Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and here in the Triangle, we have plenty of ways to celebrate! We asked our REALTORS® about the Memorial Day events they're most excited about this year, and we got some great answers. If you're looking for ideas on how to spend your holiday weekend in the Triangle, here is our short list of activities to get you started.
- 2019 Memorial Day 1 Mile, 5K & 10K - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh's first annual Memorial Day 1 Mile, 5K & 10K is a different kind of race than you might be accustomed to. It's what's become known as a virtual race. No matter which Raleigh real estate property you choose, you sign up to run, walk or jog at your own pace in any location—pick your favorite street, running trail or treadmill—and report your time. The race benefits Operation Gratitude, an organization that seeks to meet the needs of the U.S. Military and First Responder communities, and registration is still open!
- Freedom Balloon Fest - 301 Fleming Loop Rd, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Every Memorial Day Weekend, the annual Freedom Balloon Fest takes over Fleming Loop Park in Fuquay-Varna, just 30 minutes from many Fuquay-Varina homes for sale. Enjoy live music, a beer, wine, and cider garden, lots of great food, games and a family-friendly atmosphere as dozens of colorful hot air balloons take to the skies above North Carolina.
- Memorial Day Splash Into Summer - Chapel Hill/Carrboro YMCA, 301 Old Barn Lane, Chapel Hill, NC
The Chapel Hill/Carrboro YMCA at Meadowmont is kicking off the summer season on Memorial Day beginning at 11:00 am with its Splash into Summer party. There will be fun games on land (and in the water), a cookout with food hot off the grill, and poolside dancing. Take time from your search for Chapel Hills homes for sale to attend this celebration and find out why buying a home in Chapel Hill will be the best move you've ever made!
- Carolina Mudcats Baseball - 1501 NC-39, Zebulon, NC
Local Minor League Baseball heroes the Carolina Mudcats will be playing four home games against the Down East Wood Ducks on Memorial Day Weekend, giving sports fans a chance to catch the action on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The teams face off at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, just minutes from many Zebulon homes for sale.
- Annual Memorial Day Remembrance - Bennett Place State Historic Site, 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC
Come to Bennett Place State Historic State on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 to join military living historians representing the American soldier from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Find out how Senator John Logan, a former Union officer on staff with Major General William T. Sherman, was instrumental in making this a formal national day honoring our fallen soldiers. Bennett Place Historic Site is just a short drive from Durham homes for sale.
- Paul McCartney - PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC
One of the biggest musical events of the year arrives in Raleigh this Memorial Day Weekend, as Paul McCartney's Freshen Up Tour is scheduled to hit the PNC Arena on May 27. The former Beatle and music legend is known for serving up marathon concerts that pack decades of classic songs into a three-hour show. It's just about everything a music lover could want from a rock concert, and we couldn't be more excited to see the show when it touches down in Raleigh!
No matter the season, there's always something new to discover in Raleigh, and our REALTORS® are dedicated to helping you find your dream home. Contact us today to learn more about living in one of our nearby communities.