Raleigh Events

"Pop and Fizzies"
09-12-2014 to 09-12-2014 - The NCMA partners with Citizen Pop and Wine Authorities for an end-of-summer "Pop and Fizzies" event that pairs sparkling wine and gourmet popsicles. Chill out under the trees in our entrance courtyard sipping on bubbly and reminiscing on all your summer fun. Then pop into West Building for live music from The Beast at Art in the Evening.

40 East Band
09-06-2014 to 09-06-2014 - Starting June 2014, Halle Cultural Arts Center and the Town of Apex began bringing you free outdoor experiences that are fun for the whole family! Stop by on Sept. 6 to hear the band 40 East!

"Jazz on the Lot" Family Fun Day with Yolonda Rabun
09-13-2014 to 09-13-2014 - Watts Chapel invites you to help us celebrate our 138th church anniversary on Sept. 13. The Family Fun Day Celebration, themed "Jazz on the Lot" will feature recording artist Yolonda Rabun; as well as free food, games, bounce houses, dunk tank, video game trucks and activities for all ages. Join us for a time of fun and Christian fellowship! RSVP online at or call the church office at 919.828.7348.

23rd Annual Dog Olympics
09-13-2014 to 09-13-2014 - NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine hosts the 23rd Annual Dog Olympics with fun competition, canine demonstrations, rescue groups, free microchip clinic and a special “custom cart” Paralympics Parade for dogs with spinal cord injuries. The Dog Olympics is a charitable event that celebrates the human-animal bond and raises money for local animal rescue groups. Canines of all breeds, shapes and sizes are invited to participate in athletic and non-athletic competition such as Best Trick, Doggie Limbo, the High Jump, Longest Tail, Musical Sit, Howling and Rollover Rover. Come join the fun: watch canine athletes compete, celebrate the family dog and the human/animal bond and raise funds for and awareness of the plight of homeless dogs.

10 Years of Hyperdub
09-16-2014 to 09-16-2014 - Come out to Kings Barcade for 10 Years of Hyperdub featuring Kode9, DJ Spinn, Taso and Scratch DVA.

Farm Aid
09-13-2014 to 09-13-2014 -

Farm Aid is coming to Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 13! The concert lineup features Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Jack White and more. Farm Aid 2014 is an all-day music and food festival, and will feature a unique lineup of artists and genres and will offer concert-goers family farm-identified, local and organic foods with its own HOMEGROWN Concessions®. In Farm Aid's HOMEGROWN Village, attendees will have the chance to meet farmers, engage in hands-on food and farm activities and learn about the ways family farmers are enriching our soil, protecting our water and growing our economy, in addition to bringing us good food for good health. 

19th Annual Weekend Tour of Artists
09-06-2014 to 09-07-2014 - The Wake Forest Guild of Artists will hold their 19th Annual Tour of Artists on Saturday, Sept. 6, and Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. Galleries in Downtown Wake Forest and studios in various locations around town will be open both days. Hours on Saturday are from 10am-6pm and on Sunday from noon-5pm. Artists will be in attendance at the galleries and studios to give demonstrations and to talk about their art. The Wake Forest Guild of Artists is comprised of individuals who work in a wide variety of media, including acrylic, oil, and watercolor painting; drawing, ink, and pastels; clay arts; photography; fiber, metal, and jewelry arts; glass; and wood. This annual event continues to draw art lovers from all around the Triangle, making Wake Forest a hot destination that weekend.

Demi Lovato
09-12-2014 to 09-12-2014 - Multi-talented, platinum-selling recording artist Demi Lovato is set to kick off her all-new World Tour. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the release of her album Demi, Lovato launched a social media storm with her #DEMIVERSARY campaign. After a temporary blackout of all her social networking sites, Demi's fans (the self-titled "Lovatics") quickly decoded the message of the #DEMIVERSARY, and caused numerous worldwide social media trends. The Demi album has yielded the hit singles "Heart Attack" and "Neon Lights" and sold over 5 million tracks globally.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
09-18-2014 to 09-18-2014 - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will kick off their 2014 North American tour following the July 29 release of their first new studio album in four years on Reprise Records, Hypnotic Eye. The tour will feature very special guest, Steve Winwood. Every 2014 Tour ticket will include Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' highly anticipated new album, Hypnotic Eye. Hypnotic Eye was recently described by Rolling Stone magazine as "maximum rock and roll" and "a decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums."

The Head and the Heart
09-27-2014 to 09-27-2014 - Seattle-based indie folk-rock band The Head and the Heart performs music from their new album, Let's Be Still and more. This concert is co-sponsored by Cat's Cradle.