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Festivals

What could be better than great weather, food trucks, local beer, live music, tons of art and thousands of friends? Raleigh, N.C., is no stranger to major events and festivals. In fact, we have prestigious music festivals like Hopscotch Music Festival and PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, food truck events that span nearly a half-mile, the largest craft beer festival in N.C., arts events that transform area downtowns and parks plus tons of other great festivals that dot the calendar throughout the year.

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05-26-2017

Events

Animazement

May 26 – 28, 2017
  • Times: Thurs. 6pm-midnight; Fri.-Sat. 9am-2am; Sun., 9am-5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $55-$65 for adults; $25-$40 for children 6-12

Animazement is a volunteer, fan-run anime convention at the Raleigh Convention Center (Memorial Day weekend), celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms. The convention attracts t...

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

May 26 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., 2-10:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 6am-10:30pm; Mon., 6am-noon
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Fuquay-Varina
  • Admission: Free

A truly unique, admission-free, family oriented event is coming to Fuquay-Varina this coming Memorial Day Weekend - the Third Annual WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest. Gather with friends and family for out...

05-27-2017

Animazement

May 26 – 28, 2017
  • Times: Thurs. 6pm-midnight; Fri.-Sat. 9am-2am; Sun., 9am-5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $55-$65 for adults; $25-$40 for children 6-12

Animazement is a volunteer, fan-run anime convention at the Raleigh Convention Center (Memorial Day weekend), celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms. The convention attracts t...

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

May 26 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., 2-10:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 6am-10:30pm; Mon., 6am-noon
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Fuquay-Varina
  • Admission: Free

A truly unique, admission-free, family oriented event is coming to Fuquay-Varina this coming Memorial Day Weekend - the Third Annual WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest. Gather with friends and family for out...

05-28-2017

Animazement

May 26 – 28, 2017
  • Times: Thurs. 6pm-midnight; Fri.-Sat. 9am-2am; Sun., 9am-5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $55-$65 for adults; $25-$40 for children 6-12

Animazement is a volunteer, fan-run anime convention at the Raleigh Convention Center (Memorial Day weekend), celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms. The convention attracts t...

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

May 26 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., 2-10:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 6am-10:30pm; Mon., 6am-noon
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Fuquay-Varina
  • Admission: Free

A truly unique, admission-free, family oriented event is coming to Fuquay-Varina this coming Memorial Day Weekend - the Third Annual WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest. Gather with friends and family for out...

05-29-2017

WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

May 26 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., 2-10:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 6am-10:30pm; Mon., 6am-noon
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Fuquay-Varina
  • Admission: Free

A truly unique, admission-free, family oriented event is coming to Fuquay-Varina this coming Memorial Day Weekend - the Third Annual WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest. Gather with friends and family for out...

06-04-2017

Family Renaissance Fair

June 4, 2017

Step back in time and visit Venice for an afternoon of merriment, music, games, traditional craft demonstrations, and art-making for the whole family! Princesses and kings, pirates and comedians, fa...

06-11-2017

Mid East Expo

June 11, 2017
  • Times: 2-8pm
  • Venue: City Market
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Mid East Expo and City Market are teaming up to bring you an afternoon in the Middle East featuring delicious food, beer and wine, bazaars and performances.

06-17-2017

Beer Camp on Tour

June 17, 2017

America's largest craft beer festival is coming to Raleigh! This summer, Beer Camp on Tour takes over the plaza in front of Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts with hundreds of craft beers, t...

06-18-2017

Mediterranean Expo

June 18, 2017
  • Times: 1-7pm
  • Venue: City Market
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Come experience the Middle East in downtown Raleigh at the historic City Market! The event features delicious food and desserts, vendors featuring art work and bazaars, performances from all over...

06-23-2017

Steampunk MidAtlantic

June 23 – 25, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Opening Concert Fri. 8pm; Sat.-Sun. 10am-5pm; Indi Film Festival 8-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...

06-24-2017

Steampunk MidAtlantic

June 23 – 25, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Opening Concert Fri. 8pm; Sat.-Sun. 10am-5pm; Indi Film Festival 8-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...

 

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