Raleigh, NC: State Capital of Fun

Every day is an adventure when you live in Raleigh! Check out some of our favorite activities, places, and events in the City of Oaks.

Our Favorite Attractions

Don't Miss Out on These Fun Local Events

There's always something exciting happening in the Triangle area. Home to North Carolina's capital city, Raleigh, the Triangle has a vibrant music scene, exhilarating collegiate sports, and a wide variety of award-winning restaurants. Eager to dive in?

First Friday Gallery Walk

On the first Friday of every month, local artists present their wares on a free self-guided tour. Local art galleries, museums, and alternative art venues stay open late to welcome thousands of art enthusiasts.

When: First Friday of each month

Where: Downtown Raleigh

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

Cultural groups and live performers march down the streets of Downtown Raleigh, celebrating their Irish heritage and culture in a parade that culminates with a festival in Moore Square.

When: March

Where: Downtown Raleigh, Moore Square

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This explosion of local art and culture in Downtown Raleigh is a beloved event with more than 170 arts and crafts vendors, interactive visual art installations, and ongoing performances by local artists and performers.

When: May

Where: Downtown Raleigh

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Got To Be NC Festival

Celebrate North Carolina culture at this free festival of special events that include carnival rides and games, local food, pony rides, and more!

When: May

Where: The NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

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Explore over 100 exhibits, crafts, activities, and more while learning all about the interesting world of insects! This free festival celebrates the intricate world of bugs. Come out to learn something new, and maybe try a buggy dish or two in Downtown Raleigh.

When: September

Where: Jones Street, Raleig

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North Carolina State Fair

A hallmark of NC, the State Fair draws thousands of visitors every year. This wildly popular annual event features delicious local food, rides, agricultural exhibits, games, and more!

When: October

Where: NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

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First Night Raleigh

Count down to the New Year by seeing live performances of local artists, taking a ballroom dancing class, making some crafts, or simiply spending time with friends and loved ones amid the excitement and flurry of Downtown Raleigh.

When: New Years Eve

Where: Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh

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Find Your Dream Home in the Triangle

With many exciting local attractions, beautiful homes for sale, and incredible lifestyle amenities, the Triangle area is a fantastic place to call home. If you're interested in learning more about life in the Triangle, please don't hesitate to contact us!

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