Each month, we're highlighting our Top 5 favorite events and happenings to explore in Raleigh, NC. Events that cultivate community, innovation and Doing Others Good -- Enjoy all the Oak City has to offer this August!



2018 Sir Walter Miler

Saturday, August 3rd // 6pm-11:30pm

The Sir Walter Miler is back! The 2018 event will return to its standard first Friday night spot on August 3rd at the Meredith College Track. The event will feature Elite Men’s and Women’s Mile races, a Run Club Mile and Run Club 4x400 Relays. The Pre and Post Party will once again take place at Raleigh Brewing Company and the Sir Walter Miler - Rise and Run with the Pros will be Saturday morning at 9am at William B. Umstead State Park, followed by the Sir Walter "Extra" Miler at 4pm at Tasty Beverage Company - Raleigh. The Sir Walter Miler is FREE and open to public!

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Evening Rodeo

Sunday, August 5th // 3pm-9pm

This isn’t just a regular food truck rodeo-- it is a food truck rodeo under the stars! With over 50 food trucks from all across North Carolina, picking which food to try will be the hardest decision you’ve ever made.


Raleigh Night Market

Thursday, August 16th // 6pm-11pm

This August will kick off the Raleigh Night Market series- ending in October (every third Thursday). Raleigh’s most innovative artisans will come together with food and drinks to celebrate and sell their goods. The City Market is the perfect place to enjoy time spent with friends or a loved one!


Summer Heirloom Tomato Dinner with Rosé pairings & Tomato Expert

Saturday, August 8th // 7pm to 10pm

Join our neighbors Hummingbird for Coleen Speaks' 5-course rosé-paired tomato tasting menu on August 8th in their sister event space, Whitaker & Atlantic. Heirloom tomato expert and author Craig LeHoullier  will share his extensive knowledge about tomatoes, as well as Bordeaux Fine & Rares own "Johnny Rosato."

Buy you tickets here.



Saturday, August 25th // 2pm-10pm // Free Event

A Hillsborough Street Staple, beloved by NC State Students and more - Packapalooza is back. This festival has it all- from food, music, dancing, rides, art, and so much more. Meet N.C. State athletes or listen to Parmalee under the stars- whatever it is, there's something for everyone.