The last part of our mission statement is “and a hope of enriching lives.” One of the ways we hope we enrich lives here at Herring Homes is by helping people find their dream home in a community that is a perfect match for their families. We currently have new home communities in Wake Forest, Wendell, Zebulon, and Raleigh and our newest community, Tuscany, is located in Clayton, North Carolina. One of the things we love about the new home communities where we build our CustomCrafted and ReadyCrafted homes is there are so many fun things to do in the surrounding area for people of all ages. We have compiled a list of a few of the events that are going on throughout the summer and whether you are looking for a family-friendly movie night, a chance to support local businesses, live music, or more, we know there is a little something for everyone.
Downtown Raleigh Treasure Hunt – Walking Team Scavenger Hunt
Are you looking for a fun way to explore downtown Raleigh? Sign up for the downtown Raleigh treasure hunt! Guests meet at the Sir Walter Raleigh statue outside of the Raleigh Convention Center and then use their treasure map to guide them where they solve clues and puzzles to unlock the treasure chest for the grand prize! This treasure hunt takes around 60-90 minutes to complete and is available on Saturdays at 2 pm until the end of October. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for 10–17-year-olds. Children under 10 are free!
Moore Square Market
On Sundays from 11-2 at Moore Square in downtown Raleigh, there is a market with farm-fresh produce, baked goods, handcrafted goods, and more. Available until October 30, this market gives guests a great opportunity to shop small and support our local economy. Various businesses and restaurants from downtown Raleigh take turns with popup tents with available foods and goods for purchase as well.
Midtown Beach Music Series
The Midtown Beach Music Series at North Hills is every Thursday from 5-9. Featuring music genres like Beach Music, Motown, Oldies, R&B, and more, there is something for all ages. This family-friendly event is a great way to celebrate the start of summer. Admission is $5 per person with free admission for kids 13 and under. Attending the Midtown Beach Music Series Also, a percentage of the proceeds goes back to local charities: the Ronald McDonald House and Designed for Joy.
Friday Night on White
On the second Friday of every month the town of Wake Forest has a free festival on South White Street called Friday Night on White. You can enjoy one of the dining establishments in downtown Wake Forest or enjoy food from various food trucks that are on-site for each event. Each month a different band plays live music from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park
Come enjoy a movie under the stars! Once a month the Wake Forest Parks Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is offering Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park. The movies will start at 8:30 but there are pre-show movie-related activities beginning at 7:15 p.m. This event is free to attend. Make sure you bring your own blanket or chairs! You can also bring your own food or purchase food from food vendors at the park.
The Wendell Market
On June 2 and September 1, The Wendell Market will be open from 6-9 at Campen Row. The Wendell Market allows the opportunity for people to buy locally grown and produced products. This local market helps increase access to fresh, locally produced, and safe food for everyone; it encourages and supports the efforts of local, independent, and small-scale farmers, growers, and artisans seeking to sell their products directly to consumers; and helps create a sense of community for everyone.
Carolina Mudcats Game
The Carolina Mudcats have kicked off their latest season of minor league baseball in Zebulon, NC. Located about 25 minutes east of downtown Raleigh, Five County Stadium, which has been home to the Mudcats for more than 30 years, will have over 60 games in their 2022 season. After every home game on Friday nights, the Mudcats light up the sky with Friday Night Fireworks and music. Also, every home game on Tuesdays is Bark in the Park which allows fans to bring their dogs with them for a night of fun! Tickets start at just $10 a person.
These are not the only events going on this summer, but we hope you were able to learn about at least one that you would like to attend! If you want to find out more about the communities we build in, send us a message and we would love to tell you more and help you find the perfect community for you and your family.