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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10-23-2017

Events

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms an...

Carolina Ballet: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales

October 12 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including Th...

Field School: Milling Around with the Little Red Hen

October 23, 2017

Get your preschoolers excited about Yates Mill! Relive the beloved story of the Little Red Hen, then take a trip to the water mill to gather ingredients for an imaginary loaf of bread. Discover the co...

Kay Yow Cancer Fund's Inaugural Golf Celebration

October 23, 2017

Join the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for this inaugural Golf Celebration at Lonnie Poole Golf Course, located just outside of downtown Raleigh. The event will honor the memory of legendary golf coac...

Tatanka

October 23, 2017

Tatanka will be performing live with Lovely Budz at The Pour House Music Hall.

Westerlund, Wallace & Toll

October 23, 2017
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: Neptunes Parlour
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $6; ages 21 and over

Westerlund, Wallace & Toll will be performing live at Neptunes Parlour.

10-24-2017

Black Pistol Fire

October 24, 2017

Black Pistol Fire will be performing live at The Pour House Music Hall.

Carolina Ballet: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales

October 12 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including Th...

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

October 24, 2017

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-new show for 2017-2018! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has d...

Douglas Babcock

October 24, 2017

Folk musician Douglas Babcock will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

NC State Men's Soccer vs. South Carolina

October 24, 2017

The NC State Men's Soccer Team will host South Carolina at Dail Soccer Field.

NHL Carolina Hurricanes vs.Tampa Bay Lightning

October 24, 2017
  • Times: 7pm
  • Venue: PNC Arena
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: TBA

The Carolina Hurricanes take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at PNC Arena.

Trip McCool

October 24, 2017

Trip McCool will be performing live at Doherty's in Apex.

Truth Club

October 24, 2017

Truth Club will be performing live with Peaer and Sinai Vessel at Slim's Downtown.

10-25-2017

Signature Events

Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours

October 04 – November 15, 2017

The Town of Wake Forest will offer free Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours during the fall of 2017. These tours will include areas along North Main Street, North Avenue, Front Street, and Sou...

Events

An Evening with Artist and Designer Bob Timberlake

October 25, 2017

Walter magazine invites you to an evening with artist and designer Bob Timberlake. Presented by Walter Magazine and Great Outdoor Provision Co., the evening will feature drinks from Lonerider Brewing,...

Aqueous

October 25, 2017

Aqueous will be performing live with Electric Love Machine at The Pour House Music Hall.

Bethel Music

October 25, 2017

Join Bethel Music and friends for worship, teaching, ministry and encounters in Raleigh, North Carolina. They hope you can join them - take part!

Carolina Ballet: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales

October 12 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including Th...

Carolina Puppet Theatre

October 25, 2017

Audiences may already know Ms. Poly and Ms. Ester, the wacky Gabardine Sisters and their super-duper star puppet Bartlet. These longtime entertainers performed at the former Kazoom Children's Theate...

Las Rosas

October 25, 2017
  • Times: 10pm
  • Venue: Neptunes Parlour
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5 advance, $7 day of; ages 21 and over

Las Rosas will be performing live at Neptunes Parlour.

The Exonerated

October 18 – 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

In this documentary theatre piece, countless hours spent in dusty courthouse record rooms and thousands of hours of microfiche yields the true story of five American men and one American woman convict...

The Piedmont Pea Pickers

October 25, 2017

Folk group the Piedmont Pea Pickers will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Trip McCool and The Old School

October 25, 2017

Trip McCool and the Old School will be performing live Irish music at Doherty's in Cary.

10-26-2017

Signature Events

Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours

October 04 – November 15, 2017

The Town of Wake Forest will offer free Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours during the fall of 2017. These tours will include areas along North Main Street, North Avenue, Front Street, and Sou...

Events

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

October 26, 2017

The Cary Theater will be screening the 1948 comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. 

Carolina Ballet: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales

October 12 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including Th...

Chris Keller

October 26, 2017
  • Times: 7:30-10pm
  • Venue: Empress Room
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Chris Keller will be performing live at the Empress Room.

CityFolk

October 26, 2017

CityFolk will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Darkside

October 12 – 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $10

A young woman and a young man go on a journey of discovery.  In this whimsical tale by the master of witty wordplay, Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead) ...

DeRay Davis

October 26 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Thur. 8pm; Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm and 10pm; Sun. 7:30pm
  • Venue: Goodnight's Comedy Club
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $30-$40; 18 and over

DeRay Davis will be performing live at Goodnight's Comedy Club.

Edge of Humanity

October 26, 2017

Edge of Humanity will be performing live with Gunpowder Gray and Aittala at Slim's Downtown.

Incontri Musicali Chamber Music Concert

October 26, 2017

Motivated by the idea that music is a transformational force, Incontri Musicali engages its audiences in world-class chamber music performances that inspire exploration and camaraderie. Through Incont...

King Crimson

October 26, 2017

King Crimson was conceived in November 1968 and born on January 13th, 1969 in the Fulham Palace Cafe, London (Fripp/Ian McDonald/Greg Lake/Michael Giles/Pete Sinfield), coming to prominence after su...

Local Band Local Beer

October 26, 2017

Pie Face Girls, The Dinwiddies and Drag Sounds will be performing live at The Pour House Music Hall as part of local band local beer night.

Mark Wells and The Hang

October 26, 2017
  • Times: 9pm-midnight
  • Venue: C. Grace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Mark Wells and The Hang will be performing live at C. Grace.

NC State Men's Soccer vs. Boston College

October 26, 2017

The NC State Men's Soccer Team will host Boston College at Dail Soccer Field. All fans are encouraged to wear halloween costumes and enter for a chance to win Fantastic Beast & Where to ...

NCAAW Soccer: UNC vs. Notre Dame

October 26, 2017

The UNC Tar Heels women's soccer team will host Notre Dame at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Portugal. The Man

October 26, 2017
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: The Ritz
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: $25-$83

Portugal. The Man will be performing live with Lido and Maybird at The Ritz.

Rayland Baxter

October 26, 2017

Rayland Baxter will be performing live at the Lincoln Theatre.

The Exonerated

October 18 – 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

In this documentary theatre piece, countless hours spent in dusty courthouse record rooms and thousands of hours of microfiche yields the true story of five American men and one American woman convict...

The Ghost of Saturday Nite

October 26, 2017

The Ghost of Saturday Nite will be performing live with Americanize, Dissin' Terry and Coastal Pines at Deep South The Bar.

10-27-2017

40oz Bounce RDU Halloween Party

October 27, 2017
  • Times: 9pm-2am
  • Venue: Imurj
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: TBA

Get your weekend started with 40oz Bounce RDU: a Hip Hop Halloween Costume Party at Imurj in the heart of downtown Raleigh. The party is hosted by celebrity personality 40oz Van with ...

Andrew Kasab

October 27, 2017
  • Times: 7:30-9:30pm
  • Venue: Sola Coffee Cafe
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Singer-songwriter Andrew Kasab will be performing live at Sola Coffee Cafe.

Anthony & Mariah

October 27, 2017

Anthony & Mariah will be performing live at Abbey Road in Apex.

Art and Soul: Orlando Parker Jr., Charly Lowry and Anna

October 27, 2017
  • Times: 7-10pm
  • Venue: Rebus Works
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Pay What You Want

North Carolina vocalist, model and video director Orlando Parker Jr. returns for his monthly residency at Rebus Works in Boylan Heights for a superlative night of music, art and eats. He will be joine...

Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park

October 27, 2017

One Friday a month the Bond Park Boathouse plays host to musicians, food trucks and after-hours boat rentals. Spend your Friday evening floating on Bond Lake in the evening sun while you listen to gre...

Carolina Ballet: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales

October 12 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including Th...

Cary Town Band presents Spooky Music

October 27, 2017

It's that time of year again when ghosts, goblins, demons and other spooky things begin to appear in anticipation of Samhain and Halloween-in store windows, at front doors and even at band concerts.&n...

Darkside

October 12 – 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 7:30pm; Sun. 2pm
  • Venue: Burning Coal Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adult $25; Seniors (65+) $20; Students $15; All Thursday Tickets $10

A young woman and a young man go on a journey of discovery.  In this whimsical tale by the master of witty wordplay, Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead) ...

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