Fourth of July

13 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, June 30–July 6

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It’s Fourth of July weekend and there’s plenty of fun things going on for those who are staying in town—plus, more events to mark on your calendar for next week!

Through 9/4
Life Before Dinosaurs: The Permian Monsters

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ dino(mite) exhibit takes attendees back 290 million years to the time before the dinosaurs. Discover lifesize models of a giant saber-toothed predator, saw-toothed shark and other colossal creatures that dominated during the period. Rawr-some!

Through 11/27
Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest

Into the fall, the NC History Museum will feature an exhibit created by Durham’s Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. From life-size photos to a detailed timeline, spectators will learn more about the life of 20th century human-rights activist Pauli Murray.

Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles

Illuminate your Thursday night with this live multisensory musical experience at All Saints Chapel under the glow of candlelight. It promises to be lit.


It’s definitely not a bummer when this Kansas City trio rolls into town, following the release of their album Dead Horse. 

First Friday

Summa, summa, summatimeee… let’s p(art)y! Get your art fix with this month’s installment of First Friday with a host of events and exhibits in DTR.


Hey, soul sister. Train is headed to Walnut Creek and you’re not gonna wanna miss a single thing they do tonight.

Jess Hilarious

It’s all in the name. Baltimore-based comedian—best known for her appearances on MTV’s Wild ’n Out—is bringing the hilarity to Raleigh Improv.

7/2, 4

Round the bend in Durham, Festival for the Eno returns for two days of live music, a juried craft show, food and fun on the river. 

Patriotic Pet Parade

Show off your pet’s patriotic spirit through The Raleigh Market’s pet parade. Prizes will be awarded for most patriotic, cutest, best owner/pet couple, and most creative costume. Paw-fect!

7/2, ongoing
Midtown Farmers’ Market

On Saturdays, we shop. Market mayhem is back—naturally—at the Commons @ North Hills with all the funtainment to boot: think food trucks, live music, crafts and more, in addition to the 35+ local produce, meat and prepared food vendors, of course. Keep it fresh!

Summer Fest

“Summertime, and the livin’s easy.” Head to Pittsboro for a fun-filled summer day of food trucks, craft booths, live music, dancing, games, contests and inflatable activities this Fourth of July weekend.

July 4th Celebration

What promises to be a bang-up good time? Raleigh’s Fourth of July fireworks are moving to Dix Park this year. Inside tip: Pack a picnic and go early for DJ tunes and field games like cornhole before the sky lights up.

7/6, ongoing
Get Fit at Dix: Yoga in the Park

One yoga class away from a good mood? Find your Zen while increasing your strength and flexibility—and upping your glow in the sunshine.

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