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Modern museum exhibit meets real, working paleontology lab at this one-of-a-kind interactive dino experience.
You shared tunes that have connections to the City of Oaks and we added them to our Raleigh playlist.
If you’ve got a creative muscle you’re itching to flex, try these seven crafty spots around Raleigh, including one-off painting classes and workshops to start a new hobby.
Keep reading for the lineup, FAQs, and food + bev info to help navigate Dreamville Festival on Saturday, April 6 + Sunday, April 7.
The 10th edition of the museum’s annual flower festival, Art in Bloom, is back Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 17 with 42 intricate displays.
The fourth iteration of this festival is coming to Dorothea Dix Park April 6-7. Dreamville has featured the best and brightest in hip-hop and R&B since 2019 thanks to rapper J. Cole.
The NCMA’s newest exhibit exploring form and design in contemporary American Indian art, “To Take Shape and Meaning,” is on view from March 2 to July 28 and is the museum’s first Native American contemporary art show of this scale since 1989.
The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is hosting a Feminist First Friday celebration in honor of Women’s History Month, including 20+ women-owned food + business vendors, free headshots, and more.
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The Downtown Raleigh Alliance released a set of major recommendations with the City of Raleigh to revitalize downtown as part of downtown’s economic development strategy, starting with Fayetteville Street.
We’re highlighting the best kid-friendly activities that Raleigh has to offer — complete with art classes, animal encounters, and outdoor fun.
Candlelight Concerts lets people experience famous tunes in a unique new way, surrounded by flickering candles and talented musicians.
We’re commemorating 2023 the best way we know how — highlighting local photos through our RALtoday Picture of the Year contest.
Raleigh is home to plenty of December events to keep the whole family busy, cozy, and holiday ready. Here’s just a few festive events to fill out your calendar.
The NC Chinese Lantern Festival will light up Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre from Friday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Jan. 14 with more than 40 LED light displays.
Five local businesses are showing out for the holidays by transforming their space into festive pop-ups featuring creative cocktails, kitschy Christmas decor, and much more.
The $2.5 million project will add to Dix Park’s growing landscape. This creative infrastructure will begin construction early 2024.
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See why the North Carolina Theatre’s “Elf - The Musical” is the gift that keeps giving this holiday season.
Got a hot new fling? Hoping to spice things up with your longtime partner? We’re here to help plan your next date night in the 919.
Centro is holding its 11th Day of the Dead 5K on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. Founder Angela Salamanca was introduced to a holiday originating in Mexico by her staff 14 years ago and has loved the celebration of life since.
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The Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of one of America’s most talented and successful songwriters, with music and lyrics by Carole King + Gerry Goffin and a book by Douglas McGrath.
The festival is searching for a new city starting in 2025. Since 2013, IBMA World of Bluegrass has generated $88 million for the greater Raleigh area.
IBMA World of Bluegrass is coming to Raleigh and promises plenty of live music for fans as well as information for bluegrass musicians at the business conference and awards ceremony.
Don’t miss the Voices of Oberlin exhibits on view at Oberlin Regional Library and Block Gallery, paying tribute to the Oberlin community.
The historical Rialto Theatre is bringing back live music for the first time since the early 2000s with a stacked multi-genre lineup.
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Learn about spiders and other arthropods all month long during a special exhibit + the museum’s biggest, buggiest event of the year.
The City of Oaks has a stacked fall concert lineup featuring a wide-range of talented artists like the Jonas Brothers, Shania Twain, the Eagles, and Lil Yachty.
Hopscotch Music Festival is back in the City of Oaks this September. Don’t miss your chance to see acts like Japanese Breakfast and Denzel Curry in the heart of downtown Raleigh.
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