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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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13th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., noon-11pm; Sat., 10am-10pm; Sun., 10am-5pm
  • Venue: Fayetteville Street
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo is a three day annual event that takes place in downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention Center and the Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Triu...

6th Annual Tattoo Fest

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Tattoo Fest is a charity event. Booth set ups are free of charge, as well as customer/client entry to the event. The event relies on a good faith donation from each shop/artist attending u...

Academy Sports + Outdoors Grand Opening

September 22 – 23, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 8am
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Apex
  • Admission: Free

Join Academy Sports + Outdoors' Grand Opening Celebration! Visit the event website for a full list of events and giveaways. Academy Sports + Outdoors makes it easier for everyone to enjoy mo...


September 22, 2017

Antiseen will be performing live at The Pour House Music Hall.

Chris Larking with Tyler Bradford Wright and Kerry Long

September 22, 2017
  • Times: 8-11pm
  • Venue: Imurj
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10

Chris Larkin will be performing live at Imurj with Tyler Bradford Wright and Kerry Long.

Elmer Gibson

September 22, 2017

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

Escape to Freedom

September 15 – 23, 2017 (Every Friday, Saturday)

In celebration of the 151st anniversary of emancipation, and in partnership with MOJOAA Performing Arts Company, Mordecai Historic Park presents a theatrical experience: Escape to Freedom. This one ho...

Forest Moon Theater presents California Suite

September 15 – 24, 2017
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Adults $15 advanced, $18 day of; students/seniors $13 advance, $16 day of

If the walls in room 203 of the Beverly Hills Hotel could talk, these are four comic stories they would tell of couples who crossed the threshold. Confrontations over custody, sexual orientation, in...

Fred Westbrook

September 22, 2017
  • Times: 9pm-midnight
  • Venue: Empress Room
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Fred Westbrook will be performing live at the Empress Room.

Friday Night Tribute Series: 90's Tribute

September 22, 2017
  • Times: 7-9pm
  • Venue: Midtown Park
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Join North Hills for the fifth season of the Friday Night Tributes Series. This feel good music series highlights music we all know and love. The series appeals to young and old alike, pay...

Hank Sinatra

September 22, 2017

Hank Sinatra will be performing live at Abbey Road in Cary.

Hank, Pattie and The Current will be performing live at the Duke Energy Center's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. This show will also kick off the official release of their new CD.

Heart Shaped Juke Box

September 22, 2017

Heart Shaped Juke Box will be performing live at Abbey Road in Cary.

Jenny Besetzt

September 22, 2017
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: KINGS
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $8

Jenny Besetzt will be performing live with Lonnie Walker and Moon Racer at Kings.

Johnny Orr

September 22, 2017

Johnny Orr will be performing live at Chef's Palette Restaurant.

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