North Carolina Destinations


North Carolina Destinations


Taste of Raleigh

Shelley Park in North Raleigh is the venue for the Taste of Raleigh. If you enjoy Southern home cooking, then you will not want to miss this event that occurs on the last weekend of July. This is one of the premier North Carolina Destinations this time of year.  The Taste of Raleigh includes foods from local restaurants that set up vending booths in the large park. Anyone can attend and purchase tickets so that they can sample the foods from restaurants located in and around the Raleigh area.

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Raleigh History Days

In historic Oakwood, you can enjoy the Raleigh History Days that take place beginning on July 4th and last throughout the month of July. The history days feature those in costume of Colonial Days as well as Civil War reenactments. This takes place every Friday through Sunday in the Oakwood neighborhood right in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

International Festival

The Raleigh International Festival takes place at the State Fair grounds every year during the last weekend of September. Participants from all over the globe visit Raleigh to exhibit wares as well as introduce foods and entertain those attending the fair. For a true cultural experience, you can have a good time at the International Festival in Raleigh.

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North Carolina State Fair


The last two weeks of August are when the North Carolina State Fair takes place in Raleigh at the State Fair grounds. In the category of North Carolina Destinations this is a don't miss! You can enjoy carnival rides at a large midway as well as food, a rodeo, entertainment and even take in some of the competition. Even watch the pig races!  If you have never been to State Fair, this is the time to start.

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Haunted Historic Walk


The historic Oakwood neighborhood is home to the Haunted Historic Walk that takes place every weekend during the month of October and including Halloween. You can enjoy the historic walk that has a haunting effect by going through the city by candlelight with a guided tour guide who will tell you all about the local haunts. This walk is fun for the entire family and one of the most fun North Carolina Destinations.