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[...]
Jan
18
Fri
7:00 pm Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Jan 18 @ 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!
Jan
22
Tue
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Jan 22 @ 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[...]
Feb
1
Fri
6:00 pm First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Feb 1 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Carolina Hurricanes @ PNC Arena
Feb 1 @ 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!