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.

Apr
21
Sat
12:00 pm Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Apr 21 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livab... @ American Institute of Architects
WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livab... @ American Institute of Architects
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livability Tour @ American Institute of Architects | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The WakeUP & Explore 2018 City Livability Tour features the Peace Street, N. Person Street, and N. Blount Street area just north of downtown Raleigh. This historic area and budding business district is filled with beautiful[...]
2:00 pm Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Downtown Raleigh Craft Beer and ... @ Seaboard Station
Apr 21 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Time Warp 2018 @ City of Raleigh Museum
Time Warp 2018 @ City of Raleigh Museum
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Time Warp 2018 @ City of Raleigh Museum | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Raleigh City Museum is time-tripping again this year, back to the 1970’s. Get out those bellbottoms and disco shoes. You’ll be dancing to some great rock-and-roll, eating some excellent food from local vendors, and drinking[...]
Apr
24
Tue
9:00 am NC State Libraries Frank B. Arms... @ NCSU Brickyard
NC State Libraries Frank B. Arms... @ NCSU Brickyard
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
NC State Libraries Frank B. Armstrong Memorial Book Sale @ NCSU Brickyard | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
A chance to stock up for summer reading? A bag of treasures for $5? A chance to support the NCSU Libraries too? Each year for the last twenty-two years, the Friends of the Library has[...]