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Raleigh, N.C., Calendar of Events

Raleigh, N.C., hosts thousands of events every year, including many enriching experiences for your visit. Looking to build your trip around something exhilarating? We've got the most music in N.C., a hopping collegiate and professional sports scene and a host of accolade-worthy, homegrown culinary and cultural festivities pioneered by our smart and passionate locals. Below, you can view and map events by day, week or month, or search for events in a certain category or area of the destination.

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May 26 – 28, 2017
  • Times: Thurs. 6pm-midnight; Fri.-Sat. 9am-2am; Sun., 9am-5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Convention Center
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $55-$65 for adults; $25-$40 for children 6-12

Animazement is a volunteer, fan-run anime convention at the Raleigh Convention Center (Memorial Day weekend), celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms. The convention attracts t...

Art in the Evening: Peter Lamb and the Wolves

May 26, 2017

The Peter Lamb and the Wolves Trio will be performing live at the North Carolina Museum of Art as the perfect start to your weekend. Share small plates with friends. Wander the galleries. Relax w...

Bands, Bites and Boats at Bond Park

May 26, 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...

Blazing Saddles

May 26, 2017

The Cary Theater will be screening Mel Brooks' 1974 comic western Blazing Saddles. 

Carolina Mudcats vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

May 26 – 29, 2017
  • Times: Fri. 7pm, Sat. 5pm, Sun. 6pm and Mon. 2pm
  • Venue: Five County Stadium
  • Area: Zebulon
  • Admission: $8-$15

The Carolina Mudcats face off against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in a four-game series at Five County Stadium.

Chris Frisina

May 26, 2017

Chris Frisina will be performing live with Driskill and Nick Shanahan at Slim's Downtown.


May 26, 2017
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: KINGS
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: $12 advance, $15 day of the show

Conan will be performing live with North and Demon Eye at Kings.

Derek Chase

May 26, 2017

Derek Chase will be performing live at Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen.

Downrange: Voices from the Homefront

May 26 – 27, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Times: Fri. 8pm; Sat 3pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: $10; Seniors/Students/Military/Veterans $5

Downrange: Voices from the Homefront, by Mike Wiley, will be directed by Deb Royals.

Ed Stephenson

May 26, 2017
  • Times: 9-midnight
  • Venue: Empress Room
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Ed Stephenson will be performing live at the Empress Room.

Elmer Gibson

May 26, 2017

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

Family Dance

May 26, 2017

Traditional dance caller Connie Carringer will teach fun dances for the whole family, including squares, circles and more! Enjoy live music from local musicians. No experience or partner required...

Final Friday: Jurassic Park

May 26, 2017

The premise of Jurassic Park - an eccentric mogul populating an island with long-extinct creatures for the public's entertainment - tilted heavily toward the fiction side of "science-...

Ghost, The Musical

May 26 – June 11, 2017

Adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost, The Musical follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after...

Greg Morton

May 25 – 26, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Greg Morton will be performing live at Goodnight's Comedy Club.

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