Experience 31 Days of Art, an October filled with all things artful–shows, exhibits, performances, festivals...all in N.C.’s affordable and easy-to-access capital city area...more

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This is the destination you've been waiting for, because it's so many destinations in one. You'll sense it as soon as you arrive. The fun, lively vibe coursing through tree-lined streets packed with funky cafes and pubs. Endless hot spots and historical treasures, exciting hockey games and incredible area-wide celebrations...

There's so much to see and do here, you won't want to experience it alone. Use our handy listings, interactive maps and visitor information center to make the most of your visit.

Greater Raleigh is proud to be home to statewide performing arts groups, multiple community theatres and an outstanding variety of visual arts offerings. Greater Raleigh's cultural presenters have done something unprecedented by creating a month with artful things on every one of its 31 days.

Greater Raleigh is pleased to present "31 Days of Art," an Oct. calendar filled with shows, exhibits, performances, festivals...all in North Carolina's affordable and easy-to-access capital city area. Why not plan a visit (or several) this month? There are at least 31 ways to let your Creative Genius flag fly!

The "31 Days of Art" planning tools on visitRaleigh.com make it easy to design your own artful weekend...find the calendar, special hotel and performance deals and all the details on the world-class presenters and their "can't miss" exhibitions, shows, tours and more!

Attracting one million visitors yearly, the state's largest annual event, the North Carolina State Fair (10/16-26) is an 11-day fair featuring agricultural events and displays, amusing midways, scrumptious treats and nationally-acclaimed musical performances. The fair is also a gem for Creative Geniuses that can escape to an artful oasis at the Flower & Garden Show, experience N.C. heritage with performances ranging from old-time bluegrass music to high-energy clogging at the Folk Festival along with many other arts and cultural exhibits such as the Arts and Crafts show, taking place throughout the fair.

Can't Miss: A month of show-stopping performances at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts including the North Carolina Symphony's Yevgeny Sudbin Plays Rachmaninoff (10/3-4), Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto (10/24-25) and Friday Favorites: At The Oscars (10/17); the Carolina Ballet's Dracula (10/11-26); and North Carolina Theatre's A Chorus Line (10/14-19). Learn more

No matter what your destination I.D., the Raleigh area has something unique for your next visit. Browse the categories and plan your next trip to Greater Raleigh.

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