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...

Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest

November 22, 2014 – February 1, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: City Plaza
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $9 for both adults and children (includes skate rental)

The Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest is a two-month, community-wide winter celebration produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) in partnership with the City of Raleigh, drawing over thousands of people...

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...


2015 Triangle Restaurant Week

January 26 – February 1, 2015
  • Times: Lunch & Dinner Jan. 26-Feb. 1
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $15 3-course lunch; $20-$30 3-course dinner

Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW) is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Cary, Apex and surrounding area restaurants. During TRW, participating ...

All Tchaikovsky

January 30, 2015

Tchaikovsky: Cossack Dance from Mazzepa; Tchaikovsky/arr. William Henry Curry: Military March in B-flat Major (World Premiere Orchestration); Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4. William Henry Curry, conduct...

Bad Habit

January 30, 2015

Draft Line likes getting friends together and having a great time. Let us share our vision for what a great beer can be -- stop by our taproom in historic Fuquay-Varina for a craft brew and enj...

Blue Man Group

January 29 – 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainm...

Creative Mornings: Luke Buchanan

January 30, 2015

Luke Buchanan is an artist and designer living and working in Raleigh. Since graduating from the NCSU School of Architecture in 2002 Buchanan has been actively pursuing painting. In his work Buchanan ...

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

January 23 – February 8, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, a comedy by Neil Simon - Inspired by Simon's early experiences as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, Laughter tells the story of seven comedy writers strugg...

Lunch and Lecture: Birds on the Bayous: John James Audubon in Louisiana

January 30, 2015

Joseph Covington, Museum Lecturer. Audubons fascination with nature, birds in particular, led to his acclaimed Birds of America portfolio. The resourceful artist, who worked in remote locations, shot ...

NCMA Cinema: Dressed to Impress: Costumes and Character in the Movies

January 09 – 30, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Members $5; Nonmembers $7; Youth (7-18) $5; Children (6 and under) Free

As Laura Boyes celebrates her 15th season as NCMA film curator, she highlights the reason she became enamored of the movies in the first place: fabulous costumes. Some of these films have historical...

NHL Carolina Hurricanes vs. St. Louis Blues

January 30, 2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $34-$267

The Carolina Hurricanes take on the St. Louis Blues at PNC Arena.

Romeo & Juliet

January 22 – February 15, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thur. 7:30pm; Fri. 7:30pm; Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $15

Romeo Juliet: Shakespeare's tragic love story about two young people who dare to defy their parents and find love with each other, despite their family's bitter and age-old rivalry. Directed by Emily ...

Sidecar Social Club (Jazz)

January 30, 2015

The musical equivalent to a Jim Thompson novel. Sidecar Social Club's chemistry among the quintet is palpable. Their thrill and verve for music is absorbing and contagious. Each show is a joyful revel...

Swift Creek

January 30, 2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Venue: Tir na nOg
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Swift Creek's name pays tribute to the origins of this Americana band, formed five years ago in Central N.C. Their highly original songs feature strong traditional and progressive bluegrass influences...

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