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.

Nov
21
Tue
7:00 pm West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
West Citizens Advisory Council M... @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm
West Citizens Advisory Council Meeting @ Thomas G. Crowder Woodland 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[...]
Nov
24
Fri
all-day Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Nov 24 all-day
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Going strong for 30 years, The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market one of the largest collections of arts, crafts & holiday gifts assembled in one location. As you stroll through the 2017 event, you’ll meet over[...]
Nov
25
Sat
all-day Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Nov 25 all-day
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Going strong for 30 years, The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market one of the largest collections of arts, crafts & holiday gifts assembled in one location. As you stroll through the 2017 event, you’ll meet over[...]
7:00 am Small Business Saturday @ Hillsborough Street
Small Business Saturday @ Hillsborough Street
Nov 25 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Small Business Saturday @ Hillsborough Street | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Hillsborough Street merchants will offer a myriad of specials and unique offers for Small Business Saturday.
Nov
26
Sun
all-day Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift ... @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building
Nov 26 all-day
Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
Going strong for 30 years, The Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market one of the largest collections of arts, crafts & holiday gifts assembled in one location. As you stroll through the 2017 event, you’ll meet over[...]