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Parks and Recreation

The Sunflower Field at Dix Park is blooming — sip, listen to music, and snack on food truck finds at the five-acre field.
Break out the star-spangled attire and picnic blanket for a night of Fourth of July fireworks in Raleigh.
No, we’re not trolling you. Artist Thomas Dambo is set to build two troll sculptures at Dorothea Dix Park in October 2025.
It’s finally summer for Wake County kids, and if you’re already feeling the heat on summer activities, this summer bucket list just for kids has you covered.
We’re highlighting the 37 best parks that Raleigh has to offer — complete with playgrounds, trails, and tennis courts.
Choose your own adventure and help City Editor Cat plan how she spends her day in Raleigh, from where she works to evening entertainment. You chose, now read your recommendations below.
Check out these 20 hiking trails, catered to all skill levels, with some of the best views in and around the City of Oaks to plan your next outdoor adventures.
In Raleigh, the maximum view of the phenomenon — when the sun is 78.6% blocked by the moon — is expected at 3:15 p.m.
Keep reading for the lineup, FAQs, and food + bev info to help navigate Dreamville Festival on Saturday, April 6 + Sunday, April 7.
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.
Spread your wings in the skies of Raleigh, whether that means a foot off the ground at a trampoline park or two miles in the air while skydiving. This one is for the daredevils looking for a leap around Raleigh.
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