Spring Celebrations and Events Near RDU

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As the days get longer and winter gives its last hurrah, our mind turns towards sunshine-filled warmer days.  With spring just around the corner, we can begin looking forward to spring days filled with celebrations and festivals. 

In anticipation of the fun times ahead, to be enjoyed with family and friends, we have gathered some ideas on celebrations and events of interest near Raleigh, NC.

Stories in the Stars

March 5, 2021 1pm – 2pm

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

Have you ever wondered why & how there is a longest and shortest day of the year? And what is an equinox? In this interactive session, students will learn the science behind these annual events and then explore constellations they can see in the night sky at those times of the year. They will explore the myths or stories behind specific constellations in the night sky and will work with their own cluster of stars to create a constellation and story to go with it.

Raleigh Farmers Market

March 6, 2021 5am – 6pm

North Carolina State Farmers Public Market

1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh, NC

Southern Ideal Home Show

March 9, 2021 – March 11, 2021

North Carolina State Fair

4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh, NC

As always, we have TWO BUILDINGS packed with exhibits: the Exposition Center and Jim Graham Building! There will be a box office to purchase tickets in the entrance to BOTH buildings this year! Online and all other ticket-holders will be able to enter the show at BOTH buildings. Will Call will ONLY be located at the entrance to the Exposition Center. Enjoy the show!

Spring Reflections

March 20, 2021 2pm – 4pm

Pinot’s Palette

10410 Moncreiffe Road, Brier Creek Pkwy Suite 101, Raleigh, NC

Spring awakens and enlivens us in a way no other season can. We remember what new life looks like, and we remember that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes!  Pinot’s Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people, and bond with friends.  Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting.  The more, the merrier, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Clayton Spring Fling Festival

April 21, 2021 – April 25, 2021

11 E 2nd St, Clayton, SC

The Clayton Harvest Festival has roots dating back to 1951 when the Clayton Merchant’s Association (now CCOC) hosted Clayton’s first festival, the Cotton Festival. With over 31,000 in attendance, today’s five-day festival incorporates a midway full of carnival rides, car show, Latin American Festival, Squealin’ on the Square, and other community-focused events, vendors, food, music, and fun. CCOC will be preserving the integrity of the regularly scheduled festival at the 2021 Spring Fling Festival in April 2021.

Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

April 24, 2021 2pm – 9pm

801 High House Rd, Cary, NC

Do you like arts and crafts? And do you enjoy our beautiful parks? Then this event is for you!

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