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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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A Christmas Carol

December 07 – 11, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Ira David Wood III's beloved musical comedy, A Christmas Carol, celebrates its 42nd Anniversary this year. The show has been performed annually since 1974 and has been named one of the "Top 20 Ev...


December 7, 2016

Barrowburn will be performing live Irish music at Doherty's in Cary.

Drink for a Cause Night

December 7, 2016

Join us for a holiday celebration at Boxcar in downtown Raleigh. Boxcar will donate 15% of sales to Lung Cancer Initiative of N.C. So come out, play arcade games and drink for a cause! Email if y...

Electric Soul Pandemic with Litz

December 7, 2016

Electric Soul Pandemic and Lutz will be performing live at The Pour House Music Hall.

Holiday Express

December 01 – 11, 2016 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: 4-9pm
  • Venue: Pullen Park
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $10

Holiday Express will roll into Raleigh, Dec. 1-4 and Dec.7-11, from 4-9pm nightly. Children and adults alike will enjoy this Triangle tradition as Pullen Park is festively decorated with thousands of ...

Longleaf Pine Nuts

December 7, 2016

Country band Longleaf Pine Nuts will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Pearl Harbor Day Experimental Showcase

December 7, 2016
  • Times: 9:30pm
  • Venue: Neptunes Parlour
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5-$10; 21 and over

Reflex Arc, Patrick Gallagher, Edy Bower, Joel Steephenson and Midcentury Modular will be performing live at Neptunes Parlour as part of the Pearl Harbor Day Experimental Showcase.

Sip N Shop

December 7, 2016

The retail community in downtown Raleigh has banded together, and #SipShopDTR is back with bells on! Shop local this season for all the gifts on your list with over 20 participating downtown Raleigh r...

Storytime: Yoga with Renee

December 7, 2016

Join certified Yoga instructor Renée Baker for 30 minutes of Kids Yoga! Renée currently teaches adults, tweens, and Little Yogis at Wake Forest Yoga. For more information, call or email ...

Wine Tasting at Mandolin

December 7, 2016
  • Times: 6-7pm
  • Venue: Mandolin
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh

Every Wednesday, from 6-7pm, sample wines from across the globe for only $5. Wine tasting topics will include wines of Elyse.

Winter Wonders at the Lab: Family Fun Night

December 7, 2016
  • Times: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $15 per team of 2 (parent & child; $10 for additional Jr. Scientists added to your team)

Brrrr, it's chilly outside. Are you ready to get in from the cold? Well, we have a solution to your problem. Warm up during our Winter Wonders Family Night at the SFFE lab. Snow Indoors? Sizzling Snow...

On-Going Events

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

October 29, 2016 – April 9, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Brain vs. Liver Pub Trivia

Starting November 30, 2016 (Every Wednesday)
  • Times: 8-10pm
  • Venue: Tir na nOg
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Christmas at Oak View Farm: How they Celebrated from 1850 to 1950

December 05 – 09, 2016 (Recurring every week day)
  • Times: Mon.-Fri. group tours 10am and 11:30am; individual tours 1:30 pm, some Sat. and Sun. times available
  • Venue: Historic Oak View County Park
  • Area: East Raleigh

Downtown Discovery Segway Tour

Starting July 14, 2016 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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