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.

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9:00 am Raleigh Roasts @ City of Raleigh Museum
Raleigh Roasts @ City of Raleigh Museum
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Raleigh Roasts @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The City of Raleigh Museum is hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. Larry’s Coffee, Lucette Grace, Raleigh Coffee Company, Rise Biscuits and Donuts, Benelux Coffee, and Escazu Chocolates will be providing[...]
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s[...]
2:00 pm Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and Food Adventure @ Seaboard Station | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Combining some hidden gems in Raleigh’s Person St and Seaboard Station areas featuring beer with some food pairings for a fun afternoon experience. Downtown Raleigh Food & Craft Beer Adventure Tour- On this leisurely walk[...]
2:00 pm Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm
Fayetteville Street Tour @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The heart of Raleigh’s history is centered on “North Carolina’s Main Street” also known as Fayetteville Street. This half-mile long street has a rich and colorful past, whose buildings and stories have helped shape the[...]
2:00 pm The Big Frosty Beer Festival
The Big Frosty Beer Festival
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Big Frosty Beer Festival
The Big Frosty January tasting festival returns to Glenwood South! Warm up with some of the region’s best brewers and their specialty offerings in the climate controlled/heated event tent at the Raleigh Beer Garden. This beer[...]