Raleigh Events
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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

2014 N.C. State Fair

October 16 – 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)

The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each Oct. in Raleigh. Our Fair is the largest event in the state of N.C. and we are the largest 11-d...

Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto

October 24 – 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Strauss: Don Juan; Strauss: Death and Transfiguration. Eugene Tzigane, conductor; Di Wu, piano. Pre-concert talk, Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Click the FIND TICKE...


2014 JCAPL Puppy Poker Run

October 25, 2014

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 25! Get ready to RIDE for the animals! We will be starting things off at Ray Price Harley Davidson with donuts and coffee. Registration/check-in at 10am, fi...

A Reel-ly Scary Cary

October 23 – 25, 2014
  • Times: 6pm
  • Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $10 (ages 13+) includes movie and one Haunted House visit

Scary movie enthusiasts and those that love all things spooky are invited to attend an event that has become a fall fan favorite, Reel-ly Scary Cary! The majestic trees and winding path at Cary's Koka...

A Taste of Raleigh Gourmet Food Tour

Starting January 12, 2013 (Every Saturday)

The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh sho...


October 25, 2014

Why the name 'Aittala'? (pronounced 'eyetah-la')... Simple. A name was needed and Eric's last name seemed like a good choice. It's ambiguous and doesn't lend itself to an association to any specific g...

Almost Maine

October 10 – 25, 2014 (Recurring every 2 weeks Friday, Saturday)

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States-it's almost in Canada. And it almost doesn't exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organiz...

An Evening with Wilco

October 25, 2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Reserved $55 (Members $50); General Admission $40 (Members $35); Youth (7-18) $20; Children (6 and Under) Free

Wilco, formed by singer-songwriter Jeff Tweedy, performs classic roots rock, incorporating folk, pop and genre-spanning experimentalism. This performance features no opening act and will include songs...

Cary's Great Pumpkin Carve

October 25, 2014
  • Times: 2pm
  • Venue: Cary Performance Green
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Pumpkins for sale $3; Family-Friendly Halloween TV Specials are free

Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of our carving stations or bring your own pumpkin to carve. After the pumpkin lighting, family friendly Halloween TV specials,...

Comedy Night

October 25, 2014

Day of the Dead 5k

October 25, 2014
  • Times: 11am
  • Venue: Centro
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $25

Centro, a locally-owned Mexican restaurant in downtown Raleigh, will host the fourth annual 5k race celebrating Hispanic culture and the Day of the Dead on Oct. 25, 2014 benefiting the Brentwood Boys ...

Desire Under the Elms

October 10 – 26, 2014 (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 Eugene O'Neill. A twentieth-century American classic inspired by ancient Greek drama, this fever dream of a family drama is set in rural New England. Father of three, Ephraim Cabot returns to the f...


October 11 – 26, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett's Dracula, and Robert Weiss' The Masque of the Red Death, set to commissioned scores by J. Mark Scearce, are returning just in time for Halloween. When this program premiered in 2...

Ed Stephenson and Cat Albanese

October 25, 2014

Encore! Fall Invitational Concert

October 25, 2014

Join us at Meredith College for our Fall Invitational Concert, Encore!

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