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
25
Tue
6:00 pm Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chil... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Harvey Hill
Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chil... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Harvey Hill
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chill on the Hill! @ Dorothea Dix Park - Harvey Hill | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Escape your busy workweek and have some fun at Harvey Hill! We’ll bring some lawn games and food trucks, while you bring your friends! Play games, picnic, enjoy the view. Bring your own lawn games[...]
7:00 pm Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Just Make Something! @ Imurj | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Just Make Something! is a relaxing community get together that takes place leading up to and during Tuesday evening performances. Gather around the round table of art supplies, crafts, and art scraps to make zero-stakes art[...]
7:00 pm Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Wade Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Jaycee Park Community Center
Jul 25 @ 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
26
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Jul 26 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market, a program produced by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, brings the highest quality local growers and food artisans together for a Raleigh audience. Our vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman,[...]
Jul
30
Sun
6:00 pm Sunday in the Park Concert Serie... @ Dorothea Dix Park Harvey Hill
Sunday in the Park Concert Serie... @ Dorothea Dix Park Harvey Hill
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm
Sunday in the Park Concert Series - Dix Park @ Dorothea Dix Park Harvey Hill | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
This summer you can enjoy a “Sunday in the Park” concert series in two of Raleigh’s most delightful parks! Dorothea Dix Park and Fred Fletcher Park are partnering to offer a music series presenting a[...]