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...


Manning Chamber Music Concert

November 24, 2014

Chamber music masterpieces featuring members of the North Carolina Symphony. Danzi: Quartet No. 2 in D minor; Schubert: Octet.

Manning Music Series Concert: North Carolina Symphony

November 24, 2014

William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony on stage in Kenan Hall on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at 7:30pm. Admission is FR...

Snakes Alive!

November 24, 2014

Join a Park Ranger to learn about the slithering creatures that inhabit not only the park but also your neighborhood. Program length: one hour. Reservations required. Please call or stop in at the Vi...

On-Going Events

ArtSource Presents: Holiday Show featuring Jeanne Bessette and Bernstein Glass

November 20 – December 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: ArtSource
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh

Cary Photographic Artists 7th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

October 31 – December 19, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Cure For The Mondays Comedy Night

Starting October 13, 2014 (Every Monday)
  • Times: 8:30-10pm
  • Venue: Tir na nOg
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

DJ Joey

Starting May 27, 2013 (Every Monday, Thursday)
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: Legends
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Exhibit: Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals

August 29, 2014 – May 17, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Exhibit: Stagville: Black & White

March 1, 2014 – January 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: J.J. Raia: Design in the Natural World

September 26 – November 24, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Exhibition: Our Take: Bobby Nicks & Melissa Thiel

September 26 – November 24, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: Rock Glitterati

November 07 – 29, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 10am-6pm
  • Venue: Artspace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Exhibition: Ronald Tutone - Going Bold

November 01 – December 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
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