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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07-28-2017

Events

Alywillow Open House - Summer Fun

July 28, 2017
  • Times: 6-9pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Free

Come sample new products with free giveaways, door prizes, presentations and updates! Alywillow gave away over $1,000 worth of prizes at their last Open House event. Activities begin ...

Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park

July 28, 2017
  • Times: 5-8pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Free

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...

Beauty And The Beast

July 25 – 30, 2017 (Recurring daily)

A "tale as old as time," Disney’s Beauty And The Beast is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest&...

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

July 28 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., noon-6pm
  • Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Advance $39-$59; At the door $45-$65

This is the original, premiere, the one that started it all! No other event in the country beats the best. Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', ...

Benji Brown

July 28 – 30, 2017
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm and 10pm; Sun. 7pm
  • Venue: Goodnight's Comedy Club
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $20-$32; 18 and over

Benji Brown will be performing live at Goodnight's Comedy Club.

Beres Hammond

July 28, 2017
  • Times: 8:30pm
  • Venue: Lincoln Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $29.50-$45

Beres Hammond will be performing live with The Harmony House Musicians and DJ Inferno at the Lincoln Theatre as part of Hammond's Take Time to Love Tour.

Carolina Mudcats vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks

July 27 – 30, 2017
  • Times: Thu.-Fri. 7pm, Sat. 5pm and Sun. 2pm
  • Venue: Five County Stadium
  • Area: Zebulon
  • Admission: $8-$15

The Carolina Mudcats face off against the Wilmington Blue Rocks in a four-game series at Five County Stadium.

Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie

July 28, 2017

Six String presents Cliff Eberhardt with special guest Louise Mosrie live at The Cary Theater. 

Elmer Gibson

July 28, 2017

Jazz musician Elmer Gibson will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Final Fridays: Ladyhawke

July 28, 2017

Before Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings or The Princess Bride there was Ladyhawke, a fantasy film about magic, adventure and the perils of therianthropy. Starring Rutger Hauer, Matthew Broder...

Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World

July 21 – August 6, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Glorious is a hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world. In 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was ...

Jo Gore

July 28, 2017
  • Times: 9-midnight
  • Venue: Empress Room
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Jo Gore will be performing live at the Empress Room.

Johnny Orr

July 28, 2017

Johnny Orr will be performing live at Chef's Palette Restaurant.

Karen Smedley and Three Jack Jenny

July 28, 2017

Bluegrass group Karen Smedley and Three Jack Jenny will be performing live at Lorraine's Coffee House.

Lombardi

July 19 – 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Sports produce great human drama and there is no greater sports icon to bring to theatrical life than Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi, unquestionably one of the most inspirational and quota...

Melanie Lambert

July 28, 2017

Melanie Lambert will be performing live at Abbey Road in Cary.

NCMA Summer Film Series: An American in Paris

July 28, 2017
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Free for Museum members, $6 nonmembers, free for children 6 and under

Big-screen movie magic under the stars has been a cherished NCMA experience for more than 20 years. We present recent Oscar winners, timeless classics, and family favorites. Parents, please note: ma...

Raleigh Brewing Beer and Local Cheese Sampling at Bottle Rev Raleigh

July 28, 2017

Love local items like cheese and beer? Swing by Bottle Rev on Lake Boone Trail for a free local cheese pairing with Raleigh Brewing beer!

Sam Hunt

July 28, 2017

Sam Hunt will be performing live with Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek. Tickets on sale now!

Sons of Paradise

July 28, 2017
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: Deep South The Bar
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5; 18 and over, $5 surcharge for 18-20 year olds

Sons of Paradise will be performing live with At the Compound and Inner Prolific at Deep South The Bar.

Stolen Goods

July 28, 2017

Stolen Goods will be performing live at Abbey Road in Apex.

Straight No Chaser and Postmodern Jukebox

July 28, 2017

Straight No Chaser and Postmodern Jukebox will be performing live at Red Hat Amphitheater.

Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series: Beatlesque

July 28, 2017

The Holly Springs Cultural Center is proud to bring you the Summer at the Springs Outdoor Concert Series! Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner and enjoy these free family-friendly concerts. Beer and w...

Swade & Satin Band Dance Party

July 28, 2017

Get ready for some live music, including various jams, wonderful vocals and great entertainment. Bring your own beer, wine, and champagne (please drink responsibly). Please bring exact chang...

The Bleeding Hearts

July 28, 2017

The Bleeding Hearts will be performing live with The Feeds and The Royal Nites at The Pour House Music Hall.

Through All This Time

July 28, 2017
  • Times: 9:30pm
  • Venue: The Maywood
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $8, 21 and over

Through All This Time will be performing live with Soapbox Arson and Grody Jones at The Maywood.

Todd and Kat Duo

July 28, 2017

The Todd and Kat Duo will be performing live at Abbey Road in Cary.

Todd Proctor

July 28, 2017
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: C. Grace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5

Todd Proctor will be performing live at C. Grace.

Whitherward

July 28, 2017

Whitherward will be performing live at Aviator Tap House.

Your Pest Band

July 28, 2017

Your Pest Band will be performing live with Drag Sounds and Dim Delights at Slim's Downtown.

Zen Mother

July 28, 2017
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: KINGS
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $8

Zen Mother will be performing live with Bodykit and Nu Depth at Kings.

07-29-2017

37th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival Grand Gala

July 29, 2017
  • Times: 7pm
  • Venue: CAM Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $40

We are excited to announce this year's 37th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival Grand Gala, July 29. We have a magical night planned and hope you will join us. As we enter our 37th year of service to the H...

Abigail Dowd

July 29, 2017

Abigail Dowd will be performing live at Abbey Road in Apex.

All Hell

July 29, 2017
  • Times: 8:30pm
  • Venue: The Maywood
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $10, 21 and over

All Hell will be performing live with Datura, Murdersome, The Day of the Beast and Space Rabbit at The Maywood.

Beauty And The Beast

July 25 – 30, 2017 (Recurring daily)

A "tale as old as time," Disney’s Beauty And The Beast is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest&...

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

July 28 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri., 6-10pm; Sat., noon-6pm
  • Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Advance $39-$59; At the door $45-$65

This is the original, premiere, the one that started it all! No other event in the country beats the best. Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', ...

Benji Brown

July 28 – 30, 2017
  • Times: Fri.-Sat. 7:30pm and 10pm; Sun. 7pm
  • Venue: Goodnight's Comedy Club
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $20-$32; 18 and over

Benji Brown will be performing live at Goodnight's Comedy Club.

Carolina Mudcats vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks

July 27 – 30, 2017
  • Times: Thu.-Fri. 7pm, Sat. 5pm and Sun. 2pm
  • Venue: Five County Stadium
  • Area: Zebulon
  • Admission: $8-$15

The Carolina Mudcats face off against the Wilmington Blue Rocks in a four-game series at Five County Stadium.

Circus Mutt

July 29, 2017

Bluegrass group Circus Mutt will be performing live at Aviator Tap House.

Earl of Duplin Movie Premiere and After Party

July 29, 2017
  • Times: 5:30pm
  • Venue: Lincoln Theatre
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $15 advance, $20 day of

The movie Earl of Duplin will premiere at the Lincoln Theatre, followed by performances by Tap Money, 360 Elite and Jus Once Band.

Eyes Eat Suns

July 29, 2017
  • Times: 6-11pm
  • Venue: KINGS
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $10 advance, $15 at the door

Eyes Eat Suns is an American alternative rock band formed in Aug. 2013 in Raleigh. They played numerous shows around the state before releasing their first EP, 'POW!', in 2015. Since then, they have s...

Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park

July 29, 2017

You're invited to enjoy a movie under the stars! Showtime is 8:30pm. Anyone planning to attend is urged to arrive early as viewing space may be limited. Due to the terms and conditions outlined in its...

Fred Westbrook

July 29, 2017
  • Times: 9-midnight
  • Venue: Empress Room
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Fred Westbrook will be performing live at the Empress Room.

Girls Rock NC Summer Showcase

July 29, 2017

Girls Rock NC is an organization in central North Carolina that works to empower girls, women and folks of marginalized genders - through creative expression - to be confident and engaged ...

Glen Ingram

July 29, 2017

Jazz saxophonist Glen Ingram will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Glorious! The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World

July 21 – August 6, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Glorious is a hilarious comedy of the worst singer in the world. In 1940's New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was ...

Holly Springs Salamanders vs. Edenton Steamers

July 29, 2017
  • Times: 6pm
  • Venue: Ting Park
  • Area: Holly Springs
  • Admission: $7 and up at the venue box office

The Holly Springs Salamanders, member of the Coastal Plain League, take the field at the North Main Athletic Complex.

Jim Ferris Trio

July 29, 2017
  • Times: 9pm
  • Venue: C. Grace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $5

The Jim Ferris Trio will be performing live at C. Grace.

Learn How To Graft Japanese Maples

July 29, 2017

Grafting is the only method possible to propagate some plants. Many rare and expensive plants are grafted. In this workshop, participants learn to graft Japanese maples from two experts. Tim and Matt ...

Lombardi

July 19 – 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Sports produce great human drama and there is no greater sports icon to bring to theatrical life than Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi, unquestionably one of the most inspirational and quota...

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