Things To Do In Raleigh

The Fresh Beat Band at Red Hat Amphitheater on August 24 (Up to 51% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Red Hat Amphitheater

$34.61 $17

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for a summer concert

18 Holes of Golf with Cart, Food Credit, and Range Balls at Wildwood Green Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Wildwood Green Golf Club

Wildwood Green

$72 $36

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Tight fairways surrounded by dense forest and strategically placed hazards make accuracy a premium on this 6,473 yd. course

Historic Cemetery Tour for Two or Four at Historic Oakwood Cemetery and Mausoleum (40% Off)

Historic Oakwood Cemetery and Mausoleum

Central Raleigh

$10 $6

Historic cemetery and mausoleum offers tours for glimpse into past; available for Civil War, historic, or Love on the Rocks tours

Skating Package with Skates, Pizza, and Soda for Two, Four, or Six at Interskate Roller Skating (Up to 55% Off)

Interskate Roller Skating

Raleigh

$26 $14

Roller Skaters glide around indoor rink on rented skates and sate appetites with sodas & pizza at family-owned facility

Intro to Climbing Class with a Two-Week Club Membership for One or Two at Triangle Rock Club (Up to 64% Off)

Triangle Rock Club

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

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Skilled instructors teach climbers to ascend rock walls; once they get the hang of the sport, students can practice at the gym for two weeks

One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Exchange (Up to 84% Off)

CrossFit Exchange

North Raleigh

$320 $59

Students boost their strength and fitness levels through varied functional-fitness workouts incorporating gymnastics and weightlifting

One Lesson, Eight-Week Workshop, or Birthday Party at ClayCreate Pottery Studio (Up to 54% Off)

ClayCreate Pottery Studio

Northeast Raleigh

$140 $65

Intro and advanced lessons on sculpting pottery pieces or throwing them on the potter's wheel; kids' birthday party includes all supplies

One Week of Football Camp for One or Two at Carolina Elite Football (Up to 62% Off)

Carolina Elite Football

New Life Camp

$195 $76

Football players learn fundamentals of position skills, running routes, and defensive moves; includes daily workout and leadership drills

Two-Hour Introductory Wine Class for One or Two at The Raleigh Wine Shop (Up to 48% Off)

The Raleigh Wine Shop

Raleigh

$62 $35

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Experts helps groups of 12 students identify flavor notes & speak knowledgeably about wine's origins & character in a laid back environment

$49 for One Month Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at UFC Gym ($288 Value)

UFC Gym

Multiple Locations

$288 $49

Burn up to 1,000 calories per hour in classes such as boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts cardio.

$45 for $150 Worth of CrossFit — CrossFit Bullpen

Crossfit Bullpen

Southwest Raleigh

$150 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Two 18-Hole Rounds of Miniature Golf for Four at Pelican’s SnoBalls (Up to 48% Off)

Pelican's SnoBalls

Cary

$20 $11

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The 18-hole miniature golf course winds around four small ponds and offers on-site shaved ice and ice cream with more than 100 flavors

One-Week Pool Membership at Crabtree Swim & Tennis Club (55% Off)

Crabtree Swim Club

Raleigh

$400 $180

Family membership for one month and a $20 credit for snacks and drinks; movie nights, volleyball, water aerobics, and more

Ice-Skating Session for Two, Track-Out Camp, or Figure-Skating or Hockey Lessons at Raleigh Iceplex (Up to 40% Off)

Raleigh Iceplex

Northeast Raleigh

$20 $12

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Students learn the basics of figure-skating or ice hockey in a group setting; camp includes skating sessions and snacks

$35 for Four Private Music Lessons at Falls River Music ($104 Value)

Falls River Music

Raleigh

$104 $35

Instructors guide students of all ages and proficiencies during 30-minute private guitar, bass, violin, trumpet, or drum lessons

Three or Five Fitness-Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at Lee Brothers Tae Kwon Do (Up to 57% Off) 

Lee Brothers Tae Kwon Do

North Raleigh

$27 $12

A black-belt instructor leads droves of fitness students through intense kickboxing workouts

Three- or Six-Lap Lamborghini or Ferrari Agility Autocross Experience from The Motorsport Lab (Up to 82% Off)

The Motorsport Lab

NC State Fairgrounds

$549 $99

Experience the power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at North Carolina State Fairgrounds

Family Membership Packages with Four Classes or a Birthday Party at The Little Gym (Up to 56% Off)

The Little Gym of North Raleigh/Wake Forest

North Raleigh

$114 $50

Children aged 4 months to 12 years participate in fun and creative classes or birthday parties with activities

Entry for Two or Four to Soirée in the City from Pink Pumps (Up to 53% Off)

Pink Pumps

Raleigh

$20 $10

Guests shop from local businesswomen during three-hour party, with proceeds donated to charity

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Kidz-N-Play's indoor-play facility enthralls youngsters with its plethora of educational and recreational toys, structures, and activities. The masterminds behind the playground flank their moon bounce with two slides and a spacious jumping area, and crowd a large table with a wooden-train set. Their lego table gives kids a chance to practice building skills or explore a policy of aggressive economic expansion. A dance area equipped with Just Dance Kids for Xbox Kinect eliminates calories during lengthy boogying sessions, and a toddler play area sets tots on a foam-cushioned floor awash in age-appropriate toys. When designing the indoor playground, the owners didn't forget about parent and guardian visitors and equipped a seating area overlooking the playrooms with free WiFi and televisions.

2431 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh,
NC
US

In 1995, a group of families with children struck by CDH came together to form Cherubs, an organization designed to provide support and information to those touched by the condition. CDH, or congenital diaphragmatic hernia, is a rare condition that causes a malformation in a gestating fetus's diaphragm. The diaphragm either forms with holes or doesn't form at all, allowing the abdominal organs into the chest cavity and hindering the growth of the lungs. Roughly 50% of babies born with this heartbreaking condition don't survive, and those who do survive suffer from numerous and costly medical issues. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Cherubs helps families—more than 4,300 across the world, at current count—understand and persevere through the issues of CDH, while supporting efforts to find the cause and develop treatments for the condition.

One of the ways they achieve this is through their annual Masquerading Angels Ball, a formal event punctuated by elegant masks, live music, and plenty of libations. There, tuxedoed men and gowned women savor gourmet appetizers and cocktails from a cash bar as they play poker and blackjack at casino tables, all in an effort to fight a tragic children's medical condition.

2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive
Raleigh,
NC
US

Established: 2013

Pro Tip: The best day of your life and bragging rights to say you did it.

Q&A with Fred Augustine, Owner

What makes your business stand out?

The uniqueness of our races. We offer more than just a beer and a medal.

What inspired you to start or run this business?

I was inspired by other races and wanted to bring this excitement that I felt to the Raleigh area. The feeling of accomplishment that you get when you cross that finish line?words cant do it justice.

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?

One woman who is in her 50s that had never done anything like this before said "This was the best day of my life." People's smiles and their tears when they finally cross the finish line and get that medal around their neck is the best thing to watch.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Helping people achieve something that they never thought they would do.

5313 Tilford Lane
Raleigh,
NC
US

Electric Foam 5K isn't measured by time, but by bubbles and beats per minute. Foam cannons and speakers line the roughly three-mile course, keeping pulse rates high with booming EDM anthems. By night, murals of lights and tree installations help guide participants of all ages as they run, walk, dance, or let their moms push their strollers to the finish line. Everyone is free to go at their own pace, and encouraged to dress in their most flamboyant costumes. At the finish line, they won't be greeted with a finish time or the disappointed glare of their P.E. teacher, but with an after-party of live DJs spinning such artists as Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, David Guetta, and others?all before one last avalanche of foam engulfs the dancing throngs.

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Raleigh,
NC
US

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, running 2,180 miles over mountains, rocky slopes, and deep valleys. Since it was established in 1925, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has cared for the trail, maintaining 250,000 acres of public land. The organization educates hikers on Leave No Trace camping and why it's not a good idea to challenge a bear to a hugging contest.

Volunteers and trail crews build and repair shelters along the footpath and engage youth and community members in outdoor activities. In addition to these human-oriented services, the ATC works to protect endangered species living along the trail and to preserve the land's watershed streams and migratory corridor.

409 West Martin Street
Raleigh,
NC
US

The educators behind Mad Science propagate a love of science, technology, engineering, and math through programs that immerse kids in exploration. Rather than standing at a lectern and droning on about static electricity or the life cycle of a cootie, the educators meet kids at eye level for experiments that actively instill principles of questioning and observation. Although their methods are fun, they're also meaningful—lessons align with STEM objectives and enrich classroom science curriculums. Scientists typically host workshops at school facilities, but also can transport their rockets, lasers, and slime to birthday parties and inquiry-based field trips.

11501 Forest Pines Dr
Raleigh,
NC
US