Raleigh Events

Get to Greater Raleigh for a Summer of Music Mania. From big-budget touring productions to free, weekly music festivals, we've got the most live music of any destination in N.C....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.

WHAT'S HOT: Rock in Greater Raleigh with a Summer of Music Mania. Check out our calendar of every live music event in Greater Raleigh this summer; don't miss the hottest concerts of the year! See the full music calendar.

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29th International Festival of Raleigh

September 19 – 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., 4:30-10pm; Sat., 10am-10pm; Sun., 11am-7pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5-$8 daily; 3-day Weekend Pass $19

The International Festival of Raleigh is celebrating its 29th birthday this year! The annual celebration of multiculturalism brings together nearly 60 international groups who call the Triangle home. ...

A Raisin in the Sun

September 05 – 21, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2pm
  • Venue: St. Francis of Assisi
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: Adults $22; Students/Seniors/Military $17; Groups of 10 or More $14; High School Students $10

A play by Lorraine Hansberry. The Younger family, an African American family of five, lives in a tiny apartment in the south side of Chicago. The patriarch of the family has recently passed and the fa...

Annual BBQ Fundraiser

September 19, 2014

Join us for good food and fellowship on Friday, Sept. 19 for the 4th Annual UMW Barbecue Dinner for missions! All proceeds benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County and Methodist Home for Children. As ...

Astronautalis with Sarah Jaffe and Transit

September 19, 2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: Kings Barcade
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $12

Presented by Cat's Cradle: Astronautalis with Sarah Jaffe and Transit at Kings Barcade!

Branford Marsalis & Grant Llewellyn

September 19 – 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Bernstein: Divertimento, Erwin Schuloff: Hot Sonata, Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto, Debussy: La mer. Grant Llewellyn, Music Director; Branford Marsalis, saxophone.

Cirque Italia

September 17 – 21, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Wed.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: South Raleigh
  • Admission: free & $20

Many people dream of visiting Europe one day, and immersing themselves into its culture. You will have the chance to experience a traditional event enjoyed in every village, town and city across the ...

Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till

September 19 – 22, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm; Mon., 10:am
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adults $14; Seniors/Students $10

In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train and into a world he could never understand. ...

Ed Stephenson Duo

September 19, 2014

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 ...

Friday Night Tributes: On the Border

September 19, 2014
  • Times: 7-9pm
  • Venue: Midtown Park
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Every Friday from Aug. 29 through Oct. 17, Midtown Events will be hosting the Friday Night Tributes series in Midtown Park! This series, now in its' second season, will pay tribute to some of your f...

Jonas Sees In Color

September 19, 2014
  • Times: 9pm-midnight
  • Venue: Slim's Downtown
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5

Four piece rock band from Greensboro, N.C. plays at Slim's Friday night with support from Gulley (Winston-Salem).

Kristian Bush of Sugarland

September 19, 2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: Southland Ballroom
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance $20; Day of show $25

Kristian Bush, one half of international super-duo Sugarland, has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. Bush made his solo debut in March 2013 at the inaugural C2C: Country ...

Marc Broussard

September 19, 2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: Lincoln Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Advance $16; Day of show $18

Marc Broussard will perform at Lincoln Theatre on Fri., Sept. 19 with special guests Mingo Fishtrap and Andy Suzuki.

Organ Concert

September 19, 2014

Organ music of French and American composers.


September 05 – 26, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Fri., 7:30pm; Sat., 2pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15

David Edgar's Pentecost, which premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company and transferred to Londons West End, examines the role art and culture plays in shaping identity. Directed by Jerome Davis.

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