What to Do in Raleigh, NC during April 2017

Spring is finally here and it is time to get out of the house and do something fun. We did a little checking and here are some of the top things to do in Raleigh during April, 2017.



Presented by the St. Thomas More Academy Theater Department

Dates: March 30 – April 8

Time: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 pm

Location: St. Thomas More Academy, 3109 Spring Forest Rd

Admission: Students $6 and Adults $8


The Mousetrap

A classic Agatha Christie murder mystery with plenty of twists and tricks. Directed by Tim Wiest.

Date: March 31 – April 9

Time: Thursday – Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 3 pm

Location: Cary Arts Center, Cary

Admission: Adults $20, Seniors/Students: $18




Remember the group when you were a kid? They sang the popular songs “So Much in Love,” “I Swear,” and “I Can Love You Like That.”

Date: April 28

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Holly Springs Cultural Center

Admission: Adults $43; Seniors $37; Students $16


Balsam Range

Straight out of Haywood, NC, this bluegrass and acoustic group won the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year award.

Date: April 21

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Cary Arts Center

Admission: Adults $26; Seniors (55+) $24; Friends and Family 4-Pack $88


Big Sean

A live performance by rapper Big Sean as part of his “I Decided” tour.

Date: April 16

Time: 8 pm

Location: The Ritz

Admission: $45


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Date: April 15

Time: 8 pm

Location: PNC Arena, N.C. State University

Admission: $49 – $99



Date: April 28

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Admission: $25 – $75

There are over 228 events scheduled in the Raleigh area during the month of April. If you want to see the whole list – including restaurants that offer live entertainment – then make sure you click on this link.



NHL Carolina Hurricanes

Check out this link for the dates and teams that will be playing this month.

Time: Starts 7 – 7:30 pm

Location: PNC Arena, NC State University

Admission: $25 to $290


Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon

Come and watch, or better yet, participate in Raleigh’s award-winning marathon and half marathon. There are two days of activities to choose from.

Date: April 1 – 2

Time: Saturday 8 am – Noon; Sunday 7 am – Noon

Location: Downtown Raleigh

Admission: 5K $45; Half Marathon $89; Full Marathon $99



LCINC Presents Evening of Hope Gala

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is hosting their 10th annual Evening of Hope Gala. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1920’s attire. The event includes dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, and live music from the Carolina Moondogs. Black tie optional.

Date: April 1

Time: 5:30 – 11 pm

Location: North Ridge Country Club

Admission: $125; Free for lung cancer survivors


Beer & Bacon Fest

10 Bacons from all over the USA, 15 Restaurants and 75 Craft Beers

Date: April 8

Time: 12 pm – 6 pm

Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Admission: $49 In Advance; $79 Day of the Event



Children’s Day Festival of Cary

Bring the kids and enjoy dance, music, and crafts as you celebrate the diversity of children.

Date: April 22

Times: 11 am – 5 pm

Location: Sertoma Amphitheatre

Admission: Free


Science Saturday: A Journey through the Universe

Explore the history of the universe with presenter Savan Kharel of Yale University.


Time: 1 – 2 pm

Location: Downtown Raleigh

Admission: Free

There is so much going on in Raleigh that we could never include it all. These are just the highlights. We didn’t even touch the number of bands and music performances that will be held in a variety of different restaurants and pubs. If you would like a complete list, check out VisitRaleigh.com.

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