Things to Do: September 2022


1. The Hopscotch Music Festival is returning to Raleigh, with a full lineup of nearly 150 bands scattered across 12 different downtown venues. This three-day event is a fan favorite with music lovers and local artists, so don’t miss it! Sept. 8–10; Downtown Raleigh.

2. Hit the road and head to Angier for this year’s Crepe Myrtle Celebration! Enjoy a kickoff concert, food trucks, live entertainment, and rides and games for the kids! Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Downtown Angier.

3. If you’re looking for home design inspiration, don’t miss the Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show! This three-day event features outdoor getaway exhibits, interior design workshops, kids’ DIY projects, a live show by Myron Mixon of BBQ Pitmasters, and much more. Sept. 16–18; NC State Fairgrounds.

Greek Festival

4. OPA! The Raleigh Greek Festival is coming back to town, but this year it’s a drive-thru event! Yes, you read that right! Delicious Greek dinner and pastries will be available to-go at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Sept. 23–25; 5000 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.


5. Are you a fan of creepy crawlies? If so, you’re not going to want to miss BugFest, the biggest bug-centered event of its kind in the entire country! This annual event showcases more than 100 exhibits, crafts, games, and a chance to interact with entomologists and other scientists while learning about the fascinating world of arthropods. Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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