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[...]
Dec
10
Mon
7:00 pm Southwest Citizens Advisory Coun... @ Carolina Pines Park
Southwest Citizens Advisory Coun... @ Carolina Pines Park
Dec 10 @ 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[...]
Dec
11
Tue
10:30 am City of Raleigh Museum Storytime... @ City of Raleigh Museum
City of Raleigh Museum Storytime... @ City of Raleigh Museum
Dec 11 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Dec 11 @ 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!
Dec
14
Fri
7:00 pm Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Dec 14 @ 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!