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.

Aug
22
Tue
7:00 pm Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Just Make Something! @ Imurj
Aug 22 @ 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
Aug 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[...]
Aug
23
Wed
10:45 am Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market @ Raleigh City Plaza
Aug 23 @ 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,[...]
5:00 pm Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm
Music on the Market @ Exchange and Market Plaza | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Join us every Wednesday evening from 5 pm – 6:30 pm for the months of August through October for “Music on Market”. The series which is a community collaboration between Trophy Brewing Company, Indy Week, YMCA of the[...]
6:00 pm Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Guide... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Kirby Building Parking Lot
Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Guide... @ Dorothea Dix Park - Kirby Building Parking Lot
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm
Explore Dorothea Dix Park: Guided Walking Tour @ Dorothea Dix Park - Kirby Building Parking Lot | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources invites you to join us on a walking tour of Dorothea Dix Park. Tours start at 6 PM and 8 PM. On July 24th, 2015, the City[...]