A note: Some of the dates for these events have not yet been announced (and some major events—concerts, for example—haven't been announced at all yet). Live music—often performed by the Cary Town Band and followed by a performance from the North Carolina Symphony—caps the evening just before fireworks light up the sky. June View all posts by raleighconvergence. Activities include craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, games, foods and much more. Get tickets here. These calendars highlight events which have been permitted through the Office of Emergency Management and Special Events that utilize City streets, public plazas, and Dorothea Dix Park. The ticketed event invites participants to attend presentations and workshops, dine at Iris and shop for one-of-a-kind gifts. Cosplay is a huge draw: guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters simply for fun, or to participate in contests showcasing their talents! La Fiesta del Pueblo, tentatively Sept. 20, 2020 Oct. 23. North Hills Tree Lighting Celebration, mid-to-late Nov. 2020 Core Service: Event Type: Department: Starting on: November 19, 2020 Thursday Nov. 19. Listen to a spooky story on your own device with headphones. The town of Apex's largest annual event, PeakFest has all-day live music, all the arts and crafts you can imagine, entertainment for kids and food vendors that bring their best State Fair-style goodies. American Indian Heritage Celebration, mid-to-late Nov. 2020 Raleigh, N.C., hosts thousands of events every year, including many enriching experiences for your visit. DevOpsDays Raleigh will maintain our brand presence, and continue to advocate for our local DevOps community. October 2020 Oct 2020. About the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh): Thank you for printing this page from the City of Raleigh's Official Website (www.raleighnc.gov) 07/09/2020 2:31 pm Special Events Calendar. A Raleigh Convergence event. 40th Annual Apex PeakFest, May 2, 2020 For your event’s refund or credit eligibility visit your account or learn more about options for canceled, rescheduled and postponed events. The only production in the country using illusions created by renowned magician Rick Thomas, The Nutcracker will make characters levitate, disappear and reappear before your eyes in 14 performances at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. From comet crafts to solar observing, lectures to rocket launches, space enthusiasts of all ages will find something to do at one of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' most popular annual events. See some of golf's best at the SAS Championship, a PGA Tour Championships event. Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) What could be finer than a jam-packed day of drool-worthy barbecue from The Pit, plenty of local brews and toe-tappin' bluegrass music in downtown Raleigh's Warehouse District? 34th International Festival of Raleigh, March 6-8, 2020 Based on true events, Kinky Boots tells the story of two people with nothing in common (or so they think!). The first floor of the mansion will be decorated with N.C.-grown Christmas trees, floral and mixed evergreen arrangements and ornate mantle displays. Packapalooza, Aug. 22, 2020 Not-So-Scary Haunted Houses (Kid Friendly). The North Carolina Executive Mansion, designed by prominent architect Samuel Sloan, is one of the state’s architectural gems and serves as a repository for a fine collection of 18th- and 19th-century N.C. furnishings and paintings. December Register. Held annually at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, the event is widely recognized as one of the most important events of the year. Raleigh, N.C. (Jan. 16, 2020) – A year full of major festivals and celebrations lies ahead in Raleigh, N.C.! This theater production from local passionate mind Ira David Wood III, celebrating its 46th year during the 2020 holiday season, has wowed more than a million guests throughout the years. Nearly 20,000 attendees are expected in downtown Raleigh's City Plaza for the event. We're talking everything from mango habanero IPAs to chocolate cream stouts, Irish stouts with cherries and way more. The Raleigh Chamber provides experiences, events, and resources for new, emerging, and established businesses that create profitability for members and build community leadership. 10th Annual African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County, late Aug. 2020 World of Bluegrass, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2020 Submit An Event. Celebrating its 37th year at Raleigh Little Theatre in 2020, the musical comedy Cinderella is a holiday sugarplum for the whole family. In 2020, DevOpsDays Raleigh is partnering with All Things Open to organize the DevOps tracks, and will be co-located during the event that will be held ONLINE virtually on October 18-20, 2020. August Meet in the Street Festival, May 2, 2020 Out! You can't miss Raleigh's Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza! One of the can't-miss events of the year at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Art in Bloom is a four-day festival of art and flowers. April November Relax under the pines at Koka Booth Amphitheatre for the Town of Cary's July 4th Celebration, where you'll be able to enjoy family-friendly activities, including rides and games, a venue-wide scavenger hunt, watermelon eating contests and even a 50-foot Ferris wheel! 10:00AM • Thursday Gobble Till' you Wobble. Oct 18 – Nov 17 all-day . N.C. Plenty of food trucks and a beer garden headed by Wake Forest's own White Street Brewing Company are sure to keep festival-goers happy. This third annual event, presented by the Chinese-American Friendship Association of N.C., features delicious Chinese food, traditional arts and live performances (dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, musical performances, children's activities and more) at Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh. Raleigh Little Theatre presents Cinderella, early Dec. 2020 DRA Programs & Events. VisitRaleigh.com. This three-day event, a comprehensive platform for local ethnic communities and artists to present their culture, serves more than 25,000 each year. New to Southeast Raleigh? These events serve an important purpose—they mark history and sense of pride, plus they showcase talent, creativity and culture, delicious foods and beverages (and some surprises too!). The Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo brings more than 50 food trucks to the city centerabout, spanning a half-mile and 11 city blocks and drawing thousands of hungry visitors to taste the best of the best from local trucks. Read More. Eat biscuits and barbecue. The visitor economy supports more than 27,000 local jobs in Wake County and generates $268 million in state and local tax revenues, saving each Wake County household $700 in taxes annually. Town of Cary July 4th Celebration, July 4, 2020 Nov. 19. The sixth annual Triangle Oktoberfest at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary is set to provide plenty of family-friendly activities including live music, storytelling, dancing and traditional Bavarian food and fare (plus local and authentic German beers on hand). For all ages, the celebration is a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state’s American Indian culture, past and present. by raleighconvergence; Posted on November 17, 2020 November 21, 2020; The unlit tree in front of the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Raleigh on Monday.