Attend a festival. Well, that’s really all there is to say innit? If you’re a person who loves festivals, then we look forward to seeing you at the next one! Scan the list of festivals below and add a few to your Raleigh Onboarding Planner. (Studies show anticipation enhances our enjoyment of an event.)
Better yet, volunteer at a festival. To connect with your new city, scan the list of events below and offer your services to one of them as a volunteer. Many festivals are 99% volunteer-powered and are desperate for help! Yes, that’s a big ask – but if you want to make new friends in Raleigh volunteering at a festival is a great way to do it.
Don’t forget to check out the smaller events. Raleigh has fantastic large festivals like Brewgaloo and First Night Raleigh and Dreamville and many more. But sometimes a small jolt of happy at a smaller weekend festival in Raleigh or its surrounding towns like Cary’s Fest in the West or Apex Peakfest or Celebrate Fuquay-Varina can be just what you need. Find out what local festivals are happening by bookmarking your city/town website, following on social media or subscribing to Triangle on the Cheap. 

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