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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Dining & Drinks

High-flying rides and deep-fried pies—the 154th annual N.C. State Fair returns to Raleigh, Oct. 13-23! The N.C. State Fair announced 40 new sweets, treats and over-the-top concoctions for foodies to look forward to in 2022. Hot foods, loaded-to-the-max foods,...

Arts

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...

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 ultimate fall...

Things to Do

Are. You. Ready?! The state's largest annual event, the N.C. State Fair draws nearly one million visitors through the gates each October in Raleigh, N.C. (and marks what many consider to be the...

Things to Do

Dive deep into Raleigh, N.C., by adding a People-First Tourism Experience to your travel itinerary. As a carefully curated collection of tours and hands-on encounters, People-First Experiences offer...

Things to Do

So long summer, hello fall! Show of hands—who's ready for falling leaves, cooler weather, tailgating parties, N.C. State Fair adventures, museum exploring and all pumpkin everything? We have big plans for the coming months in Raleigh, N.C.! To jump-start your plans and keep you busy during this