September Events in the Triangle

September has fallen into place as a month to remember! Autumn officially begins next week and the Triangle is celebrating the new season with festivals, music events, and celebrations!

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Thursday through Sunday, see sparks fly at SPARKcon, Raleigh’s “we’re here | we’re weird |  it’s awesome” creativity festival. This grassroots event is for the people, by the people and uses an open-source planning process that allows more than 2,000 artists to be involved!

[SEP 15 & 16]


The Bull City will be the center of attention with its 44th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival, showcasing juried visual artists from near and far throughout downtown! Durham will also host its first annual Brazilian Day Festival, presented by samba reggae artists, Batalá. Enjoy musical performances, dance workshops, local brews, and Brazilian food in Durham’s Central Park!


Over in the City of Oaks, check out the Dreamville Festival, a one-day, multi-stage, one-of-a-kind celebration of local culture, food, art, and music at Dorothea Dix Park brought to you by NC native and platinum-selling rapper, J.Cole. Meanwhile, downtown Raleigh will be bugging out at BugFest, the Museum of Natural Science’s annual event that lets you interact with entomologists and other scientists while learning about the fascinating world of bugs.


The Apex Music Festival’s eighth year with 20 bands, 4 stages, food trucks, local vendors, beer and wine!

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We celebrate the first day of Fall on September 22nd with Groove in the Garden, Raleigh Little Theatre’s annual music and arts festival that shines the spotlight on some incredible local talent among the beauty of its renowned Rose Garden!

[SEP 25-29]


The World of Bluegrass returns to Raleigh the 25-29th! The IBMA will bring their Business Conference, along with the world’s most talented bluegrass musicians to the capital city for events like the Bluegrass Ramble the 25-27th, the 29th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards on the 27th, and PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass the 28-29th!


Success, business, and culture converge in Downtown Durham as black leaders of the past and future are honored at the Black Wall Street Homecoming the 26th-28th. Follow that up on the 28-29th with the fifth annual Art of Cool festival featuring a fiery lineup! Headliners will include Nas, Erykah Badu, Maxwell, and Durham’s own 9th Wonder ft. Spinderella, and they’ll be on stage at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for a spectacular setting to celebrate the season!

[SEP 30 – OCT 6]


Finally, top off your September and start your October with Raleigh Beer Week, Sept 30th-Oct 6th! This eight-day celebration of “America’s Smartest Beer-Drinking City” will highlight the region’s diverse beer scene with local brews and more!


Day by day, it’s becoming more obvious that the Triangle is the place to be. Countless festivals, new construction, and relocating businesses are all making it clear that our community is growing at warp speed. If you’re ready to invest in this thriving locale, we’re here to help you with expert guidance and advice. Call us today! 919-606-1754


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