memorial day in raleigh, nc

Things To Do Memorial Day Weekend in North Carolina

Memorial Day 2017 Events near Raleigh NC

For many, Memorial Day signifies the official kick off to summer and for the holiday weekend, many cities offer various events to get people outside and enjoying the sunshine and longer days. Take a look at the Memorial Day 2017 events going on near Raleigh NC and while you’re out enjoying the extra long weekend with family and friends, remember why we celebrate Memorial Day.  

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

May 26-29, 2017

Fuquay-Varina, NC


Enjoy the outdoor fun as dozens of hot air balloons fill the sky in celebration and remembrance at the Freedom Balloon Fest. There is a balloon “glow” just after sunset on Friday. There will be competition balloon fights, a variety of North Carolina State Fair inspired foods, live music, field games, arts and crafts and much more.

An American Celebration: The Best of Broadway

May 28, 2017, at 7:30 pm

Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary, NC


Enjoy an evening of the best numbers from classic and current Broadway favorites. The show features Triangle Wind Ensemble’s big band and vocal soloists. There will also be a salute to our Veterans. See the website to get more information on tickets.

Brew ‘n’ Choo Bonsal Beach Party

May 27, 2017

North Carolina Railroad Museum & New Hope Valley Railway


This family-friendly event offers a one-hour, diesel-powered train trip as well as food, dessert, craft beer, local wine and live music. Participating vendors include Chef’s House Catering, Brusters Ice Cream, White Street Brewery and Doyles Vineyard. See the website for more information on tickets and ride times.

Veterans Freedom Park

May 29, 2017, at 2:30 pm

Veterans Freedom Park Cary, NC


The Town of Cary will present an observance of Memorial Day at Veterans Freedom Park with a patriotic ceremony and celebration honoring veterans.

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