Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.

Get your toes tapping to the sounds of emerging music and bands, as well as rollicking bluegrass festivals and more. Invigorate your senses by sampling the many flavors of artisan craft brews and spirits. Discover gifts and treasures from local boutiques, including many handmade and custom designs for truly eclectic finds. And, join in broadening your horizons through an enticing array of visual and performing arts exhibitions.

No matter what path you choose on your visit, we know you'll be energized by the cultural heartbeat fostered by passionate minds of Raleigh, N.C.

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Arts

A major new work of art made its debut at the North Carolina Museum of Art in 2018. First put on display for the public as part of "You Are Here"—a ticketed exhibit that attracted more than 100,000 visitors from all 50 states to the museum in Raleigh, N.C.— Light of Life is the creation of Japanese

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Raleigh, N.C. , is home to many African-American heritage sites and historical attractions that celebrate and commemorate African-American culture. Here, you’ll not only find the South’s...

Things to Do

Explore what the Raleigh area has to offer without breaking the bank! Here are 30-plus free (or nearly free) experiences and attractions that can anchor any trip to the area. William B. Umstead State...

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Another year is in the books! Looking back, 2018 in Raleigh, N.C., was filled with major festivals, outdoor concerts, sold-out sports events, incredible restaurants, gorgeous public art pieces and...

Sports & Recreation

Note: This article was first published in Nov. 2017. This incredible piece of art has been kept in immaculate condition and is worth the hike! A brand new, functional piece of art awaits visitors...

Museums & History

Raleigh, N.C.—a smart, homegrown and thriving destination now more than 225 years beyond its original founding—is a direct result of the efforts of countless passionate people over the past two centuries and change. The driving force behind all of those...

Pam Blondin

Pam Blondin

DECO Raleigh

Pam's shop, DECO Raleigh, boasts a sharply curated collection of gifts and items from more than 80 local artisans and makers, as well as eclectic finds from around the world.

“With DECO, I wanted to create a sense of place. A lot of people have asked 'do we sell online?' We don't! Once they come to our store, they realize why.”

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