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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Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book, "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk," was...

Things to Do

There's a lot of buzz about bees these days, and for good reason. These tiny creatures play a vital role in our ecosystem—according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, honey bees and...

Arts

Hey, did you know that May 20 has been declared World Bee Day? We have three hands-on activities (think honey tastings and beekeeping workshops) that you can take part in to learn more about our buzzy...

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Mark your calendars—one of the Raleigh area's longest-running (and most-anticipated) festivals returns to downtown Raleigh, May 21 and 22! Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival is taking...

Things to Do

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 (our favorite...

Live Music

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's latest book, "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk," was published in Oct. 2020 by University of North