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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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2nd Annual Puppy Pageant

May 23, 2017

Join Kings North HIlls for the 2nd Annual Puppy Pageant! Bring your puppy to participate. Kings has partnered with various businesses, including Quail Corners Animal Hospital and P...

Chateau Montelena Wine Dinner

May 23, 2017

Join The Umstead Hotel and Spa for a four course dinner featuring the iconic Chateau Montelena winery, who put Napa Valley on the map as a region of excellence when they won the 1976 “...

Cole Koffi

May 23, 2017

Cole Koffi will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Head for the Hills

May 23, 2017

Head for the Hills will be performing live with The Turkey Buzzards at The Pour House Music Hall.

Matilda The Musical

May 23 – 28, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, and one of the biggest hits on Broadway, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imag...

Medtech and Biotech Startup Networking Night

May 23, 2017
  • Times: 5:30-7:30pm
  • Venue: HQ Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $19.97

Join IMUA Services for an evening of community, connection and collaboration. Network with like minded entrepreneurs, startups, students, researchers and anyone interested in starting their ...

Straight White Men

May 12 – 28, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Showtimes will vary; visit the event website for more details
  • Venue: Sonorous Road Productions
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adults $18; Seniors/Students/Military $15

When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese. Then they confront a problem that even being a happy family can't...

Tkay Maidza

May 23, 2017
  • Times: 10pm
  • Venue: Neptunes Parlour
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10 advance, $12 day of the show

Tkay Maidza will be performing live at Neptunes Parlour.

Join the Friends of the Page-Walker to learn the status and architectural significance of properties in Cary’s three National Register historic districts. Hear interesting tidbits about the form...

On-Going Events

8th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

July 17, 2015 – June 15, 2017

Artspace 30th Anniversary Artist Retrospective - Corridor Exhibition

April 07 – June 23, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tue.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Thurs. 10am-7pm
  • Venue: Artspace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Artspace 30th Anniversary Retrospective - A Look at Artspace Artists

April 21 – June 3, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tue.-Sat. 10am-6pm; Thurs. 10am-7pm
  • Venue: Artspace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Cotton Plays Here at Cafe Euro

Starting August 23, 2016 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: 10:30am-11:30am
  • Area: Wake Forest

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Starting February 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Exhibition: "Color Song" by Margie Sawyer and Dawn Rozzo

April 29 – May 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)
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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499