The dog days of summer are officially upon us and the month of July is packed with plenty of events to keep you moving around Raleigh. With patriotic parties, Christmas in July and unbeatable summer celebrations, you'll find enough to keep you active until August!
From July 1–4, Chatham Hill Winery will be celebrating Independence Day with Red, White and Blue-themed wine cocktails!
The Great American Bar Crawl promises star-spangled fun and lots of day drinking in DTR to celebrate the birth of our country.
The Carolina Hurricanes are throwing a free summer party. Score some autographs, witness the last prospects practice and shop the equipment sale!
Head to Nickelpoint Brewing and Neuse River Brewing for an Independence Day Block Party, complete with vendors, live music, food trucks and brews galore.
This summer, Dorothea Dix Park is hosting free concerts on the lawn every other Sunday. Grab a picnic blanket, get a tan, grub on food truck fare and enjoy the show!
Come out to Cary's Booth Amphitheatre for a July 4 celebration filled with live tunes and fireworks. Stay tuned for more details!
The Joel Lane Museum is hosting an Independence Day event where you'll go back in time to experience the home's life in the 18th century. Kids activities, a plant sale and free lemonade included!
Bring out your lawn chairs to Brier Creek Commons for the 10th Annual Fireworks Show. Games, prizes, bounce houses, face-painting and more.
Get your heart pumpin' this Independence Day at the inaugural Keep RLGH Independent 4 Miler through Dorothea Dix Park, followed by a post-race vendor fair and beer-soaked hangout.
Celebrate Independence Day in DTR! Fayetteville St. will have two music stages, street performers, a beer garden and more, and Red Hat Amp will host the fireworks show at 9:30.
Imbibe on a delicious, pay-what-you-can brunch at soca with A Place at the Table to celebrate Second Saturday in Raleigh.
Embark on a four-mile ride along Raleigh greenways with Oaks & Spokes, ending at the charming NC State Farmers Market for local produce and grub!
Bring out friends or fam to the Stoak Market, a pop-up warehouse market featuring food truck grub, Big Boss brews, live music and local vendors galore.
Piedmont Picnic Projects's annual event is for competitive types! Grab your friends and pick blackberries in the AM, then join the Second Saturday Jamboree for a bounty weigh-in, prizes and treats!
This summer, Fred Fletcher Park is hosting free concerts on the lawn every other Sunday. Grab a picnic blanket, get a tan, grub on food truck fare and enjoy the show!
Head to the State Farmers Market to celebrate Peach Day with fresh produce and a baking contest.
Explore textile design with local artist Oami Powers at Artspace's Art Happy Hour while enjoying wine and snacks as you get creative.
NCMA's outdoor party is back for round two, and this time it's luau-themed. Frolic in the park for live tunes, food trucks, drinks and circus performances, followed by a screening of 'Moana' at 9p.
Don your finest black tie outfit for a night of bowling for a cause! JDRF is taking over Kings Raleigh to support diabetes research over an open bar, unlimited hors d'oeuvres and, of course, bowling!
Seaboard Wine is making the most of the summer season with two educational wine classes highlighting bubbles and rosé, where you'll taste eight of their favorite bottles, paired with light bites.
You Call This Yoga, a local nonprofit, is hosting an encore Yogafest class at Raleigh City Farm. Get ready to roll out your mats among nature and do your body some good.
Join local artist Ursula Gullow in a community art project where you'll contribute a self portrait. Artspace provides the materials, all you need to do is bring your creativity!
Oaks & Spokes just adopted a mile of the Walnut Creek Greenway Trail, and they're inviting riders on a community cleanup. Join for a light breakfast, followed by a morning of beautifying the trail.
Whether you're planning a wedding of your own or just love perusing pretty things, all are welcome at the Museum of History's Bride at the Museum—fashion show, snacks and inspiration included!
Edge of Urge is teaming up with Craft Habit Raleigh to bring you another all-levels embroidery workshop. Your ticket gets you all the supplies, instructions from pros and a mimosa!
Oak City Supporters is throwing The Oak City Classic, the country's first soccer mini-golf tourney! Rally a team of four and bar hop to kick a tiny soccer ball for charity. Costumes encouraged!
Let your creativity shine at Studio 409, as CAM opens its studios to the public for an art making free-for-all.
Begins July 20! Gather your blankets and chairs to chill out on summer evenings with a free outdoor film presented by Raleigh Little Theatre and Raleigh Brewing Company. Yes, there will be local beer!
Dorothea Dix Park's first free summer concert series promises to be a good one. This summer, come out to the park for a lineup of tunes, food trucks, craft beer and more!
The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival (also knows as BBBQ Fest), is coming to Cary for brews, bourbon, pulled pork, demos, exhibits and bluegrass in the summer sun!
The 12th Annual NC Japan Summer Festival is returning to Raleigh, but this time it has expanded to the State Fairgrounds! Get ready for a full day of food, culture and fun.
The Pour House has been around for 20 years—crazy, right?! Join the music venue for a live lineup and a signature collaboration brew with Raleigh Brewing Co.
Capital City Clauses invites you to City Limits Saloon for Jingle in July, an opportunity to raise funds for a great cause with snacks, drinks, a photo booth and more!
Urban Vintage is popping up at All Saints Chapel to bring you lots of retro and handmade curated goods. All-day Saturday market is free, Friday night preview is $5.