The fast-growing community of Garner, located just south of Raleigh, boasts family-friendly events throughout the year, including the Groundhog Day Celebration, Spring Eggstravaganza and Garner Independence Day Celebration. Families can enjoy more than 4 miles of paved trails, 12 playgrounds, a boathouse on Lake Benson open during the warmer months and musical performances at the Garner Performing Arts Center.

Town of Garner

900 Seventh Ave., 919-772-4688

Population: 28,776

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