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.

Sep
21
Thu
7:00 pm Hillsborough Citizens Advisory C... @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Hillsborough Citizens Advisory C... @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Hillsborough Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Pullen Memorial Baptist Church | 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[...]
Sep
22
Fri
all-day Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh
Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh
Sep 22 all-day
Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The 13th annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest will be held in the heart of downtown Raleigh and at the Ray Price Harley-Davidson / Triumph dealership on September 22, 23 and 24, 2017. Vendors will[...]
Sep
23
Sat
all-day Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh
Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh
Sep 23 all-day
Ray Price Capital City Bikefest @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The 13th annual Ray Price Capital City Bikefest will be held in the heart of downtown Raleigh and at the Ray Price Harley-Davidson / Triumph dealership on September 22, 23 and 24, 2017. Vendors will[...]
12:00 pm Live & Local: Roots Fest on Hill...
Live & Local: Roots Fest on Hill...
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live & Local: Roots Fest on Hillsborough Street @ Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Live & Local: Roots Fest is a FREE community event on Hillsborough Street celebrating the roots of North Carolina arts and music with two stages, local artists, and local beer. Ike Stubblefield, who has performed[...]
8:00 pm John Pizzarelli Quartet with Cat... @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Cat... @ NCSU Stewart Theatre
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm
John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell @ NCSU Stewart Theatre | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
In Billie & Blue Eyes, Russell’s Grammy Award-winning vocals and Pizzarelli’s smooth quartet pair to evoke the glory days of jazz, taking on two of the greats:  Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. This unforgettable evening features[...]