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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...

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 Puppet Theater presents Going Trick-or-Treating

October 03 – 17, 2017 (Recurring every 2 weeks Tuesday)

The Carolina Puppet Theatre is an enchanting puppet experience creatively entertaining audiences with high energy antics. Using a variety of puppet styles, the characters come to life with engaging pe...

Comeback Kid

October 17, 2017
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Venue: KINGS
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $15 advance, $17 day of

Comeback Kid will be performing live with Burn, Jesus Piece, Revenge Season and Substance at Kings.

Globetrotting Guitar from Pittsburgh

October 17, 2017

Oft-touring Pittsburgh fingerstyle guitarist Daryl Shawn appears at Irregardless Cafe. An alumnus of Boston's esteemed Berklee College of Music who went on to develop his craft during five years in Oa...

NC State Men's Soccer vs. UNC Willmington

October 17, 2017

The NC State Men's Soccer Team will host UNC Willmington at Dail Soccer Field.

NCAAM Soccer: UNC vs. Old Dominion

October 17, 2017

The UNC Tar Heels men's soccer team will host Old Dominion at WakeMed Soccer Park.


October 17, 2017

Shanachie will be performing live at Doherty's in Apex.

On-Going Events

America’s Wars: Individual Experience and Collective Memory

September 01 – November 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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

Beer & Banjos

September 12, 2017 – September 4, 2018 (Every Tuesday)

Bluegrass Jam Night

June 06 – December 26, 2017 (Every Tuesday)

Brewery of the Month at Level Up

July 11 – December 19, 2017 (Every Tuesday)
  • Times: 5pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Cotton Plays Here at Cafe Euro

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

Cutting Edge Clean Energy Track Out Camp

October 16 – 20, 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

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