With 65,000 people expected to turn out, one of Raleigh’s most popular events is the televised Christmas Parade. This tradition has been hosted by the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association since 1940. Shop Local Raleigh is an extension of the GRMA and is a partner in presenting the parade. ABC News 11 is sponsoring the parade and the event is televised.
The parade starts at 9:30 am at the corner of St Marys and Hillsborough St. and works its way around the Capital to Fayetteville St. The influx of people to the downtown area does create traffic and significant delays. Give yourself plenty of time
October is the guaranteed heralder of: all things pumpkin, my birthday, and the NC State Fair. One of the biggest events in Raleigh is its State Fair as it attracts over one million people from the city and surrounding areas. Opening night, is October 17th and runs through the 27th. With nightly firework displays and all the indulgent food you could possibly think of, the NC State Fair is a must on your fall Bucket list.
No one here in the Live Raleigh office is a fan of the rides at the fair. One of us gets queasy on anything but the Ferris wheel - the other has a paralyzing fear of heights, but don’t let our reservations hold
A crown jewel in the Raleigh music scene, Hopscotch Music Festival is on its way to celebrating its 10th year in the City of Oaks. For many, this is not their first time in enjoying the festivities, but as the Festival grows and newcomers set out for their first Hopscotch experiences, taking in all of the action might seem a little daunting.
With music that slaps around every corner, a game plan might be necessary. A local and long-time veteran of the festival, Lauren Morris shared with us her tips for a maximizing one’s Hopscotch experience. The first recommendation is about attire. “Wear light clothes