Raleigh, N.C., Calendar of Events

We host thousands of events each year, so from concerts to culinary arts, historic sites to holiday celebrations (plus great college and professional sports), we won't let you down in Raleigh. Even better: many of our festivals and festivities are free. View and map events by day, week or month below, or search for events in a certain category, Destination I.D. or city/town.

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Arc & Stones

February 7, 2016

Arc & Stones will be performing live at The Pour House, Feb. 7!

Artisan Confections Pastry Class

February 7, 2016

Learn a little with the one you love at this seasons Artisan Confections pastry event featuring the Durham Distillery. Join Executive Pastry Chef Evan Sheridan as he bakes his way through gin and choc...

Blue Sky

January 28 – February 14, 2016 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Venue: Contemporary Art Museum (CAM Raleigh)
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $10

In collaboration with Raleigh's Contemporary Art Museum, Blue Sky is Clare Bayley's gripping and intelligent thriller about a brutal and largely forgotten moment in U.S. History that happened in our...

Love Speaks

February 06 – 21, 2016 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

Featuring choreography by Carolina Ballet Principal Guest Choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Love Speaks kicks off the company's tribute to William Shakespeare in commemoration of the 400th anniver...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

February 03 – 07, 2016
  • Times: Wed.-Fri., 7pm; Sat., 11am, 3pm and 7pm; Sun., 11am and 3pm
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $20-$65

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME features artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying traditional elements of the circus and combining the...

Ron Ross

February 7, 2016

Ron Ross (of The Magic Pipers) will be performing live at O'Malley's Pub, Feb. 7!

Super Bowl Party

February 7, 2016

Reggae Sunday pre-party with steel drums (3-5pm) and Cousins Maine Lobster food truck (3-8pm). Watch the game on a 120" projector screen and win prizes from NRBC and CML!

The Underpants

February 05 – 21, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Never underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie. A Comedic Masterpiece! The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic Germa...

Tribeca Tavern Super Bowl Party

February 7, 2016

Tribeca Tavern is celebrating the Super Bowl big this year to support our Panthers. The restaurant will have a full buffet with all of your favorites (wings, sliders, vegetable platter, etc.) and each...

Wine Breathing

February 06 – 07, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Wine Breathing- What's that All About? Speak like a pro at your next party while you sip and swirl away! During all wine tastings this weekend we will introduce you to how to administer CPR to your wi...

On-Going Events

Backroads: The Down East Photography of Watson Brown

January 07 – February 10, 2016 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: Gallery C
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Capital City East Segway Tour

Starting May 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Downtown Discovery Segway Tour

Starting May 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Downtown Discovery Segway Tour

Starting May 31, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Exhibition: “Hey America!” Eastern North Carolina and the Birth of Funk

June 6, 2015 – February 28, 2016
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