OUT AND ABOUT: Your Guide to a Fun-Filled May!
Welcome to May, a month bursting with exciting events and activities for everyone to enjoy! Whether you’re a music lover, a foodie, or an outdoor enthusiast, there’s something for you in the diverse array of offerings this month. From concerts and festivals to markets and cultural celebrations, let’s dive into the adventure awaiting you in May.

Looking for things to do in Raleigh this May? Look no further! From music festivals to cultural celebrations, there’s something for everyone in the vibrant capital city of North Carolina.

May 7: Foo Fighters
Rock legends Foo Fighters take the stage at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek for a night of epic performances.

May 8-14: DPAC Rising Star Awards
Celebrate the best of high school musical theater talent at the DPAC Rising Star Awards.

May 9: Sum 41: Tour of the Setting Sum
Rock out with Sum 41 at Red Hat Amphitheater for a night of high-energy performances.

May 10: KEM
Internationally renowned R&B singer/songwriter KEM brings his soulful tunes to DPAC for a night to remember.

May 10-11: Longleaf Film Festival
Catch films with a North Carolina connection at the Longleaf Film Festival at the NC Museum of History.

May 11: Cary Vintage Market
Discover unique treasures at the Cary Vintage Market, featuring vintage clothing, accessories, housewares, and more.

May 11: Sierra Ferrell
Experience the captivating performance of pop artist Sierra Ferrell at the Ritz.

May 12: JOCO Latino Festival
Celebrate Latino culture and community in Selma with food, activities, vendors, and more at the JOCO Latino Festival.

May 15-21: The Lion King
Experience the magic of Disney’s The Lion King as it returns to DPAC for a limited time.

May 16: Midtown Beach Music Series
Dance to the tunes of Spare Change at North Hills as part of the Midtown Beach Music Series.

May 16-19: Carolina Ballet’s Cinderella
Be enchanted by Carolina Ballet’s performance of Cinderella, a timeless tale of love and magic.

May 17: Hank Williams Jr.
Country music legend Hank Williams Jr. takes the stage at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek.

May 17: Cary Night Market
Enjoy local art, food trucks, games, and entertainment at the Cary Night Market.

May 17-19: Got to Be NC Festival
Experience a mini-version of the State Fair with rides, food, animals, and more at the Got to Be NC Festival.

May 18: Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival
Celebrate African and African American history, culture, and arts at the family-oriented Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival.

May 18: Dix Park Inter-Tribal Pow Wow
Experience indigenous culture at the Dix Park Inter-Tribal Pow Wow with dancing, music, vendors, and more.

May 18: Kristin Chenoweth
Don’t miss Kristin Chenoweth’s performance with the NC Symphony, featuring show-stopping selections from her iconic roles.

May 18-19: Artsplosure
Browse works from over 175 juried artists at Artsplosure, a two-day event celebrating visual arts in downtown Raleigh.

May 19: Triangle Youth Music Spring Concert
Enjoy orchestral favorites performed by Triangle Youth Music’s ensembles at their spring concert.

May 22-28: NF: Hope Tour
Experience the powerful music of NF as he brings his Hope Tour to PNC Arena.

May 23: Durham Night Market
Discover local art, food, and entertainment at the Durham Night Market at the American Tobacco Campus.

May 23: Midtown Beach Music Series
Dance to the sounds of The Chairmen of the Board at North Hills as part of the Midtown Beach Music Series.

May 25: Reik
Latin pop band Reik brings their Panorama 2024 Tour to Raleigh for a night of unforgettable music.

May 25-26: Repticon Raleigh
Explore the world of reptiles and exotic animals at Repticon Raleigh, featuring live animals and educational exhibits.

May 26: NC Sugar Rush
Indulge your sweet tooth at NC Sugar Rush, a dessert-filled experience supporting the Wake County Foster Care System.

May 26: The Music of John Williams
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a patriotic tribute and the music of John Williams performed by the Triangle Wind Ensemble.

May 29-31: Midtown Beach Music Series
Close out the month with a performance by Too Much Sylvia at North Hills as part of the Midtown Beach Music Series.

May 30: Trampled by Turtles
Rock out to the acoustic-leaning sounds of Trampled by Turtles at Red Hat Amphitheater.

May 30-June 2: UNC Health Championship
Support local organizations while enjoying family-friendly events at the UNC Health Championship golf tournament.

May 31: Elle King
Catch Elle King’s electrifying performance at The Ritz in Raleigh.

May 31-June 2: Raleigh Gardens on Parade
Tour beautiful home gardens and support the Raleigh Garden Club during this weekend-long event.

With so much happening in Raleigh this May, you will surely find something piques your interest. Mark your calendars and get ready for a month of fun and excitement in the Triangle!