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.

Jul
23
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Jul 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[...]
Aug
2
Fri
6:00 pm First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome[...]
Aug
5
Mon
7:00 pm Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm
Central Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ John P. "Top" Greene 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[...]
Aug
12
Mon
7:00 pm Southwest Citizens Advisory Coun... @ Carolina Pines Park
Southwest Citizens Advisory Coun... @ Carolina Pines Park
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm
Southwest Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Carolina Pines Park | 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[...]
Aug
13
Tue
10:30 am City of Raleigh Museum Storytime... @ City of Raleigh Museum
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime... @ City of Raleigh Museum
Aug 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime Tuesday @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
the City of Raleigh Museum will host its monthly storytime from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. The free program features Sammy the Squirrel, the museum’s mascot, along with[...]