Downtown Events

This isn’t development related strictly speaking, but I think there is a relationship, because having events downtown helps make the area desirable which drives demand for more development.

Anyway, SPARKcon is this weekend. It is a fun free event celebrating creativity. My favorite part is the sidewalk art. Lots of activities, vendors, food trucks, etc as well. In the past, this event was on Fayetteville Street, but this year it is in the Warehouse District. I think the move worked well. The creative vibe feels like a natural fit for that part of downtown. I also know some people and businesses complain about Fayetteville being shut down so often, so this spreads things to another part of downtown, but keeps the urban feel.


2 posts were merged into an existing topic: How events drove downtown Raleigh growth. (or not?)