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Downtown Raleigh Illuminate Art Walk Discover the wonder of light-based art situated throughout downtown Raleigh. DRA and VAE Raleigh teamed up to commission local artists to create installations to brighten up winter nights. Take this map to get around, and you’ll see sidewalk markers at each installation. The safety of Downtown Raleigh’s residents, workers, and visitors is of the utmost importance. Follow guidance from public health officials regarding social distancing and proper health etiquette if and when visiting businesses and public...

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Fieldstream Farm Festival of Lights Check out this drive-thru Christmas light show with approximately one million lights on display! This light display features The Tunnel of Lights, an LED-lit tunnel featuring 200,000 lights! Tickets must be purchased online in advance. $20/car, up to 8 people; Through December 31st, Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 9:45 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 5:30 – 9:45 pm; 8008 Old Stage Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603 Lake Myra Christmas Lights Celebrate the season by enjoying the lights, singing along...

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Get Your Nights of Lights Tickets Get into the holiday season with the first ever Nights of Lights Drive-Thru Light Show at Dorothea Dix Park. Ohh and ahh over the light show throughout the park. There will be illuminated trees, festive light displays, and local art installations will delight visitors of all ages along the 1.3-mile route. On December 30th and December 31, get an extra dose of New Year’s Eve sparkle during the First Night Celebration Nights, courtesy of...

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Downtown Apex Autumn Adventure This November, test your wits in a unique outdoor activity that combines the challenge of escape room puzzles with the charm of Downtown Apex. You will find clues posted at windows of participating stores along Salem Street, crack the codes and submit your answers online for a chance to win prize packs from local vendors. It all takes place online and outside, allowing for safe, socially distanced fun with friends and family. $20/team registration fee; through...

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Pumpkin Carving with Goats Goats get in on the fun as you carve your pumpkins at Spring Haven Farm in Chapel Hill. The farm offers the tools you’ll need to carve the pumpkins, and the goats will love to help you scoop out the slimy interior! Other activities include tractor train rides and a haunted farm house. $13.50; 5306 Homer Ruffin Rd, Chapel Hill NC 27516; 919.407.1806 4th Annual Day of the Dead-City of Raleigh Museum Artist Studio Project in...

Virtual First Friday

June’s First Friday will have virtual components in addition to restaurants and bottle opens that are open for dine-in and walk-in customers as well as others offering pickup and delivery. Videos from local musicians Autumn Nicholas, Diego Avilez, and Second Shift A Cappella, plus artist videos from Cirque de Vol, Micah Johnson, Rashmi Krishnappa, and Sydnee Yates are now live here, along with the videos from April....

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish Raleigh St. Paddy’s Day Bar Crawl Barcrawlerz is a Raleigh Bar Crawl like no other. Kiss Me, I’m Irish features the best drink specials and the best bars in town. Participating venues include Carolina Ale House – Downtown Raleigh, Halcyon, My Way Tavern Raleigh, and more! Your wristband gets you into any of the participating bars with no cover, plus gets you drink specials all night. Sample drink specials: $3-$4 beers, $4-$5 well mixed drinks, and...

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Get Crafty with Knack DIY Craft Studio They are so excited to welcome Knack to Unwined! Join in for some wine and design while you create your own customized wristlet! Choose from an array of designs that represent your favorite things. As always, wine and craft beer will be available for purchase. $25 (includes all craft supplies); Saturday, 3:30 – 5 pm; 153 S. White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587 Friday Fun Flow Block Party at Unwined on White Join...

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Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s Open Nursery and Garden Days Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s 28-acres is filled with more than 30,000 taxa of plants, including native perennials, exotic plants, rare delights, and an array of incredible and unusual specimen trees and shrubs you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s are open to the public eight weekends each year for Open Garden and Nursery Days. During these open days, no visit requests are needed. Free; Friday &...