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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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2016 Cary Jaycees Christmas Parade

December 10, 2016

For the past thirty-six consecutive years the Cary Jaycees have sponsored the Cary Jaycee Christmas Parade in downtown Cary. The parade is a joyful celebration which includes bands, mascots, local bus...

45th Annual Historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour

December 10 – 11, 2016
  • Times: 1-7pm
  • Venue: Tucker House
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $22-$30

There's a feeling of a small town community right in the middle of downtown Raleigh. Historic Oakwood is a community of homes most of which are dated from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. There's a...

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...

A Pink Martini Holiday

December 09 – 10, 2016 (Recurring daily)

China Forbes returns! One of the world's favorite Cocktail, Jazz, and World Pop ensembles returns to Meymandi Concert Hall. Pink Martini delivers a festive holiday concert featuring beloved songs from...

American Cancer Society Ride – Special Cycling Event

December 10, 2016
  • Times: 2pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: RDU/Brier Creek
  • Admission: $25-$100

Join CycleBar for a great ride with a great cause! Come out for a special workout that benefits the American Cancer Society’s efforts in breast cancer research, treatment and support for those a...

Author Event: “Monsters in Appalachia,” by Sheryl Monks

December 10, 2016

Join Page 158 Books for a signing and reading with Sheryl Monks. Her new book Monsters in Appalachia received a starred review from Kirkus, calling it "A memorable debut: each of these ...

Chimes at Midnight

December 10, 2016

Chimes at Midnight will be performing live with Lofidels and Trent Fabio at Slim's Downtown.

Christmas Jubilee Concert

December 10, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with Jeremy Davis and The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. This big band style orchestra is putting a festive stamp on the holidays.


December 02 – 18, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1pm and 5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Starting at $28 Opening Weekend; Starting at $33 After Opening Weekend

Cinderella: Based on the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler. Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy. This musical comedy is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. Just ...

DDASC Complex AM BMX Competition

December 10, 2016

Attention all BMX Riders: save the date and spread the word! The Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex will be hosting the 1st BMX Annual Complex AM. Beginner, amateur and advanced categories will be abl...

Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart

December 08 – 11, 2016
  • Times: Thurs. 7pm; Fri. 7:30pm; Sat. 10:30am, 2:30pm and 6:30pm; Sun. 1 and 5pm
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $15-$85

Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart is bringing Disney-Pixar's record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory to the ice for the first time in this live production produced by Feld Entertainment. ...

Eric's Attic

December 10, 2016

Eric's Attic will be performing live at Doherty's in Cary.


December 10, 2016

Flimsy will be performing live with Autumn to May and Michael Daughtry Band at Deep South the Bar.

Garner Great Gift Extravaganza

December 10, 2016
  • Times: 9am-2pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Garner
  • Admission: Free

The Garner Great Gift Extravaganza is a holiday shopping vendor and craft fair with over 100 vendors, pictures with Santa, unique gifts from local vendors for all your Christmas shopping needs with ha...


December 10, 2016

GB4 will be performing live at Chef's Palette Restaurant.

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