Things to do in the Triangle this Memorial Day Weekend

Things to do in the Triangle this Memorial Day WeekendAre you traveling to or sticking around the Triangle for Memorial Day weekend this year?

Whether you’re a native or you’re coming in from out of town, there’s always a ton to do in the area - especially on a holiday weekend.

Here are some options for activities and events to choose from as you plan your weekend ahead. 

An American Celebration: Through Time & Space

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Sunday, May 26 at 7pm

Doors open at 5:30pm 

Presented by Triangle Wind Ensemble, this patriotic event celebrates the 50th Anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing mission. The concert and the music played are directly inspired by space, the planets, the mission itself, and the stars. Ticket prices vary so be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time on the event website.


Cary’s Memorial Day Remembrance

Veterans Freedom Park

Monday, May 27 at 2:30pm

This special ceremony will honor those who have served our country as well as feature several speakers that have served in the armed forces.


Bond Park Adventure Day

Bond Park Boathouse

Saturday, May 25 at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm

Head to Bond Park on Saturday for a day filled with adventure and family fun. Unleash your inner adventurer with the High Adventure Course! Register for one of the times above at the event’s webpage. Otherwise, head over to enjoy a picnic, boat rentals including kayaks and pedal boats, and so much more!


Carolina Mudcats vs. Down East Wood Ducks

Five County Stadium

Friday, May 24-Monday, May 27

Each of these four games offers something unique and fun for everyone. A few highlights include fireworks after both Friday and Sunday’s games, patriotic jerseys for Monday’s game, Pescados de Carolina Night on Friday night, and more!


Six Sundays in Spring: Tyson Brothers Band & Mister Felix

E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheatre

Sunday, May 26 at 5pm

Head to Wake Forest’s E. Carroll Joyner Park on Sunday for a music, snacks, and an all-around good time. This kid-friendly event offers the option for you to bring your own food or purchase from one of the on-site vendors. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or some lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the show!


Paul McCartney

PNC Arena

Sunday, May 27 at 8pm

Paul McCartney is coming to Raleigh! Catch him live on his Freshen Up Tour this weekend. Be sure to snag tickets ahead of time before they sell out completely. More info at the PNC Arena website!


The Wizard of Oz

Garner Performing Arts Center

Thursday, May 23 at 8pm

Watch the classic film under the stars on the back lawn of the Garner Performing Arts Center. Bring blankets, chairs, and the whole family! Craft beer will be offered by Brice’s Brewing Company, Rare Earth Farms Food Truck will be in attendance, and Kona Ice of Garner will also be there!


NC Beer Mile

Bond Brothers Beer Company 

Thursday, May 23 at 5pm

Must be 21 or older to participate! Enjoy food from Big Mike’s BBQ, American Meltdown, and Fuzzy’s Empanadas’ food trucks and tons of fun. Whether you choose to participate in the beer mile, or go straight for the post-run fun, it’s up to you.


Legacy of Apollo: Science of the Moon

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Thursday, May 23 at 7pm

Head to this fascinating event to learn about all the current happenings surrounding the Moon and Apollo. If you and your family are big fans of space, check the link above for more details on this event as well as many others that focus on the same theme. 

If you had something different in mind for this Memorial Day weekend, you can always head over to some of Raleigh’s favorite spots like Morgan Street Food Hall or hit some local breweries around the Triangle. However you choose to spend your long weekend, be safe and have fun!

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