Greater Raleigh 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 Greater 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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Signature Events

Exhibition: Starring North Carolina!

November 15, 2014 – September 6, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of History
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10; Ages 7-17, Seniors, Active Military and Students $6 Groups (10+) $6; Kids (6 and under) Free

See the first major exhibition about N.C.'s movies, television shows, cast members and crews. Starring North Carolina! will feature costumes and props from Bull Durham, Iron Man 3, Teenage Mutant Ni...

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

October 11, 2014 – April 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm; Sun., noon-5pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Members Free; Adults $14; Seniors, Students and Military $12; Children (3-12) $8

The World's Largest Dinosaurs, a major new exhibition now open at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, explores the amazing biology of a group of uniquely super-sized dinosaurs: the long-nec...


A Century of Service: Rotary in Raleigh 1914-2014

November 21 – 23, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $20

Burning Coal Theatre presents an original drama by past Piedmont Laureate Ian Finley portraying the history of the City of Raleigh through the activities of the first Rotary International civic club i...

A Film with Me in It

November 23, 2014

Around the World in 80 Days

November 07 – 23, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Wed.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Venue: North Carolina State University
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Adults $18; NCSU Faculty/Staff/Seniors/Encore Members/Alumni Association/Parents Association/Students $16; NCSU Students $5

A play by Laura Eason. Adapted from the novel by Jules Verne. Phileas Fogg, the mysterious and brilliant man of mathematics and scientific reason, wagers his considerable fortune that the world can be...

Exhibition: New Still Life Oils by Bert Beirne

October 30 – November 30, 2014 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Tues.-Fri., noon-6pm; Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: Gallery C
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh

Bert Beirne has been paintng the still life for nearly three decades and is considered one of the important painters of the genre living today. Since receiving her BFA from the University of Cincinnat...

Graduation Recital - Laura Beth Dawson, soprano

November 23, 2014

Harlem Quartet with Misha Dichter, piano

November 23, 2014

Music of Brahms and Dohnanyi for piano and string quartet.

Have Your Party at Our Party

November 09 – 30, 2014 (Every Sunday)

Planning a party in the near future or just looking to gather with a group of friends? Dance is a great activity to bond people and provide a fun and unique event theme. Every Sunday we hold a Class...


November 20 – 23, 2014 (Recurring every 3 days)
  • Times: Thurs., 7pm & 9:30pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Venue: The Cary Theater
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $5

Oscar-winning documentarian Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September) examines the life of pioneering reggae artist Bob Marley in this film, featuring intimate footage from the family's personal archives...

Meredith Dance Theatre

November 21 – 23, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Celebrating its 30th year, Meredith's Modern Dance Company will perform works by founder Alyson Colwell-Waber, Artistic Director Carol Kyles Finley, Guest Artist Julia Rhoades of Lucky Plush Productio...

N.C. State Choral Concert

November 23, 2014

The choirs of N.C. State, including State Chorale, Vox Accalia Women's Choir and Singing Statesmen Men's Choir, will combine and partner with the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra (RCCO) for a special p...

North Carolina Reptile & Exotic Animal Show presented by Repticon

November 22 – 23, 2014 (Recurring daily)

The North Carolina Reptile & Exotic Animal Show presented by Repticon in Raleigh is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages and merchandise. Participate ...

North Carolina State vs. South Florida NCAAM Basketball

November 23, 2014
  • Times: 4pm
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena

The N.C. State Wolfpack men's basketball team will compete at home against South Florida at PNC Arena.

November Weekend Family-Friendly Tours

November 01 – 30, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

Half-hour tours for kids ages 5-11 and their adult companions. Join a Museum guide for a lively discussion and activities in the galleries. Nov.'s theme: Food and Family. Explore works that celebrate...

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