Warm weather and no rain this weekend?! Yes, to a weekend outdoors! I’m definitely going to a local farm to pick strawberries, and I may take my family to a splash pad or one of our lakes if the sun stays out. If you want more ideas other than the ones I highlight below, check out our Community Events Calendar!
If you’re like me and you want to kick off your weekend celebration early then mark your calendars for the Midtown Beach Music Series on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy music performed by popular beach bands. This series runs until August.
Weekend Roundup in and around Raleigh: April 27th – 29th
Friday, April 27th. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill
Enjoy free live music on The Carolina Inn’s shady front porch. Food and alcohol are available. There will also be a variety of food trucks set up for you to take your pick!
Saturday, April 27th – Monday, April 30th. NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
Family-friendly event. Want to help show the rest of the world just how amazing NC’s citizen scientists are? Join the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for the City Nature Challenge! This competition pits American cities (L.A., Miami, Chicago, Boston and others) against each other to see which area can document the most biodiversity over a four-day period. Help Raleigh win gold by visiting any outdoor space in the Triangle Area, take photos of the plants, animals, and fungi you see, and submit them to iNaturalist via their app or website. There are prizes for the top three local contributors!
Saturday, April 28th. 10:00 a.m. Designed for Joy Studio, Raleigh
Shop local and shop with purpose at this Raleigh studio that is impacting the lives of women here in the Raleigh-area. Come celebrate Designed for Joy’s Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration with a morning of fun giveaways, mimosas + coffee, sweet treats and much more. Learn more and RSVP here.
Saturday, April 28th. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pullen Park, Raleigh
Letters are coming to life at Pullen Park . This Letterland event turns letters into colorful characters each with their own personality and story for preschool and school-age children. Bring your littles and visit the park meeting Letterland friends, searching for letters with a Letterland passport book, playing games, enjoying face painting and more!
Saturday, April 28th. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Garner Recreational Park
Part farmer’s market, part craft pop-up, the Downtown Garner Pop Up Market will feature over 40 vendors selling homemade baked goods, handcrafted jewelry, natural bath and body products, home decor, fresh produce and a different food truck every week! This Saturday’s food truck is Jonesy’s Concession & Catering, Inc. This event runs until November 24th.
Saturday, April 28th. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Cary
Celebrate 25 years of Spring Daze in Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Cary’s 310-acre urban park. Nestled under the shady canopy of Bond Park, Spring Daze features over 170 North Carolina artists, entertainment on four stages, delicious festival food, and Cary’s annual Earth Day Celebration. Spring Daze features the best of North Carolina’s diverse arts and crafts community.
Saturday, April 28th. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
Get excited about science and tech! Visitors will engage in hands-on STEM activities, games, crafts and a series of presentations from area scientists and technical professionals. This event is part of the N.C. Science Festival.
Saturday, April 28th. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 141 Full Bloom Coffee Roasters, Downtown Garner
Check out family-friendly dinner and music in Downtown Garner on Saturday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. This Saturday, there will be live music by Jillana Jones Music, Local Food from The Heights Dominican Kitchen paired with a free tasting by Lassiter Distilling Company! Enjoy the evening with a cold NC craft beer on tap, a glass of wine or coffee!
Saturday, April 28th – 29th. 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 45 scenic and sustainable farms in Alamance, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange, Person, and Wake Counties
Tour local and sustainable farms during the annual Piedmont Farm Tours . Purchase your button for your car, gather your friends and take a tour throughout 45 farms in the area. Visit here to learn more.
Saturday, April 28th – Sunday, April 29th. 11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Blue Jay Point County Park, Raleigh
FREE family-friendly festival for bird lovers of all ages celebrating the return of migratory songbirds and in honor of International Migratory Bird Day. Enjoy bird-related activities throughout the park, including games and crafts, preschool story times, bird hikes for adults and kids, learning stations and more
Sunday, April 29th. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater, Wake Forest
Free concerts on Sundays from April 29 through June 3 at 5 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater. Food and refreshments will be available.
Are you a new and expecting mama? Join us at Bloom on Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at WakeMed North Women’s Hospital in Raleigh for a morning of pampering, learning, swag bags, giveaways, baby bump photos, strength & stretch session, a cravings station, babywearing education and so much more! Kick off Mother’s Day weekend at Bloom and get your tickets today – Register HERE.