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Things to Do in Raleigh Weekend Guide

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Hey Raleigh! We’re getting ready for an amazing week full of cultural AND culinary celebrations, home decor, science, history, and so much more. From the mouthwatering deals of Triangle Restaurant Week to the discovery of the perfect coffee table we’ve got you covered. Keep reading and we’ll tell you all about it!

Before we jump into all of that, Raleigh has come together to support our friends in Australia. Interested in participating? Check it out #RDU4AUS for all the details.

📷 Triangle Restaurant Week @ City Kitchen

Calling all Triangle foodies! During Triangle Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer special three-course pre-fixed menu options, giving you the opportunity to try the area’s hottest spots.

You’ll find $15 lunch options and dinner options ranging from $20–$35! Celebrate the food that you love or indulge in something new.

Event Details
🗓 JAN 20–26
📍 Downtown Raleigh

Home sweet Raleigh! The Downtown Raleigh Home Show is three days of shopping, comparing, and saving with hundreds of home experts under one roof–pun intended.

New this year, you will have the opportunity to “ask the experts” during a handpicked panel of home improvement professionals.  

Planning on bringing the little ones?  Home Depot provides a DIY workshop for the kids so they will be sure to have just as much fun as you! Check out a map and full list of exhibitors here.

PS: We’ve got even more great news for you! Save 50% off tickets by using promo code: RALEIGH

Event Details
🗓 JAN 24–26
📍 Raleigh Convention Center

To infinity and beyond! This special two-day event at the Museum of Natural Sciences in partnership with Raleigh Astronomy Club features out-of-this-world activities and events.

From solar observing to lectures to rocket launch crafts, it’s a weekend of scientific fun for the whole family! Click here for a full line up of all the awesome happenings.

Event Details
🗓 JAN 25 | 9AM–5PM
🗓 JAN 26 | 12PM–5PM
📍 Museum of Natural Science

Join the statewide kickoff to Black History Month with this awesome event at the North Carolina Museum of History.

This celebration hosts over 75 artists, dancers, chefs, musicians, re-enactors, and so much more. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, this is something that you won’t want to miss!

Check out the full schedule of events and activities here.

Event Details
🗓 JAN 25 | 10:30PM–4:30PM
📍 North Carolina Museum of History

Beat those winter blues with good food and a good mood! Head to Durham Central Park this Sunday for a special winter edition of their food truck rodeo.

Of course, all your favorite trucks will be there and Durham will be bringin’ the tunes. As always, there will be a DJ or band on-site to help get the party started.  

Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, and your friends and make a day of it!

Event Details
🗓 JAN 26 | 12PM–4PM
📍 Durham Central Park

Other Things We're Excited About:

  1. All of the amazing things there are coming up in 2020! We’ve put together an entire list of all of our favorite events happening this year so that you can start filling up your calendar. 
  2. Have you had the chance to check out High Horse in City Market?! People, this is not a drill–you need to go and order basically everything on the menu. AND they have ice shot glasses that you can throw at the wall! Need we say more? Check out our post for some deets.
  3. Dreamville tickets are already on sale and we totally counting down the days until they announce this year’s line up! Hope to see you out there at Dix Park in April because it’s one of the events that we’re looking forward to this year! 
Looking for more fun things to do in Raleigh? Make sure to follow us on social and download the UNATION app for all the best activities in the area! 
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Kiersten Fisher

Kiersten Fisher

Kiersten is a City Manager for UNATION and author for the Stuff to Do in Raleigh Blog. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagram and Facebook.

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