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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Things to Do

Scarves and gloves ready? Dreaming of hot chocolate? Fingers crossed for a good snow? We've got big plans this winter in Raleigh, N.C.! To jump-start your new year, we've put together this list of 30 items for your winter bucket list, perfect for planning a...

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Who's ready to close out 2018 in style and ring in the new year with a bang? We are! WRAL First Night Raleigh 2019 , a downtown Raleigh New Year's Eve celebration for more than 25 years, is...

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It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays in Raleigh, N.C.! And while it's still totally fall for another few weeks (as evidenced by the gorgeous foliage photos from William B. Umstead...

Live Music

With the most live music in North Carolina , Raleigh is the place to rock through the holidays and through the winter with family and friends. From Christmas shows to huge country and pop tours to...

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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!...

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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 compiled a list of 20+ ideas on how to stay busy and active after Turkey Day in the Raleigh area . Holiday shopping sprees