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Raleigh, N.C., Calendar of Events

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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Avenue Q

June 02 – 25, 2017 (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: $15-$28

Avenue Q, music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty: Recent college grad, Princeton, moves into a shabby N.Y. apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Along with his new friend...

Cary's Downtown Chowdown

June 25, 2017
  • Times: 12:30-5pm
  • Venue: Downtown Park
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Free

Join this food truck rodeo along Chatham St. in Downtown Cary. The event includes your favorite food trucks, plus local beer and wine vendors will line the street along with seating are...

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers

June 25, 2017

Iconic bands Chicago and The Doobie Brothers are joining forces on tour and will be bringing the music to the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in what will be a show for the ages. If ...

Faizon Love

June 23 – 25, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm and 10pm; Sun. 7pm
  • Venue: Goodnight's Comedy Club
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $25-$36; 18 and over

Faizon Love will be performing live at Goodnight's Comedy Club.

Gene O'Neill

June 25, 2017

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

Ghost of Saturday Nite

June 25, 2017

Ghost of Saturday Nite will be performing live with Riverside Odds, Kiff and 49/Short at The Pour House Music Hall.

Good Looks Rap Showcase

June 25, 2017
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Venue: KINGS
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10 advance, $12 day of

Next V$t, Cloudy Nueve, Jacari, Sangstaa, Devaarian, Sleepy Floyd, Jake Adams, King Fresco and Jaystorm will be performing live at Kings as part of the Good Looks Rap Showcase.

Hay Fever by Noel Coward

June 15 – 25, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Noël Coward’s Hay Fever is a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners directed by University Theatre director John C. McIlwee. Novelist David Bliss and his retired actress wife...

John William Carlson

June 25, 2017

Singer songwriter John William Carlson will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Porgy and Bess

June 09 – 25, 2017

The Justice Theater Project will present George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. The play is adapted by playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who through radically fresh eyes inspires us to think anew about econom...

Shreya Ghoshal

June 25, 2017

Shreya Ghoshal is regarded as the most successful singer of the Indian film industry today.  She has won more than one hundred film awards as the top female singer of Bollywood including thirte...

Steampunk MidAtlantic

June 23 – 25, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Opening Concert Fri. 8pm; Sat.-Sun. 10am-5pm; Indi Film Festival 8pm-midnight Sat.
  • Venue: Ramada Raleigh
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $10 for one day, $15 for two days, kids 12 and under free

This two day show features vendors, artists, major personalities (Stephen Chapman, Papa Stro Maestro and Blibbering Humdingers), a Steampunk Makers Fair, a film festival, panels, Steampunk homebr...


June 21 – July 2, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

After being struck by a bicycle while crossing an East Village intersection, Vera Resnick feels a strange and out-of-character connection to the college-aged kid responsible for the collision. Is this...

Sunday in the Park: SWAG

June 25, 2017

This summer you can enjoy a Sunday in the Park concert series in two of Raleigh's most delightful parks, Dorothea Dix and Fred Fletcher. Bring the whole family, a picnic and a blanket and sit back and...

The Curious Savage

June 16 – 25, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: In Advance: Adults $15; Seniors/Students $13; Day of Show: $3 Additional

In The Curious Savage, greedy children institutionalize their mother in an attempt to get their hands on the family fortune, but Mrs. Savage enjoys the last laugh in this warm comedy about patients in...

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