Raleigh is the 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 Any of 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 to the people of Raleigh on a free self-guided tour. Local art galleries, museums, and alternative art venues stay open late to welcome thousands of art enthusiasts. LEARN MORE
WHEN: First Friday of each month
WHERE: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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. LEARN MORE
WHERE: Downtown Raleigh, Moore Square
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. LEARN MORE
WHERE: Downtown Raleigh
Got To Be NC Festival
Celebrate North Carolina culture at this free festival with special events including carnival rides and games, local food, pony rides, and more! LEARN MORE
WHERE: The NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
Explore over 100 exhibits, crafts, activities, and more while learning all about the interesting world of bugs! 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. LEARN MORE
WHERE: Jones Street, Raleigh, NC
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! LEARN MORE
WHERE: NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
WHEN: New Years Eve
WHERE: Moore Square, Downtown Raleigh, NC