Kick-Off Party at Trophy on Maywood
Photo by @trophymaywood

Beers, BBQ, and Baseball: The MLB Kick-Off Party

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.

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Beers, BBQ, and Baseball: The MLB Raleigh Kick-Off Party
Free   .  Trophy on Maywood   .  Raleigh
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The 8th Annual Festival of Legends: Tricksters at 2908 Optimist Farm Rd
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The 8th Annual Festival of Legends: Tricksters

The myth and magic of The Festival of Legends returns to Optimist Farm. Enjoy artists, concessions, children's activities and more. 

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The 8th Annual Festival of Legends: Tricksters
$13+   .  2908 Optimist Farm Rd   .  Apex
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Mid-Town Square Spring Festival at Bond Brothers Beer Company
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Mid-Town Square Spring Festival

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.

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Mid-Town Square Spring Festival
Free   .  Bond Brothers Beer Company   .  Cary
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2019 Tour de Brew at Crank Arm Brewing Company
Photo by @crankarmbrew

2019 Tour de Brew

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.

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2019 Tour de Brew
Donations   .  Crank Arm Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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The North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival 2019 at The Pit Authentic Barbecue
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The North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival 2019

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.

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The North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival 2019
-   .  The Pit Authentic Barbecue   .  Raleigh
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Kinshop Spring Market at Junction West
Photo by @kinshopnc

Kinshop Spring Market

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.

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Kinshop Spring Market
$5   .  Junction West   .  Raleigh
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10th Anniversary Beer Garden Party at Raleigh Beer Garden
Photo by @loneriderbeer

10th Anniversary Beer Garden Party

Party at the Beer Garden to celebrate Lonerider's 10th anniversary! There will be live music, games and so much more.

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10th Anniversary Beer Garden Party
Purchase of Beer   .  Raleigh Beer Garden   .  Raleigh
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Live & Local Spring Fest 2019 on Hillsborough Street at Hillsborough Street
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Live & Local Spring Fest 2019 on Hillsborough Street

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!

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Live & Local Spring Fest 2019 on Hillsborough Street
Free   .  Hillsborough Street   .  Raleigh
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Eurobike Raleigh 2019 at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park
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Eurobike Raleigh 2019

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.

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Eurobike Raleigh 2019
Free   .  Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park   .  Raleigh
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2019 Raleigh Half Marathon at Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
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2019 Raleigh Half Marathon

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.

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2019 Raleigh Half Marathon
$60+   .  Buffaloe Road Athletic Park   .  Raleigh
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Spring Jazz Brunch at Dorothea Dix Park at Dorothea Dix Park
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Spring Jazz Brunch at Dorothea Dix Park

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.

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Spring Jazz Brunch at Dorothea Dix Park
Free   .  Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Dreamville Music Festival  at Dorothea Dix Park
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Dreamville Music Festival

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.

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Dreamville Music Festival
$119+   .  Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Rosé Launch Party at Boxcar Bar + Arcade
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Rosé Launch Party

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?

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Rosé Launch Party
Purchase of Cider   .  Boxcar Bar + Arcade   .  Raleigh
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Art2Wear at Talley Student Union
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Art2Wear

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.

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Art2Wear
Free   .  Talley Student Union   .  Raleigh
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Dix Park Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt 2019
 at Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park
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Dix Park Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt 2019

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!

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Dix Park Spring Fling Adult Egg Hunt 2019
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival at Fred G. Bond Metro Park
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Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

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. 

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Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
Free   .  Fred G. Bond Metro Park   .  Cary
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Dog Days 5K & 2 Mile Walk at North Carolina Museum of Art
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Dog Days 5K & 2 Mile Walk

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.

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Dog Days 5K & 2 Mile Walk
$25+   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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ArtVenture at The Outpost
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ArtVenture

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.

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ArtVenture
$5+   .  The Outpost   .  Raleigh
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Mordecai Yard Sale & Plant Sale Day at Mordecai
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Mordecai Yard Sale & Plant Sale Day

Stroll through the gorgeous Mordecai Historic Park and shop through yard sale items and beautifully blooming plants. 

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Mordecai Yard Sale & Plant Sale Day
Free   .  Mordecai   .  Raleigh
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Oak City Architecture Tour at City of Raleigh Museum
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Oak City Architecture Tour

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.

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Oak City Architecture Tour
$10   .  City of Raleigh Museum   .  Raleigh
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Lebanese Festival at City Plaza
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Lebanese Festival

The Triangle Lebanese American Center is hosting its annual Lebanese festival. There will be tons of food, beer, dancing and fun.

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Lebanese Festival
Free   .  City Plaza   .  Raleigh
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2019 Southern Women's Show at North Carolina State Fairgrounds
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2019 Southern Women's Show

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.

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2019 Southern Women's Show
$6+   .  North Carolina State Fairgrounds   .  Raleigh
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Pop-PupAlooza Dog Park at Dix Park at Dorothea Dix Park
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Pop-PupAlooza Dog Park at Dix Park

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.

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Pop-PupAlooza Dog Park at Dix Park
Free   .  Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Moogfest 2019 at American Underground (@Main)
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Moogfest 2019

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.

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Moogfest 2019
$249+   .  American Underground (@Main)   .  Durham
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French Market and Seafood Festival at Lafayette Village
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French Market and Seafood Festival

Get totally immersed in New Orleans culture. Stroll through the Village while jazzy sounds play in the background for a French Quarter-inspired experience.

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French Market and Seafood Festival
Free   .  Lafayette Village   .  Raleigh
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Wellness Wednesdays at North Hills at Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park
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Wellness Wednesdays

Midtown Park is bringing back its Wellness Wednesday series. Check out the schedule and enjoy week after week of free fitness opportunities.

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Wellness Wednesdays at North Hills
Free   .  Coastal Credit Union Midtown Park   .  Raleigh
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Dispatches From the Dream Factory: Studio Ghibli Film Series at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh
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Dispatches From the Dream Factory: Studio Ghibli Film Series

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. 

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Dispatches From the Dream Factory: Studio Ghibli Film Series
$8   .  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Glenwood Faire: A Taste of Glenwood South at St Saviour's Center
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Glenwood Faire: A Taste of Glenwood South

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.

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Glenwood Faire: A Taste of Glenwood South
$20+   .  St Saviour's Center   .  Raleigh
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Raulston Blooms: A Garden Festival for All Ages at JC Raulston Arboretum
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Raulston Blooms: A Garden Festival for All Ages

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.

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Raulston Blooms: A Garden Festival for All Ages
$5+   .  JC Raulston Arboretum   .  Raleigh
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[Worth the Drive] MerleFest2019 at Merlefest
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[Worth the Drive] MerleFest2019

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.

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[Worth the Drive] MerleFest2019
$170+   .  Merlefest   .  Wilkesboro
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All The Best Things to Do in Raleigh This April
All The Best Things to Do in Raleigh This April