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

Appalachian Road Show Jan 21st to Oct 19th

Experience the Appalachian Road Show, a breakthrough in bluegrass! Join for an unforgettable night as they bring traditional melodies to the forefront of the mainstream. Don't miss this unique musical fusion!

Fletcher Opera Theater At Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

CINCH World's Toughest RodeoJan 12th to March 30th

Saddle up for the 40th anniversary of the CINCH World's Toughest Rodeo! Get ready to experience two hours of extreme entertainment with the nation's top rodeo athletes, lively livestock, and specialty entertainers.

PNC Arena

Jazz & Jokes A Night of Love Valentine's Soiree Feb 17

Join for a Valentine's Soirée at The Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport on Feb 17, 2024! Enjoy music by Adrian Crutchfield, JayRenee, and The Mack Band, plus laughs with comedian James Lyon. Whether with your sweetheart, friends, or solo, it's a night of joy and romance!

The Westin Raleigh-Durham Airport

Our Favorite Annual Events

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!