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

Comedy nights, beer celebrations, performing arts events, blooming flowers and more—hello, March! We're jumping feet first into warmer weather and the return of spring in the Raleigh area—here's exactly how we plan to do it! Open Garden Weekend...

Live Music

Who's ready to rock? Live music is back in a big way this spring in the Raleigh area! Browse the biggest and best picks of the next few months below (and send this to a friend to start picking...

Arts

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts . Menconi's next book, "Oh, Didn't They Ramble: Rounder Records and the Transformation of...

Things to Do

One of America's most spectacular gardens—a hidden gem among locals and a jaw-dropping sanctuary for plant lovers around the world—is open to the public just eight weekends per year...

Things to Do

One of the can't-miss events of the year, Art in Bloom is prepared to return for a five-day celebration of art, flowers and community at the North Carolina Museum of Art (and tickets are going to...

Arts

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts . Menconi's next book, "Oh, Didn't They Ramble: Rounder Records and the Transformation of American Roots Music," was published in the fall of 2023 by University of North Carolina Press. His podcast,