The Research Triangle Park region comes alive with holiday spirit in the winter and celebrations carry through well beyond New Years in the Western Calendar.  From the vibrant African American Cultural Celebration to the cosmic exploration of Astronomy Days, and the magic of holiday top hits with the North Carolina Symphony, there's a winter event for every interest. In the interest of your interests, we have broken these events into event types with links and specific events where the calendar is less densely packed. We hope you enjoy the Triangle to the fullest this holiday season!

Tree Lighting Ceremonies 

Kicking off the holiday festivities in RTP are a multitude of annual Tree Lighting Ceremonies. Gather to witness the illumination of one…

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The Research Triangle Park offers incredible events year-round, from the arts to dining, but it really has some special events during the fall. We have a full events calendar to appreciate everything from apple picking to wine festivals. Here are some of our favorite ways to experience the Fall Events in the Research Triangle Park.

Good Hope Farm Harvest Festival, Cary, NC

Many new residents to Cary and in the Triangle area, are unaware of its rich agricultural roots. Good Hope Farm is a staple and offers programming year-round, but is especially vibrant during fall. Enjoy live music, local food, craft vendors, environmental education, kids activities and more at Harvest Fest. This is a free outdoor event the whole family can enjoy. There are…

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Purchasing a home is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make. In the current real estate landscape, where we are post pandemic, low inventory, and with fluctuating interest rates, it is imperative that you have an expert guiding your hand in a decision of this magnitude. Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned seller, partnering with an expert who has decades of experience analyzing historical data in addition to block on block local knowledge will be essential to making sound decisions and protecting your investments.

Experience is Key

No one is perfect and no Realtor is a mind reader, however, Realtors with more experience have the ability to put mortgage rates, home negotiation and pricing, and discussions…

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When it comes to craft beer, the Research Triangle Park region boasts an impressive lineup of breweries.. From traditional ales to more local farm-to-table concoctions, the breweries in the RTP cater to a variety of tastes. Let's go on a virtual brew crawl of our favorite breweries, as ranked online and by our expert Realtors at My NC Homes. So grab your pint glass and let's get some elbow curls done!

Bull City Ciderworks 

Address: 305 S Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701



Brewing is not just beer, Bull City Ciderworks focuses on crafting amazing hard ciders. Newcomers and aficionados will enjoy what Bull City is brewing. They have great events as well from animal rescue events to Cider Pong.


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When it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July, The Research Triangle Park offers a variety of events and activities for locals and visitors, from families to foodies. Here we give you a quick guide to some of the best July Fourth celebrations in The Research Triangle Park. Festivities, fireworks displays, and family-friendly attractions make this region an ideal destination for Independence Day.

The Festival for the Eno is a two day event, July 1 and 4, from 10-6pm. It is one of the most anticipated events in the Triangle area and draws visitors specifically for this festival. As a celebration of art and culture the event features live music performances, local arts and crafts, food vendors, and interactive exhibits. Held along the banks of the…

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As the temperatures rise, days grow longer and schools let out for the summer, we are ready to be outside for as long as possible! North Carolina is a nature lover's paradise, offering a diverse range of outdoor destinations within a 100-mile radius of the Research Triangle Park area. From trails to lakes, to beaches and mountains, adventure is just a short drive away. My NC Homes offers a list of some of the top Get Outside destinations that residents and visitors of Raleigh-Durham can explore this summer.

Hiking and Biking Trails

The RTP region boasts numerous trails that cater to all skill levels for hiking and biking. William B. Umstead State Park, minutes from downtown Raleigh, offers over 20 miles of multi-use trails through woodlands,…

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As summer approaches and the days grow longer, The Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina offers lots to do with long days, and longer nights! During summer the pace of the RTP really revs up and offers an array of entertaining and engaging events for locals and visitors alike. My NC Homes offer you some of our choices for top summer events in The Triangle and remind you if you are considering buying or selling in this incredible community, reach out to us to see your home value and what insights we have into today's market.

RTP Food Truck Rodeo

RTP Food Truck Rodeo is a gas-tronomic extravaganza that brings together the Triangle's best food trucks. Taking place on select Fridays it features a diverse range culinary styles, live music,…

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According to NAR, since 1981, single women have purchased homes more than single men and account for 17% of homeowners. Homeownership has financial and emotional benefits that benefit all genders. Where we see a rise in women homeowners in the past 30-plus years, we want to outline some of the benefits of homeownership women experience and why The Triangle is a great place for investment and living.

Homeownership Benefits

"For single women, housing has always made up a large share of total assets. Over the last 30 years, the average single woman's wealth has increased 88% on an inflation-adjusted basis, from just over $142,000 in 1989 to $267,000 in 2019, and housing has remained the single largest component of their wealth." Ksenia Potapov,…

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Spring is in full swing! This is a great time to explore the Triangle and we are sharing some of our favorite Spring Events in the Triangle. Whether you are new to the area o have lived here your whole life, there is always something new to see or experience! If you are considering buying a home or selling a home, contact My NC Homes.


Where to see the prettiest blooms in the Triangle? Sarah P. Duke Gardens has incredible daffodils, poppies, cherry trees, and much much more.

Al Fresco Dining

If you are thinking about dining, you are probably thinking about dining outdoors. There are over 68 parks in Durham alone, and most have picnic benches. It is a great time of…

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When we take clients for showings, landscaping is often a big draw. The average cost of landscaping in the US is about $5,000, but the return on investment is 100%. However, if you are thinking about selling in the next five years, you also might not want to invest a lot in landscaping at the expense of other home improvement projects. To save money and to attract buyers when the time is right, we recommend fast-growing and flowering shrubs for adding curb appeal, in a hurry. 

Camelias are classic North Carolina shrub, that grow quickly! With thick waxy leaves and beautiful flowers that come in a variety of colors and differing bloom times, they are an excellent choice. Partial sun or shade.


Azaleas are another classic quick growing…

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