Kirby Derby

  • Dates: July 27, 2019
  • Venue: Dorothea Dix Park
  • Location: South Raleigh
  • Address: 2105 Umstead Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • Times: 3-9pm
  • Admission: Free


Organized and hosted by the residents of the Pullen Park Terrace neighborhood adjacent Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh's Kirby Derby is a popular annual event in that consists of an offbeat parade, kids competition with pinebox cars and a soapbox derby to cap the day. Each year's theme is different and has been hosted by the neighborhood since 2002.

2019's theme for the Kirby Derby is "A REEL Good Time", celebrating motion pictures.