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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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09-22-2017

Events

13th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., noon-11pm; Sat., 10am-10pm; Sun., 10am-5pm
  • Venue: Fayetteville Street
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo is a three day annual event that takes place in downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention Center and the Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Triu...

6th Annual Tattoo Fest

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Tattoo Fest is a charity event. Booth set ups are free of charge, as well as customer/client entry to the event. The event relies on a good faith donation from each shop/artist attending u...

09-23-2017

13th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., noon-11pm; Sat., 10am-10pm; Sun., 10am-5pm
  • Venue: Fayetteville Street
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo is a three day annual event that takes place in downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention Center and the Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Triu...

6th Annual Tattoo Fest

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Tattoo Fest is a charity event. Booth set ups are free of charge, as well as customer/client entry to the event. The event relies on a good faith donation from each shop/artist attending u...

East Meets West Food Festival

September 23, 2017

The East Meets West festival celebrates Morrisville with a day of food, culture and music from around the world. Dozens of local restaurants sell small plates of their specialties. At the same time, t...

Feis in the Forest: An Irish Music Festival

September 23, 2017

Come to this family-friendly event to enjoy Celtic bands, Irish dancers, Gaelic sports demos, a seisún tent, a kids area, Celtic canines, vendors, food trucks and more!

Live & Local: Roots Fest

September 23, 2017

Live & Local: Roots Fest is happening on Hillsborough St.and in Stephenson Amphitheatre at the Rose Garden. Come experience the roots of N.C. music and arts. The Hillsborough St. festival is a fre...

Raleigh Mini Maker Faire Hosted by Wake Technical Community College

September 23, 2017

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for thes...

09-24-2017

13th Annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., noon-11pm; Sat., 10am-10pm; Sun., 10am-5pm
  • Venue: Fayetteville Street
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

The Ray Price Capital City Bikefest and Motorsports Expo is a three day annual event that takes place in downtown Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention Center and the Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Triu...

6th Annual Tattoo Fest

September 22 – 24, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Tattoo Fest is a charity event. Booth set ups are free of charge, as well as customer/client entry to the event. The event relies on a good faith donation from each shop/artist attending u...

La Fiesta del Pueblo

September 24, 2017
  • Times: noon-7pm
  • Venue: City Plaza
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

La Fiesta Del Pueblo is a Hispanic Cultural event held on Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh every year. Local non profit, El Pueblo, has hosted the event for 20 years, drawing crowds close to 20,00...

09-29-2017

NC Pride at Night: Foam Party

September 29, 2017
  • Times: 11pm-2am
  • Venue: Downtown Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10-$55

Get wild and wet dancing to your favorite hits at this Foam Party complete with hot gogo dancers. Clothes check will be available.

NC Pride at Night: Spotlight Divas + Phi Phi O'Hara

September 29, 2017
  • Times: Midnight-12:40am
  • Venue: Legends
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10-$55

The Spotlight Divas take the stage in the Spotlight Theater to keep the party moving. Join them and special guest Jazmine Brooks for more of the best female impersonation the southeast has to offer....

NC Pride at Night: Spotlight Divas + Phi Phi O'Hara

September 29, 2017
  • Times: 10:15-11pm
  • Venue: Downtown Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10-$55

Join Kirby Kolby, Coti Collins, Chloe Cassidy, Alexandra Vittz, Emory Starr and Dana St. James as the Spotlight Divas take the stage along with special guest Jazmine Brooks. Then help  welcome Ph...

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass

September 29 – 30, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: All Day
  • Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free Street Festival; Ticketed Venues $40-$140

PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass is the urban bluegrass music festival that closes out the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA's) World of Bluegrass week in beautiful downtown Raleigh!...

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