Moore Square in Raleigh re-opened this summer and is hosting a full slate of free events.
The 4-acre Moore Square is bounded by E. Hargett Street to the north, East Martin Street to the south, S. Blount Street to the west, and S. Person Street to the east.
It’s across Hargett Street from Marbles Kids Museum, so it will be a great way to extend the fun when you bring the kids to the museum.
The park will include a tree house-themed play area, a water play component, and several gathering and performing spaces.
Scroll down for a list of events on the calendar for Moore Square.
Here are some of the events:
Mondays in November
Makin’ Music is new to the Raleigh area! Families will enjoy clapping and dancing to the lively, award-winning Makin’ Music tunes and will also have the opportunity to play along using different instruments and fun props. The activity changes about every two minutes to keep little ones’ attention.
Wednesdays, scheduled through the end of 2019
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Breakdancing demonstrations set to hip-hop music every Wednesday.
Moore Square Busker Series
Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays through December 6th, 2019
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free (tips accepted)
Read Moore Story Time
Mondays, scheduled at least through the end of 2019
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, scheduled at least through the end of 2019
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kids can play with oversize blocks and unlock their imagination.
Square Roots History Tour
Every Saturday in November and December, 2019 except November 9th
A journey through time and discover the rich history of Moore Square. Tours include an outdoor walking tour of the Square and inside the Visitors Center.
Made and Found Market
Saturday, November 9th, 2019
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Made and Found is a shopping event that combines handmade art, curated vintage and local designers into a one day, outdoor market. This holiday market combines over 70 of the best handmade and vintage vendors, set in the middle of the newly renovated Moore Square park in downtown Raleigh.
The Handmaidens, producers and creators of The Handmade Market and Urban Vintage, are answering the demand for a fun, FREE event that combines their experience in event production and Raleigh’s newest renovated park, Moore Square. If you have ever participated, attended and loved their past markets, you will want to mark your calendar for Made and Found! With the additional outside space, this event will have over 70 local vendors.
Poetry Workshop with the Poetry Fox
Sunday, November 10th, 2019
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Spend an hour writing like the Poetry Fox. You’ll play some great poetry games with dice and crds, and then students will dig into their memories to make their writing come alive with great details.
International Focus Holiday Festival
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Join international communities from across the Triangle in celebrating our region’s unique diversity and enjoy a day of food, dance, music, shopping, kids’ activities, and community engagement!
Sample dishes from cultures around the world! Kick back with hot German glühwein or cider while savoring the sweet textures of baklava or Hungarian Chimney Cakes. Hungry for something savory? Vietnamese dumplings, and Dutch fried fish are just a couple of the delicious international dishes you will find. Adult beverages are also available for attendees 21 and older.
Get your holiday shopping done early in the marketplace! Browse booths selling jewelry, crafts, ornaments, and other wares from across the globe and find the perfect gift for the globetrotter in your life. Or pick up something just for you.
Enjoy free dance and music shows by traditional and modern performers representing traditions from around the world and delight in the festive atmosphere.
Engage with cultural groups from across the Triangle and learn about their communities, heritages, and traditional festivities and celebrations.
Bring the kids for interactive arts and crafts, games, dance lessons, and other great activities.