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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A 200-foot-long, 21-foot-tall dragon has invaded Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C. Yes, the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival has returned to the Raleigh area for a third consecutive year! The festival, which only visits a handful of spots around the country...

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Have family visiting and looking for things to do over the Thanksgiving weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! From dazzling light displays to major hockey games, we’ve...

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During the holiday season, the Raleigh area is aglow with light displays, tree lightings and other seasonal presentations. These are some of the best happenings and places for Christmas and other...

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There's no surer sign of the holiday season quickly approaching than the return of one of Raleigh, N.C.'s best (and biggest) annual traditions—the Raleigh Christmas Parade ! An event...

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The holidays are the perfect time to come together with friends and family, celebrating the magic of the season and taking part in the Raleigh area 's holiday traditions, old and new. This list,...

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Festivals, parades and light displays— the Raleigh area is gearing up for the holidays this month! Shopping sprees, ballets, hockey games and more make for perfect weekend adventures, date nights and family gatherings. Have your jackets, scarves and boots ready? Let's dive in! ACC Women's and Men's