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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Museums & History

Toys are the latest story at the North Carolina Museum of History! In early Oct., the museum unveiled its newest free-to-see exhibit, Toy Boom! Toys from the 1950s & ’60s . Featuring vintage playthings in abundance—from an Easy-Bake Oven to Rock...

Things to Do

In one form or another, the N.C. State Fair has been happening at various locations since the 1850s. It has been at its current home at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds adjacent to Carter-Finley...

Things to Do

Fall brings many great events to Raleigh, N.C.! Those not only include signature events like PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass and the N.C. State Fair, but also fun festivals in Raleigh's...

Dining & Drinks

High-flying rides and deep-fried pies—the N.C. State Fair is back in Raleigh, N.C., this month! The 152nd annual N.C. State Fair, in town Oct. 17-27, adds 30 new foods to the deep-fried fun for...

Beer

Fall! The season of pumpkin spice, sweaters, corn mazes, Halloween and, yes, beer festivals. With Oktoberfest parties, Beericana and so many more upcoming events and festivals in the Raleigh area,...

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