A series of productions celebrating the impact and timeless popularity of Shakespeare, presented by the area's most auspicious arts institutions–from Jan. to June 2015...more

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...

Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest

November 22, 2014 – February 1, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: City Plaza
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $9 for both adults and children (includes skate rental)

The Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest is a two-month, community-wide winter celebration produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) in partnership with the City of Raleigh, drawing over thousands of people...

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...


2015 Triangle Restaurant Week

January 26 – February 1, 2015
  • Times: Lunch & Dinner Jan. 26-Feb. 1
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $15 3-course lunch; $20-$30 3-course dinner

Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW) is a week-long celebration of culinary excellence designed to incorporate the premier Raleigh, Cary, Apex and surrounding area restaurants. During TRW, participating ...

Animals of Umstead

January 29, 2015

Join a Park Ranger to learn general information about the animals that call William B. Umstead State Park home. ALL AGES WELCOME! Program length: 1 hour. Reservations are required. Please call or st...

Approaching Ali

January 29 – 31, 2015 (Recurring every 2 days)
  • Times: Thurs. & Sat., 7pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: East Raleigh
  • Admission: $25

A 50-minute contemporary chamber opera by Richmond-based composer DJ Sparr, libretto by Mark Campbell and Davis Miller. Chosen by the Washington National Opera to kick off their American Opera Initiat...

Blue Man Group

January 29 – 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainm...

Local Band-Local Beer featuring David B. Dollar | My Brother, My Sister | Waking April

January 29, 2015
  • Times: 9:30pm-1am
  • Venue: Tir na nOg
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free (+$3 under 21)

Free concert featuring three great N.C.-based bands. Big Boss Brewing Company will be present with beer samples, plus a huge variety of N.C. beer available on draft! Check out the event page to previ...

Paul Bomar & Peter Innocenti

January 29, 2015

Paul Bomar and Peter Innocenti will be performing your favorite jazz tunes at Mura, a fantastic sushi restaurant in North Hills.

Romeo & Juliet

January 22 – February 15, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thur. 7:30pm; Fri. 7:30pm; Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $15

Romeo Juliet: Shakespeare's tragic love story about two young people who dare to defy their parents and find love with each other, despite their family's bitter and age-old rivalry. Directed by Emily ...

The Two Faces of January

January 29 – 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)

A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife and a stranger who all flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective. Rated: PG-13.

Two Shorts & A Feature

January 29, 2015

You guys wanted local film screenings and now you're gonna get local film screenings! Come out and support local film when we kick off our new screening series! TWO SHORTS & A FEATURE, Featuring ...

Venus in Fur

January 16 – February 1, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Adults $22; Seniors/Students $18

By David Ives. Vanda arrives several hours late to her audition for a play based on a nineteenth-century erotic novel, leaving the director less than impressed. But her masterful performance flips the...

On-Going Events

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)
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