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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...

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...

Chris Tomlin

October 22, 2017

Chris Tomlin will be performing live with special guest Matt Maher at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre as part of his Good Good Father Tour.

Classical Music Series: C3 Carolina Contemporary Composers Concert

October 22, 2017

The Halle Cultural Arts Center will present an afternoon of music for the clarinet.

Daniel DeLorenzo

October 22, 2017

Jazz musician Daniel DeLorenzo will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.


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) ...

Downtown Garner Trick or Eat Food Truck Rodeo

October 22, 2017

The Downtown Garner Trick or Eat Food Truck Rodeo is back with a fleet of food trucks, craft beers, and plenty of fun in store. Admission is free! Come to Historic Downtown Garner on Main St...


October 22, 2017

Earther will be performing live with Wolves, Wolves, Wolves & Wolves and The Run Up at Slim's Downtown.

Larry Hutcherson

October 22, 2017

Rock musician Larry Hutcherson will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

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, ...


October 22, 2017
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: Neptunes Parlour
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5 advance, $7 day of; ages 21 and over

Microkingdom will be performing live with Cantwell and Gomez & Jordan at Neptunes Parlour.

NCAAW Soccer: UNC vs. Louisville

October 22, 2017

The UNC Tar Heels women's soccer team will host Louisville at WakeMed Soccer Park.

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