Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate the season than by indulging in some of the best food, drink, and entertainment that Raleigh has to offer? April is packed with exciting events that are sure to delight locals and visitors alike. From music festivals to food fairs and everything in between, there's something for everyone to look forward to. So, let's dive into some of the best Raleigh events happening this April.
Tacos 'N Taps, April 1, 2023
Are you ready to indulge in some of the best tacos and craft beer that the city has to offer? If so, Tacos 'N Taps is the event for you. This festival takes place on April 1 and features a variety of food vendors serving up delicious tacos, along with local breweries pouring their best craft beer. With live music and plenty of fun to be had, this event is not to be missed.
Dreamville Festival, April 1-2, 2023
If you're a fan of hip-hop, then the Dreamville Festival is a must-attend event. This two-day festival takes place on April 1-2 and features some of the biggest names in the industry. With headliners like J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Drake, this festival is sure to be one of the biggest music events of the year.
Theatre Raleigh presents Jersey Boys
For theater fans, Theatre Raleigh's production of Jersey Boys is a must-see event. This Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the rise of the Four Seasons, a group of working-class boys from New Jersey who became one of the biggest pop sensations of the 1960s. With hit songs like "Sherry" and "Walk Like a Man," this production is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Mid-Town Square Spring Festival, April 8, 2023
Get ready to welcome the arrival of spring with the Mid-Town Square Spring Festival. This family-friendly event takes place on April 8 and features live music, food vendors, and fun activities for all ages. With plenty of local vendors and community organizations participating, this festival is a great way to get to know your neighbors and celebrate the season.
Carolina Mudcats Opening Week, April 11-16, 2023
Baseball fans rejoice! The Carolina Mudcats are back in action for the 2023 season, and Opening Week is the perfect time to catch a game. With a variety of promotions and special events taking place throughout the week, there's no better time to cheer on the home team.
Peak City Pig Fest, April 14-15, 2023
If you're a fan of barbecue, then the Peak City Pig Fest is the event for you. This two-day festival takes place on April 14-15 and features some of the best pitmasters from across the country competing for the title of Grand Champion. With live music, food vendors, and plenty of family-friendly activities, this event is a great way to spend a spring weekend.
13th Annual North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival, April 15, 2023
Can't get enough barbecue? The 13th Annual North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival has got you covered. This one-day event takes place on April 15 and features some of the best bluegrass music and barbecue that the state has to offer. With a variety of food vendors and live music throughout the day, this festival is a great way to enjoy the spring weather.
N.C. Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival, April 29, 2023
If you're looking for a way to indulge in some of life's finer things, the N.C. Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival is just the event for you. This festival takes place on April 29 and features some of the best local wines, cheeses, and chocolates from across the state. With live music and plenty of opportunities to sample and purchase delicious treats, this event is a foodie's dream come true.
Brewgaloo, April 21-22, 2023
Craft beer enthusiasts won't want to miss Brewgaloo, Raleigh's largest craft beer festival. This two-day event takes place on April 21-22 and features over 100 local breweries pouring their best beers. With food trucks, live music, and plenty of fun to be had, Brewgaloo is a must-attend event for anyone who loves a good beer.
HerbFest, April 28-30 and May 5-7, 2023
For those with a green thumb, HerbFest is the perfect way to kick off the gardening season. This two-weekend event takes place on April 28-30 and May 5-7 and features over 50 varieties of herbs for sale, as well as educational workshops and garden-related vendors. With plenty of opportunities to learn and grow, HerbFest is a great way to get inspired for your own garden.
Raulston Blooms!, April 29, 2023
Finally, if you're looking for a way to enjoy the beauty of spring, Raulston Blooms! is not to be missed. This event takes place on April 29 and features guided tours of the JC Raulston Arboretum, as well as opportunities to purchase plants and attend educational workshops. With the arboretum in full bloom, this is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the season.
As you can see, there's no shortage of exciting events happening in Raleigh this April. Whether you're a foodie, music lover, sports fan, or just looking for a fun way to enjoy the spring weather, there's something for everyone to look forward to. So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and get ready to make some unforgettable memories this April.