Feb
15
Thu
Downtown Raleigh Alliance Annual Meeting & Achievement Awards Ceremony @ Raleigh Convention Center
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Raleigh Alliance Annual Meeting & Achievement Awards Ceremony @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Join us for the premier networking event for stakeholders and community advocates interested in supporting a vibrant and more connected downtown. Connectivity is particularly important as plans take shape to adjoin Dorothea Dix Park, the city’s most expansive green space, to downtown Raleigh. Help us in our effort to create connected spaces and gain valuable insight on the opportunities that await. Take advantage of this time to CONNECT with fellow downtowners as we explore the growth of our community.

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. 

Feb
24
Sat
Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Dance Marathon at NC State @ Talley Student Union | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170 pediatric hospitals across North America.

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.

Mar
9
Fri
21Marbles @ Marbles Kid's Museum
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
21Marbles @ Marbles Kid's Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Play like a kid to support ALL kids! 

A 21+ event at Marbles.

  • Human Foosball
  • Hungry, Hungry Humans
  • Throwback Games
  • DIY Designs
  • Exclusive PLAY on the Marbles pirate ship, helicopter, basketball court and more!
Marbles Mystery Mayhem. Crack the case of the missing Moneypalooza money. Sleuths and spies are in for a surprise.
Mar
10
Sat
Glenwood South St. Baldrick’s Event @ Raleigh Beer Garden
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Glenwood South St. Baldrick's Event @ Raleigh Beer Garden | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Be a hero for kids with cancer. Join this St. Baldrick’s event and be a part of the excitement whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate!

Mar
17
Sat
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival @ Downtown Raleigh
Mar 17 @ 8:53 pm
Mar
21
Wed
Hillsborough Street Annual Meeting and Awards @ Gregg Museum of Art & Design
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hillsborough Street Annual Meeting and Awards @ Gregg Museum of Art & Design | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Live it Up! Hillsborough Street invites you to their annual meeting and awards in the beautifully renovated the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State.

Guest speaker: President & CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Adrienne Cole

Music provided by saxophonist, Bradley Smith.

Mar
22
Thu
Dorothea Dix Park Public Meeting @ A.J. Fletcher Opera
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dorothea Dix Park Public Meeting @ A.J. Fletcher Opera | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Join in the second public meeting on the master planning of Dorothea Dix Park! Hear the latest on design ideas for the park, give your feedback, and share new ideas! Help create a park that’s reflective of our diverse community—a park for everyone, built by everyone.

Apr
17
Tue
State of Downtown Raleigh 2018 @ Raleigh Convention Center
Apr 17 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
State of Downtown Raleigh 2018 @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Each year, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) hosts the State Downtown to provide a comprehensive market analysis of Raleigh’s Central Business District (CBD) with the intention of informing and exploring new partnerships with the investor and real estate community. This is the premier event for developers, brokers, realtors, urban planners, and economic developers whose clients would benefit from learning more about Raleigh’s CBD.