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Raleigh Christmas Parade A Raleigh tradition for more than 70 years, the Raleigh Christmas Parade is the largest parade of its kind between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. The parade—filled with marching bands, dancers, classic cars, super heroes and more— marches through downtown Raleigh for two hours along a 1.4-mile route that draws a crowd of 60,000 spectators. Saturday, 9:40 am; Downtown Raleigh, NC North Hills Tree Lighting This year’s Tree Lighting event will feature snow slopes, trackless train rides, kids...

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Arts After Dark Arts After Dark is a night of creative exploration that includes a make-and-take art project followed by dance. A cash bar offering adult beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Empire Eats Catering will be available throughout the event. It’ll be a multicultural experience to remember! $30, $35/door; Friday, 7 – 10 pm; IMURJ, 300 S. McDowell St, Raleigh, NC Moonlight in the Garden  For seven-nights, the magical lighting exhibition Moonlight in the Garden will illuminate and showcase JC Raulston...

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International Festival of Raleigh Now in it’s 33rd year, this three-day event, a comprehensive platform for local ethnic communities and artists to present their culture, serves more than 25,000 attendees in downtown Raleigh each year. More than 70 ethnic groups participate to present a variety of arts, cuisine, dance, textile design and cultural expression from across the globe. Art exhibits, dance competitions, sidewalk cafés, main stages for music, vendor booths and more make for fun finds and discoveries. Friday –...

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The Oak City Classic @ Raleighwood OCCR is the nation’s first soccer mini-golf bar crawl, featuring two of Downtown Raleigh’s classiest establishments in London Bridge Pub and The Architect. All proceeds of the tournament benefit local nonprofits that work in the Triangle community. Below is a quick video recap of the 2017 OCCR. The OCCR will be a 9-hole course, consisting of one-of-a-kind holes, with a grand finale mystery hole. The OCCR course is designed for players ages 21+ and will be fun for...

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Festival for the Eno The Festival’s for the Eno is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of rich and varied cultures and offers plenty of hands on learning opportunities. You can throw a pot on a clay wheel, watch a water powered grist mill grinding corn, participate in urban farming, kayaking, weaving, and clean energy demos, or participate in an old time or ukulele jam at the High Strung workshop stage. Join in a festival that has four stages with...

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Independence Day Block Party Come out and celebrate at the 3rd annual Independence Day Block Party. The street between Neuse River Brewing and NIckelpoint Brewing will be shut down, providing safe passage between both breweries and plenty of fun along the way. There will be local vendors, live bands, food trucks, and events such as hatchet throwing, a hula hoop contest, and a popsicle eating contest. This year the event will benefit Cause for Paws. Vendors include Cake Kernels, Good...

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Workout at Autumn & Avery Head to Autumn & Avery for a yoga and Pilates fusion class. After class, stay and sip on a beverage while you get 10% off your purchases. The class is all levels. Bring your mat! Free; Saturday, 9 – 10 am; 1157 Parkside Main Street, Cary NC 27519; RSVP: 919.694.5410 BROga at Little City Brewing + Provisions Co. Join in this all levels flow that celebrates the man in your life. Plus, we will all enjoy...

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Sit, Stay, NCMA Dogs and humans in nature! Get to know the Museum Park with your four-legged friend(s). The event features food trucks for dogs and humans, local vendors, music, a mobile pet spa, dog art, agility activities, a splash zone, and more! Local rescue organization Saving Grace plans to bring dogs for adoption. The first 500 dogs to arrive will receive a free wag bag of goodies. $8, $6/members; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm; 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC...

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Mother’s Day at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar They will be opening early to celebrate moms with a three-course brunch menu featuring delicious classics like Fleming’s Signature Surf & Turf Eggs Benedict and Cinnamon Apple Brioche French Toast. For those looking to enjoy their dinner favorites, the main menu will also be available all day along with a children’s menu. $47+; Sunday, 10 am; reservations here Light the Woods with Sound Head to Dix Park for a first-of-its-kind sound and light show in the beautiful...

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Cameron Crawl Spring has sprung in Cameron Village! They’re celebrating the arrival of spring with our second annual Cameron Crawl! Enjoy music, shopping specials from their merchants, samples and snacks from their restaurants, and a $25 gift card when you spend $125. Skip the parking hassles and ride for free! Uber on over and save $5 each way when you use the codes CAMERONCRAWLTHURSDAY or CAMERONCRAWLFRIDAY. Friday, 4 -7 pm; 2034 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605; 919.821.1350 Cary Downtown Dine Around...