Raleigh Festivals 2019, 2020

Raleigh Scandinavian Christmas Fair 2019

Raleigh Scandinavian Christmas Fair

December, 2019

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

Island Girl Events Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo 2019

Island Girl Events Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo

December, 2019

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

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Vendor Show 2019

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Vendor Show

December, 2019

State Fairgrounds Kerr Scott Building , Raleigh, North Carolina

The Christmas County Fair 2019

The Christmas County Fair

December, 2019

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas 2019

A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas

December, 2019

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

Scandinavian Christmas Fair 2019

Scandinavian Christmas Fair

December, 2019

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

First Night Raleigh 2019

First Night Raleigh

December, 2019

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

Repticon Raleigh Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo 2020

Repticon Raleigh Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo

January, 2020

North Carolina State Fairgrounds Scott Building - Raleigh, NC 27607, Raleigh, North Carolina

Oaks & Spokes 2020

Oaks & Spokes

January, 2020

Raleigh, North Carolina

Fourteenth African American Cultural Celebration 2020

Fourteenth African American Cultural Celebration

January, 2020

NC Museum of History , Raleigh, North Carolina

Fifteenth African American Cultural Celebration 2020

Fifteenth African American Cultural Celebration

January, 2020

NC Museum of History , Raleigh, North Carolina

Heart For Heart Valentines Vendor Show Fundraiser 2020

Heart For Heart Valentines Vendor Show Fundraiser

February, 2020

Nc State Fairgrounds (James Martin Building), raleigh, North Carolina

Southern Farm Show 2020

Southern Farm Show

February, 2020

North Carolina State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Blues Festival 2020

Raleigh Blues Festival

February, 2020

Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Body Mind Spirit Expo 2020

Raleigh Body Mind Spirit Expo

February, 2020

North Carolina State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina

Heart For A Heart Vendor Show & Fundraiser 2020

Heart For A Heart Vendor Show & Fundraiser

February, 2020

Nc State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Home Show 2020

Raleigh Home Show

February, 2020

Raleigh Convention Center , Raleigh, North Carolina

Body Mind Spirit Celebration 2020

Body Mind Spirit Celebration

February, 2020

NC State Fairgrounds, Kerr Scott Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina RV & Camping Show 2020

North Carolina RV & Camping Show

February, 2020

Raleigh Convention Center , Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival 2020

Raleigh St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

March, 2020

Raleigh City Plaza, Fayetteville St & Davie St Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Tamale Festival 2020

Raleigh Tamale Festival

March, 2020

Carolina Pines Park, 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Carolina Collector Auto Fest 2020

Carolina Collector Auto Fest

March, 2020

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

Asbury Shorts Film Concert 2020

Asbury Shorts Film Concert

March, 2020

The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E Edenton St Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

Let's Shop LocalSecond Event 2020

Let's Shop LocalSecond Event

March, 2020

Holshouser Building, NC State Fairgrounds - Raleigh, NC 27607, Raleigh, North Carolina

Beach Music Festival 2020

Beach Music Festival

March, 2020

Memorial Auditorium, 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.