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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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2017 N.C. State Fair

October 12 – 22, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each Oct. in Raleigh. Our Fair is the largest event in the state of N.C. and we are the largest 11-d...

2017 Southeastern Open Table Tennis Tournament

October 20 – 22, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 9am-6pm
  • Venue: Triangle Table Tennis Center
  • Area: Morrisville/RTP
  • Admission: Pricing for participants varies, based on event selected

This USATT 4-Star sanction level table tennis tournament includes a Giant Round Robin main event, and multiple rating level events. Cash and prizes awarded to finalists. All skill levels are welcome...

32nd International Festival of Raleigh

October 20 – 22, 2017 (Recurring daily)

More than 71 ethnic groups will be represented at the 32nd Annual International Festival of Raleigh, which will include food from around the world, non-stop stage performances, world be...

Ace Henderson with Dom

October 21, 2017
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: KINGS
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10 advance, $12 day of

Ace Henderson with Dom will be performing live with N'Kognito and Social Contract at Kings.

AIDS Walk and 5K Run

October 21, 2017

The annual AIDS Walk and 5K Run will take place in Raleigh's beautiful 308 acre Dix Park. The event will take you through the park with some of the more iconic views of downtown Raleigh. Be ready to...

Bill West

October 21, 2017

Bill West will be performing live at Abbey Road in Apex.

Brewery Tour

October 21, 2017

Get a behind the scenes look at how Raleigh Brewing beer is made at this brewery tour. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Butterfly Southeastern Open

October 20 – 22, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Spoonsored by Butterfly and Triangle Table Tennis, the 2017 Butterfly Southeastern Open is a 4-Star tournament sanctioned by USA Table Tennis. The Giant Round Robin event will have five divisions and ...

Carolina Ballet: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales

October 12 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including Th...

Carolina Uprising

October 21, 2017

The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Pure Prairie League, Poco, Scooter Brown Band and Super Grit Cowboy Band will be performing live at the Koka Booth Amphitheater as pa...

Chicano Batman and Khruangbin

October 21, 2017

Chicano Batman and Khruangbin will be performing live with The Shacks at the Lincoln Theatre.

Children's Art Show and Fall Party

October 21, 2017
  • Times: 2-6pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Join TC Artworks for their first Children's Art Show and Fall Party. Enjoy food, beverages, pumpkin decorating and kid's games. View over 200 pieces of children's artwork. Register to w...

Chris Overstreet

October 21, 2017

Chris Overstreet will be performing live at Doherty's in Cary.

Connect & Create: Sugar Skulls and Papel Picado

October 21, 2017
  • Times: 10am-noon
  • Venue: Artspace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $15 or $10 for members

Connect & Create is a workshop series that connects families and artists to create works of art together at Artspace. Join artist Peter Marin and explore traditional Mexican folk art while you cre...

Creepy Crabtree Celebration

October 21, 2017

Mark your calendars! Lake Crabtree County Park's annual Halloween event, Creepy Crabtree, will return in October! This free, park-wide event will investigate the darker side of nature. ...

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