Things to do in Raleigh, NC – May 2013 Events

May 2013 Things to do around RaleighThings to do in and around Raleigh in May 2013 are never-ending!

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 Fun things to do in Raleigh in May 2013month, including events just for kids, holiday specific, sporting events and special events put on by some of the organizations and businesses we love.

Raleigh Area Events: May 2013

In order by activity type and date…

Events for Kids (and their Grown-up)

  • 5.01.2013:  History Corner:  Create It!  - NC Museum of History  Visit Website
  • 5.01.2013:  Side Car Social Club:  Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website
  • 5.01.2013:  Climbing Crew:  Triangle Rock Club – Morrisville  Visit Website
  • 5.04.2013:  Teen Day Fuquay – South Park Visit Website
  • 5.05.2013:  Walk with WakeMed – South Park, Fuquay  Visit Website
  • 5.08.2013:  Pitch, Hit & Run – South Park, Fuquay  Visit Website
  • 5.17.2013:  Rio, Movies by Moonlight – Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website

Marbles Kids Museum Events:  Visit Website

  • 5.03.2013:  First Friday – Create | Innovate: Statewide Star Party
  • 5.03.2013 – 5.18.2013:  Playdate with an Artist | Georges Le Chevallier
  • 5.04.2013:  All Dolled Up – Totally 80′s Camp-in
  • 5.11.2013 – 5.12.2013:  Mom Rock! event
  • 5.18.2013:  Garden Gourmet
  • 5.19.2013:  Guest Star Scientist – Worm World
  • 5.20.2013:  Little Kids Cook – Salsa-riffic
  • 5.27.2013:  Stars, Stripes and Celebration
  • 5.29.2013:  Sing! Dance! Play!

Holidays

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

  • 5.01.2013:  May Day
  • 5.05.2013:  Cinco de Mayo
  • 5.6.2013:  National Teacher’s Day
  • 5.8.2013:  VE Day, WWII
  • 5.12.2013:  Mother’s Day
  • 5.18.2013:  Armed Forces Day
  • 5.27.2013:  Memorial Day

May 2013 Sporting Events 

Carolina Railhawks NASL Soccer Games – WakeMed Soccer Park:  Visit Website
  • 5.11.2013:  Carolina Railhawks vs San Antonio Scorpions
Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball – DBAP  Visit Website
  • 5.06.2013:  7:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs SYR
  • 5.07.2013:  7:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs SYR
  • 5.09.2013:  7:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs SYR
  • 5.10.2013:  7:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs LHV
  • 5.11.2013:  5:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs LHV
  • 5.12.2013:  5:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs LHV
  • 5.18.2013:  7:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs NOR
  • 5.19.2013:  5:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs NOR
  • 5.27.2013:  5:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs BUF
  • 5.28.2013:  7:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs BUF
  • 5.29.2013:  7:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs BUF
  • 5.30.2013:  7:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs BUF
  • 5.31.2013:  7:05 PM – Durham Bulls vs SWB
Carolina Mudcats Minor League Baseball – Five County Stadium  Visit Website
  • 5.03.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs FRE
  • 5.04.2013:  6:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs FRE
  • 5.05.2013:  2:00 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs FRE
  • 5.10.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs LYN
  • 5.11.2013:  6:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs LYN
  • 5.12.2013:  2:00 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs LYN
  • 5.13.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs LYN
  • 5.14.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs SAL
  • 5.15.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs SAL
  • 5.16.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs SAL
  • 5.24.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs WS
  • 5.25.2013:  6:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs WS
  • 5.26.2013:  2:00 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs WS
  • 5.27.2013:  4:00 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs WIL
  • 5.28.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs WIL
  • 5.29.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs WIL
  • 5.30.2013:  7:15 PM – Carolina Mudcats vs WIL
Hurricanes NHL Hockey Games – PNC Arena (season ended)  Visit Website

Triangle Races, Fun Runs, Marathons, Triathlons, Plus

  • 5.04.2013:  Rockin Marathon Relay – RTP  Visit Website
  • 5.04.2013:  Southern 5K Classic – City Plaza  Visit Website
  • 5.19.2013:  15th Annual NCRC Invitational 10K and Half-Marathon – Weston Parkway, Cary  Visit Website
  • 5.25.2013:  2nd Annual Someone Special Like Me 5K – Wake Med Soccer Park  Visit Website

Festivals, Annual Events, One-Time Events and Lots of Things to Do Around the Triangle in May 2013

  • 5.02.2013:  Bands Against Breast Cancer – Tir na nOg Irish Pub  Visit Website
  • 5.02.2013:  Bob Dylan – Red Hat Amphitheater Visit Website
  • 5.02.2013:  Midtown Beach Music: The Attractions – North Hills Visit Website
  • 5.02.2013 – 5.04.2013:  Loni Love at Goodnight’s Comedy  Visit Website
  • 5.04.2013:  3rd Annual Out!Raleigh – City Plaza  Visit Website
  • 5.04.2013:  Apex Peak Fest – Historic Downtown Apex  Visit Website
  • 5.04.2013:  Friends of the Page-Walker’s 4th Annual HerbFest   Visit Website
  • 5.04.2013:  Museum of Natural Sciences 4th Annual StormFest Event Visit Website
  • 5.04.2013:  Lyle Lovett – Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website
  • 5.04.2013:  Tim McGraw – Walnut Creek  Visit Website
  • 5.04.2013:  NC Persian Festival – NC State Fairgrounds  Visit Website
  • 5.05.2013:  Spring Family Festival – Medieval Fair – Iris, the Museum Restaurant  Visit Website
  • 5.05.2013:  North Carolina Opera Presents AIDA – Duke Energy Center  Visit Website
  • 5.07.2013:  The Smashing Pumpkins with AWOLNATION – Red Hat Amphitheater  Visit Website
  • 5.10.2013:  Movies by Moonlight, What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website
  • 5.10.2013 – 5.11.2013:  Disney in Concert Magical Music from the Movies – Duke Energy Center  Visit Website
  • 5.11.2013:  9th Annual Ritmo Latino Music Festival – Downtown Cary  Visit Website
  • 5.16.2013 – 5.26.2013:  Mosaic Spring Music Fest – Mosaic Wine Lounge  Visit Website
  • 5.16.2013 – 5.26.2013:  Mosaic Spring Music Fest – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 5.17.2013 – 5.18.2013:  The Rite of Spring Centennial, NC Symphony – Duke Energy Center  Visit Website
  • 5.17.2013 – 5.19.2013:  Got To Be NC Festival – State Fairgrounds  Visit Website
  • 5.18.2013 – 5.19.2013: Artsplosure – Moore Square Art District  Visit Website
  • 5.23.2013:  Kenny Chesney – Walnut Creek  Visit Website
  • 5.23.2013 – 5.26.2013:  Animazement – Raleigh Convention Center  Visit Website
  • 5.30.2013: LeAnn Rimes – Meymandi  Visit Website
  • 5.30.2013:  Celebrate Fuquay-Varina – Downtown Fuquay  Visit Website
  • Now – 5.28.2013: Jo Lovvorn: Colors of Spring – Page-Walker Arts and History Center  Visit Website
  • Now – 6.06.2013:  Executive Mansion Garden Tours – NC Executive Mansion  Visit Website
  • Now – 6.15.2013:  Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Raleigh – NC Museum of History  Visit Website
  • Now – 6.30.2013:  Wanderlust: Photographs by Alec Soth – NC Museum of Art  Visit Website
  • Now – 8.11.2013:  0-60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art – NC Museum of Art  Visit Website
  • Now – 8.01.2013:  Art in Clay:  Masterworks of NC Earthenware  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.07.2013 (1st & 2nd Sat./mo.):  Center Open Mic – LGBT Center Raleigh  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.14.2013 (Every Wed. & Sat.):  Historic Oakwood District & Oakwood Cemetery Tour – Downtown 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 – 12.28.2013 (1 PM Every Sat.):  Carolina Brewing Company Tour  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.

Reading this and it’s not quite May yet?  Check out our list of things to do in Wake County in April.

We know we didn’t catch everything.  Can you think of a Wake County event that’s taking place in May, 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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