Springtime in North Carolina marks the time when activities such as festivals and carnivals become more frequent as the dark and gloomy winter weather starts to make way for brighter, more pleasant conditions. There is no shortage of events to attend in the Triangle area during spring, with a plethora of festivals held around Raleigh that’ll provide plenty of entertainment and get you out of the house.
With such a range of activities to choose from in Raleigh this spring, though, you’ll want to find out the best way to use your leisure time. Keep reading for the lowdown on four fun-filled spring events in the Triangle this year that you should attend.
Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
Held in the magnificent Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, the Spring Daze festival features four stages of live entertainment including country and folk music, exhibits from over 170 artists, and a great selection of delicious festival food. Enjoy filling up after a long day of dancing and admiring the wonderful skill that goes into the arts and crafts on show. The 2017 Spring Daze Arts and Crafts festival will be held on April 29, starting at 9 a.m. and finishing up at 5 p.m.
The Lebanese Festival in City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh makes for a great opportunity to take your family on a fun day out to enjoy the food and culture of Lebanon. Lebanese cuisine includes dishes such as falafel and hummus, alongside delectable sweet treats like baklava that you and your family are sure to enjoy. There will also be plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied, with live music and dancing. The Lebanese Festival will be held on April 8 at 10 a.m., and it is definitely worth a visit this spring if you consider yourself a foodie.
Durham Earth Day Festival
The Durham Earth Day Festival will be held as part of a global event to demonstrate support for environmental sustainability. Earth Day was first held in 1970 in various universities and schools around the United States, and it has since transformed into a global event. You can celebrate Earth Day in the Triangle at Durham Central Park, which is just a short 30-minute car trip from Raleigh.
The festival will incorporate educational activities that emphasize the importance of protecting the environment. Food and other live entertainment will be available on what promises to be a great day. The Durham Earth Day Festival will be held on April 22 and the action kicks off at 12 p.m.
North Carolina Cuegrass Festival
Put simply, the Cuegrass Festival celebrates everything good about springtime — sunny weather, music, good company and delicious barbecue food. Each April, the finest pitmasters in the region come together to celebrate amazing barbecue fare. A range of beers will also be available. The daylong event will be held on West Davie Street at The Pit Authentic Barbecue.
Ensure you attend at least one of these events if you get the time this spring, but better still, why not attend all four?