Fun Events in The Triangle

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As one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country, the Triangle certainly has a lot going for it. In fact, U.S. News & World Report recently named Raleigh-Durham as its "2nd Best Place to Live"—and it's easy to see why! Whether you're a Triangle local or a newcomer, you'll surely fall in love with everything our region has to offer. And if you're wondering what to do in the Triangle, we have a few events and activities you won't want to miss. 

Keep scrolling to see some of the best attractions near Raleigh—don't forget to check out some of the area's most sought-after cities and towns, too. 

Upcoming Events in the Raleigh Area

Evening With Santa Dec 02

Join at 5501 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC, for a festive evening with Santa! Meet Santa, make wish lists, decorate cookies, and enjoy hot cocoa. Capture the memories with Santa selfies and enjoy live music. Don't miss this magical opportunity!

The Legacy Center - Raleigh, NC

Disney On IceDec 09

Experience Disney magic at Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars! Join for an enchanting night with your favorite characters.

PNC Arena, Raleigh, United States

23rd Annual African American Cultural Celebration Jan 27

Don't miss the annual African American Cultural Celebration, the statewide kickoff to Black History Month in North Carolina. In 2024, the theme is "African Americans and the Arts," highlighting the profound impact of Black Americans on visual arts, music, cultural movements, and beyond.

North Carolina Museum of History

Our Favorite Annual Events

First Night January 1st

Ring in the new year with an acorn drop, carnival rides, live music, and the Triangle's best vendors in the heart of Downtown Raleigh.

Downtown Raleigh, NC

Art in BloomMarch

Head to the North Carolina Museum of Art for their much-anticipated annual exhibition, which features breathtaking floral sculptures crafted by local Triangle artisans.

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Artsplosure May

Since 1980, Artsplosure has brought tons of live performances, vendors, and artisans to the streets of Downtown Raleigh.

Downtown Raleigh

Festival for the Eno July

Dozens of live musical artists, a craft show, and Durham's best restaurants and breweries converge on the banks of the Eno River for this annual festival, which takes place around Independence Day weekend.

5101 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704

North Carolina State FairOctober

As the saying goes, nothing could be finer than the NC State Fair! For more than a century, this iconic get-together has drawn thousands of visitors to Raleigh for wacky eats, concerts, midway games, agricultural competitions, and so much more.

4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Some Highlights of the Triangle

Arts and culture

Believe it or not, the Triangle has a thriving arts scene and a unique culture you won't find anywhere else. Here, you'll find a one-of-a-kind blend of southern hospitality, international flair, and an enduring appreciation for creativity. Here are a few cultural landmarks you won't want to miss! 


Take a look at a calendar of fun things to do in the Triangle, and you're bound to find something exciting going on almost every weekend of the year. We narrowed down a few of our top favorites—take a look! 


As the North Carolina state capital, Raleigh and its surrounding cities are home to some of the South's best museums. Most of them offer free admission, as well as hands-on classes and year-round events for attendees.  

Local history

The Triangle's history dates back for hundreds of years—so if you want a taste of what life was like in the Raleigh area before it was a big city, try visiting these historically significant destinations.  

Find Your Fun in the Triangle

Discover Your Niche in Raleigh

If you're thinking of buying a home in or relocating to the Triangle area, then it's time to contact the Dolly Helbert Team! We want to help you explore the area, discover its fun and unique communities, and find the perfect home for your personalized needs!