Dec
9
Sat
Holiday Open House at the N.C. Executive Mansion @ N.C. Executive Mansion
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Open House at the N.C. Executive Mansion @ N.C. Executive Mansion | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

North Carolina’s Executive Mansion, the “people’s house,” will open its historic doors again for the beloved annual Holiday Open House. Visitors are invited to tour the home, take in the decorations, and enjoy seasonal musical entertainment by local performing groups. The first floor of the mansion will be decorated with North Carolina-grown Christmas trees, floral and mixed evergreen arrangements and ornate mantle displays.

Dec
31
Sun
First Night Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Dec 31 all-day
First Night Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Night Raleigh 2018! With nearly 100 performances in over 35 venues throughout downtown, First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! Learn a new hobby for the New Year at our daytime DIY Festival from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the NC Museums of History and Sciences. Bounce around music, theatre, and other performances after the Early Countdown at 7:00 pm. Ride the First Night Ferris Wheel and the Fayetteville F5 amusement ride! Just make sure you’re on Fayetteville Street at midnight for the WRAL Countdown to Midnight and the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop with special guests Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Cane Mill Road!

Feb
17
Sat
JC Raulston Arboretum Winter Symposium: Creating a Successful Home Landscape: Where Ecology and Aesthetics Meet @ JC Raulston Arboretum
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
JC Raulston Arboretum Winter Symposium: Creating a Successful Home Landscape: Where Ecology and Aesthetics Meet @ JC Raulston Arboretum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

The seventh annual Winter Symposium focuses on integrating creative function into the home landscape in a way that is both beautiful and ecologically responsible. The schedule this year features three prominent professional landscape designers and home gardeners who lend their varied backgrounds and specialties to provide fresh vision for home landscapes.

Apr
7
Sat
Raulston Blooms! @ JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Raulston Blooms! @ JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

What is it? Fun for the whole family! Learn, shop for your garden, get great ideas, and enjoy gourmet treats while supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum. We’re rolling out the red carpet for members, home gardeners, families, and children by offering a day that’s packed with garden and nature activities, shopping, and outdoor fun.

  • JCRA Spring Plant Sale – plus select guest plant vendors
    • Gardens Direct
    • Pine Knot Farms
    • Mr. Maple
    • Superior Plants Nursery
  • 18th Annual Birdhouse Competition
  • Gardening talks – learn from the experts
    • Bryce Lane – “Great Plants for Your Spring Home Landscape”
    • Mark Weathington – “Gardening in the South”
  • Hands-on fun for children and families
  • Invited artists and craftsmen
  • Food trucks and NC State Howling Cow ice cream cups
  • Educational displays and demonstrations
Apr
20
Fri
Art2Wear @ NCSU Talley Student Union, Grand Ballroom
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm
Art2Wear @ NCSU Talley Student Union, Grand Ballroom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Art2Wear (A2W) is celebrating its 16th year as a student-organized runway show that presents fashion, costume and wearable sculpture created by the students of the College of Design at NC State University. This annual event is organized and hosted by the College of Design’s Art + Design department and beyond to display juried examples of our best student work each spring through runway and exhibition.

A2W’s vision is to challenge their audience and designers to question the boundaries and conventional definitions of “fashion.” They seek to explore new fashion ground and create new design pathways by encouraging students to blend their technical skill with innovative technology.

May
6
Sun
JC Raulston Arboretum: Gala in the Garden and Rare Plant Auction
May 6 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
JC Raulston Arboretum: Gala in the Garden and Rare Plant Auction @ Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Gala in the Garden and Rare Plant Auction is designed for passionate gardeners, featuring rare and hard-to-find plants. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the JC Raulston Arboretum with wine, craft beer, and light hors d’oeuvres served on the lawn.

The highlight of the event will be a live auction during which a selection of very rare, very special plants will go under the gavel. Other collectible plants and garden items will be offered during a silent auction.

Oct
5
Fri
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See details and get tickets on Eventbrite.

Oct
12
Fri
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See details and get tickets on Eventbrite.

Oct
19
Fri
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See details and get tickets on Eventbrite.

Oct
26
Fri
Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
Oak City Haunted - Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each Friday in October, join one of three guided tours to learn all about Raleigh’s dark and haunted history aboard the Great Raleigh Trolley. The 6pm show is child-friendly for ages 8 and up. See details and get tickets on Eventbrite.