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Keep reading for the lineup, FAQs, and food + bev info to help navigate Dreamville Festival on Saturday, April 6 + Sunday, April 7.
The 10th edition of the museum’s annual flower festival, Art in Bloom, is back Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 17 with 42 intricate displays.
The fourth iteration of this festival is coming to Dorothea Dix Park April 6-7. Dreamville has featured the best and brightest in hip-hop and R&B since 2019 thanks to rapper J. Cole.
This LGBTQ+ community center is geared toward LGBTQ+ folks, but everyone can benefit from the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s educational resources and upcoming community center on Cabarrus Street.
Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is Tuesday, Feb. 13. Although these festivities might not compare to New Orleans, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Raleigh — and enjoy king cake, too.
The City of Oaks is preparing for a jam-packed year. There are plenty more, but we’ve compiled 24 of the biggest Raleigh events to attend this year — don’t miss them.
Raleigh is home to plenty of December events to keep the whole family busy, cozy, and holiday ready. Here’s just a few festive events to fill out your calendar.
The 77th annual Raleigh Christmas Parade will march through downtown Saturday, Nov. 18 with Grand Marshal Cam Ward, over 100 local groups, and Santa Claus himself.
The NC Chinese Lantern Festival will light up Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre from Friday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Jan. 14 with more than 40 LED light displays.
We broke down the Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s quarterly report on the state of downtown. Read the highlights of the Q3 downtown Raleigh report.
Our most-awaited Halloween events in Raleigh include a trip to the symphony, fun with pups, girls-only dance parties, and Steven King-based plays, and plenty more.
From Oct. 12 through Oct. 22, folks from all over will flock to the City of Oaks for the the NC State Fair. Keep reading to plan ahead for this fall Raleigh tradition.
The festival is searching for a new city starting in 2025. Since 2013, IBMA World of Bluegrass has generated $88 million for the greater Raleigh area.
There’s nothing quite like fall in Raleigh. We’ve got you covered with all the best festivals, events, and other activities throughout the City of Oaks for this autumn.
IBMA World of Bluegrass is coming to Raleigh and promises plenty of live music for fans as well as information for bluegrass musicians at the business conference and awards ceremony.
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The Charleston Literary Festival’s mission is to bring diverse national and international authors and audiences together through great books, big ideas, and perspective-altering conversations.
Oktoberfest is almost here and luckily you don’t have to travel far to join in on the celebrations — we complied seven festivals in the Triangle to break out your lederhosen for.
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Learn about spiders and other arthropods all month long during a special exhibit + the museum’s biggest, buggiest event of the year.
The City of Oaks has a stacked fall concert lineup featuring a wide-range of talented artists like the Jonas Brothers, Shania Twain, the Eagles, and Lil Yachty.
Throw on your red and white NC State merch and head to Hillsborough Street for the annual Packapalooza street festival on Saturday, Aug. 26.
Hopscotch Music Festival is back in the City of Oaks this September. Don’t miss your chance to see acts like Japanese Breakfast and Denzel Curry in the heart of downtown Raleigh.
This year’s GalaxyCon will be Raleigh’s fifth year hosting and will be complete with your favorite pop culture icons, fan events, and vendors selling just about anything you can think of.
Get ready to roll out your blankets and red, white, and blue apparel to celebrate the Fourth of July in the City of Oaks.
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