Winter Events in the Research Triangle

While the temps are dipping in the early months of the year, we wanted to offer some outdoor and indoor events throughout The Triangle. The Triangle truly has excellent entertainment and celebrations year-round, and these events prove it! From Valentine's to Block Parties, here are some great ways to enjoy The Triangle in the winter.

Black History Month on The Triangle 

February is Black History Month and in recognition, in Durham, the 20th Annual NC MLK Black History Month Block Party and Parade will be in Durham on February 4th. This celebration includes marching banks, step, dance, drill teams, mascots, and more.

Valentine's on The Triangle

Does a certain someone make you see stars? Why not really show them and take them to the Carolina Skies Planetarium Valentine's Show? Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill is offering a special show on Valentine's Day 7-8pm, with an entrance fee of $15.95. After, enjoy a romantic meal at one of the many Triangle area restaurants with special menus.

Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest

The Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest is a free festival in Downtown Raleigh celebrating 25 years of the Canes. Events include two stages of live music, street hockey, a beer garden and will end with a fireworks show.

Mardi Gras on The Triangle!

Durham Central Park will host a first annual family-friendly Mardi Gras on February 18th, followed by Durham Mardi Gras on Tuesday, February 21st. These events include a parade, music, food and the putting a tutu on Major the Bull. If you haven’t experienced much community since locating to The Triangle, this is a great event to meet the neighbors and let loose!

DPAC Spring Programming

The DPAC or Durham Performing Arts Center has a great Winter and Spring Line up. Some of the shows include Cats, Riverdance, Widespread Panic, Comedian Jim Gaffigan, Dancing with the Stars Live and much much more. Click here to see their line up!

Museum Free Days

The Triangle has incredible museums and many of them are free! Here are some of the museums offering free days this Winter and Spring.

North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art houses permanent exhibits including African, Judaic, American, Classical, Contemporary, British, Spanish and French collections, among offers many more temporary exhibits. It also features acres of park land and lots of great events throughout the year. Admission is free.

North Carolina Museum of History

How much for you know about the story of North Carolina or its'; early settlers? The North Carolina Museum of History documents this and is a great way to spend a day. Admission is also free.

Marbles Kids Museum

The Marbles Kids Museum is a great plan for a frigid afternoon or morning. Regular admission price is $9 in advance (or $12 the day of), but on the first full weekend of every month, admission is free for adults who are customers of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch. Just show your credit or debit card for admission.

Are you thinking about relocating to The Triangle? My NC Homes not only knows the best events but also the best homes and areas for buyers. See our buyer resources. Have a wonderful Winter enjoying The Triangle!

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