A Celtic celebration with the North Carolina Symphony ~ March 16

The Symphony brings Celtic flair to the concert hall in a St. Patrick’s Day weekend extravaganza. Grab a drink from the full bar with specialty cocktails like Irish Coffee or “Celtic Margarita” and get ready for the fancy footwork of the O’Hare Irish Dancers, furious fiddling, evocative Irish flutes, exquisite storytelling with Celtic singers including an Irish tenor, and yes, even a bagpiper!

Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market ~ March 17

Pop-Up Raleigh vintage market offers vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue.


Nuv Yug India Fest ~ March 17 & 18

Discover and celebrate Indian cultural dance, music, fashion, crafts, and cuisine at the annual Festival.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival ~ March 17

Annual downtown celebration of the Wearin’ of the Green.

NC Department of Transportation’s Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan Summit ~ March 21

One of the fastest growing states in the nation, North Carolina is expected to see its population rise to more than 12.5 million people by 2040 – a 32 percent increase from the state’s 2010 population.

The Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan will help public transit systems keep pace with growth through improved partnerships and recommendations for strategic transit investments that build upon the success of the state’s transit systems.

Hillsborough Street Annual Meeting and Awards ~ March 21

Live it Up! Hillsborough Street invites you to their annual meeting and awards in the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State.Guest speaker: President & CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Adrienne Cole, music provided by saxophonist, Bradley Smith.

NCMA: Art in Bloom ~ March 22-25

Art in Bloom features more than 50 floral masterpieces created by world-class designers inspired by art in the Museum’s collection. During the four-day festival, participants can attend presentations and workshops, dine in Iris, and find one-of-a-kind gifts in the Museum Store. Proceeds from Art in Bloom support Museum programming and exhibitions.

Dorothea Dix Park Public Meeting ~ March 22

Join in the second public meeting on the master planning of Dorothea Dix Park! Hear the latest on design ideas for the park, give your feedback, and share new ideas! Help create a park that’s reflective of our diverse community—a park for everyone, built by everyone.

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