March Activities in the Triangle Area

Big Night in for the Arts

Where: Online

When: Thursday, March 10 at 7 PM on WRAL

Local news station WRAL is putting on a show featuring local and national artists, including singer-songwriter Ben Folds and Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, both NC natives. The event aims to highlight the effects of the pandemic on the arts and support local nonprofit arts and culture organizations.

Carrboro Brewing Tours

Where: Craftboro Brewing Depot, Carrboro

When: Saturday, March 19 at 2:30 and 3:30 pm (the 3rd Saturday of every month)

Brewery founder Jeffrey Allen Howard will take guests on a tour of the facility. Tickets are $5 and come with a tasting flight of the establishment’s beers.

Craftboro Brewing Depot Brewery Tour

Durham Small Plates Crawl

Where: Downtown Durham

When: Every Thursday

Participating restaurants and bars will offer specials on small plates and bar parings to encourage residents to get back into the Downtown Durham restaurant scene. The crawl was recently started to help restaurants struggling to get through the pandemic and hopefully get business back to normal. Check out the site for a list of participating restaurants and a map.

Where: Throughout Downtown Durham

When: Friday, March 18 (Every Third Friday)

Galleries and other venues stay open later for visitors and some even offer special exhibits, food and drinks. Further, many area restaurants and bars will have specials going on.

Bull City Summit

Where: Throughout Durham

When: Wed-Sat, March 23-26

“This Spring, the first-annual Bull City Summit will host leading and breakthrough creatives, musicians, technologists, scientists, researchers, artisans, and entrepreneurs alike as the worlds of Music, Art, Science and Technology converge.” The summit will feature a host of speakers, panels, art installations, performances and more!

Art in Bloom

Where: North Carolina Museum of Art

When: Wed-Sun, Mar 16-20

The five-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.

Art in Bloom

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Where: Downtown Raleigh, See Map Here

When: Sat, Mar 12, 10 am

The parade celebrates the Irish holiday with all sorts of traditional apparel, music and dancing, and will proceed no matter the weather. Don’t forget your green!

St Patricks

Cosmic Rays Film Festival

Where: Forest Theater, Chapel Hill

When: March 31 – April 2

The festival “presents several programs of short films made by filmmakers from North Carolina and around the world that are formally inventive; speak with a personal voice; and are inspired by the possibilities of film as art.” From March 1 – April 2 Peel Gallery in Carrboro, and other locations around the area, will be exhibiting virtual reality and augmented reality artwork and more as part of the festival.