All The Best Things to Do in Raleigh in March

Wednesday, Feb 27 2019

Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day, the first days of spring—these are just a few reasons to get excited for March 2019, but there's so much more happening in Raleigh! So 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 you suggestions to editor@offlinemedia.net!)

New Openings to Check Out

Benchwarmers Bagels at Benchwarmers Bagels
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Benchwarmers Bagels

Benchwarmers Bagels—a collab between Boulted Bread and Jubala Coffee—is serving up fire-roasted bagels, creative schmears and bagel sandwiches for the perfect morning at Transfer Co. Food Hall.

Benchwarmers Bagels
$   .  Benchwarmers Bagels   .  Raleigh
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NOW OPEN: Social 113 at Social 113
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Social 113

Social 113 is the sister bar of The District, bringing craft cocktails, plenty of bubbles, local beers and a perfect hangout spot to the Warehouse District.  (Plus, it's an LGBTQ-owned safe space!)

NOW OPEN: Social 113
-   .  Social 113   .  Raleigh
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Oak Steakhouse at Oak Steakhouse Raleigh
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Oak Steakhouse

Oak Steakhouse brings a chef-driven, fancy-night-out-approved menu of high-quality surf and turf, award-winning cocktails and specials to keep you coming back on the reg.

NOW OPEN: Oak Steakhouse
$$$   .  Oak Steakhouse Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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NOW OPEN: Burney's Sweets & More of Raleigh at Burney's Sweets & More
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Burney's Sweets & More of Raleigh

Come grab some of the most drool-worthy treats in the Triangle, including a GLAZED CROISSANT, massive layer cakes, cookie sandwiches and so much more for your sweet tooth.

NOW OPEN: Burney's Sweets & More of Raleigh
$   .  Burney's Sweets & More   .  Raleigh
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SOFT OPEN: Captain Cookie & The Milkman at Captain Cookie & The Milkman
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Captain Cookie & The Milkman

Captain Cookie & The Milkman serves up fresh-baked cookies in oodles of flavors, local ice cream and milk and—best of all—make-your-own ice cream sandwiches in Transfer Co. Food Hall.

SOFT OPEN: Captain Cookie & The Milkman
$   .  Captain Cookie & The Milkman   .  Raleigh
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Falafel & Co.  at Falafel & Co.
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Falafel & Co.

Falafel & Co. is a Mediterranean market and bar in Brookside Market, selling hard-to-find international ingredients and treats alongside wine and more! They'll soon be opening a restaurant as well.

Falafel & Co.
$   .  Falafel & Co.   .  Raleigh
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Old Faves to Revisit Now

Explore Raleigh's Hidden Azalea Gardens at WRAL Azalea Gardens

Explore Raleigh's Hidden Azalea Gardens

Bask in the sun at the WRAL Azalea Gardens, which are perfect for a spring bike ride, picnic, or outdoor date. You're sure to find peace of mind among the beautiful blooming azaleas.

Explore Raleigh's Hidden Azalea Gardens
Free   .  WRAL Azalea Gardens   .  Raleigh
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Cheer on the Pack at an NC State Baseball Game at Doak Field
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Cheer on the Pack at an NC State Baseball Game

No need to make the trek to see the Yankees, Red Sox, or Braves when the Wolfpack plays right here in Raleigh. Catch a great game and maybe a foul ball at Doak Field.

Cheer on the Pack at an NC State Baseball Game
$   .  Doak Field   .  Raleigh
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Have Drinks on Raleigh Times Patio at The Raleigh Times Bar
Photo by @Raleigh Times

Have Drinks on Raleigh Times Patio

You may not be on top of the world, but you'll be on the top of the Raleigh Times. Enjoy an ice cold beverage while you cheers to Downtown Raleigh.

Have Drinks on Raleigh Times Patio
-   .  The Raleigh Times Bar   .  Raleigh
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Past Experiences

Art in Bloom 2019 at NCMA at North Carolina Museum of Art
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Step Into Spring at Art in Bloom

Add a little color to your day and visit NCMA's annual Art in Bloom exhibit, where thousands of gorgeous flowers will be arranged to mimic the museum's masterworks collection for four days only.

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Art in Bloom 2019 at NCMA
$18   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Drink & Play at 21Marbles at Marbles Kids Museum
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Drink & Play at 21Marbles

Marbles Museum is turning into an adult playground for 21Marbles, a night of brews and blast-from-the-past games.

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Drink & Play at 21Marbles
$10+   .  Marbles Kids Museum   .  Raleigh
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Raleigh Brewing Anniversary Party at Raleigh Brewing Company
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Raleigh Brewing Anniversary Party

Raleigh Brewing is turning six, so they're hosting a big ol' birthday bash to celebrate. Come for special bottle releases, live tunes, food truck grub, lots Raleigh Brewing beer and good times.

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Raleigh Brewing Anniversary Party
Free   .  Raleigh Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Run in Your Kilt at the St. Paddy's 4 Miler at Raleigh Beer Garden
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Run in Your Kilt at the St. Paddy's 4 Miler

The nOg Run Club is bringing back the St. Paddy's four mile kilt run for its 11th year. Don your finest kilt, dash through downtown and reward yourself with a Raleigh Beer Garden brew!

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Run in Your Kilt at the St. Paddy's 4 Miler
$35+   .  Raleigh Beer Garden   .  Raleigh
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6th Annual Casks On Fools at Crank Arm Brewing Company
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6th Annual Casks On Fools

April is NC Beer Month and Crank Arm is honoring the holiday with its annual Casks On Fools, bringing together unusual casks from 20+ North Carolina breweries!

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6th Annual Casks On Fools
$   .  Crank Arm Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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Take Up Space: Women’s Weekend at the NCMA at North Carolina Museum of Art
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Take Up Space: Women’s Weekend at the NCMA

In honor of International Women's Day, NCMA is hosting a weekend full of events celebrating the achievements of women in the arts and beyond. 

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Take Up Space: Women’s Weekend at the NCMA
Free - $65   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Dorothea Dix Park 5K at Dorothea Dix Park
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Dorothea Dix Park 5K

Hit the pavement for the first Annual Dorothea Dix Park 5K Race/Walk. Proceeds will go to benefit the future of Dorothea Dix Park.

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Dorothea Dix Park 5K
$30   .  Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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BrickUniverse Raleigh LEGO Fan Expo at Raleigh Convention Center
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BrickUniverse Raleigh LEGO Fan Expo

Channel your inner builder for BrickUniverse's ultimate LEGO lover's paradise. You will experience hands-on LEGO attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain.

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BrickUniverse Raleigh LEGO Fan Expo
$15   .  Raleigh Convention Center   .  Raleigh
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CurEat Raleigh Scavenger Hunt at Raleigh
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CurEat Raleigh Scavenger Hunt

Thirteen teams will have the opportunity to compete in the first CurEat Raleigh Scavenger Hunt. Proceeds from the event will go to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Agriculture Education Program.

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CurEat Raleigh Scavenger Hunt
$50   .  Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Cat Video Fest 2019 at Marbles IMAX
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Cat Video Fest 2019

We've all spent hours laughing at cat videos online, now they will be shown in an epic compilation on the big screen. Grab your meow-mosa and enjoy the show!

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Cat Video Fest 2019
$9+   .  Marbles IMAX   .  Raleigh
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Chick Days 2019 at The Urban Chicken NC
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Chick Days 2019

There will be tons of chicks, games and a lot of vendors giving away free stuff. Don't miss out on this annual event and epic Flock Swap.

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Chick Days 2019
Free   .  The Urban Chicken NC   .  Raleigh
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Mardi Gras Masquerade & Crawfish Boil at Hummingbird
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Mardi Gras Masquerade & Crawfish Boil

Hummingbird is serving up all the delicious cuisine you need to celebrate Mardi Gras that right way. Dig into some steaming hot crawfish, gumbo, and top it all off with a slice of King Cake.

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Mardi Gras Masquerade & Crawfish Boil
$25   .  Hummingbird   .  Raleigh
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2019 Triangle Rock Paper Scissors Showdown at Big Boss Brewing Company
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2019 Triangle Rock Paper Scissors Showdown

Attendees of all ages from the Triangle area will battle it out to see who can win the age-old game of rock, paper, scissors. Proceeds from the night will go to Learning Together.

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2019 Triangle Rock Paper Scissors Showdown
$25+   .  Big Boss Brewing Company   .  Raleigh
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[SOLD OUT] Brewery Bhavana Soft Beer Fest at Brewery Bhavana
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Brewery Bhavana Soft Beer Fest

Get ready to celebrate soft and delicate beers & ciders, tons flowers, and the beauty of early spring at this new festival. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 6 and are limited, so jump on 'em!

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[SOLD OUT] Brewery Bhavana Soft Beer Fest
$70   .  Brewery Bhavana   .  Raleigh
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KoreaFest 2019 at Hillsborough Street
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KoreaFest 2019

The third annual KoreaFest is headed to Raleigh. Enjoy a day of professional dance troupes from Korea, live music, entertainment and more.

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KoreaFest 2019
$20+   .  Hillsborough Street   .  Raleigh
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Halfway to Hopscotch: 10 Year Anniversary Kick Off at R&D Brewing
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Halfway to Hopscotch: 10 Year Anniversary Kick Off

Hopscotch is kicking off its TENTH year! Celebrate at R&D Brewing with the first ever Halfway to Hopscotch Party. There will be tons of live music, vendors, and an epic pop-up taproom.

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Halfway to Hopscotch: 10 Year Anniversary Kick Off
Free   .  R&D Brewing   .  Raleigh
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Hibernian's Annual St Paddy's Block Party at Hibernian Pub
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Hibernian's Annual St Paddy's Block Party

Celebrate the Irish way at Hibernian during their annual St. Paddy's Day block party. Live bands will be playing all day while you enjoy delicious food and drinks.

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Hibernian's Annual St Paddy's Block Party
Free   .  Hibernian Pub   .  Raleigh
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Reptile and Amphibian Day at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
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Reptile and Amphibian Day

Check out the 25th Annual Reptile and Amphibian Day! It is the nation's largest and most popular event dedicated to hopping, slithering, and crawling critters.

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Reptile and Amphibian Day
Free   .  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences   .  Raleigh
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Asheville Comes East Beer Festival at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt
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Asheville Comes East Beer Festival

Over twenty Western North Carolina breweries who have limited to no distribution to the Triangle are heading to Hi-Wire at Golden Belt. Taste your way through rare, specialty and one-off brews!

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Asheville Comes East Beer Festival
$10   .  Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt   .  Durham
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Questival Raleigh/Durham 2019 at Rock Quarry Park
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Questival Raleigh/Durham 2019

Join hundreds of others in 24 hours of exhilarating fun in Durham, checking a bunch of amazing experiences off your bucket list!

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Questival Raleigh/Durham 2019
$35+   .  Rock Quarry Park   .  Durham
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Mardi Gras w/ Burial Beer Co. at Transfer Co. Food Hall at Transfer Co. Food Hall
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Mardi Gras w/ Burial Beer Co. at Transfer Co. Food Hall

Celebrate the Big Easy with New Orleans-inspired menu items from Transfer Co vendors, special draft releases from Burial Beer Co., plus obviously plenty of beads and music!

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Mardi Gras w/ Burial Beer Co. at Transfer Co. Food Hall
Free   .  Transfer Co. Food Hall   .  Raleigh
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All The Best Things to Do in Raleigh in March
All The Best Things to Do in Raleigh in March