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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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A Musical Taste of the NCMA

April 23, 2017
  • Times: 3pm
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Nonmembers $14; Museum Members/Youth (7-18) $12

"A Musical Taste of the NCMA: An aural tasting of works at the NC Museum of Art" will feature works by Friedrich Schwindl, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Carl Philipp Emanuel...

Adams Vineyards' Annual Blessing of the Vineyards

April 23, 2017

A Vineyard Blessing Ceremony will be held at 2:30pm in front of Adams Vineyards beside the tasting room. After the ceremony, enjoy an afternoon of wine tastings, local vendors, music, tasty ...

Cary Music & Arts Festival

April 23, 2017

The Cary Music & Arts Festival brings together the extraordinary talents from exceptional music and arts programs in Western Wake County High Schools with students who reside in Cary. Visit websit...

Chatham Street Chowdown

April 23, 2017
  • Times: 12:30-5pm
  • Venue: Downtown Cary
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Free

Join Downtown Cary for this food truck rodeo, Chatham Street Chowdown! Your favorite food trucks, plus local beer and wine vendors will line the street along with seating areas and music from l...

Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Spring Nature Walk

April 23, 2017
  • Times: 10:30am-noon
  • Venue: Dorothea Dix Park
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Free

Join a guided nature hike through Dix Park. The walk will be about a mile at an easy pace as we observe April's blooms, birds, bugs, amphibians and some mammal tracking too. Dress for the weather with...

Fairest Creatures - The Sonnets of William Shakespeare

April 23, 2017

Pequod Productions will present a staged reading of all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets back to back.


April 21 – 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 10am-4pm
  • Venue: Festival Park
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free

The 18th Annual HerbFest will feature organic, non-gmo herbs and vegetables as well as heirloom tomatoes and peppers and beautiful perennials. This year's Herb of the Year is Cilantro, and we ...

High School Musical Jr.

April 20 – 23, 2017
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat. 7pm; Sun. 3pm
  • Venue: Sonorous Road Productions
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Adults $12; seniors/children $8

It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy ...

James and the Giant Peach

April 21 – 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Thurs.-Fri., 7:30pm; Sat.-Sun., 1pm and 5pm
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Admission: Starting at $9

James and the Giant Peach, from the book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George: When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion, wh...

John William Carlson

April 23, 2017

Singer songwriter John William Carlson will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Larry Hutcherson

April 23, 2017

Rock musician Larry Hutcherson will be performing live at the Irregardless Café.

Lost Raleigh

April 23, 2017

Local historian Karl Larson, a lifelong Raleigh resident, will discuss Lost Raleigh. In a PowerPoint presentation, Karl will show images of Raleigh's lost historic buildings. Karl earned his M.A. in h...

Love, Loss, and What I Wore

April 21 – 30, 2017

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. It is organized as a series of monologues and uses a...

On Golden Pond

April 07 – 23, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Norman and Ethel Thayer are a couple in their twilight years, and the infirmities of age threaten their 48th summer on Golden Pond. When their semi-estranged daughter comes for a visit with a boyfri...

Raleigh Civic Symphony: A River Runs Through It

April 23, 2017

In conjunction with NC State Live's presentation of The Nile Project and the NC State Sustainability Fund, the Raleigh Civic Symphony presents music inspired by rivers and water. The program wi...

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