Mar
10
Sat
Movie By Moonlight at Dix Park – Spaceballs @ Dorothea Dix Park Flowers Field
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movie By Moonlight at Dix Park - Spaceballs @ Dorothea Dix Park Flowers Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The City of Raleigh and Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh are pleased to be partnering to continue the successful Movies by Moonlight series at Dorothea Dix Park.

Spaceballs is rated PG, but does include profanity.

454 Grill Food Truck and Mr. Softee ice cream food truck will be joining us for the movie!

Apr
12
Thu
A Burden Too Great to Bear: Dorothea Dix Hospital and the Civil War @ Harvey Hill at Dorothea Dix Park
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A Burden Too Great to Bear: Dorothea Dix Hospital and the Civil War @ Harvey Hill at Dorothea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dorothea Dix Hospital, formerly known as the North Carolina Insane Asylum, opened only five years before the start of the American Civil War. The bloody conflict left an indelible mark on the hospital for the next half century.

Join COR Museum Director Ernest Dollar as he explores the occupation of the hospital grounds by Union soldiers in 1865 and the war’s legacy in those who sought treatment for the deep trauma it caused. Using letters, diaries and patient records, Dollar brings to life those who found the Civil War’s carnage a burden too great to bear.

Apr
26
Thu
Hometown Tourist – A Walking Tour of Dorothea Dix Park @ Dorothea Dix Park
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hometown Tourist - A Walking Tour of Dorothea Dix Park @ Dorothea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Join City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources staff on a walking tour of Dorothea Dix Park.

On July 24th, 2015, the City of Raleigh purchased the Dorothea Dix Campus from the State of North Carolina for the purpose of developing a destination park. The planning and development of Dorothea Dix Park represents one of the most exciting and ambitious new park projects in America.

The free 2-hour, 3.5-mile tour will cover the history of the land and legacy of Dorothea Dix, the current use of the area as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services and the steps the City will take in planning a future park.

May
14
Mon
Hometown Tourist – A Walking Tour of Dorothea Dix Park @ Dorothea Dix Park
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hometown Tourist - A Walking Tour of Dorothea Dix Park @ Dorothea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Join City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources staff on a walking tour of Dorothea Dix Park.

On July 24th, 2015, the City of Raleigh purchased the Dorothea Dix Campus from the State of North Carolina for the purpose of developing a destination park. The planning and development of Dorothea Dix Park represents one of the most exciting and ambitious new park projects in America.

The free 2-hour, 3.5-mile tour will cover the history of the land and legacy of Dorothea Dix, the current use of the area as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services and the steps the City will take in planning a future park.

Aug
12
Sun
Skywatching – The Perseid Meteor Shower @ The Big Field - Dorthea Dix Park
Aug 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Skywatching - The Perseid Meteor Shower @ The Big Field - Dorthea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy music under the stars with staff and volunteers from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) and Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC). Look up above and through the provided telescopes and check out the Perseid Meteor Shower from Dorothea Dix Park!

Aug
18
Sat
Movie by Moonlight: Jurassic Park @ Flowers Field at Dorthea Dix Park
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Movie by Moonlight: Jurassic Park @ Flowers Field at Dorthea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Enjoy an outdoor showing of Jurassic Park hosted by the City of Raleigh and Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh as part of the Movies by Moonlight series at Dorothea Dix Park. Arrive on Saturday, August 18th as early as 7:30pm. Bring a blanket and chairs and get comfy! Ty’s All Natural, Taco Grande, and Mr. Softee Ice Cream will be available for purchase. Visit dortheadixpark.org for details.

Aug
22
Wed
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! Registration is recommended in case of inclement weather. Learn more at DortheaDixPark.org.

Sep
5
Wed
Kids only – Dinosaurs & Fossils @ The Big Field - Dorthea Dix Park
Sep 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids only - Dinosaurs & Fossils @ The Big Field - Dorthea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Bring kids age 2-6 to this FREE program exploring dinosaurs where they can see and touch real fossils! All children must be registered to attend. See dortheadixpark.org for details and registration.

Sep
12
Wed
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga in the Park @ Dorthea Dix Park - Williams Field | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

BYO yoga mat and water to this free event and get centered with yoga in the park! Registration is recommended in case of inclement weather. Learn more at DortheaDixPark.org.

Sep
15
Sat
Dreamville Festival @ Dorthea Dix Park
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm
Dreamville Festival @ Dorthea Dix Park | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dreamville Festival will be a multi-stage music event from J. Cole of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind celebration of local culture, food and music. Learn more and purchase tickets at dreamvillefest.com.