A series of productions celebrating the impact and timeless popularity of Shakespeare, presented by the area's most auspicious arts institutions–from Jan. to June 2015...more

Greater Raleigh Calendar of Events

We host thousands of events each year, so from concerts to culinary arts, historic sites to holiday celebrations (plus great college and professional sports), we won't let you down in Greater Raleigh. Even better: many of our festivals and festivities are free. View and map events by day, week or month below, or search for events in a certain category, Destination I.D. or city/town.

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Signature Events

Exhibition: Starring North Carolina!

November 15, 2014 – September 6, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10; Ages 7-17, Seniors, Active Military and Students $6 Groups (10+) $6; Kids (6 and under) Free

See the first major exhibition about N.C.'s movies, television shows, cast members and crews. Starring North Carolina! will feature costumes and props from Bull Durham, Iron Man 3, Teenage Mutant Ni...

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

October 11, 2014 – April 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Members Free; Adults $14; Seniors, Students and Military $12; Children (3-12) $8

The World's Largest Dinosaurs, a major new exhibition now open at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explores the amazing biology of a group of uniquely super-sized dinosaurs: the long-nec...



March 4, 2015
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Venue: The Ritz
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance $32.50

Bush performs at The Ritz with special guest Theory of a Deadman!

Consider The Source

March 4, 2015

NYC trio Consider the Source (CTS) defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking...

Nature Watchers: Salamander Room

March 4, 2015

These are great programs for families who are on the go during the week, but don't want to miss out on the park experience. Preschool children with accompanying adult(s) discover the natural world t...

Side Stage featuring Dark Water Rising

March 4, 2015
  • Times: 9:30pm-midnight
  • Venue: Proof
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Side Stage features stripped down, "unplugged" sets from the region's best artists in a comfortable, upscale atmosphere.

The Gaslight Anthem

March 4, 2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: Lincoln Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance $22; At the door $25

The Gaslight Anthem will be performing live at Lincoln Theatre with special guests Northcote and The Scandals!

Universoul Circus

March 03 – 15, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

UniverSoul Circus is an unparalleled global mix of circus artistry, music, dance and style – all inspired by reflections of today’s global culture. For several years, UniverSoul Circus has...

Wake County Public School 2015 Gifts of Gold Visual Art Celebration

March 03 – 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)

A display and awards ceremony of more than 100 creatiions by young artists of Wake County.

On-Going Events

"Just Imagine," featuring Debbie Martin, Carolyn Goldsmith, Angela Nesbit and Jeanne Bessette

March 01 – 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 10-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: ArtSource
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh

Buzz’n Go: Guided City Tour & Local Brewery Tasting

Starting June 25, 2014 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

CAM Raleigh Presents: Sarah Anne Johnson: WONDERLAND Mid Career Survey 2002-2014

February 06 – June 20, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Capital City East Segway Tour

Starting May 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Cornhole Tournament

November 12, 2014 – November 11, 2015 (Every Wednesday)

Downtown Discovery Segway Tour

Starting May 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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