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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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August 23, 2017

Barrowburn will be performing live Irish music at Doherty's in Cary.

Conversations with Hitler World Premiere

August 19 – September 2, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Dates and times will vary; please visit the event website for more information
  • Venue: Sonorous Road Productions
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $10-15

Conversations with Hitler is the world premiere of a play written by incarcerated playwright Steven R Bond, a recent PEN award-winner. Influenced by his time participating with a prison program, the p...

Court Stewart

August 23, 2017
  • Times: 7:30-10pm
  • Venue: Empress Room
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Court Stewart will be performing live at the Empress Room.

Craig Thompson

August 23, 2017

Country musician Craig Thompson will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week 2017

August 21 – 27, 2017

Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week-a weeklong dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! Participating restaurants will offer del...

Gary Brunotte

August 23, 2017
  • Times: 9pm-midnight
  • Venue: C. Grace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Gary Brunotte will be performing live at C. Grace.

Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips

August 23, 2017

The Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips will be performing live at Red Hat Amphitheater.

Intro to Podcasting Class with Jennifer Dasal

August 23, 2017
  • Times: 7-8:30pm
  • Venue: Imurj
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10 Imurj Members / $12 non-members

In the past 10 years, podcasting has tripled in listenership. According to a 2016 survey, nearly 25% of Americans listen to podcasts across all age groups, with millennials being early adopters of the...

Irresistible Swing

August 09 – 23, 2017
  • Times: 9pm-midnight
  • Venue: The Big Easy
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Irresistible Swing will be performing live jazz at The Big Easy.


August 23, 2017

Raven will be performing live with Dead By Wednesday and Knightmare at The Pour House Music Hall.

Saving Space Showcase benefitting Walltown Children's Theatre

August 23, 2017
  • Times: 10pm
  • Venue: Neptunes Parlour
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $7; ages 21 and over

Away MSG, Playplay, Trandle and RGB will be performing live at Neptunes Parlour as part of the Saving Space Showcase benefitting the Walltown Children's Theatre.

On-Going Events

Artspace Corridor Artists Exhibition

August 04 – October 28, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tue.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Thurs, 10am-7pm
  • Venue: Artspace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Award Winning Pub Trivia at Tir na nOg

January 18, 2017 – January 31, 2018 (Every Wednesday)
  • Times: 8pm
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Beer Run at Oak City Brewing

January 14, 2017 – January 31, 2018 (Every Wednesday, Saturday)

Brain vs. Liver Pub Trivia

Starting November 30, 2016 (Every Wednesday)
  • Times: 8-10pm
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
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