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Raleigh, N.C., Calendar of Events

Raleigh, N.C., hosts thousands of events every year, including many enriching experiences for your visit. Looking to build your trip around something exhilarating? We've got the most music in N.C., a hopping collegiate and professional sports scene and a host of accolade-worthy, homegrown culinary and cultural festivities pioneered by our smart and passionate locals. Below, you can view and map events by day, week or month, or search for events in a certain category or area of the destination.

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40th Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

August 27 – 28, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 12:30-5pm
  • Venue: Downtown Cary
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Free

Join the Town of Cary as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. This year the one-day festival is expanding to two days! The festival is a signature event...

A Downtown Raleigh Walking Food Tour

May 28, 2016 – December 9, 2017 (Every Saturday)

Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all five downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together wit...

Apex Farmers Market

April 23 – October 15, 2016 (Every Saturday)

The brand new Apex Farmers Market is a vibrant and growing local producers market, owned and operated by the Apex Farmers Market and Local Food Alliance, a not-for-profit dedicated to being a resour...

Bugs Bunny: Superstar

August 27, 2016
  • Times: Sat. at 10am; Sat. at 2pm
  • Venue: The Cary Theater
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Free

The Cary Theater will be screening the animated feature Bugs Bunny: Superstar.

Canaan James

August 27, 2016

Canaan James will be performing live at Aviator Tap House, Aug. 27!

Caramel City

August 27, 2016

Caramel City will be performing live with The Hot at Nights and Zoocru at the Pour House.

CaribMask Raleigh Caribbean Carnival

August 27, 2016

The Raleigh/Durham Afro-Caribbean Association (RDACA) presents the 5th Annual CaribMask Carnival, where downtown Raleigh's Fayetteville St. will be adorned with beautiful Caribbean carnival costumes a...


August 26 – September 11, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Creature, by Heidi Screck: The year is 1401. Having been plagued by demonic visions for almost a year, Margery Kempe -- new mother, mayor's daughter, and successful beer brewer -- is liberated from he...

Downtown Garner Pop Up Market

August 27 – November 26, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the last Saturday)

Visit the monthly Pop Up Market in downtown Garner! Part farmer's market, part craft pop-up, this event will feature fresh foods grown locally and handmade crafts from local artisans! Grab lunch ...

Downtown Raleigh Improv Festival

August 25 – 27, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 8pm and 10pm
  • Venue: ComedyWorx
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $20 per show, $35 for dinner and a show, $35 ticket for a troop

Join ComedyWorx for three nights of comedy to benefit the USO of N.C., RDU center. Shows are at 8pm and 10pm nightly with an after party at Carolina Ale House. Each night includes a welcome and s...

Edge of Paradise

August 27, 2016
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: The Maywood
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $10 advance, $12 at the door

Edge of Paradise will be performing live with The Gray, Knightmare and Forever Chained at the Maywood.

Fresh Catch Raleigh IV

August 27, 2016
  • Times: 2-9pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Beer Garden
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $8-$10; 12 and under free

Save the Date for the summer's biggest block party featuring live music, fresh cooked seafood, BBQ and more! Music styles range from R&B/Pop, Rock ‘n Roll to Blues and Bluegrass. Enjoy a f...

Future Gardeners - Art in the Garden: Make a Stepping Stone

August 27, 2016

Calling all Future Gardeners (Kids age 4-10)  Watch where you step! Stepping stones are a fun and creative way to decorate your garden. Join us as we mix, mold and decorate our very own stepping ...


August 27, 2016

GB4 will be performing live at Chef's Palette Restaurant, Aug. 27!

Ghostt Bllonde

August 27, 2016
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: KINGS
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $6 advance, $8 at the door

Ghostt Bllonde will be performing live with Suburban Living, White Laces and Surf Rock is Dead at Kings.

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