Everything You Must Do in May

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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
Photo via @North Hills

Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series

Free
North Hills Commons
Next Thursday: Catalinas

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 1176 Bookmarks and 8851 Views

Visit the DTR Farmers Market

$
City Plaza
Next Wednesday , 11:00a - 2:00p
Weekly on Wednesdays

Support local! Shop at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market.

This experience has 525 Bookmarks and 3146 Views
Photo via @mbdurham

Catch a Concert in the Nation's Largest Museum Park

$$
North Carolina Museum of Art
Monday, June 5th: Four Voices: Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, & Indigo Girls Amy Ray & Emily Saliers

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 350 Bookmarks and 6708 Views
Photo via @midtownevents

Get Fit With Wellness Wednesdays

Free
Midtown Park
Next Wednesday: EXOS at Raleigh Orthopaedic

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 353 Bookmarks and 2830 Views
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Photo via @heronsnc

Savor Herons' Beer Dinner

$85
Herons
Past

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 252 Views
Photo via @ Dix Park

Catch a Movie by Moonlight at Dorothea Dix

Free
Dorothea Dix Park
Past

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 4677 Views
Photo via @cameramanactor

Laugh Out Loud at The CAKE Comedy Tour

$25
Kings
Past

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 257 Views

Make Floral Gift Wrapping & Shop Local Goods at The Flourish Market

$45
The Flourish Market
Past

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 174 Views
Photo via @cam_raleigh

Party at CAM's Arthouse

$200
CAM Raleigh
Past

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 233 Views
Photo via @piedmontpicnic

Make Your Own Fermented Dairy with Piedmont Picnic

$15+
Raleigh City Farm
Past

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 168 Views

Cheers to Compass Rose's Two-Year Anniversary

$
Compass Rose Brewery
Past

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

This experience has 38 Bookmarks and 259 Views
Photo via @cirquedevol

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Acro Yoga

Free
Cirque de Vol
Past

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 382 Views
Photo via @lightningbuddy

Cheers to Four Years of Gizmo

Free
Gizmo Brew Works
Past

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 697 Views
Photo via @sueharbour

Browse & Shop Apex PeakFest

Free
Historic Downtown Apex
Past

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 770 Views
Photo via @vicxtory

Soak Up the Sun at Art in the Garden

Free
Raleigh Little Theatre
Past

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 1196 Views
Photo via @thegoodmoodude

Celebrate & Support Your Community at Out! Raleigh

Free
City Plaza
Past

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 151 Bookmarks and 2101 Views
Photo via @captainofsuave

Revel in the Beauty of Ansel Adams' Masterworks

$18
North Carolina Museum of Art
Past

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 201 Bookmarks and 1402 Views

Explore Italian Wines at Vidrio

$65
Vidrio
Past

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 240 Views

Witness a Latte Art Throwdown at Sola

Free
Sola Coffee Cafe
Past

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 411 Views

Catch an NC Flick at Longleaf Film Fest

Free
North Carolina Museum of History
Past

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 1305 Views
Photo via @thehandmaidens

Shop Till You Drop at The Handmade Market

Free
Marbles Kids Museum
Past

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 639 Views
Photo via @mr_e_z

Get Artsy at Artsplosure

Free
City Plaza
Past

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 4535 Views
Photo via @alliciahughes

Have Down-Home Fun at Got To Be NC Fest

Free
North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Past

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

This experience has 525 Bookmarks and 4628 Views
Photo via @henhousedsgn

Check Out Chic Chickens at Tour D'Coop

$10+
Raleigh
Past

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 1592 Views