Dec
8
Fri
10th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building
Dec 8 all-day
10th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Like the wonderful Christmas Markets of Europe, the Christmas Market features food and gifts from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, the British Isles, Scandinavia, and Italy. You’ll find unique, handmade, collectible, and vintage gifts, baked goods from traditional recipes, pierogi and kielbasa sales, delicious Slavic foods, and entertainment, including Irish Step Dancers, old-fashioned carolling and The Little German Band and Dancers, children’s activities, and even a visit from the real St. Nicholas. Look for matryoshka nesting dolls, Polish pottery, Czech crystal, vintage ornaments, hand carved wood gifts,a  special children’s section, beer and barware for papa, boxed ornaments, cashmere scarves from Scotland, and so much more you won’t find anywhere else! Visit our specially selected vendors of Old World goods and stop by Koehl’s Bakery for mulled wine and dessert or get a brew at Fortnight Brewing. Shop Europe without leaving Raleigh! Friday, Dec. 8th, 5-9 pm and Saturday, Dec. 9th 10 am – 5 pm. Free admission!

Dec
9
Sat
10th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building
Dec 9 all-day
10th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Like the wonderful Christmas Markets of Europe, the Christmas Market features food and gifts from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, the British Isles, Scandinavia, and Italy. You’ll find unique, handmade, collectible, and vintage gifts, baked goods from traditional recipes, pierogi and kielbasa sales, delicious Slavic foods, and entertainment, including Irish Step Dancers, old-fashioned carolling and The Little German Band and Dancers, children’s activities, and even a visit from the real St. Nicholas. Look for matryoshka nesting dolls, Polish pottery, Czech crystal, vintage ornaments, hand carved wood gifts,a  special children’s section, beer and barware for papa, boxed ornaments, cashmere scarves from Scotland, and so much more you won’t find anywhere else! Visit our specially selected vendors of Old World goods and stop by Koehl’s Bakery for mulled wine and dessert or get a brew at Fortnight Brewing. Shop Europe without leaving Raleigh! Friday, Dec. 8th, 5-9 pm and Saturday, Dec. 9th 10 am – 5 pm. Free admission!

Dec
16
Sat
Pop-Up Raleigh Holiday Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Holiday Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Pop-Up Raleigh’s December holiday market is the best one of the year! Tons of vintage and handmade vendors will be packed in and around a beautiful brewery. Shop for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers or treat yourself to the best handmade and vintage items around! Sponsored by Larry’s Coffee, Trophy Brewing, House of Swank tees and Retro Modern Furnishings. Free parking, free admission, beer and wine by the glass and food trucks all day! Invite a friend and make it the best day of the week.

Jan
5
Fri
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.

 

Jan
20
Sat
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s Market, has both indoor and outdoor spaces for tents, dress racks, tables and bins of unusual finds. Hungry? Our fabulous hosting partner, Trophy, will curate a wonderful parade of food trucks for each market, complimented by their tasty signature beers.

Feb
2
Fri
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.

 

Feb
17
Sat
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s Market, has both indoor and outdoor spaces for tents, dress racks, tables and bins of unusual finds. Hungry? Our fabulous hosting partner, Trophy, will curate a wonderful parade of food trucks for each market, complimented by their tasty signature beers.

Feb
23
Fri
Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart @ Meymandi Concert Hall
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm
Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart @ Meymandi Concert Hall | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy a candid conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling authors JOHN GRISHAM and JOHN HART about the imagination and creativity of writing thrillers, hosted by D.G. Martin of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch.   

HART was the first to win two consecutive Edgar Allen Poe Awards for Best Mystery Novel – Down River and The Last Child. Building on the world first seen in The Last ChildThe Hush explores friendship, persistence and forgotten power. A signed copy of The Hush is included with admission. 

GRISHAM’s novels have been translated into 48 languages and sold more than 300 million copies. Nine of his novels including The FirmThe Client, The Pelican Brief, and A Time to Kill have been adapted into feature films. His newest legal thriller The Rooster Bar takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground. 

Mar
2
Fri
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.

 

Mar
8
Thu
Roundtable Discussion: Big Decisions That Shaped a City @ City of Raleigh Museum
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion: Big Decisions That Shaped a City @ City of Raleigh Museum  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The City of Raleigh Museum is proud to gather prominent members of our community in a special event featuring discussion of the key decisions that have helped make Raleigh what it is today. During the “Big Decisions Forum,” panelists will discuss “hot topics” such as the city’s creation as a planned community in 1792; the construction of major centers like Crabtree Valley, Cameron Village and North Hills; the merger of city and county schools and integration of the school system; and the Fayetteville Street renaissance. They’ll also talk about the “Big Decisions” we are grappling with today—including Dix Park, Union Station, the Wake Transit Plan—that will change the trajectory of the city in the future.

Complimentary beverages and snacks will be served.