March Activities in the Triangle Area

34th International Festival of Raleigh

Where: Jim Graham Build and Expo Center, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

When: Fri-Sun, Mar 6-8, 2020

The International Festival celebrates the diverse and multitude of backgrounds that make up the Triangle area. “Over 50 Triangle ethnic communities ranging from Afghan to Vietnamese participate to showcase their cuisine, dance, and music; to share traditions and to celebrate the Triangle’s unique diversity.” There will also be plenty of games and activities for kids and adults.

Int Festival


Lego BrickUniverse

Where: Raleigh Convention Center

When: Sat, Sun, Mar 7, 8

BrickUniverse is a celebration for all ages of all things Lego. Visitors will have the opportunity to see astonishing creations by professional artists and meet the artists themselves. They will also get to build their own masterpieces, buy their own bricks and more.


Durham Art Walk Spring Market

Where: Throughout Downtown Durham, See map here

When: Sat, Sun, Mar 7, 8

“The Durham Art Walk Spring Market is a celebration of visual arts and fine crafts held in downtown Durham, featuring the work of numerous talented artists in multiple locations. This event ushers in the spring season by bringing thousands of art lovers for a weekend of shopping and exploration of all that Durham has to offer. Most sites are within easy walking distance around downtown.”

Art Walk


Girl-Powered Science

Where: Museum of Life and Science, Durham

When: Sun, Mar 8, 10 am – 3 pm

“Meet local scientists from Duke, UNC, and NC State and learn about the history-making women of NASA. Try your hand at microscopy, learn about the environmental impacts of microplastics, explore topics around DNA, cells, and domestication—even watch a swimming robot!” The museum will celebrate International Women’s Day by featuring the contributions of women to science and technology.


Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Where: Downtown Raleigh, See Map Here

When: Sat, Mar 14, 10 am

Following the parade there will be the Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival. The festival will take place at City Plaza at the south end of Fayetteville Street. It will be filled with live music, dancing, a bounce house, kiddie rides, vendors, crafts, food and more. Don’t forget your green!

St Patricks


Brain Week

Where: Museum of Life and Science, Durham

When: Thu-Sun, Mar 17-22

“Join us for Brain Week in The Lab as we host scientists from UNC’s Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies and explore sensory illusions and the power of perception! Put your senses to the test, then examine real brains from the UNC School of Medicine! ”


Art in Bloom

Where: North Carolina Museum of Art

When: Thu-Sun, Mar 19-22

The four-day festival will see the museum covered in more than 50 floral masterpieces inspired by much of the museum’s collection. Proceeds will be used to support the museum and museum programs. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the decorated halls, dine at the restaurant, Iris, and find special gifts at the museum store.

Art in Bloom


Signs of Spring Hike at Harris Lake

Where: Harris Lake, Raleigh

When: Sat, Mar 21, 2 – 3 pm

Spring is a magical time of year with birds returning, wildflowers in bloom and wildlife enjoying the warmer weather. Join us on a leisurely hike to discover what’s new in nature. There should be some great photo opportunities so bring your camera just in case! Meet at the platform in the Educational Garden.”