Springtime in the City

Looking for something fun to do now that the weather is warming up? There are plenty of upcoming events in the local area to get you out and about in the next couple weeks – check out summaries of some of them below!

Brewgaloo – Saturday 4/27, from 3:00 – 9:00pm, Raleigh City Plaza

Featuring multiple NC-based craft breweries, Brewgaloo celebrates the exciting emerging beer scene in North Carolina! Food will be provided by local food trucks with everything from pizza to cupcakes to dumplings to grilled cheese and live bands will be performing throughout the event. There is no cover charge for the event and beer will be sold both in tasting sizes and by the pint. Complete details are available on the Shop Local Raleigh website.

First Friday – Friday 5/3, time varies, location varies

Join the City of Raleigh for its monthly celebration of the arts during First Friday! Many of the downtown galleries will open their doors and serve snacks and beverages during the evening receptions. Directions for how to get around the city, what galleries are participating, and what exhibits are new this month are on the Go Downtown Raleigh website.

Handmade Market – Saturday 5/4, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Cobblestone Hall

Did you know that Mother’s Day is coming up? Get a jump start on your Mother’s Day gifts and support local artists by shopping at the upcoming Handmade Market! Featuring over 50 independent artists, the market will have a bit of everything – apparel, jewelry, fine art, accessories, paper goods, housewares, and more. The market is free and open to the public but this year the ‘early bird gets the worm’ and a $5 entry fee will grant you exclusive Earlybird access to the event! More details on the Handmade Market website.