13 Things to Do in Raleigh This Week, June 30–July 6


It’s Fourth of July weekend and there’s plenty of fun things going on for those who are staying in town—plus, more events to mark on your calendar for next week!

Through 9/4
Life Before Dinosaurs: The Permian Monsters

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ dino(mite) exhibit takes attendees back 290 million years to the time before the dinosaurs. Discover lifesize models of a giant saber-toothed predator, saw-toothed shark and other colossal creatures that dominated during the period. Rawr-some! naturalsciences.org

Through 11/27
Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest

Into the fall, the NC History Museum will feature an exhibit created by Durham’s Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice. From life-size photos to a detailed timeline, spectators will learn more about the life of 20th century human-rights activist Pauli Murray. ncmuseumofhistory.org

6/30
Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles

Illuminate your Thursday night with this live multisensory musical experience at All Saints Chapel under the glow of candlelight. It promises to be lit. feverup.com

7/1
BUMMER

It’s definitely not a bummer when this Kansas City trio rolls into town, following the release of their album Dead Horse. thepourhousemusichall.com 

7/1
First Friday

Summa, summa, summatimeee… let’s p(art)y! Get your art fix with this month’s installment of First Friday with a host of events and exhibits in DTR. downtownraleigh.org

7/1
Train

Hey, soul sister. Train is headed to Walnut Creek and you’re not gonna wanna miss a single thing they do tonight. walnutcreekamphitheatre.com

7/1–3
Jess Hilarious

It’s all in the name. Baltimore-based comedian—best known for her appearances on MTV’s Wild ’n Out—is bringing the hilarity to Raleigh Improv. improv.com

7/2, 4
Enofest

Round the bend in Durham, Festival for the Eno returns for two days of live music, a juried craft show, food and fun on the river. enofest.org 

7/2
Patriotic Pet Parade

Show off your pet’s patriotic spirit through The Raleigh Market’s pet parade. Prizes will be awarded for most patriotic, cutest, best owner/pet couple, and most creative costume. Paw-fect! theraleighmarket.com

7/2, ongoing
Midtown Farmers’ Market

On Saturdays, we shop. Market mayhem is back—naturally—at the Commons @ North Hills with all the funtainment to boot: think food trucks, live music, crafts and more, in addition to the 35+ local produce, meat and prepared food vendors, of course. Keep it fresh! midtownfarmers.com

7/3
Summer Fest

“Summertime, and the livin’s easy.” Head to Pittsboro for a fun-filled summer day of food trucks, craft booths, live music, dancing, games, contests and inflatable activities this Fourth of July weekend. mainstreetpittsboro.org

7/4
July 4th Celebration

What promises to be a bang-up good time? Raleigh’s Fourth of July fireworks are moving to Dix Park this year. Inside tip: Pack a picnic and go early for DJ tunes and field games like cornhole before the sky lights up. dixpark.org

7/6, ongoing
Get Fit at Dix: Yoga in the Park

One yoga class away from a good mood? Find your Zen while increasing your strength and flexibility—and upping your glow in the sunshine. dixpark.org





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