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Upcoming Events And Things To Do In Raleigh

May 11, 2015

Have you started planning your summer yet?

Raleigh’s hosting an amazing roster of events this year - perfect for friends, family, and children. We’ve highlighted some of our favorites, so you don’t miss out on what the City of Oaks has to offer this season. Whether you’re looking to fill your weekend, Fridays or maybe even Thursdays, we’ve got the event for you!

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Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival
May 15-17 / Free Entry

Raleigh’s renaissance is here! Immerse yourself in the emerging art scene of the Triangle with three days of art exhibits, markets, musical performances, and kid-friendly activities. We recommend exploring their website before attending, because of the quantity of events and various locations.

Cold War Kids Concert
May 29 / Free Entry

Red Hat Amphitheatre has been scheduling free live shows of popular artists for a few years now, and it’s no surprise they’ve picked another hot indie band. Always incredibly popular, attendees have been known to line up hours before the show starts. Don’t worry though - even if you’re not at the front, the size of the venue allows you a great view from any vantage point!

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
June 14 and August 9 / Free Entry

Stuff your face with the best artisanal and locally-based food trucks in the Triangle. Featuring over 50 food trucks from around the state, you and your family may have a hard time deciding which to choose! Local favorites include grilled cheese connoisseurs, American Meltdown, and Asian-inspired street food, Chirba Chirba.

Midtown Beach Music Series
Thursday Nights / Free Entry

Do you love shag dancing? How about beach music? Grab a friend and make your way over to North Hills for the night and hear some of the best bands of the Carolinas. Make an evening of it with dinner at local restaurants like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Cowfish or Bonefish Grill.

Raleigh State Farmers Market
All Week / Free Entry

Go local with your produce this summer at the farmer’s market. Purchase quality fruits, vegetables, flowers and even grab lunch while you’re at it! The farmer’s market has something for everyone and is perfect for an outing with the family.

Pickin’ In The Plaza
All summer / Free Entry

Located on Fayetteville Street, this is a summer event series of bluegrass concerts. Each event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and features a variety of food trucks depending on which date you attend. Visit their website for dates and featured artists.

The Village Deli helps you focus on fun - not hunger!

Staying busy with these fun events calls for the right fuel to keep you going. At Village Deli & Grill, we serve up Raleigh’s best sandwiches, seafood, paninis and more. With multiple locations throughout the Triangle and a commitment to providing delicious food for our customers since 1996, you know you’ll be leaving with a satisfied stomach.


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