Get loud at the Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest

Kick off a weekend of Canes hockey with this free, family-friendly event.

Fans at a Carolina Hurricanes game.

The loudest fans in hockey are taking over Fayetteville Street this February.

Photo by Jaylynn Nash via Carolina Hurricanes

The 2023 Stadium Series — an outdoor hockey game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals at Carter-Finley Stadium — is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 18. Don’t stop reading if you’re not going. Free festivities begin the day before, whether or not you’ve secured tickets to the game.

On Friday, Feb. 17, the Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest will take over downtown Raleigh to celebrate the Canes’ 25 years in NC. Fayetteville Street will be packed with activities and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Throughout the day, there will be live music on two stages, live art, and drone light shows. More than 30 Triangle food trucks and 50+ vendors will line the streets, with plenty of craft beer to go around. There will even be a wing eating contestsign up here.

We’re especially excited for the street hockey scrimmage, to ride on the Ferris wheel, and to jump on large inflatables, like a giant slide with fake snow. Here’s to hoping we can sound the Hurricanes’ siren, which will also make an appearance.

Get your camera ready, because there will be lots of photo opportunities. Caniancs can take a picture with the Stanley Cup, meet Hurricanes alumni and mascots (and snag autographs), and pose in photo booths. In celebratory fashion, the day will end with a fireworks show.

View the full Fan Fest schedule here.