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Annual Events in the Triangle

Looking for some fun, excitement, or entertainment in Central NC? Check out some of our local communities' best annual events, festivities, and happenings!


Triangle Restaurant Week

A celebration of local cuisine, during Triangle Restaurant Week restaurants all over the area offer special three-course meals for exclusive fixed prices, no reservations or tickets required!

Where: The Triangle Area
When: Restaurant hours



Featuring brews from over 100 different breweries all over North Carolina, enjoy local food trucks, vendors, and live music at the largest craft beer festival in North Carolina.

Where: Fayetteville Street
When: 6pm-10pm, 2pm-10pm



Featuring work, exhibits, and performances from over 170 artists, Artsplosure aims to encourage arts involvement and appreciation in the Triangle Area. 

Where: Fayetteville Street
When: 11am-7pm, 10am-6pm


Cary Spring Daze

Celebrating the 25th anniversary in 2019, the Spring Daze art festival brings together over 170 artists from around the state to showcase their work. Visitors can enjoy live music and festival food while they browse!

Where: Fred G. Bond Metro Park
When: 9am-5pm


Raleigh Supercon

Fandoms of all kinds unite at Raleigh Supercon, a convention that hosts celebrities, panels, and special events for fans of comic books, superheroes, sci-fi, and more. 

Where: Raleigh Convention Center
When: Hours vary


North Carolina State Fair

Get your fill of greasy food, carnival rides, and North Carolina pride at the annual NC State Fair, a ten-day festival that brings in more than 100,000 guests every year.

Where: NC State Fairgrounds
When: Hours vary


Christmas Parade

The largest Christmas Parade between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, the Raleigh Christmas Parade has been running for years and features 2.5 hours of marching bands, floats, and holiday festivities. 

Where: Hillsborough Street
When: 9:40am


Chinese Lantern Festival 

A seven-week long event, the Chinese Lantern Festival features thousands of lights, handcrafted lanterns, and a variety of authentic Chinese performances. 

Where: Koka Booth Amphitheater
When: 6pm-10pm


First Night Raleigh

A giant New Year's Eve celebration in Downtown Raleigh, First Night features three dozen performance venues, carnival rides, and the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop at midnight.

Where: Downtown Raleigh
When: 2pm-12am

Ready to Come Find Your Home in the Raleigh Area?

If you're ready to make yourself a part of the vibrant, charming, and unique culture of the Triangle community, then it's time to contact us. We're here for you every step of the way!