May Activities in the Triangle Area

Hey all, I hope all is well. Here are some fun and interesting activities for the month of May. As always, I’m here for any questions or concerns you have about real-estate or the area. Have a great a month!

You Are Here: Light, Color and Sound Experience

Where: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

When: Ongoing until July 22

You Are Here is a wild experiment by 15 contemporary artists. The temporary exhibit features works made of all sorts of materials and mediums creating some stunning and extraordinary visuals and experiences.

You Are Here

Strawberry Day and Dessert Contest

Where: Raleigh State Farmers Market

When: Thursday, May 3, 11 am – 1 pm

Free strawberry ice cream, free recipes, free admission and all in the charming NC Farmers Market. Also, if you think you’ve got what it takes enter your concoction into the Strawberry Dessert Contest and potentially win some cold hard cash. The timing is a little random but it could be a great way to change things up on your lunch break if you work downtown or nearby.

Strawberry Day


Apex PeakFest

Where: Downtown Apex

When: Saturday, May 5, 9 am – 5 pm

Downtown Apex’s main thoroughfare, Salem Street, closes down to cars and opens up for the community. PeakFest is all about family, friends and fun. There will be all sorts of activities, musical performances, arts and crafts, vendors, etc..



Durham Greek Festival

Where: St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Durham

When: Saturday, Sunday, May 5, 6, 11 am – 8 pm

If you’ve never tried Greek food you’re truly missing out. However, you’re in luck as this free event will feature food, wine and all sorts of Greek traditions. There will be traditional music, folk dancing, vendors, kids activities and more.

Greek Fest


Carrboro Day

Where: Carrboro Recreation & Parks

When: Sunday, May 6, 1 – 5 pm

Come out and celebrate Carrboro! The event will feature stories, photos, poetry, live music, dancing, field games, crafts, food vendors and much more. Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket.

Carrboro Day


Light the Woods with Sound

Where: Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh

When: The weekends of May 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 7 – 10 pm

If you’re looking for a special experience in a special place then don’t miss this unique fusion of visual arts and music. For three weekends in a row Raleigh-based artist Nate Sheaffer will be filling Dorothea Dix Park with amazing neon coils of over 30 colors. Not only will the installations be beautiful to look at but they will also interact with music created by professional musicians and the public.

Light the Woods with Sound


Ritmo Latino Festival Cary

Where: Town of Cary Town Hall Campus

When: Saturday, May 12, 12 – 6:30 pm

Ritmo Latino is a celebration of Cary’s Hispanic community featuring an array of music, dance, and visual arts. There will be delicious food from all over Latin America, kids activities and more!

Ritmo Latino


Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival

Where: Rock Quarry Park

When: Saturday, May 19, 12 – 8 pm

In its 49th year, the Bimbe Cultural Art Festival “is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, arts, and traditions.” There will be live music by local groups, arts and crafts, delicious ethnic food, community resources and more.

Bimbe Festival



Where: Downtown Raleigh

When: Saturday, Sunday May 19-20

Arsplosure is THE arts festival in Raleigh. It’s the city’s long-running, yearly eruption of artistic creativity and energy, centered around Fayetteville Street. There will be free musical performances by local, national and international artists. There will be over 170 visual arts and crafts exhibits, interactive art installations, all sorts of performers and much more.



Freedom Balloon Fest

Where: Fleming Loop Park, Fuquay-Varina

When: Friday-Monday, May 25-28, Starts 2 pm on Friday and runs all day on Saturday, Sunday, and until 12 pm on Monday

This Memorial Day Weekend over 30 hot air balloons will soar over Fuquay-Varina’s Fleming Loop Park. Just after sunset all the balloons will light up for a stunning and special display. The 3-day event will feature delicious NC-based food and tons of fun activities.

Freedom Ballonfest


Thanks for reading and be sure to check back in a couple weeks for more!