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Things to do in Raleigh this Weekend

Searching for enjoyable activities to partake in this weekend in Raleigh? Look no further! Our carefully curated weekly update is here to assist you in planning unforgettable moments with your loved ones or even for some quality solo time.

Check back every Thursday to see our comprehensive list of things to do in Raleigh this weekend!

Our weekly compilation boasts a wide array of options, ranging from captivating festivals, enthralling concerts, walking tours and more. They are suitable for both children and adults.

Fun Events in Raleigh This Weekend (May 26th – May 28th, 2023)

  • Explore the Children’s Entrepreneur Market, supporting local teens and kids striving to create their own businesses!
    • Date: Saturday, May 27, 2023
    • Time: 12pm – 3pm
    • Location: Fortnight Brewery
  • Experience Carolina Fear Fest, Raleigh’s first horror convention, at the NC State Fairgrounds. Enjoy unique vendors, celebrity guests, panels, entertainment, and photo opportunities.
    • Date: Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28, 2023
    • Location: NC State Fairgrounds
    • Ticket Price: $35+
  • The annual Animazement returns to the Raleigh Convention Center. This anime convention will celebrate Japanese visual culture with concerts, educational panels, limited merchandise, unique artwork, and more!
    • Date: Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28, 2023
    • Location: Raleigh Convention Center
    • Ticket Price: $65
  • Enjoy a performance by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals at Red Hat Amphitheater.
    • Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023
  • Yoga at the Farm, an all levels flow yoga class surrounded by fruit trees, flowering plants, and the current crop at the Raleigh City Farm.
    • Date: Monday, May 29, 2023
    • Time: 6pm – 7pm
    • Location: Raleigh City Farm
    • Ticket Price: $18 (portion goes back into Raleigh City Farm)
  • Enjoy Movies In The Garden at the Raleigh Rose Garden Little Theater (outside) with this month’s feature being Transformers. Pair it with local food and drink vendors, and feel free to bring your own picnic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
    • Time: 8:30pm
    • Location: Raleigh Rose Garden Little Theater
  • Wckd Wknd 2023, the Triangle’s only goth music festival, returns with two live bills and three dance parties to kick off summer.
    • Date: May 26 – May 28, 2023
    • Location: The Wicked Witch, 416 West South Street, Raleigh
    • Ticket Price: $15-$60
  • Indulge your sweet tooth at the NC Sugar Rush event. Treat yourself to Italian ice, donuts, beignets, ice cream, cupcakes, and more.
    • Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023
    • Time: 12pm – 5pm
    • Location: City Plaza Downtown
  • Memorial Day Ceremony is on at the State Capitol.
    • Date: Monday, May 29, 2023
    • Time: 11am – 12pm
    • Location: State Capitol
  • Memorial Day Observance at Lake Benson Park
    • Date: Monday, May 29, 2023
    • Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
    • Location: Lake Benson Park
  • Memorial Day Event in Knightdale
    • Date: Monday, May 29, 2023
    • Time: 12pm – 1pm
    • Location: Knightdale

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