Everything You Must Do in May
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The sun is shining, the weather's getting warmer—time to hang out outdoors! With art fests, moonlit movies, a downtown farmers market, brew bashes and more, May promises lots of ways to soak up the sunshine in Raleigh!

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Savor Herons' Beer Dinner
$85, Herons, Cary
Thu May 04, 6:30p

Herons and Neuse River Brewing are joining forces to bring you the most exquisite beer dinner, featuring four courses and a sneak peek of the culinary collab between the exec chef and the brewery!

This experience has 5 bookmarks and 320 views.
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Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series
Free, North Hills Commons, Raleigh

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.

This experience has 1209 bookmarks and 9896 views.
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Catch a Movie by Moonlight at Dorothea Dix
Free, Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh
Sat November 18, 5:00p

Celebrate the coziest season with an outdoor screening of the comedy classic, Spaceballs. The 454 Grill food truck will be there servin' up locally made, NC fare to keep your belly full.

This experience has 458 bookmarks and 6150 views.
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Laugh Out Loud at The CAKE Comedy Tour
$25, Kings, Raleigh
Fri May 05, 7:30p

The women of CAKE are taking the comedy scene by storm and touring the entire country. Don't miss this foursome when they make a stop in downtown Raleigh!

This experience has 19 bookmarks and 374 views.
Make Floral Gift Wrapping & Shop Local Goods at The Flourish Market
$45, The Flourish Market, Raleigh
Thu May 11, 5:00p

Indulge in a ladies' night out, complete with bubbly, gourmet bites, local businesses and a Mother's Day-inspired workshop where you'll learn how to craft your own botanical gift wraps and toppers.

This experience has 4 bookmarks and 288 views.
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Party at CAM's Arthouse
$200, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh
Fri May 05, 8:00p

Head to CAM for Arthouse, an annual event filled with arts, gourmet bites, dancing, drinks, auctions and fundraising for the modern art museum!

This experience has 2 bookmarks and 339 views.
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Make Your Own Fermented Dairy with Piedmont Picnic
$15+, Raleigh City Farm, Raleigh
Sat May 06, 10:00a

Piedmont Picnic Project is going to teach you how to ferment dairy products. You'll learn the basics behind kefir, crème fraîche and buttermilk and take skills and ingredients home with you!

This experience has 14 bookmarks and 270 views.
Cheers to Compass Rose's Two-Year Anniversary
$, Compass Rose Brewery, Raleigh
Sat May 06, 8:00a

Compass Rose Brewery is turning two! Join the brewery for celebrations featuring craft brews and BBQ.

This experience has 38 bookmarks and 331 views.
Visit the DTR Farmers Market
$, City Plaza, Raleigh
Wed November 22, 11:00a - 2:00p

Support local! Shop at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market.

This experience has 551 bookmarks and 3788 views.
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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Acro Yoga
Free, Cirque de Vol, Raleigh
Sat May 06, 1:30p

Cirque de Vol now offers Acro Yoga classes, so to celebrate the new addition they're hosting a free workshop for all levels! This just might become your new favorite workout.

This experience has 44 bookmarks and 516 views.
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Cheers to Four Years of Gizmo
Free, Gizmo Brew Works, Raleigh
Sat May 06, 12:00p

Gizmo is turning four! Join the brewery for specialty brew releases, four food trucks, three live bands and a bunch of beer on draft!

This experience has 25 bookmarks and 778 views.
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Catch a Concert in the Nation's Largest Museum Park
$$, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

The summer concerts at NCMA represent one of the Triangle's longest-running and most selective outdoor music series. Grab a seat in the expansive stone amphitheater and soak up the energy.

Don't miss the season opener on May 6—Mipso with River Whyless!

This experience has 385 bookmarks and 8106 views.
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Browse & Shop Apex PeakFest
Free, Historic Downtown Apex, Apex
Sat May 06, 9:00a

For the past 30 years, PeakFest has attracted over 20,000 people to the streets of Historic Apex for an arts and crafts festival featuring jewelry, pottery, paintings and more!

This experience has 97 bookmarks and 923 views.
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Soak Up the Sun at Art in the Garden
Free, Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh
Sat May 06, 11:00a

The second annual Art in the Garden will add some sunshine to your Saturday with food trucks, visual art and live entertainment, all in the beautiful Rose Garden at Raleigh Little Theatre.

This experience has 138 bookmarks and 1426 views.
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Celebrate & Support Your Community at Out! Raleigh
Free, City Plaza, Raleigh
Sat May 06, 11:00a

Out!Raleigh Festival returns to downtown with a day's worth of outdoor fun and shenanigans in support of the LGBTQ community.

This experience has 150 bookmarks and 2306 views.
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Get Fit With Wellness Wednesdays
Free, Midtown Park, Raleigh

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.

This experience has 383 bookmarks and 3672 views.
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Revel in the Beauty of Ansel Adams' Masterworks
$18, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Sat February 04,

Ends May 7! Witness 48 stunning works of one of America's most celebrated photographers, from majestic landscapes to portraits, at the NCMA.

This experience has 202 bookmarks and 1635 views.
Explore Italian Wines at Vidrio
$65, Vidrio, Raleigh
Tue May 09, 7:00p

Explore fine Italian wines paired with a four-course dinner at Vidrio, as a seasoned wine innovator guides you through each glass!

This experience has 19 bookmarks and 325 views.
Witness a Latte Art Throwdown at Sola
Free, Sola Coffee Cafe, Raleigh
Thu May 11, 7:00p

Triangle baristas are gathering at Sola for the ultimate latte art competition! Join the fun for brews, coffee, snacks and latte art in action!

This experience has 50 bookmarks and 549 views.
Catch an NC Flick at Longleaf Film Fest
Free, North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh
Fri May 12, 2:00p

The Longleaf Film Festival is an annual juried fest that showcases NC-centric docs plus films from around the globe.

This experience has 95 bookmarks and 1441 views.
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Shop Till You Drop at The Handmade Market
Free, Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh
Sat May 13, 12:00p

The Handmade Market is rounding up dozens of local artists and vendors for an indoor and outdoor Saturday market! Find jewelry, home goods, stationery, bath products and more!

This experience has 113 bookmarks and 742 views.
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Get Artsy at Artsplosure
Free, City Plaza, Raleigh
Fri May 19 – Sun May 21

The 38th annual Artsplosure, an explosion of creativity in downtown Raleigh, brings together over 170 artists, local and nationally acclaimed performers, activities and much more to downtown Raleigh.

This experience has 521 bookmarks and 4948 views.
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Have Down-Home Fun at Got To Be NC Fest
Free, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
Fri May 19 – Sun May 21

Round up your friends and family for this three-day bash celebrating all things NC!

This experience has 525 bookmarks and 4950 views.
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Check Out Chic Chickens at Tour D'Coop
$10+, Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh
Sat May 20, 10:00a

At Tour D'Coop, chicken coops are treated as an art form. Join the tour across Raleigh, Apex and Cary to learn about the wonderful world of poultry and its swanky, modern cribs.

This experience has 66 bookmarks and 1787 views.
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