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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

Old Crow Medicine Show

August 20, 2014

Old Crow Medicine Show will play Red Hat Amphitheater on August 20 with special guest Shovels & Rope.


Carolina Mudcats vs. Frederick Keys

August 19 – 21, 2014
  • Times: Tues.-Thurs., 7pm
  • Venue: Five County Stadium
  • Area: Zebulon
  • Admission: Premium Field Level $11; Box Seats $10; General Admission $6; Cattails Skybox Seats $15

The Carolina Mudcats face off against the Frederick Keys in a three-game series at Five County Stadium.

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week 2014

August 18 – 24, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: 5-11pm
  • Venue: Downtown Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $20-$30; Elite Experience $65

Indulge your palate during the Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week—a weeklong dining extravaganza showcasing the culinary talent in the heart of the capital city! Participating restaurants will off...

Exhibition: Mediterranean Art: Mohammed Benchi

July 25 – September 22, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Mohammed Benchi is an experienced artist who specializes in Mediterranean Art. His formal education in art sharpened his keen observations of the people, colors and textures seen in the Mediterranean ...

Little Sprouts: Let's Play Outside!

August 20, 2014

Come to the park for some outdoor fun! Try some new games from around the world and learn how baby animals play and why play is important. For ages 3-5 with an accompanying adult; fee: $4/child o...

The Royal Southern Brotherhood

August 20, 2014

Cyril Neville - Percussion and Vocals Devon Allman - Guitar and Vocals Mike Zito - Guitar and Vocals Charlie Wooton - Bass Yonrico Scott - Drums Before they even hit a chord, The Royal Sout...

U.S. Women's National Team (Soccer) v. Switzerland

August 20, 2014

The U.S. Women's National Soccer team, ranked No. 1 in world, will take on Switzerland on Aug. 20 at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. This will be the first time that Swiss and the American wom...

On-Going Events

ArtSource Presents a Still Life Feature the Month of August

August 01 – 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun. 1-5pm
  • Venue: ArtSource
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh

Bluegrass, Bourbon & Blues

January 22 – November 19, 2014 (Every Wednesday)

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)

Downtown Discovery Segway Tour

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

Exhibit: Cedars in the Pines

February 22 – August 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Exhibit: Stagville: Black & White

March 1, 2014 – January 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Exhibit: Triangle Artist Group Art

July 18 – August 22, 2014 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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