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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Brew 'n' Choo Bonsal Beach Party

May 27, 2017

This family-friendly event offers one-hour, diesel-powered train excursions along with festivities in the railyard including food, dessert, craft beer, local wine and live music. Located 30 minutes ...


An American Celebration: The Best of Broadway

May 28, 2017
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: $26, seniors $16, free to veterans and children 12 and under

Enjoy an evening of the best numbers from classic and current Broadway shows, featuring Triangle Wind Ensemble's "big band" and vocal soloists, plus a salute to our Veterans on this Memori...


Memorial Day Observance

May 29, 2017

The Town of Cary will present an observance of Memorial Day at Veterans Freedom Park with a patriotic ceremony and celebration honoring veterans of all wars and conflicts.


Daddy Daughter Dance

June 16, 2017
  • Times: 6-8:30pm
  • Venue: Knightdale Recreation Center
  • Area: Knightdale
  • Admission: $35 per father-daughter pair, $5 for each additional daughter

Knightdale's annual Daddy Daughter Dance is a special night for fathers and daughters to spend together. The event is always held the Friday before Father's Day. A photographer is on ha...


Father's Day at The Capital Grille

June 18, 2017

In honor of the occasion, The Capital Grille will be offering guests the bone-in tomahawk ribeye, a generous offer only available by request. Guests can also choose from favorite menu items like the c...

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