August Events in Raleigh, NC

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Raleigh Skyline | Leith Volkswagen of Cary | Cary, NCAs the summer is winding down, many of us are looking to wring every last bit of fun possible out of the year’s warmest months. Fortunately, if you live in Raleigh, there are several excellent events taking place in August to help you end the month in style. Whether you like meeting new people, listening to great music, or just generally like to have a good time, there is an August event in Raleigh to fit the bill.

Read about a few of the best Raleigh August events where you and your family will be sure to have a memorable time.


North Carolina State is one of the premier universities in the Raleigh area. Every August, the school holds Wolfpack Welcome week for new and returning students. However, you don’t have to be a student to enjoy Packapalooza, a block party that brings Wolfpack Welcome Week to a raucous close.

Taking place on August 19, Packapalooza is an all-day event that is suitable for all ages. In addition to live music and plenty of fun and games, there will be hundreds of vendors where you can buy a souvenir or try some great food.

41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

If you’re like many people in the Raleigh area, then your summer isn’t complete until you’ve enjoyed a few arts and crafts. Fortunately, if you’re looking to close out your summer by expressing your creativity, you can spend some time at the 41st Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. Previously a one-day affair, the festival now spans August 26-27, allowing you to spend a full weekend enjoying excellent craftsmanship.

In addition to various interesting arts and crafts exhibits, the festival will feature lively music and tasty food. There’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful August weather than at the Arts and Crafts Festival.

A Taste of Downtown Raleigh with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

While many people don’t realize it, North Carolina is home to some of the most delicious food in the entire country. If you’re interested in sampling some of the best food the Tar Heel state has to offer, the perfect August event is A Taste of Downtown Raleigh with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

Held every Friday night, A Taste of Downtown Raleigh is a great way to enjoy some delicious North Carolina cuisine while learning about some of the state’s best chefs. Visit one time and you’ll be sure to attend this event almost every week.

American Acoustic with Punch Brothers and I’m With Her

For the past 20 years, the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater has been holding a Summer Concert Series, where residents of Raleigh and surrounding areas can enjoy some amazing music. This year’s series is poised to be better than ever before, especially when you take in American Acoustic with Punch Brothers and I’m With Her on August 1.

Featuring three of the hottest Bluegrass acts today, this concert is a great chance to listen to some amazing music and to support the arts in North Carolina.

Attend any of these excellent August events in Raleigh and you can have a great time while making lasting memories.

August Events in Raleigh, NC was last modified: June 23rd, 2017 by Leith Volkswagen Cary
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