Things to do in Raleigh, NC – April 2013 Events

Raleigh Events - Things to do in April 2013Here it is… April Amusements Around Raleigh (excuse the abominable attempt at alliteration).

Looking for fun things to do in Raleigh and Wake County?  We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Raleigh area events next month, including events just for kids, holiday specific, sporting events and special events put on by some of the businesses we love.

Raleigh Area Events: April 2013

In order by activity type and date…

Events for Kids (and their Grown-up)

  • 4.12.2013 – 4.14.2013:  Winnie the Pooh, Broadway Series South – Durham Energy Center  Visit Website
  • 4.13.2013:  Kids History Detective Tour – Historic Yates Mill County Park  Visit Website
  • 4.20.2013:  Children’s Day Festival of Cary – Sertoma Amphitheatre  Visit Website

Marbles Kids Museum Events:  Visit Website

  • 4.05.2013:  First Friday – Create | Innovate: Statewide Star Party
  • 4.05.2013 – 4.21.2013:  North Carolina Science Festival
  • 4.05.2013 (opening day):  Jurassic Park 3D
  • 4.06.2013:  Family Science Fair
  • 4.13.2013:  Sound Science with the NCSU NSTA Club
  • 4.16.2013:  Green Energy Workshop
  • 4.18.2013:  Family Fun Night – Exclusively for kids with special needs & their families

Holidays

The April 2013 major holidays include (please forgive us if we missed some):

  • 4.01.2013:  April Fool’s Day
  • 4.05.2013:  National Walk to Work Day
  • 4.15.2013:  Income taxes due (just a reminder – not a holiday)
  • 4.16.2013:  Patriot’s Day
  • 4.22.2013:  Earth Day
  • 4.24.2013:  Administrative Professionals Day
  • 4.25.2013:  Take Your Daughter to Work Day
  • 4.26.2013:  Arbor Day

Holiday Events

April Fool’s
  • 4.01.2013:  Nature’s April Fool’s Hike – Historic Yates Mill Park  Visit Website
Earth Day
  • 4.20.2013:  Celebrate Earth Day – Marbles Kids Museum  Visit Website
  • 4.20.2013:  Earth Day Tour – Wilkerson Nature Preserve  Visit Website
  • 4.20.2013:  JCC Family Science Discovery – Johnston Community College, Clayton  Visit Website
  • 4.20.2013 – 4.21.2013:  Planet Earth Celebration – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 4.21.2013:  Durham Earth Day Festival – Durham Central Park  Visit Website
  • 4.22.2013:  Eco Tracks – Down to Earth – Harris Lake  Visit Website

Sporting Events 

Carolina Railhawks NASL Soccer Games – WakeMed Soccer Park:  Visit Website
  • 4.13.2013:  Carolina Railhawks vs FC Edmonton
  • 4.20.2013:  Carolina Railhawks vs Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Hurricanes NHL Hockey Games – PNC Arena:  Visit Website
  • 4.02.2013:  NHL Hurricanes vs Capitals
  • 4.04.2013:  NHL Hurricanes vs Lightning
  • 4.06.2013:  NHL Hurricanes vs Rangers
  • 4.09.2013:  NHL Hurricanes vs Penguins
  • 4.13.2013:  NHL Hurricanes vs Bruins
  • 4.20.2013:  NHL Hurricanes vs Flyers
  • 4.23.2013:  NHL Hurricanes vs Islanders
  • 4.25.2013:  NHL Hurricanes vs Rangers

Special Events for All

  • 4.02.2013 – 4.06.2013:  50 Shades! The Musical – Durham Energy Center  Visit Website
  • 4.05.2013:  Opera-tune-ity Presented by Cary Town Band – Cary Senior Center  Visit Website
  • 4.06.2013:  15th Annual Lebanese Festival – Downtown Raleigh City Plaza  Visit Website
  • 4.06.2013:  Pepper’s ChiliBrew Fest – Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website
  • 4.06.2013:  Spring Big Sweet – Lake Crabtree  Visit Website
  • 4.06.2013:  19th Annual Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run – Umstead State Park  Visit Website
  • 4.06.2013:  St. Timothy’s School Spring Sprint 5K – St. Timothy’s School  Visit Website
  • 4.10.2013:  Weird Al – Broadway Series South – Duke Energy Center  Visit Website
  • 4.11.2013:  Latin Night with Caribe Vibe – Downtown Cary  Visit Website
  • 4.11.2013 – 4.28.2013:  Ruined – Burning Coal Theatre  Visit Website
  • 4.12.2013 – 4.13.2013:  Brahms’ Requiem, NC Symphony – Duke Energy Center  Visit Website
  • 4.13.2013:  City of Raleigh “TeenFest” – Raleigh Convention Center  Visit Website
  • 4.13.2013:  World Beer Festival – Moore Square  Visit Website
  • 4.20.2013: The Swang Brothers – Downtown Cary  Visit Website
  • 4.20.2013:  10th Annual Great Grapes! Wine, Arts & Food Festival – Koka Booth  Visit Website
  • 4.21.2013:  Spring Concert, Triangle Youth Symphony Orchestra – Cary Arts Center  Visit Website
  • 4.26.2013:  Cary Art Loop – Downtown Cary  Visit Website
  • 4.26.2013:  Sound of Music Sing-A-Long – Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website
  • Now – 4.26.2013:  Art in the Evening – North Carolina Museum of Art  Visit Website
  • 4.27.2013: Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival – Fred G. Bond Park  Visit Website
  • 4.27.2013:  Marbles Imagination Ball – Marbles Kids Museum (adult night)  Visit Website
  • Now – 4.28.2013:  Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – Museum of Natural Sciences  Visit Website
  • Now – 6.30.2013:  Wanderlust: Photographs by Alec Soth – NC Museum of Art  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.07.2013 (1st & 2nd Sat./mo.):  Center Open Mic – LGBT Center Raleigh  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.28.2013:  Raleigh Flea Market – NC State Fairgrounds  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.18.2013 (Every Saturday):  Gourmet Food Tour – Raleigh City Museum  Visit Website
  • Now – 1.27.2014 (Every Sun. & Mon):  Karaoke – Flex  Visit Website

Where to go in Wake County for Additional Fun

Included is a great list of locations with ongoing events for additional ideas for things to do in Wake County

Be sure to check out their websites before showing up as sometimes pre-registration or tickets are required.

Looking for things to do before April 2013?  Check out this month’s list of things to do in Wake County in March.

We know we didn’t catch everything.  Can you think of a Wake County event that’s taking place in April, 2013 that we missed?  Please leave us a comment below and let us know!

We hope to see you out and about in Wake County!

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