1 East Edenton Street Raleigh, NC 27601 +1 919 832 8699
Celebrate New Year festivities with your family and friends at First Night Raleigh. The Children's Celebration is a day-long event that culminates in a midnight countdown at 19:00. Performances are ongoing at city museums and street food is available. First Night is alcohol-free.
1025 Blue Ridge Road State Fairgrounds Raleigh, NC 27607 +1 919 821 7400
The ultimate carnival, this ten-day event held each year in mid-October, is a ritual for most locals. Where else can you feast on roasted corn, funnel cakes and sausage sandwiches, view prize-winning livestock, witness bizarre carnival acts, check out midway rides and games, catch a concert and see fireworks (whew!) all in one day? It can get expensive, though, so take advantage of advance ticket sales (admission and rides) and promotions.
5 East Edenton Street Raleigh, NC 27601 +1 919 807 7900
Founded in 1902, this museum is committed to exploring and preserving North Carolina's rich heritage. Among the permanent exhibits is the Sports Hall of Fame, North Carolina folk life, and David Marshall "Carbine" Williams, a famous inventor of weapons innovations. There is a variety of changing exhibits available to explore as well. The museum houses a large collection of artifacts that represent agriculture, costumes, furnishings, sports and leisure and more. Admission is free. A great place to take the kids.
2046 Clark Avenue Raleigh, NC 27605 +1 919 755 9309
Fine custom furniture and contemporary lighting make up the basic offerings here, but there is so much more to see. An exciting visual arts gallery, Accipiter shows and sells the work of more than 500 national artists. Looking for that one-of-a-kind showcase piece? Find it here among unique paintings, glasswork, art furniture, sculptures and more. New art is brought in nearly everyday, so this is a different place every time you visit.
4415 Beryl Road North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27606 +1 919 515 3132
Pull up a bench and revel in nature's beauty in this eight-acre (three-hectare) garden wonderland. This outdoor laboratory for the Department of Horticulture at North Carolina State University is a delight for visitors and locals alike. Sit in the shade of trees from over 50 different countries, wander down the 450-foot (137-meter) long mosaic of the Perennial Garden or bring a good book and relax in the Reading Garden. The Victorian gazebo in the Klein-Pringle White Garden is a popular choice for local brides and the Japanese and Paradise gardens are must-sees. Admission and parking are free.
201 East Davie Street Raleigh, NC 27601 +1 919 821 2787
Located at City Market in downtown Raleigh, Artspace offers a unique experience in the visual arts. The large, non-descript building houses a three-story lobby with a contemporary style winding staircase, three exhibition galleries and more than 40 artists at work in open studios. A variety of mediums such as clay, metal, mixed media and paint are used. Lectures, classes for all ages, exhibitions and demonstrations offer plenty to fill an afternoon. General admission is free. Classes and exhibits may carry a fee.
This beautiful historic structure called the Henry L. Kamphoefner House is known to be the first home to be built in the Modernist style. Constructed in the mid 20th century, the structure was designed in the Usonian style of architecture. The structure stands unique in the was it is constructed and oriented in it's interiors and exteriors. Henry L. Kamphoefner who was the dean of the School of Design was encouraged with several awards pertaining to fine arts, etc.
1905 Spring Forest Road Millbrook Exchange Park and Community Center Raleigh, NC 27615 +1 919 872 4156
Anyone who has ever kept a dog knows how happy and enthusiastic he or she gets when they are taken out for a walk. It is even better and and more emphatic when the dog is taken to a park and just allowed to roam free and mingle with other furry four-legged friends. At the Millbrook Exchange Dog Park, one of only three off-the-leash dog parks in Raleigh, the atmosphere is filled with happy and playful 'bow wows' and 'yaps'. The massive park has three areas: the 'Large' Dog Park; the 'Small' Dog Park' and the Picnic Shelter. The first area is more suitable for young, big and dogs with a restless spirit who need to just run, run and run; the second is more suitable for old, small and dogs who might be recovering from any illness; the third area lies between the two other areas, and it is where you can relax with your dog and eat a sandwich or two and spend some time with your dog. However, there are certain strict rules that need heeding at the park, so do read them up before your visit.
Located along the scenic Falls Lake, TPC Wakefield Plantation is a 18-hole, par 71 golf course. The course was designed by three-time United States Open Champion, Hale Irwin. Finished in 2000, the course soon became part of the US Professional Golfers of America (PGA) Tour hosting the annual Rex Hospital Open. There is a club store to repair or buy the ideal club. Also on the premises is a clubhouse to relax and socialize over a meal after a round of golf. The club also accommodates private parties and conferences, and every detail of the event (from catering to seating and decorating) is seen to.
Browse through an assortment of splendid art collections at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The display includes African, ancient and oceanic art in addition to an extraordinary exhibit of Judaic ceremonial art. American paintings by Singleton, Copley, Homer and O'Keefe are on display as well. The venue also hosts various exhibitions, concerts and other live performances.
Nickname for brains, get your marbles rolling at the Marbles
Kids Museum. Launched in 2007, the museum nurtures a revolutionary concept that aims to inspire kids with the power of play. Innovation is the driving force behind its philosophy ...
Explore the natural wonders of North Carolina, from the depths
of its ocean to its rocky mountains. Complete with a 20 foot (6 meter) waterfall, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science has much to offer. See North Carolina ...
Founded in 1902, this museum is committed to exploring and
preserving North Carolina's rich heritage. Among the permanent exhibits is the Sports Hall of Fame, North Carolina folk life, and David Marshall "Carbine" Williams, a famous inventor of weapons ...