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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During the holiday season, the Raleigh area is aglow with light displays, tree lightings and other seasonal presentations. Below are some of the best happenings and places for Christmas and other holiday pageantry! Magic of Lights Nov. 18-Dec. 30 (closed Mondays in...

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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 seventh time! The...

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Ready to brighten your holiday season? The WRAL Nights of Lights drive-thru light show is making its way back to Dorothea Dix Park for the third year in a row in Raleigh, N.C.! Brought to you by...

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Every two weeks, we send out a newsletter that includes the best of the best upcoming events. If you sign up for our E-magazine, you'll get those, plus all the best new content (the details on...

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The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! And downtown Raleigh, N.C.'s outdoor ice skating rink is returning to Red Hat Amphitheater—Nov. 19-Jan. 16, 2023—to provide a big...

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The 78th annual Raleigh Christmas Parade will take place Sat., Nov. 19 in downtown Raleigh, with a 9:40am start time. Read on for all the details! 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