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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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Signature Events

Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours

October 04 – November 15, 2017

The Town of Wake Forest will offer free Wake Forest Historic District Walking Tours during the fall of 2017. These tours will include areas along North Main Street, North Avenue, Front Street, and Sou...



October 18, 2017

15-501 will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

2017 N.C. State Fair

October 12 – 22, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The N.C. State Fair is a first-class, family-oriented entertainment and educational event occurring each Oct. in Raleigh. Our Fair is the largest event in the state of N.C. and we are the largest 11-d...

Blues Traveler

October 18, 2017
  • Times: 8pm
  • Venue: The Ritz
  • Area: North Raleigh
  • Admission: $25-$61

Blues Traveler will be performing live with Los Colognes at The Ritz as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour.

Carolina Ballet: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales

October 12 – 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Artistic Director Robert Weiss and Choreographer in Residence Zalman Raffael bring an evening of haunted stories to the stage just in time for Halloween! This collection of the macabre, including Th...

Ed Stephenson

October 18, 2017
  • Times: 7:30-10pm
  • Venue: Empress Room
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free with $1 lifetime membership

Ed Stephenson will be performing live at the Empress Room.

Happy Dan the Magic Man

October 18, 2017

Everyone laughs louder when Happy Dan the Magic Man is in the house! Happy Dan has traveled the world entertaining families just like yours for more than 30 years. He is more than an enter...

Honk and Wave for NC Forests

October 18, 2017
  • Times: Noon-1pm
  • Venue: Moore Square
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Do you love our NC forests? They are beautiful, full of wonder and awe, and are the places where we go to escape. They give us clean air, clean water and protect us from storms and rising temperatures...

Irresistable Swing

September 06 – November 29, 2017 (Recurring every 2 weeks Wednesday)
  • Times: 9pm-midnight
  • Venue: The Big Easy
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Irresistable Swing will be performing live jazz at The Big Easy.

Kevin Kendall

October 18, 2017

Kevin Kendall will be performing live Irish music at Doherty's in Cary.

Music on Market: Honey Magpie

October 18, 2017
  • Times: 5-6:30pm
  • Venue: Downtown Raleigh
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

This series is a community collaboration between Trophy Brewing Company, Indy Week, YMCA of the Triangle and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance that will focus on local art, m...


October 18, 2017

propersleep will be performing live with Icaria, An Author, A Poet, So Soon and The Truth at Deep South The Bar.

Rick Bugel

October 18, 2017
  • Times: 9pm-midnight
  • Venue: C. Grace
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Rick Bugel will be performing live at C. Grace.

The Exonerated

October 18 – 29, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

In this documentary theatre piece, countless hours spent in dusty courthouse record rooms and thousands of hours of microfiche yields the true story of five American men and one American woman convict...

The Rad Trads

October 18, 2017

The Rad Trads will be performing live at The Pour House Music Hall.

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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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