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!

MAKE THE MOST OF MAY
Visit the DTR Farmers Market
$
City Plaza
400 Fayetteville St
Wed September 27, 11:00a - 2:00p

Support local! Shop at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market.

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Get Fit With Wellness Wednesdays
Free
Midtown Park
Park at N Hills St
Wed September 27, 6:30p

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.

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Savor Herons' Beer Dinner
$85
Herons
100 Woodland Pond Drive
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 300 views.
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Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series
Free
North Hills Commons
Main at North Hills Street

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.

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Catch a Movie by Moonlight at Dorothea Dix
Free
Flowers Field at Dorothea Dix Park
Umstead Dr
Thu May 04, 8:30p

Ring in the spring with an outdoor, moonlit movie in the beautiful Dorothea Dix. Bob's Barbeque and The Parlour food trucks will be there too!

This experience has 401 bookmarks and 5036 views.
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Laugh Out Loud at The CAKE Comedy Tour
$25
Kings
14 W. Martin St
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 340 views.
Make Floral Gift Wrapping & Shop Local Goods at The Flourish Market
$45
The Flourish Market
713 Tucker St
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 247 views.
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Party at CAM's Arthouse
$200
CAM Raleigh
409 W Martin St
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 290 views.
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Make Your Own Fermented Dairy with Piedmont Picnic
$15+
Raleigh City Farm
800 N Blount St
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 239 views.
Cheers to Compass Rose's Two-Year Anniversary
$
Compass Rose Brewery
3201 Northside Dr
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 311 views.
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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Acro Yoga
Free
Cirque de Vol
300 W. Hargett Street, Suite 40
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.

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Photo by @lightningbuddy
Cheers to Four Years of Gizmo
Free
Gizmo Brew Works
5907 Triangle Dr
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!

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Catch a Concert in the Nation's Largest Museum Park
$$
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd

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!

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Browse & Shop Apex PeakFest
Free
Historic Downtown 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!

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Soak Up the Sun at Art in the Garden
Free
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue St
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 1353 views.
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Celebrate & Support Your Community at Out! Raleigh
Free
City Plaza
400 Fayetteville St
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.

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Revel in the Beauty of Ansel Adams' Masterworks
$18
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd
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.

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Explore Italian Wines at Vidrio
$65
Vidrio
500 Glenwood Ave, Suite 100
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 303 views.
Witness a Latte Art Throwdown at Sola
Free
Sola Coffee Cafe
7705 Lead Mine Rd
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 504 views.
Catch an NC Flick at Longleaf Film Fest
Free
North Carolina Museum of History
5 E Edenton St
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 1408 views.
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Shop Till You Drop at The Handmade Market
Free
Marbles Kids Museum
201 East Hargett Street
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 715 views.
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Get Artsy at Artsplosure
Free
City Plaza
400 Fayetteville St
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.

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Have Down-Home Fun at Got To Be NC Fest
Free
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Fri May 19 – Sun May 21

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

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Check Out Chic Chickens at Tour D'Coop
$10+
Downtown 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 1732 views.
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