You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of September in and around Raleigh. September is a huge month in the Triangle, and there are definitely some worth-the-drive events all over so get ready to pack your calendar. 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!
Hopscotch hosts over 130 acts performing within Raleigh's highly walkable downtown over three days. It has been described as "America's (secretly) best festival!"
Get ready for a foot-stompin' good time! Snag a ticket to a main stage event or head to the the free street fest to enjoy 100 bluegrass artists across downtown Raleigh.
J.Cole's inaugural festival is launching in North Carolina! Get ready to dance all day in Dorthea Dix park.
Live music will fill the air for eight consecutive Fridays! Check out the lineup, and grab your spot in the lawn for bands playing everything from 60's hits to current day favorites.
Thousands of fans flood the street every year for the Apex Music Festival. Join them this year and catch a variety of local acts from Rock to R&B for a night of music, food trucks, and craft beer.
You heard us right: A Taco Bell WITH BOOZE is now open on Hillsborough.
Get ready for all the local eats at the first food hall in downtown Raleigh!
Tapworks, a new self-serve taproom in Glenwood South, is now open for business! With 50 completely self-serve taps of beer, cider, and wine, the power is in your hands.
Jordan Lake is the perfect day trip. Just minutes outside of the main Triangle area, this natural space provides stunning views and activities for all, from camping to swimming to fishing and more.
NC's oldest drive-in is alive, well and under an hour outside the Triangle! Cozy up in your car, grab some classic concessions and kick back for a night of retro fun under the stars.
SPARKcon comes back to the streets of Raleigh for year number 13! This year will feature over 200 showcases and events within the world of art, dance, design, music, comedy, circus, and more.
Take the short trek to Hill Ridge Farm for a full-on farm party. From pumpkins to hayrides to a corn playhouse, there's no shortage of fall fun to be had.
Brewers and chefs and peppers, oh my! This festival celebrates all the Piedmont has to offer. Did we mention there are 500 lbs of peppers involved?
Six weeks of free fitness on the breathtaking Dillon sky terrace. Check out the calendar and hit up these wellness classes lead by local studios!
Spread random acts of kindness around the Triangle with one of these volunteer opportunities. This annual 9/11 Day of Service honors those lost lives with service project to benefit over 40 projects.
Join over 70 breweries, 15 food trucks, 3 great bands, and a few thousand of your closest friends for the 5th Annual Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival Saturday, September 8th!
Help raise awareness and donations for local animal advocate groups and have a blast doing so. Sign your furry friend up, or go and enjoy wiener dogs racing down the track.
Diamonds Direct is unleashing their biggest promo of the year, right alongside a Christopher Designs Trunk Show—if you're on the hunt for some fine jewelry, this weekend is a total must!
Honor the past 30 years of Pride in Raleigh and celebrate the future on Harrington St.
Fayetteville Street gets taken over by The African American Cultural Festival this Labor Day! Enjoy a diverse range of wonderful performing artists while celebrating African American culture.
A party is happening throughout the village! Head down the Lafayette Village and sip on over 20 fall style beers and food for this years annual Oktoberfest.
Enjoy a day filled with sun and stories!
Get your hands on the best of Belgian inspired but Carolina crafted beers at this festival.
Help support the clean water projects going on in India by participating in this fun 5K. Best part, after running a little over three miles all are welcome back for a free picnic in the park!
Go 'Over the Edge' for Special Olympics North Carolina. Raise $1,000 and test your limits with a 30 story rappel down a one of Raleigh's tallest skyscrapers!
Hippie Tribe festival is taking over Holly Springs and bringing live music, goods, food trucks and more!
2018 marks 300 years since the notorious pirate Blackbeard roamed the Carolina coast and lost his life—enjoy pirate-themed festivities in honor of his memory.
Over 1,200 roses set the stage at one of Raleigh's most beautiful venues where some of the best local bands will play at Groove in the Garden! Add in a side of local eats and you can count us in!
Grab your wand (actually, you get one with your ticket!), don your robes, and get ready to take over the best muggle bars.
This is NACHO average taco festival! Throw on your party sombrero and get ready to head south of the border for some foodie fun with all-you-can-taste tacos, dueling margaritas, and more!