Dreamville Festival will be the first event of its kind for the region as it looks to provide a thoughtfully-curated, multi-stage music event from J. Cole, who himself was raised in nearby Fayetteville, North Carolina. The festival offers an opportunity for J. Cole to give back to his home state that has helped shape the artist he has become with a one-of-a-kind celebration of local culture, food and art that also features a curated selection of music performers blending together some of today’s biggest national acts with exciting up-and-comers.
The festivals itself aims to provide a unique opportunity for locals and traveling visitors alike to gather and enjoy a music celebration in one of Raleigh’s most beautiful and historic locations, Dorothea Dix Park – Raleigh’s largest city park with over 300 acres of public greenspace. Dreamville Festival’s ultimate goal is to not only have a positive and substantial economic and cultural impact on the city itself and the surrounding region, but also to become one of the most anticipated annual events in the city – one that is a perfect complement to the existing event landscape and cultural fabric of the City of Raleigh.
Hopscotch Music Festival, called "America's (Secretly) Best Festival" and "the premiere experimental and underground festival in America", returns to downtown Raleigh for the ninth year this September, 6-8. Featuring more than 130 bands over 3 days, Hopscotch is known for adventurous lineups, memorable performances, and a fan-friendly atmosphere. From a large outdoor main stage in Raleigh City Plaza to intimate club shows, the festival offers music in almost every genre imaginable—rock, hip-hop, metal, folk, electronic, experimental, and more—and its schedule highlights this diversity each year.
From its inception in 2010, Hopscotch has been a signature event for the creative community of Raleigh, North Carolina. Approximately 20% of the festival’s performers hail from in-state—a figure few, if any, nationally recognized music festivals can claim. With official programming stretching across 12 walkable venues, an art exhibition, more than 30 day parties, and the Hopscotch Design Festival, Hopscotch is a city-wide celebration for locals and fans visiting from faraway locales.
Oak City Comedy Festival is Raleigh, NC's first comedy festival! It is a 5-day comedy celebration May 22-26, 2018, that takes place in downtown Raleigh. Oak City features the hottest up and coming stand up comics and improv/sketch comedy groups. For our first festival, we are working hard to showcase a great lineup of talented comedians from North Carolina and Nationwide.
Enjoy artwork by over 170 juried fine artists and craftspeople exhibiting original works of art in 10 different categories. All will be available for purchase, including painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, and more. Artists’ booths will line Fayetteville Street amongst music, art installations, food trucks, and more – all highlighting superb performing and visual artists. Visit Kidsplosure in it’s new location on Market and Exchange plazas between Fayetteville and Wilmington Streets!
May 19, 2018: The Victory Ride to Cure Cancer is a one-day charity cycling event set in the beautiful rolling hills of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C. The Ride will start and end on NC State University's Centennial Campus, near downtown Raleigh.
The 2018 Victory Ride is your opportunity to be part of something big from the very beginning. Join us as we go the distance in the fight against cancer, united in making a difference.
The V Foundation funds research at world-class facilities where critical discoveries on cancer are made. When you raise funds for the Victory Ride, the majority of proceeds will be awarded in North Carolina. And because cancer knows no boundaries of state, age, race, class, gender – or any other line that we think divides us – the remaining proceeds will fund important research across the U.S.
The eighth annual Out! Raleigh festival is on May 5, 2018 from 11am to 6pm in City Plaza!
This inclusive and action packed event is family friendly, with activities for all ages offering live entertainment, local vendors and artists, great food, a KidsZone, and a beer garden! There is no admission fee.
In the last seven years, the event has become an integral part of Raleigh’s downtown culture, promoting diversity awareness as well as a sense of inclusiveness for the LGBT community and its allies, both inside and outside of the Triangle. Each year has been more successful than the last, and this year will be no exception.
Our hashtags this year: #LoveWithoutBorders #OutRaleigh2018 OutRaleigh
Join PRCR and Dix Park staff at the first Pop-PupAlooza, a pop-up dog park at Dix Park!
During this pop up event, dogs will be allowed off leash while at our specially crafted dog park.
There will be plenty of fun for dogs and their owners! The dog park features four acres for dogs to roam, and a small dog area, too!
For the humans, Philly Cheesesteaks, Mr. Softee Ice Creamand Dingo Dog Brewery will be at the park making sure you stay fed and hydrated while you play with your best friend. Bring your own lawn chairs! We'll have a few lawn games set up, or bring your own. There will be fun raffles for pet (and human) prizes every 1/2 hour!
Pet-themed vendors will be at the park, too, so you can purchase a new toy for your pup, learn about dog health & safety, adoption, and more! Vendors include (more to come):
Redd Waggin Pet Treat Truck
Sit Mean Sit
Raleigh Animal Control
Bone Appetit Bakery
Shiloh Animal Hospital
Jord Hund - The Most Stylish and Earthy Dog Accessories
Binky and Bell
4 Paws Pet Sitting
Brewgaloo features craft breweries from North Carolina and partners with local food trucks, local vendors and local bands. Friday night will be a sampler event from 6-10pm. Tickets are $45 per person (before April 1) with a limited number of tickets being sold. Sample size pours will be available for you to try the best of NC. Must be 21 and up to attend the Friday night event. Designated Driver’s need not purchase tickets, thank you for being responsible!
Saturday is 2-10pm. Beer is sold by the pint or the taste. Samples are 2 tickets and full pints are 5 tickets. No admission fee to enter the festival. Saturday’s event is open to the public and free to attend. Saturday will feature over 100 NC Breweries, over 50 Food Trucks, dozens of local vendors and bands. Drink tickets will be sold in advance and available for purchase at the festival. Food trucks and vendors accept cash and credit options. Purchase now to avoid lines!
The largest NC Craft beer festival celebrating all things local
You’ve tasted the world, now taste local
Saturday, March 24th the Easter Bunny will pay a visit to Cameron Court! Find an egg hidden around the community and bring it to the Leasing Office; eggs will contain numbers whicfh can be redeemed for mystery prizes from Growler USA, Cupcake Shoppe, Trophy Brewing, Bailey's Fine Jewelry, AND MORE! Don't miss out on all the fun!