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From the top of the tallest buildings to street-level storefronts, Downtown Raleigh has a diverse, loyal, and talented workforce that’s foundational to our community.

This May, we’re recognizing these workers by hosting employee-centered events and sharing resources to make the most out of one’s experience while employed downtown. Our Employee Resource Hub includes a guide to lunch restaurants, volunteer opportunities, running/biking routes through DTR, and more.

The month’s festivities come together for DTR Employee Appreciation Week May 16–20 when DRA & community partners will treat employees to a week of activities, free perks, and community networking opportunities.

Along with DTR Employee Appreciation Week, we’re hosting Lunch Mini-Markets and Spring Fitness Series classes each week until June.

DTR Employee Appreciation Week | May 16 – 20 


Motivation Monday

Free coffee pop-ups  – Union Special & Crema 

  • Free for the first 100 people per store 

Flowers for sale and food vendors – City Plaza, 11am-2pm

  • Shoomee's Flowers
  • OMG! Banana Pudding
  • Raleigh Tamales
  • Mr. & Mrs. Young Spoon Cornbread
  • KitokoBites
  • HerShefness
  • Live Music

Love Local Tuesday  

Merchandise discounts or freebies at select retailers | Click here to find deals 
Explore Local Scavenger Hunt with Triangle Treasure Hunt | Registration
Food trucks & community engagement resource fair  – City Plaza, 11am-2pm
Live music & yard games – City Plaza, 11am-2pm

Wellness Wednesday 

Food trucks & wellness vendor market – City Plaza, 11am-2pm
Live music – City Plaza, 11am-2pm
City Club Happy Hour | Registration

Thankful Thursday  

City of Raleigh Service Project, Zero Out Litter | Registration
Live Music – City Plaza, 11am-2pm
Oak City Cares Supply Drive – City Plaza, 11am-2pm

  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Wipes (Wet Ones)
  • Bug Be-Gone Bracelets
  • New or Gently Used Sunglasses

Axes & Ales tour around Downtown Raleigh | Registration

Feelgood Friday  

Bike to Work Pit Stop – Market Exchange Plaza, 7am - 9am