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.

Oct
13
Sat
all-day THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + C... @ NCMA
Oct 13 2018 – Jan 20 2019 all-day
THE BEYOND: Georgia O'Keeffe + Contemporary Art @ NCMA | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
THE BEYOND: Georgia O’Keeffe + Contemporary Art is a wonderful mix of classical and contemporary art that pulls you deep into a story. Opening on October 13, 2018, you’ll want to make time for this[...]
Oct
23
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Oct 23 @ 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[...]
Oct
26
Fri
all-day International Festival @ Raleigh Convention Center
International Festival @ Raleigh Convention Center
Oct 26 all-day
International Festival @ Raleigh Convention Center | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Enjoy the 2018 International Festival of Raleigh this October. This year’s theme is Celebrations around the World and offers three days of international performances, food, games, art, cultural exhibits and shopping at the Raleigh Convention[...]
6:00 pm Oak City Haunted – Multiple Tours @ Paddy O Beers
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[...]
7:00 pm Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
It’s time for another great season of Carolina Hurricanes hockey! Games are held in Raleigh at the PNC Arena. Click here for season information, times and tickets!