Events

SouthWestRaleigh is chockablock with events year-round. Every First Friday of the month is celebrated with arts and activities downtown. City Plaza and the RedHat Amphitheatre hold regular concerts in summer and there are many annual events: MAIN celebrates the month of September in Raleigh as Festival Season and features a lineup of the Hopscotch Music and Design Festivals, the African American Cultural Festival, Raleigh’s festival of creativity: Sparkcon, and the International World of Bluegrass Festival. Ethnic festivals include the Lebanese Festival, the Caribbean Festival, the Greek Festival and the fabulous International Festival of Raleigh.

Hillsborough Street boasts its own lineup of events throughout the year and hosts Packapalooza, Live and Local Bluegrass, Art it Up, NCSU Homecoming, and a number of other events.

Pullen Park and Pullen Hill Terrace produce the annual Holiday Express and the Kirby Derby respectively, and nearby Dorothea Dix Park debuted its first big event this year: Destination Dix.

Finally, Raleigh’s two largest annual events also happen in SoutWestRaleigh: the NC State Fair and Raleigh’s New Year celebration, First Night Raleigh.

Apr
25
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
Wade Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Jaycee Park Community Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city. Each CAC elects its[...]
Apr
26
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Apr 26 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]
Apr
27
Thu
6:00 pm Pullen Arts Classes @ Pullen Arts Center
Pullen Arts Classes @ Pullen Arts Center
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pullen Arts Classes @ Pullen Arts Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Featured Class: Intergeneration Clay Workshop Age: 6-11 yrs. Share in the fun of handbuilding with your child! Come to the pottery studio at Pullen and support your child as you both make original ornamental and functional[...]
Apr
28
Fri
7:00 pm Pullen Park Dinner and a Movie S... @ Pullen Park and Pullen Place Café
Pullen Park Dinner and a Movie S... @ Pullen Park and Pullen Place Café
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pullen Park Dinner and a Movie Series @ Pullen Park and Pullen Place Café | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Pullen Park and Pullen Place Café are excited to present the Dinner and a Movie series every Friday in April. Find a seat at one of our dinner tables, or bring a picnic blanket or[...]
8:00 pm Sonorous Road 2017-18 Season Ann... @ Sonorous Road Productions
Sonorous Road 2017-18 Season Ann... @ Sonorous Road Productions
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
Sonorous Road 2017-18 Season Announcement Party @ Sonorous Road Productions | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
We’re SO excited to be announing our 2017-2018 Main Stage Theatre Season! This year’s theme is “Finding Identity” and we can’t wait to tell you all about it! Join us for this FREE and FUN[...]