April showers bring May flowers and a whole lotta events in Raleigh! From block parties to free fests to brew bashes galore, the warmer weather isn't the only reason to be excited about April.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do the shag! Every Thursday night this summer, get ready for beach music vibes and some sweet Carolina Girl grooving.
Fuel your Rock 'n' Roll Marathon—whether you're running or cheering—with a good ol' spaghetti dinner block party, paired with music and Oskar Blues beer.
NC's own The Mountain Goats are headlining this free spring block party to kick off NC Beer Month. Head to Bond Bros. in Cary for live tunes, food trucks, vendors and delicious beer!
Relish is turning six! Wish the comfort foods cafe and bar a happy birthday with live tunes, signature small batch whiskey, plus chalk and bubbles for the little ones.
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.
If you have a penchant for the arts and your local community, join Ignite Creativity for a series of engaging speakers, panels and workshops to become inspired to create social change with your art!
April is NC Beer Month, so Crank Arm is honoring the holiday with its annual Casks On Fools, bringing together unusual casks from 20+ NC breweries!
Bottoms up! Now in its twelfth year, World Beer Festival returns to the NC State Fairgrounds to bring you over 200 beers from more than 75 breweries from all over the world.
It's back! On Wednesdays from 6:30–7:30p, head to the lawn at Midtown Park and get your sweat on! This free, outdoor workout series in the heart of North Hills is just the motivation your body needed.
Bittersweet is saluting the spring season with a mid-week Wednesday Bubbles and Cake session! Chandon will be onsite pouring their signature bubbly, plus little cakes and flowers. Cheers!
It's hard to believe that The Rialto has been around for 75 years, but we just can't imagine Raleigh without it! Pop bottles and eat birthday cake at a celebratory screening of 'Singing in the Rain.'
Pancakes, art, alcohol—need we say more? Join the annual Pancakes & Booze Art show to witness the works of 40+ emerging area artists, plus a free pancake bar.
The sixth annual YogaFest NC returns to NC State for a day-long retreat focusing on all things yoga, healing and wellness. Limber up for classes, speakers and more!
Ever wanted to take up sailing? Head to Jordan Lake to meet Carolina Sailing Club, where members will answer your questions and take you out on the lake.
Head to Hillsborough St. for a free music fest headlined by Chatham County Line, plus an art market, Raleigh Brewing brews, fun activities for the kiddos and even a bike valet.
Don't miss this all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza featuring over 75 craft beers paired with 10 bacons from across the country!
Join The Pit for a jam-packed day full of great 'cue, local brews and toe-tappin' bluegrass music at 'Cuegrass! Best part? It's all for a great cause.
Piedmont Picnic Project and Post Fish Co. invite you over for Easter Brunch—but this isn't your average meal! Dine outdoors with cocktails, edible flowers, seafood, pastries and more!
Head out to Prairie Ridge Ecostation and join the Statewide Star Party to look at the stars and planets through telescopes, learn about constellations and more.
Support your local economy! Drink NC beer, chow down on delicious food truck fare and go frolic around downtown Raleigh at this beer-infused block party.
Grub on chicken and oysters, sip on Top of the Hill brews and sway to live tunes while supporting Rebuilding Together's mission to help repair homes of low-income homeowners.
Now that the sun is shining and the temps are warmer, join NCMA for an outdoor party celebrating new sculptures and featuring food trucks, drinks, a DJ and aerial performers.
Combine Earth Day and City Farm's birthday and you're in for a nature-infused treat! Head to the urban farm for a free bazaar, coffee and tours in the morning and a (ticketed) concert at night.
Fair Game Beverage is hosting an art bazaar at its lush space in Pittsboro! Come for DJ beats, pastries, wine cocktails, craft beer and local makers.
It's every wino's dream! Indulge in over 200 wines from over 20 wineries, great live music, good eats and crafts all in one place.
Travel back to 1780 to snag a selfie with George Washington. The State Capitol Building opens its doors for a night of drinking, snacking and touring the new George Washington exhibit.
Raleigh Raw is ringing in its one-year anniversary by shutting down the whole block! Come for kombucha cocktails, 3-on-3 basketball, slam dunk contests, five DJs, free fitness activities and more.
Embark on a craft beer journey with Neuse River. You'll taste nine different sours while indulging in an oyster roast and seafood boil, all to benefit Make-A-Wish!
Raise funds for adorable beagles by sipping on Lonerider brews (including pup-inspired batches), eating food truck fare, jamming to live tunes and browsing local vendors.
Join Welcome Home Project for a concert and dinner, where donations will help fund the organization's efforts to secure furniture and household items for new refugee families.