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 Live One

November 26, 2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: Lincoln Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance $9; Day of show $12

A Live One will perform at Lincoln Theatre covering the music of Phish.


November 26, 2014

Join CityFolk as we play music for dinner at Irregardless Cafe!

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...

North Carolina State vs. Richmond NCAAM Basketball

November 26, 2014
  • Times: 7pm
  • 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 Richmond at PNC Arena.

The Snowman

November 26, 2014

The animated family film The Snowman will come to life on the big screen with the orchestra performing Howard Blakes soundtrack live. Emmy Award-winning WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner narrates t...

Triangle Youth Music - "Celebrating the Bard at 450"

November 26, 2014

*MENDELSSOHN Dance of the Clowns fromA Midsummer Night's Dream *MASCAGNI Intermezzo fromCavalleria Rusticana *MOURET Rondeau *MUSSORGSKY Promenade and Great Gate of Kiev fromPictures from an ...

On-Going Events

ArtSource Presents: Holiday Show featuring Jeanne Bessette and Bernstein Glass

November 20 – December 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Venue: ArtSource
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh

Buzz’n Go: Guided City Tour & Local Brewery Tasting

Starting June 25, 2014 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Capital City East Segway Tour

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

Cary Photographic Artists 7th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

October 31 – December 19, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Cornhole Tournament

November 12, 2014 – November 11, 2015 (Every Wednesday)

Downtown Discovery Segway Tour

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

Exhibit: Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivals

August 29, 2014 – May 17, 2015 (Recurring daily)
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