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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There's no surer sign of the holiday season quickly approaching than the return of one of Raleigh, N.C.'s best (and biggest) annual traditions—the Raleigh Christmas Parade! An event truly made for the whole family, the parade provides endless...

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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 details on...

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Festivals, parades and light displays—the Raleigh area is gearing up for the holidays this month! Shopping sprees, ballets, hockey games and more make for perfect weekend adventures, date...

Arts

Big news, art fans! Two major new exhibits will fill the galleries at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh this fall. Make your plans now to explore the work of two of the world’s most...

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...

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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 Stadium in Raleigh for more than nine decades now. And like all venerable annual events, the fair