Raleigh Events

Get to Greater Raleigh for a Summer of Music Mania. From big-budget touring productions to free, weekly music festivals, we've got the most live music of any destination in N.C....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.

WHAT'S HOT: Rock in Greater Raleigh with a Summer of Music Mania. Check out our calendar of every live music event in Greater Raleigh this summer; don't miss the hottest concerts of the year! See the full music calendar.

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Signature Events

Bluegrass Ramble

September 30 – October 2, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 7pm-2am
  • Venue: Downtown Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $20-$75

The Bluegrass Ramble (named after a famous Bill Monroe instrumental), is an evening showcase event where convention attendees and local fans will be able to "ramble" around Raleigh for five ...

Wide Open Bluegrass Art Show 2014

September 30 – October 4, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Litmus Gallery & Studios will showcase 2-D and 3-D artwork from 35+ artists with over 75 works of arts relating to the theme of Wide Open Bluegrass. Litmus Gallery is located across the street fr...


Bluegrass 'Wide Open' at Irregardless

September 30 – October 4, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Tues., 6-9:30pm; Wed.-Thurs., 6:30-9:30pm; Fri., 6:30-10pm; Sat., 6:30pm-midnight
  • Venue: Irregardless Cafe
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Irregardless Cafe presents a week of "Bluegrass Wide Open" featuring live music every night during IBMA. Music Schedule: Sept. 30: The String Peddlers, 6-9:30pm (with a break from 7-8 pm...

Exhibition: BanjoStand

September 30 – October 4, 2014

Artist Bland Hoke will create site-specific temporary public art for IBMA's World of Bluegrass Week 2014. The annual homecoming of the bluegrass music community will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 4 in Downtow...

History Corner: Come One, Come All

October 1, 2014

Have you been to the N.C. State Fair? Find out some fair history, and join in a little “aggie” competition. Ages 6-9 (with adult).

History Hunters: The State Fair

October 1, 2014

Other than deep-fried treats, what is a fair for? Share your ideas, and find out how fairs have shaped our state. Ages 10-13.

New Deal String Band

October 1, 2014

Hear the original members of this Raleigh-based band as they reunite for a special concert. The New Deal String Band achieved national fame as one of the pioneers of “newgrass”—a pro...

Pickin' in the Pines: Charles Pettee & The Iron Mountain Messengers

October 1, 2014

A fall favorite, the Pickin' in the Pines bluegrass weekly series at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre is back! On Wed. nights, in Sept. and the first Wed. in Oct., patrons can enjoy local favorite blueg...

RDU Salute to Bluegrass

September 26 – October 1, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Friday)

In celebration of the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass events in our area, RDU International Airport is featuring live bluegrass musical performances in our terminals. ...

Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

September 30 – October 5, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Meredith College's Ensemble Theatre presents Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

You Can't Take It With You

September 25 – October 5, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Venue: Titmus Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Adults $18; NCSU Faculty/Staff/Seniors/Encore Members/Alumni Association/Parents Association/Students $16; NCSU Students $5

Kaufman and Harts Pulitzer Prize-winning show. The eccentric Sycamore family is presided over by Grandpa Vanderhof, a former businessman who has turned his back on commerce to enjoy life. With more ti...

On-Going Events

ArtSource Presents: “José Jiménez: Horizons"

September 18 – October 9, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: ArtSource
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh

Bluegrass, Bourbon & Blues

January 22 – November 19, 2014 (Every Wednesday)

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

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

Capital City East Segway Tour

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