This week is in full swing, as is Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week. Don’t forget to make a reservation at a new (or old favorite) place this week to experience the plethora of culinary goodness in the city’s center. Have fun with the kids at the City of Raleigh Museum on Friday by participating in a scavenger play. And save time on Saturday to go to Lazy Daze in Cary, one of the largest single-day juried arts festivals in the United States. Local Triangle events are a great way to celebrate this area and support the local community.

Restaurant Week

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week: Monday, August 17- Sunday, August 23

Calling all food lovers! Beginning Monday, August 17th, indulge your palate during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week: a weeklong dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the Capital City.

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner for only $20-$30 per person! This year, there are exciting new changes and Restaurant Week has expanded to include lunch menus as well as a Do-It-Yourself Progressive Dinner option to encourage patrons to visit a different restaurant for each course.

Click here to visit the website. Click here to view a list of the participating restaurants.


COR Museum

A Night at the City of Raleigh Museum: Friday, August 21st – 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 8pm

Do you have a little history buff at home? Bring them out to join the fun at A Night at the City of Raleigh Museum. Lost artifacts and hidden clues have turned the museum upside down! Sir Walter Raleigh will lead your kids (ages 8-12) in a 45-minute scavenger-play throughout the City of Raleigh Museum to help set things right, but look out for the museum’s arch nemesis, Steward the Squirrel!

Tickets cost $5.25 per child and space is limited. Click here to purchase your tickets in advance.


Lazy Daze

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival: Saturday, August 22nd, 9am-5pm

Come out to the 39th annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival! This festival, which is one of the largest single-day juried arts festivals in the United States, will be held at Cary’s Town Hall Campus and will include several vendors displaying art ranging from eclectic to classic, high-end to affordable. You’ll also enjoy Kid’s World, delicious food, and two stages of entertainment all day. Join your friends and neighbors and celebrate the last lazy days of summer.

Click here for more information and to see a map of the festivities.