Fun Events in the NC Triangle

Reclaim Your Weekend

Living in the NC Triangle means having the best of, well, everything—right at your fingertips. This community has it all: big-city attractions, world-class entertainment options, major and collegiate sporting events, eclectic hole-in-the-wall haunts and dive bars, gorgeous parks and outdoor attractions... the list goes on. Here, we're going to break down some of the most exciting attractions, activities, and events the greater Triangle area has to offer.

Sports & Athletics

Pick your poison: the Triangle has every kind of sports team you could imagine. From hockey to basketball, both kinds of football, and even cricket—get ready for a whole new world of sports in the Triangle.

Our Favorite Sports Teams include:

  • Durham Bulls (Baseball)
  • Carolina Hurricanes (Hockey)
  • NC State Wolfpack (College Football)
  • Duke Blue Devils (College Basketball)

Music & Entertainment

Take a chance on that new local band down the street or see your favorite world-famous artists perform live in the city—whatever your musical inclinations, there's a lot to see and hear in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

Our favorite venues include:

  • Red Hat Amphitheatre (Raleigh)
  • Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (Raleigh)
  • PNC Arena (Raleigh)
  • Cats Cradle (Chapel Hill)

The Great Outdoors

One of North Carolina's best features? Its gorgeous year-round weather and wide array of parks and natural areas. When you live in the Triangle, you have easy access to some of the best.

Top parks, lakes, and areas include:

  • William B. Umstead State Park (Raleigh)
  • Pullen Park (Raleigh)
  • Eno Rock Quarry (Durham)
  • Jordan Lake (Apex)

Annual Events

From holiday celebrations to annual cultural festivals, there's something happening pretty much every weekend in the Triangle! Our favorite annual events are:

  • Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh)
  • Artsplosure (Raleigh)
  • Apex Peakfest
  • Festival for the Eno River (Durham)

Find An Attraction Near You

Annual Events in the Triangle


Celebrate hundreds of local artists, jaw-dropping performers, and more at Raleigh's most exciting art event!

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Where: Downtown Raleigh

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When: May

Apex PeakFest

Welcome the coming summer and celebrate the peak of good living with arts and crafts, awesome food vendors, and more at this classic Apex event.

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Where: Historic Downtown Apex

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When: First Weekend of May

American Dance Festival

For six and a half weeks, you have the opportunity to catch performances by new artists, established companies, and world-renowned dancers throughout the greater Durham area.

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Where: Various Locations in Durham

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When: June-July

Bug Fest

Interested in things that creep and crawl? Then BugFest is the best way to become better acquainted with creepy critters, bugs, and spiders. This event features over 100 exhibits plus crafts, games, and more.

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Where: Downtown Raleigh

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When: Third weekend of September

North Carolina State Fair

People from all over the state flock to the annual fair because it's an iconic way to welcome in the fall! Rides, carnival games, amazing food you can't get anywhere else... it's no surprise this is one of the area's most attended events!

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Where: NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

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When: First two weeks of October

First Night Raleigh

Ring in the new year with hot cocoa, hard cider, and by watching the famous Raleigh acorn drop in the middle of Downtown! This event is a blast for residents of all ages, and an iconic Raleigh mainstay.

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Where: Downtown Raleigh

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When: New Years Eve

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