Top 30 Events Happening in Raleigh This July

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!

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Celebrate the Fourth of July at Chatham Hill Winery

From July 1–4, Chatham Hill Winery will be celebrating Independence Day with Red, White and Blue-themed wine cocktails!

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Celebrate the Fourth of July at Chatham Hill Winery
$   .  Chatham Hill Winery   .  Cary
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Get Patriotic at the Great American Bar Crawl

The Great American Bar Crawl promises star-spangled fun and lots of day drinking in DTR to celebrate the birth of our country.

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Get Patriotic at the Great American Bar Crawl
$20+   .  Coglin's Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Join Carolina Hurricanes' Summerfest Celebration

The Carolina Hurricanes are throwing a free summer party. Score some autographs, witness the last prospects practice and shop the equipment sale!

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Join Carolina Hurricanes' Summerfest Celebration
Free   .  PNC Arena   .  Raleigh
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Cheers Your Beer at the Independence Day Block Party

Head to Nickelpoint Brewing and Neuse River Brewing for an Independence Day Block Party, complete with vendors, live music, food trucks and brews galore.

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Cheers Your Beer at the Independence Day Block Party
Free   .  Nickelpoint Brewing Co.   .  Raleigh
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Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park

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!

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Laze With Live Tunes at Dix Park
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Get Festive at Cary’s Independence Day Concert & Fireworks Celebration

Come out to Cary's Booth Amphitheatre for a July 4 celebration filled with live tunes and fireworks. Stay tuned for more details!

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Get Festive at Cary’s Independence Day Concert & Fireworks Celebration
Free   .  Koka Booth Amphitheatre   .  Cary
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Experience a Historic Independence Day at Joel Lane House

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!

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Experience a Historic Independence Day at Joel Lane House
Free   .  Joel Lane Museum House   .  Raleigh
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Catch Mesmerizing Fireworks in Brier Creek

Bring out your lawn chairs to Brier Creek Commons for the 10th Annual Fireworks Show. Games, prizes, bounce houses, face-painting and more.

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Catch Mesmerizing Fireworks in Brier Creek
Free   .  Brier Creek Commons   .  Raleigh
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Run the Keep RLGH Independent 4 Miler

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.

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Run the Keep RLGH Independent 4 Miler
$40   .  1251 Goode St   .  Raleigh
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Celebrate July 4 on Fayetteville St. at The 'Works

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.

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Celebrate July 4 on Fayetteville St. at The 'Works
Free   .  City Plaza   .  Raleigh
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Enjoy a Pay-What-You-Can Brunch with A Place at the Table

Imbibe on a delicious, pay-what-you-can brunch at soca with A Place at the Table to celebrate Second Saturday in Raleigh.

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Enjoy a Pay-What-You-Can Brunch with A Place at the Table
-   .  so•ca   .  Raleigh
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Bike to the Farmers Market with Oaks & Spokes

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!

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Bike to the Farmers Market with Oaks & Spokes
Free   .  Chavis Community Center   .  Raleigh
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Shop Local at Stoak City's Stoak Market

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.

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Shop Local at Stoak City's Stoak Market
Free   .  Stoak City   .  Raleigh
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Compete & Eat at the Blackberry Brigade

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!

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Compete & Eat at the Blackberry Brigade
$10+   .  Raleigh City Farm   .  Raleigh
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Enjoy Summer Concerts Outdoors at Fred Fletcher

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!

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Enjoy Summer Concerts Outdoors at Fred Fletcher
Free   .  Fred Fletcher Park   .  Raleigh
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Taste the Sweetness of Peach Day

Head to the State Farmers Market to celebrate Peach Day with fresh produce and a baking contest.

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Compete & Eat at Peach Day
Free   .  State Farmers Market   .  Raleigh
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Make Textile Designs at Art Happy Hour

Explore textile design with local artist Oami Powers at Artspace's Art Happy Hour while enjoying wine and snacks as you get creative.

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Make Textile Designs at Art Happy Hour
$35   .  Artspace   .  Raleigh
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Party in the Park at HOOPLA

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.

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Party in the Park at HOOPLA
Free   .  North Carolina Museum of Art   .  Raleigh
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Bowl for a Cause at the Bowling Black Tie Affair

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!

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Bowl for a Cause at the Bowling Black Tie Affair
$85   .  Kings Raleigh - North Hills   .  Raleigh
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Sip Summer Rosé & Bubbles at Seaboard

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.

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Sip Summer Rosé & Bubbles at Seaboard: Rosé
$39+   .  Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar   .  Raleigh
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Namaste for Good at Yogafest in Raleigh City Farm

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.

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Namaste for Good at Yogafest in Raleigh City Farm
Donation   .  Raleigh City Farm   .  Raleigh
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Connect & Create Self Portraits at Artspace

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!

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Connect & Create Self Portraits at Artspace
$15   .  Artspace   .  Raleigh
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Pedal Your Way to the Walnut Creek Trail Cleanup

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.

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Pedal Your Way to the Walnut Creek Trail Cleanup
Free   .  Walnut Creek Trail   .  Raleigh
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Browse Beautiful Goods at Bride at the Museum

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!

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Browse Beautiful Goods at Bride at the Museum
$5   .  North Carolina Museum of History   .  Raleigh
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Pair Embroidery & Mimosas at Edge of Urge

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!

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Pair Embroidery & Mimosas at Edge of Urge
$35   .  Edge of Urge   .  Raleigh
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Embark on a Soccer Mini-Golf Bar Crawl at the Oak City Classic

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!

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Embark on a Soccer Mini-Golf Bar Crawl at the Oak City Classic
$25+   .  London Bridge Pub   .  Raleigh
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Make Art for Free at CAM

Let your creativity shine at Studio 409, as CAM opens its studios to the public for an art making free-for-all.

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Make Art for Free at CAM
Free   .  CAM Raleigh   .  Raleigh
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Catch a Flick for Free at RLT

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!

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Catch a Flick for Free at RLT
Free   .  Raleigh Little Theatre   .  Raleigh
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Catch Tunes & Food Trucks at Y'all at Dix Park

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!

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Catch Tunes & Food Trucks at Y'all at Dix Park
Free   .  Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Binge on Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

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!

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Binge on Beer, Bourbon & BBQ: Regular Saturday Session
$39+   .  Koka Booth Amphitheatre   .  Cary
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Experience the NC Japan Summer Festival

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.

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Experience the NC Japan Summer Festival
$4+   .  North Carolina State Fairgrounds   .  Raleigh
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Celebrate 20 Years of The Pour House with Brews & Tunes

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.

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Celebrate 20 Years of The Pour House with Brews & Tunes
Free   .  The Pour House Music Hall   .  Raleigh
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Sip & Mingle at Jingle in July

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!

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Sip & Mingle at Jingle in July
TBD   .  City Limits Saloon   .  Raleigh
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Shop the Urban Vintage Market

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.

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Shop the Urban Vintage Market
-   .  All Saints Chapel   .  Raleigh
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