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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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 scoop on the best restaurants that opened in 2022, for example, or a peek at some...

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Another year is in the books! Looking back, 2022 in Raleigh, N.C., was filled with major festivals, outdoor concerts, sold-out sports events, incredible restaurants, gorgeous public art pieces and...

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Who's ready to close out 2022 in a big way and ring in the new year with a bang? We are! WRAL First Night Raleigh, a downtown Raleigh New Year's Eve celebration for more than 30 years, is an...

Dining & Drinks

Say farewell to 2022 in the best way possible at one of Raleigh, N.C.'s many exciting New Year’s Eve events, ranging from high-energy parties and concerts to special dining experiences....

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Holiday light displays are aplenty in the City of Oaks, especially downtown where the Downtown Raleigh Alliance's Illuminate Art Walk, presented by Wake Tech, has transformed plazas, storefronts...

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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, we won't blame you one bit for reaching into the closet for scarves and gloves, dreaming of hot chocolate and planning out your winter bucket list. 'Tis the season for holiday