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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...

Alex Gordez

October 20, 2017
  • Times: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Venue: Sola Coffee Cafe
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Alex Gordez will be performing live at Sola Coffee Cafe.

Author Event: Wiley Cash

October 20, 2017
  • Times: Noon-2pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free

“The Last Ballad is the story of a beautiful and courageous woman, and it is beautifully and courageously told. Wiley Cash dares give voice to people lost in the margins of history, and he bring...


October 20, 2017

The Cary Theater will be screening the 1948 Tim Burton comedy Beetlejuice.

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...

Cat Albanese with Ryan Johnson

October 20, 2017
  • Times: 9pm-midnight
  • Venue: Empress Room
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Cat Albanese will be performing live with Ryan Johnson at the Empress Room.


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) ...

Derek Chase

October 20, 2017

Derek Chase will be performing live at Aviator Tap House.

Echo Courts

October 20, 2017

Echo Courts will be performing live with The Remarks and Seabreeze Diner at Slim's Downtown.

Elmer Gibson

October 20, 2017

Jazz musician Elmer Gibson will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

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.

Jake Shimabukuro

October 20, 2017

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jake Shimabukuro is known for his energetic strumming on the ukulele. Jake’s performance incorporates elements of thoughtful, sophisticated arrangements to s...

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