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January Events to Beat the Winter Blues in the Triangle

The holiday season might be over, but the fun is just beginning here in the Triangle! We don’t need a special occasion to celebrate; there’s always something fun happening in the South’s greatest city. If you’re looking for a way to beat the winter blues, don’t miss these January events happening soon.

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

chinese lanterns

When: Through Jan 12
Where: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
What: Don’t miss out on a whole new show, complete with gorgeous lighting displays like you’ve never seen before.

Learn more: Chinese Lantern Festival

2nd Friday ArtWalk in Chapel Hill

exploring an art festival

When: Every second Friday of the month, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Various locations, see map
What: Live music, food, activities, demonstrations, deals, and more! Explore 27 venues throughout Chapel Hill and Carborro, including the Ackland Art Museum at UNC.

Learn more: ArtWalk Chapel Hill

Downtown Cary Food & Flea

shopping a flea market

When: Every second Sunday of the month, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Fidelity Bank Plaza, 100 W. Chatham St, Cary
What: Local arts and crafts, fresh food, vintage finds, live music, craft beer, and more.

Learn more: Cary Food & Flea

The Triangle Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

When: Friday, Jan 17 – Monday, Jan 20
Where: Various locations
What: Celebrate the life and legacy of one of the most influential Americans in history with a variety of events and activities throughout the Triangle—including a Wreath Laying Ceremony, Prayer Breakfast, keynote speakers, Memorial March, Musical Celebration, and various community service activities.

Learn more: Triangle Martin Luther King Jr

Triangle Restaurant Week

trying a new restaurant

When: Jan 20 – 26
Where: Various locations
What: Try a new restaurant or sample some new flavors at an old favorite! Fixed-price menus include a three course lunch or dinner, and over 100 restaurants participate throughout Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, and Morrisville.

Learn more: Triangle Restaurant Week

19th Annual African American Cultural Celebration

Louis Armstrong

When: Sat, Jan 25, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Where: North Carolina Museum of History
What: Celebrate African American culture at an event named in the Top 20 by Southeast Tourism Society! The festival includes music, storytelling, dancing, food, plays, local artists and artists, and more.

Learn more: African American Cultural Celebration

Winter Food Truck Rodeo

food truck dining

When: Sunday, Jan 26, 12pm – 4pm
Where: Durham Central Park
What: Choose from dozens of local food trucks while enjoying local craft brews and live music.

Learn more: Winter Food Truck Rodeo

Final Friday Cary Art Loop

shopping an art market

When: Last Friday of the month, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Downtown Cary
What: Explore a grand showcase of local artists and musicians in Downtown Cary. Several venues are “entertainment hubs” and include food and live music.

Learn more: Cary Art Loop

Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk

inside an art gallery

When: Last Friday of the month, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Downtown Hillsborough
What: Take a tour of Hillborough’s art scene—galleries, studios, jewelers, boutiques, eateries, and more await.

Learn more: Hillsborough Art Walk

Ready to Have Some Fun in the Triangle?

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