April 2015 is Beer Month in Greater Raleigh and N.C., and the Raleigh area's breweries are drafting and serving flavorful and one-of-a-kind brews all month long...more

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

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...


Beer & Banjos featuring Glen River

March 31, 2015
  • Times: 7:30-10pm
  • Venue: Tir na nOg
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Join us for a free show with some of the region's best folk and bluegrass artists.

Finch's Beer Dinner

March 31, 2015
  • Times: 7-10pm
  • Venue: Busy Bee Cafe
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $50

Join us for a five course dinner from Chef David Mitchell and five delicious beers from Finch's Beer Co. (Chicago, Ill.,) including a very special firkin of Hardcore Chimera and Stache in the Woods ba...


March 31, 2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Venue: Southland Ballroom
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance $12; Day of show $14

Based out of Los Angeles, post-hardcore quintet Letlive formed in 2002. With a frantic, driving sound, the band fuses some of the technical fury of At the Drive-In with a more direct, passionate deliv...

Peroutka, Placzek, Rice Piano Trio in Recital

March 31, 2015
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Carswell Concert Hall
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Free

Music by Frank, Placzek and Debussy.

The Insanity of Mary Girard

March 30 – 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Insanity of Mary Girard is a play by Lanie Robertson. Designed and directed by George Jack. The show runs about an hour and fifteen minutes without intermission. Adult content and some strong la...

On-Going Events

"Just Imagine," featuring Debbie Martin, Carolyn Goldsmith, Angela Nesbit and Jeanne Bessette

March 01 – 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 10-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: ArtSource
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh

Bassbunny & Madhouse Underground Present: Sub Rosa

January 20 – April 28, 2015 (Every Tuesday)

Beer & Banjos Music Series

Starting September 16, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Venue: Tir na nOg
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Bluegrass Jam Session

February 10 – March 31, 2015

Capital City East Segway Tour

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

Downtown Discovery Segway Tour

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

Exhibit: Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals

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

Exhibition: Apex High School Student and Teacher Show

March 20 – April 30, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: Best of N.C. 2015

March 28 – May 31, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: Gallery C
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
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