By Jeannette Bodnar, Martin Communications

Spring is here, and lots of fun events around Raleigh, N.C. offer up opportunities to pack up the family and head outside. Downtown Raleigh events draw big crowds, but you’ll find some great springtime festivals and events in Raleigh’s surrounding towns like Cary, Wake Forest, and Apex. You can find anything from arts and crafts to beer and food trucks, so plan to hit these noteworthy events this spring 2020!

April

Embrace your artistic side and check out Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival at Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary on April 25th. The festival is celebrating its 27th year and features some of the best North Carolina artists, lots of entertainment and food. For the 21 and up crowd, downtown Raleigh, N.C.’s largest craft beer festival is back! Brewgaloo features 100 local breweries, over 50 food trucks, local vendors and bands.
You’ll quickly realize why Brewgaloo was nominated as one of the top 10 beer festivals in America. This two-day event takes place on April 24-25.

 

 

May

Enjoy children’s activities, live music, and lots of food at Meet in the Street Festival coordinated by the Wake Forest Chamber. Spend the day of family fun strolling the streets of historic Wake Forest that come alive with booths filled with local artisans, dozens of food vendors, handmade crafts, and boutique shopping. The town of Apex celebrates its 40th Annual Apex PeakFest on Salem St. in historic downtown.
Party with more than 20,000 visitors as the town’s largest annual event kicks off on May 2nd with all-day live music, food, and arts and crafts.

 

 

 

June

The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo boasts the best of the best from local trucks spanning a half-mile and 11 city blocks. This rodeo offers over 50 food trucks from across the state of North Carolina. Join thousands of people on June 14th. The 8th Annual 301 Endless Yard Sale, inspired by the HGTV television show “Flea Market Flip,” runs June 19-20, 2020. You can pick antiques and collectibles from community and home yard sales along a 100-mile stretch of US 301 highway between Kenly and Benson in Johnston County.

These are just a few ideas to help you plan your trip to the Raleigh, N.C. area. While touring these towns, you’ll get a true feel for the region before you make your move.

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