Happy New Year! Even though the holiday season has come and gone, there are lots of great activities in and around the Triangle! Grab your winter hat and throw on your sweater and check out some great winter events!
Winter Wonderland at Bond Park (1/25 & 1/26)
Bond Park in Cary becomes a winter wonderland where an amazing sledding hill will be created with man-made snow, and tubes will be provided so you can catch some speed as you fly downhill.
The amazing sledding hill will be covered with snow made from ground ice by Snow My Yard. The snow is refreshed each morning and between sessions as time allows. Snow tubes are provided — please do not bring your personal sled, disc or tube.
This event is a kickoff to the statewide observance of Black History Month. This 18th annual event brings together 75+ musicians, storytellers, dancers, chefs, historians, artists and more in downtown Raleigh for a day of pride and celebration of culture.
Triangle Restaurant Week (1/21 to 1/27)
Triangle Restaurant Week is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence throughout the Raleigh area. Participating restaurants offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing making this the perfect chance to try out a new spot or return to an old favorite.
Krispy Kreme Challenge (2/2)
The Krispy Kreme Challenge is one of the most unique running events in the country. And maybe one of the most unique eating events! The event has been an annual Raleigh tradition since 2004 and draws nearly 8,000 runners.
Participants begin the Challenge at the Memorial Belltower on the campus of NCSU in Raleigh. Runners then travel 2.5 miles through historic downtown Raleigh to the Krispy Kreme located at the intersection of Peace and Person St., where they attempt to consume one dozen original glazed doughnuts. The hardest part of the Challenge awaits them as they run 2.5 miles back to the Memorial Belltower. This is the Krispy Kreme Challenge!
Big Name Acts
Don’t miss out on a huge list of big-name acts set to perform on big stages this winter: Justin Timberlake (1/6), Cher (1/27), Metallica (1/28), Elton John (3/12) and Mumford & Sons (3/17) will all play at the PNC Arena.
Old Fashion Hockey
The Hurricanes continue their march to the Stanley Cup playoffs with a host of home games. Check out the Hurricanes Homegrown Series to find out about some of the best chances to pair hockey with local food, music and beer at the arena!
Situated less than 10 miles north of Raleigh, Wake Forest is a prime location for anyone wishing to enjoy a quality way of life with all the benefits of city living.
The town began in 1832 when the North Carolina Baptist Convention, intent on establishing an educational institute to train future ministers, purchased
Dr. Calvin Jones’ 615-acre plantation north of the existing community of Forestville for $2,000. The commercial and residential growth allowed the community to be incorporated on March 26, 1880, as the Town of Wake Forest College. The college and the town thrived together through good times and bad until shortly after the end of World War II when it was announced the college would move to Winston-Salem. Happily, the Southern Baptist Convention decided to locate its new seminary in Wake Forest, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary shared the campus with the college until it moved in 1956.
Beginning in the 1990s and continuing today, Wake Forest has seen an explosive growth in its population, now has close to 30,000 residents with expectations of growing to 40,000. New subdivisions have been built, and the town boundaries now run from – and into – Franklin County on the north to the Neuse River on the south, from west of U.S. 1 on the west to just shy of U.S. 401 on the east.
Wake Forest Today
Today, Wake Forest has grown into a thriving community, offering residents and visitors diverse economic and cultural opportunities. From art galleries and specialty shops to coffee companies and consignment boutiques, Downtown Wake Forest is a vibrant, charming, historical and happening place to visit.
your own gift basket of Tarheel souvenirs. Stroll through other shops and art galleries dotting the 100-year-old town’s historic downtown commercial district. Grab a bite to eat and shop at Sugar Magnolia Cafe or grab a hot dog at Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs, a family-owned business since 1916. You can also grab a beverage at White Street Brewing Co. is Wake Forest’s hometown brewery. Specializing in classic styles, White Street crafts a variety of authentic beers that are suitable for all tastes.
For the sports enthusiast, The Factory offers ice rinks, a skate park, indoor soccer, an inflatable playground, miniature golf and go-carts–while Heritage Golf Club offers the best in play any time of the year.
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