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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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Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival

May 19 – 21, 2017
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 10am-7pm
  • Venue: Moore Square
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Since its inception in 1980, this spring festival has entertained and inspired hundreds of thousands of people, introducing them to underrepresented artists and performances. Every aspect of the festi...

Better Off Dead

May 20, 2017
  • Times: 8:30pm
  • Venue: Lincoln Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $8

Better Off Dead, a Grateful Dead tribute band, will be performing live with Moon Water, a Widespread Panic tribute band, at the Lincoln Theatre.

Brad Paisley

May 20, 2017

Brad Paisley will be performing live with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell at Coastal Credit Union Music Park.

Connie McCoy CD Release Party

May 20, 2017

Jazz musician Connie McCoy will be performing live at Lorraine's Coffee House to celebrate the release of her new album.

Derek Chase

May 20, 2017

Derek Chase will be performing live at Aviator Tap House.

Famous Dex

May 20, 2017
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: The Ritz
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: $27-$38

Famous Dex will be performing live at The Ritz.

Mike Davis

May 20, 2017

Mike Davis will be performing live at Chef's Palette Restaurant.

NC Local Music's 2017 Benefit for Interact

May 20, 2017
  • Times: 8:30pm
  • Venue: Deep South The Bar
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $8-$15; ages 21 and over

Jason Hoover, Niki Nocturne, Waking April, LaureNicole and SoulShine will be performing live at Deep South the Bar as part of NC Local Music's 2017 Benefit for Interact.

Stark Rayven Mad

May 20, 2017

Stark Rayven Mad will be performing live at Doherty's in Cary.

On-Going Events

Glen Ingram

September 2, 2016 – May 31, 2017 (Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)
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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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