5 Family-Friendly Spring Festivals & Events in Raleigh, NC in 2022

Raleigh events with preschoolers

The birds are chirping, the temperature is rising, and that can only mean one thing. It’s time to check out some family-friendly spring events in Raleigh! Raleigh is certainly beautiful this time of year, so why not get everyone out of the house to check out some fun festivals and events? 

If you’re ready to make some plans, we have 5 family-friendly ideas to get you excited about Spring in Raleigh in 2022.

12th Annual North Carolina Cuegrass Festival

Where: Downtown Raleigh

When: April 16, 2022

The 12th Annual North Carolina Cuegrass Festival is a free event with a kids’ zone for children with plenty of activities. Kids can get their faces painted or do some arts and crafts. There will also be all types of music for the entire family to enjoy. Musical acts will provide for dancing and fun.“Old Habits”, “Big Daddy Love”, and “Hank & Pattie”, are just some of the performers that are scheduled to play.

This year, the festival is spreading out on Fayetteville and Hargett Streets with more room to walk around and take in the sights.

The Children’s Market at Raleigh Night Market

Where: Moore Square Park in Raleigh

When: April 21, 2022, May 19, 2022, June 16, 2022, and other summer dates

The Children’s Market at Raleigh Night Market is full of children’s vendors, entertainment, activities, and more. Check out themed crafts that are geared especially towards kids. With a variety of dates, there are plenty of opportunities to check out this fun, family event in Raleigh.

Arbor Day Festival

Where: Dix Park in Raleigh

When: April 24, 2022

Another fun Spring event in Raleigh is the Arbor Day Festival in Dix Park. The kids can take advantage of plenty of activities like games and crafts. There will be a rain barrel workshop where you can learn how to make your own rain barrel. Enjoy live music, a variety of food trucks, and some environmental educator vendors as well. This is a free event, so be sure to check it out!

Beyond the Book Children’s Book & Art Festival

Where: Moore Square in Raleigh, NC

When: April 30, 2022

When it comes to spring events in Raleigh, the Beyond the Book Children’s Book & Art Festival in Moore Square is one to put on your list. This is another free event that will have plenty of storytelling, crafts, and more for kids. The whole family can check out some collaborative art installations as well as artisan food that will be available. If you have any aspiring authors or illustrators in your family, be sure to attend the author and illustrator workshops that will be available too.

Artsplosure-The Raleigh Arts Festival

Where: Downtown Raleigh

When: May 21-22, 2022

Get the family ready for art, music, and more at Artsplosure-The Raleigh Arts Festival. Over 175 visual artists are expected to be there displaying everything from ceramics to jewelry, metal, paintings, and more. This is a great family event if you have children of different ages because of the vast variety of activities and things to see. Enjoy live musical performances by local musicians and bands too. This is another free family event in Raleigh this Spring.

With so many different, free events to choose from this Spring, you’re bound to find plenty to do with the entire family in Raleigh. Take advantage of the season and see all that Raleigh has to offer!

Learning and Fun at Primary Beginnings

At Primary Beginnings, children are always having fun and learning at our two convenient locations in Raleigh. We offer a preschool curriculum that is second to none. Contact us to learn more and schedule a tour! Also be sure to check out some Spring activity ideas we have for your little ones.