Things to Do: September 2023

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. 7–9. Downtown Raleigh.

2. Hit the road and head to Angier for the 49th Crepe Myrtle Celebration! Enjoy vendors, craft beer, food trucks, live entertainment, and inflatables and games for the kids! Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 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, live shows, and much more. Sept. 15–17. NC State Fairgrounds.

4. Bug out at 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. 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

5. Kick off tailgating season in the best way possible by attending a home game at your university of choice! Wolfpack fans have home games scheduled for Sept. 9, 16, and 29; UNC on Sept. 9, 16, and 30; Duke on Sept. 4, 9, 16, and 30; and St. Augustine’s on Sept. 16 and 30.

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