Raleigh Festivals 2022, 2023

Nineteenth American Indian Heritage Celebration 2022

Nineteenth American Indian Heritage Celebration

November, 2022

Downtown, Museum and Pedestrian Plaza , Raleigh, North Carolina

NC State Crafts Center Holiday Fair & Sale 2022

NC State Crafts Center Holiday Fair & Sale

November, 2022

NC State Univeristy ‑ Frank Thompson Building , Raleigh, North Carolina

Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo 2022

Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo

November, 2022

North Carolina State Fairgrounds Scott Building , Raleigh, North Carolina

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Show 2022

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Show

November, 2022

Raleigh Convention Center , Raleigh, North Carolina

Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair 2022

Mistletoe Market Holiday Fair

November, 2022

Wakefield High School , Raleigh, North Carolina

Highland's Bazaar Holidays 2022

Highland's Bazaar Holidays

November, 2022

Highland United Methodist Church , Raleigh, North Carolina

Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market 2022

Christmas Carousel Holiday Gift Market

November, 2022

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

The Handmade Market 2022

The Handmade Market

November, 2022

Cobblestone Hall ‑ City Market , Raleigh, North Carolina

American Indian Heritage Celebration 2022

American Indian Heritage Celebration

November, 2022

Downtown, Museum and Pedestrian Plaza , Raleigh, North Carolina

Fall Bazaar 2022

Fall Bazaar

November, 2022

Forest Hills Baptist Church of Raleigh , Raleigh, North Carolina

One Tribe Fest 2022

One Tribe Fest

November, 2022

Holshouser Building ‑ NC State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina

Crafts in Unity Craft Fair 2022

Crafts in Unity Craft Fair

November, 2022

Amran Temple , Raleigh, North Carolina

NC Gourd Festival 2022

NC Gourd Festival

November, 2022

North Carolina State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

Southern Horse Festival 2022

Southern Horse Festival

November, 2022

Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr. Horse Complex - North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

Paderewski Festival Raleigh 2022

Paderewski Festival Raleigh

November, 2022

Multiple Locations in Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Vintage Fan Fair 2022

Raleigh Vintage Fan Fair

November, 2022

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

A Musical Tribute to Luther Vandross (Feat. Danny Clay) 2022

A Musical Tribute to Luther Vandross (Feat. Danny Clay)

December 21, 2022

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

First Night Raleigh 2022

First Night Raleigh

December, 2022

Downtown Raleigh around the State Capitol, S Salisbury St & W Morgan St Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

The Christmas County Fair 2022

The Christmas County Fair

December, 2022

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

Scandinavian Christmas Fair 2022

Scandinavian Christmas Fair

December, 2022

Holshouser Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas 2022

A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas

December, 2022

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Rd Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Island Girl Events Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo 2022

Island Girl Events Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo

December, 2022

Kerr-Scott Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Scandinavian Christmas Fair 2022

Raleigh Scandinavian Christmas Fair

December, 2022

Holshouser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Vendor Show 2022

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Vendor Show

December, 2022

State Fairgrounds Kerr Scott Building , Raleigh, North Carolina

Fifteenth African American Cultural Celebration 2023

Fifteenth African American Cultural Celebration

January, 2023

NC Museum of History , Raleigh, North Carolina

About Festivals in Raleigh

Those looking to enjoy fun cultural experiences throughout the year can find an excellent variety of festivals in Raleigh, North Carolina. This array of entertaining Raleigh events provides a range of opportunities to celebrate music, artistic endeavors, and great food.

Several times each year, Raleigh music festivals fill the air with outstanding instrumental and vocal performances from highly talented musicians. Bluegrass music lives at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, where the International Bluegrass Music Association holds its annual World of Bluegrass event, featuring performances by over 150 live bands. The sounds of several genres can be heard at the Hopscotch Music Festival, which features a diverse three day lineup of musical acts, including performances by rock, metal, hip-hop, and folk artists.

Raleigh also has festivals offering unique combinations of themes and activities. Art and music come together at The Raleigh Arts Festival, also known as Artsplosure. The event features an art market, with a variety of work from multiple artists on display. Artistic styles represented include paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, wood work, and glass work. Continuous live music is added to the atmosphere, creating an exciting cultural experience in downtown Raleigh. Art, food, and live music are collectively celebrated at the Fresh Catch Festival, which is specifically devoted to offering a broad variety of locally grown foods, and to showcasing talented local artists and musicians. Finally, the annual Raleigh World Beer Festival features an array of craft beers, live musical performances, and organized opportunities to play games, including Jenga and Connect Four.