Holiday Events

Feel the magic of all the holidays in Raleigh, N.C., with family fun outdoor events in the spring, patriotic Fourth of July events in the summer, spooky Halloween events in the fall and warmhearted holiday celebrations in the winter. The cool air of spring is perfect for Easter egg hunts, where family and friends make precious memories. Get spooked at haunted attractions, screenings of classic horror movies and kid-friendly corn mazes around Halloween.

The winter holidays are celebrated joyously in the Raleigh area with the Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest, the lighting of a beautifully illuminated tree in downtown Raleigh's City Plaza and much more. The annual Kwanzaa celebration in the town of Cary, Christmas events and Hanukkah celebrations are always popular. Welcome the New Year at First Night Raleigh, complete with festivities and the annually-anticipated acorn drop. Celebrate the holidays in style, Raleigh style.

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Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade & Wearin' 'O the Green Festival

March 11, 2017
  • Times: Parade: 10am; Festival: after parade-7pm
  • Venue: City Plaza
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

The Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Wearin' 'O the Green Festival Parade celebrates the great St. Patrick and Irish and Celtic Traditions and Culture. The festival has lots of food and drink ...

Saint Paddy's Festival

March 11, 2017

The annual block party in downtown Raleigh's nightlife district Glenwood South is free to the public and will take place on March 11, from noon-11pm. Food and drinks will be served all day, along with...

St Patrick's Day Parade Irish Party presented by Tir na nOg

March 11, 2017
  • Times: 10-2am
  • Venue: Tir na nOg
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free admission

Tir na nOg Irish Pub is delighted to Host our Annual Irish party under our new roof at 108 East Hargett Street. Along with our sister Pub The London Bridge we will make an Irish Village in our beautif...


Saint Paddy's Festival

March 17, 2017

This street festival in downtown Raleigh's nightlife district Glenwood South is free to the public and will take place on March 17, from 6-11pm. Enjoy live music, food and drink, Irish dancers and m...

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