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Things to do in Raleigh

Welcome to the City of Oaks! Raleigh, NC is home to a variety of fun activities, outdoor spaces, and local events. We have listed a few “things to do” within the city of Raleigh. If you’re interested in learning more about what Raleigh has to offer, please visit the City of Raleigh’s visitor website.

Parks & Gardens

Historic Tours

First Friday In Downtown Raleigh

First Friday is one of Raleigh’s most popular evening escapes. Join us on the First Friday of every month for a fun-filled introduction to Raleigh’s exciting art, music and dining scene. Enjoy a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, retail, restaurants and alternative art venues on the first Friday of every month. Look for the First Friday Flags to easily locate participating venues. A detailed map/guide will be available at each location. Pick up your very own FREE copy for easy event navigation.”

Government Educational Tours


Movie Theaters