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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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10th Annual Joey O Bocce Classic

April 30, 2017
  • Times: 9am
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $400 per four player team

The time is now, so let’s get set for the 10th Annual Joey O Bocce Classic! The support from our friends continues to make this a worthwhile event! Together, we can make a difference and forge a...


April 30, 2017

The North Carolina State University Music Department will present Acappology, a mixed group a cappella performance, in Stewart Theatre.

Ballet Coppelia and The Broken Doll

April 29 – 30, 2017

Ballet Coppelia and The Broken Doll will be performed by the Campaneria School and Ballet Company and the KMU Jazz Company.

Beers for Beagles IV

April 30, 2017

Join Triangle Beagle Rescue of N.C. at Lonerider to raise money for the beagles! In addition to your usual Lonerider favorites, you will be able to sample beagle inspired brews (did someone say peanut...

Gene O'Neill

April 30, 2017

Blues musician Gene O'Neill will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Giftshop Tunes

April 30, 2017

Giftshop Tunes will be performing live at Slim's Downtown.

Goodguys 3rd N.C. Nationals

April 28 – 30, 2017
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 8am-5pm; Sun., 8am-3pm
  • Venue: North Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: General Admission (ages 13+) $17; Kids (ages 7-12) $6; Kids (ages 6 & under) Free

Goodguys returns to the Carolinas for another exciting weekend of nostalgic hot roddin' fun! Grab your family and all your friends and head on out to the Goodguys 3rd N.C. Nationals automotive festi...

Head for the Cure 5K

April 30, 2017

The mission of Head for the Cure is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebra...


April 21 – 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 10am-4pm
  • Venue: Festival Park
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free

The 18th Annual HerbFest will feature organic, non-gmo herbs and vegetables as well as heirloom tomatoes and peppers and beautiful perennials. This year's Herb of the Year is Cilantro, and we ...

In The Company of Women

April 30, 2017
  • Times: 2pm
  • Venue: House of Hops
  • Area: RDU/Brier Creek
  • Admission: $15/person

What better way to celebrate N.C. Beer Month than by meeting the talented women carving a space in N.C.'s craft beer industry. Hear how Leah, Hollie, Mary Eliza and Margo's working experiences transla...

James and the Giant Peach

April 21 – 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1pm and 5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Starting at $9

James and the Giant Peach, from the book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George: When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion, wh...

Knives of Spain

April 30, 2017
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: Neptunes Parlour
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5; ages 21 and over

Knives of Spain will be performing live with Elisa Faires and Spookstina at Neptunes Parlour.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

April 21 – 30, 2017

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. It is organized as a series of monologues and uses a...

Manuel Wirtz

April 30, 2017

Manuel Wirtz will be performing live at The Pour House Music Hall.

Matt Walsh

April 30, 2017

Rock musician Matt Walsh will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

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