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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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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...

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...

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...

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...


October 12 – 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $10

A young woman and a young man go on a journey of discovery.  In this whimsical tale by the master of witty wordplay, Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead) ...

Infinity Ballet Theatre's Cinderella

October 20 – 21, 2017

Come and enjoy this comic ballet with charming characters telling the story of this age-old fairytale.

Lizzie Borden of Fall River

October 20 – 22, 2017
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: Cary Arts Center
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $10 adults, $8 students and seniors, $5 children 5 and under

Lizzie Borden took an axe,  And gave her mother forty whacks,  When she saw what she had done,  She gave her father forty-one."   Or did she? A hot August morning, ...

Enjoy violinist Benjamin Beilman's spellbinding interpretation of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The serene spirit of Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony evokes everything from a countr...

Over the River and Through the Woods

October 20 – 28, 2017
  • Times: Fri. 8pm, Sat. 8-21 2pm and 8pm, Sat. 8-28 2pm
  • Venue: Garner Performing Arts Center
  • Area: Garner
  • Admission: 2pm shows $12, 8pm shows $15

Nick is a single Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn't mean his family isn't still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents ever...

The Exonerated

October 18 – 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

In this documentary theatre piece, countless hours spent in dusty courthouse record rooms and thousands of hours of microfiche yields the true story of five American men and one American woman convict...

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

Black on Black V2

October 06 – November 25, 2017
  • Times: Wed.-Fri. 11am-6pm, Sat. 11am-4pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Exhibition: New works by Laura Lacambra Shubert and Sally Resnik Rockriver

October 01 – 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Tue.-Fri. Noon-6pm; Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 1-5pm
  • Venue: Gallery C
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Exhibition: No Damsel: Dorian Lynde

May 28, 2017 – January 7, 2018 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat.-Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: CAM Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Fragile Foundations: Ivana M Beck

October 06 – 28, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tue.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Thurs. 10am-7pm
  • Venue: Artspace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
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