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.

Jun
19
Tue
7:00 pm West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
West Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland 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[...]
Jun
23
Sat
8:00 pm NCMA Summer Concerts Series: Man... @ NC Museum of Art
NCMA Summer Concerts Series: Man... @ NC Museum of Art
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm
NCMA Summer Concerts Series: Mandolin Orange @ NC Museum of Art | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The website All Music says the Chapel Hill–based folk duoMandolin Orange draws “from wells both old and new, offering up a heady mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and pop that invokes the earthy timelessness[...]
Jun
26
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Jun 26 @ 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[...]
Jul
2
Mon
7:00 pm Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Central Citizens Advisory Counci... @ John P. "Top" Greene Community Center
Jul 2 @ 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[...]
Jul
6
Fri
6:00 pm First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Jul 6 @ 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[...]