Summer has arrived! Time to eat peaches, relax by the pool, head to the beach and fire up the grill.
The much-anticipated warm-weather months are also the perfect time to get to know the Triangle area better. Have you been to Jordan Lake? Taken a ride on the Pullen Park carousel? Seen the N.C. Symphony’s open-air performance at Koka Booth Amphitheatre? Caught an outdoor movie at the Apex Historic Depot? You should do all of those things and more.
No matter where you live in this region there are awesome area parks and attractions nearby, not to mention the ample amount of events planned on any given day or night.
Just look at all the fun this week holds:
10th Annual Midtown Beach Music Series
Thursdays in the North Hills Commons from 6 to 9 p.m.
4300 North Hills Street, Raleigh
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shag under the stars at North Hills’ Midtown Beach Music Series. Featuring performances by many of your favorite beach bands like the Band of Oz, Liquid Pleasure, and the Embers, you’re going to want to get up and groove to the music.
Make way to the ballpark to cheer on the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team in the heart of the burgeoning American Tobacco Campus. Family-friendly and affordable, you’ll enjoy much more than a box of cracker jacks as you cheer on the home team.
Y’all at Dix Park
Saturday, June 24 from 4 to 10 p.m.
600 Umstead Drive, Raleigh
Dix Park will host its first outdoor concert event with performances by Enenra, ZenSoFly, Wayleaves and The Vedlt on Saturday. Those who attend will be invited to take part in the featured Field Day Three-Legged Race on the lawn and enjoy fare from local food trucks and craft breweries.
Can’t make it this weekend? Considering taking part in the fun on July 22nd or August 26th.
Family Movie Night at Joyner Park
Saturday, June 24 at 8:30 p.m.
East Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road in Wake Forest
Bring your blankets, low-slung chairs, and kiddos to watch a feature film outside at Joyner Park after sunset. Food vendors will be on site with scrumptious screening treats and refreshments.
Busy Saturday night? Mark your calendar now to attend future events on July 29th and August 12th.
Downtown Chowdown Food Truck Rally
Sunday, June 25 from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Academy Street between Chatham Street and Dry Avenue in downtown Cary
Food truck fun awaits you on Academy Street in Cary this Sunday! Drop by to get your fill of meals from restaurants on wheels including Cousins Maine Lobster, Buddhalicious, Pie Pushers, Morfa Empanadas and many more. Local breweries will also be on hand serving up their finest crafts as well.
Want the scoop on even more summer events? VisitRaleigh selected 40 fun things to do in the Capital City and surrounding cities and towns.