Destination Dix 2.0

  • Dates: June 1, 2019
  • Venue: The Big Field at Dix Park
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 101 Blair Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Times: 3-9pm
  • Admission: Free


The City of Raleigh purchased the Dorothea Dix Campus from the State of North Carolina on July 24, 2015 for the purpose of developing a great destination park. One year later we hosted Destination Dix to celebrate the this milestone and kick-off the park planning process.

To celebrate our next exciting milestone - Raleigh City Council adopting the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan on Feb. 19, 2019 – City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department and the Dix Park Conservancy invite you to Destination Dix 2.0!

Join us on Sat., June 1st from noon-9pm at Dorothea Dix Park for this family-friendly spectacular. Enjoy food + drinks, live entertainment and fun activities for kids + adults including the free Ferris wheel and carousel. Make sure to stick around…the night will end with a special fireworks display at 8:45pm!

All rides, games, and activities at the event are free. From noon-4pm plan to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park. Food vendors will be available at the event starting at 4pm.

Please RSVP! Registration is not required, but it does help us to know how many guests to expect.

What to Bring:

  • Your friends and family
  • Your kiddos
  • Fido on a leash
  • Picnic blankets and lawn chairs
  • A small cooler or picnic basket of food and non-alcoholic beverages. (After 4pm we'll have food trucks selling delicious food, beer, ice cream, etc.)

Smoking is not permitted in the park.

Drones or other aerial devices are not permitted at the festival– we know this is a great area to fly, but drones and crowds aren’t a good combination. We’ll have plenty of entertainment to keep you busy!

Please note, this program will involve walking on grass, on uneven surfaces, across all forms of terrain.