We know that sometimes you want to have fun, but stay on budget. So this week we’re featuring events that are all free (or pay-what-you-want) to enjoy! This weekend soak in the sun while perusing through outdoor markets, checking out the amazing public art downtown, or dining al fresco! With so many amazing events happening in Raleigh this weekend, the options are endless! Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Raleigh this weekend!
Due to COVID-19, we understand there’s not as much going on as normal in our city. But not to worry, there are still plenty of things to do in Raleigh that can be done while social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.
Keep scrolling to learn more about things to do in Raleigh this weekend!
1. Dine Out Downtown
Get ready to dine under the stars with dinner from your favorite Downtown Raleigh restaurants! For one night, Fayetteville Street will be closed to traffic and lined with tables for extended outdoor dining. The best part? Everyone can choose their own restaurant for dinner at meet back on Fayetteville Street! Enjoy your meal with live music from some of Raleigh’s up and coming musicians. What a perfect night!
🗓 APR 03 | 6PM–9PM
📍 Fayetteville Street
2. The Raleigh Market
Looking for the ultimate thrift/antique/handmade haul? Check out The Raleigh Market! Hosted every weekend at the NC State Fairgrounds, the market draws over 500 vendors selling everything from antiques to clothing to furniture to homemade goodies to crafts! There’s something for everyone. Known as the finest market in the Southeast this market is not to be missed!
🗓 APR 03 | 9AM–5PM
📍 4285 Trinity Rd
3. Aerial + Wine
Have you always wanted to try an aerial workout? Grab your yoga mat, water bottle, and a mask and get ready to try something new. This class is perfect for aerial yogis of all levels so it doesn’t matter if this is your first time or your one hundredth time! After the hour long class, unwind with a glass of wine. This class is perfect for you and a group of friends who want to try something new!
ARP 02 | 6PM–7PM
7713 Lead Mine Rd
4. Brunch Market at The Honeysuckle on Lakewood
The weather’s getting warmer so it’s the perfect time for an outdoor market! Triangle Pop is hosting another wonderful Brunch Market at The Honeysuckle on Lakewood. This outdoor market will feature makers selling things like candles, jewelry, beauty products, and more! And while you’re there, enjoy Honeysuckle’s delicious brunch. Some of our personal favorite dishes are the brunch burger and the fried chicken hoe cakes, but you can’t go wrong with anything on their brunch menu. And don’t forget your reusable tote!
🗓 APR 04 | 12PM–4PM
📍 1920 Chapel Hill Rd
5. Downtown Raleigh Murals and Public Art Walking Tour
One of our favorite things about Raleigh is the number of murals and public art we have downtown. Throw on your walking shoes and get ready to explore some of Raleigh’s outdoor art! This tour takes you to some of Raleigh iconic and most creative murals. Learn about the inspiration behind the art and the artist. And don’t forget your camera because there will be plenty of great photos ops!
Advanced registration is required. This tour is pay-what-you-want so if you enjoy the tour compensate your guide appropriately!
APR 03 | 11AM–12:15PM
300 S Salisbury St
More Things To Do In Raleigh This Weekend
(03/30) Candles and Cocktails! – Candle Making Workshop
(03/30) It’s Music Bingo at Lola’s Beach Bar!
(04/01) Yoga Mixtape – Virtual Class
(04/04) Sunday Funday at Southern Charred