30 Hand-Picked Experiences for Your Summer Bucket List in Raleigh, N.C.

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1.  Nothing screams "summer!" quite like settling in under the stars for a movie night. With movies being shown outdoors this summer at parks, amphitheaters and gardens across the Raleigh area, there are tons of opportunities to get in on the fun. From Oscar winners to family favorites, we've rounded up nearly 50 chances to catch an outdoor flick this summer.

 

2. Settle in for a jam-packed summer of open-air tunes. We've counted up more than 100 outdoor concerts in the Raleigh area during these warm-weather months, including big names like Vampire Weekend (6/21), Ben Folds (6/22), Dierks Bentley (7/11), Andrew Bird with Tift Merritt (7/13), Young The Giant + Fitz And The Tantrums (7/16), Greensky Bluegrass (7/19), Mary J. Blige & Nas (7/25), The Flaming Lips (8/7), 21 Savage (8/14), Brad Paisley (8/15) and way, way more

3. Save the date for the grand re-opening of one of Raleigh's oldest public spaces. Moore Square—a four-acre, downtown urban green space that was originally conceived as one of five public green spaces for the city back in 1792—has been closed since 2017 for a new master plan implementation that included major renovations and new features (a cafe, splash pad, stages for music and outdoor movies, larger walking paths, space for a farmers market, public art and natural play areas for children). The Grand Opening Celebation is set for Aug. 3 (and a free hip hop music festival is set for Aug. 17!). 

 

4. Round up the family for a field trip to an iconic summer playground spot in Raleigh. Established in 1887 and designated as the first public park in N.C., Pullen Park is known for terrific recreational opportunities—especially for kids and families—and includes an operating carousel built in 1911, a miniature train you can ride through the park, pedal boats to cruise around Lake Howell plus tennis courts, baseball and softball fields, an arts center and an innovative performing arts venue, Theatre In The Park (Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre).

5. Summers are for sunflowers, and Raleigh has the perfect spot to find them! At Dorothea Dix Park, a gorgeous, five-acre field of sunflowers—with a view of the Raleigh skyline peaking above the trees—is back for another year of photo-worthy fun. The field is expected to be in bloom and free to visit between roughly July 1 and July 21 (depending on weather). On Sat., July 13, a grand celebration—including live music, games, food vendors and more—will take place. Destination SunFest, with free parking and admission, will be held from 2-9pm.

 

 

6. Rent a canoe, kayak, sailboat or stand-up paddleboard and get out on the water! One of our favorite ways to combine relaxing views with a bit of exercise, you'll find all sorts of adventures to suit your needs. For families, head to Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary for a day of picnicking and rowing. For a bit more action, unload your canoe or kayak at any of the launch points along the Neuse River Canoe Trail and head downstream! For more, check out our guide to kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and more in Raleigh, N.C.

7. Back on land, take advantage of the area's abundance of parks and greenways and hit the ground running with eight of the area's best trails to hike, bike run (including skyline views, brutally-steep hills, massive suspension bridges and more!).

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