Raleigh Events

5th Annual Carolina Classics at the Capital Presented by GEICO
08-16-2014 to 08-17-2014 - Family-friendly car show featuring hundreds of classic and show cars, enhanced this year with classic motorcycles from Ray Price Harley-Davidson. Vendors, displays, demonstrations and more. $2 discount for seniors and active and retired military.

3rd Sunday Children's Carnival
07-20-2014 to 08-17-2014 - Come together to laugh, play and enjoy fun and games in front of Raleigh Times Bar on the 3rd Sunday of July, Aug. and Oct.

3rd Annual Best Dog Tricks and Costumes Contests
08-24-2014 to 08-24-2014 - In celebration of National Dog Day on August 26, we're looking for the best dog tricks and costumes in Wake County! If your dog has a special talent and/or a super cool costume, come and show us at Crowder District Park. The contests will include youth and adult categories (for humans and dogs).

3rd Annual Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K
08-09-2014 to 08-09-2014 -

This event is held in honor of Bella Rose Diaz who was lost to SIDS in May 2011. All funds from the timed 5K and silent auction go to the CJ SIDS Foundation. Kid and pet friendly!

Events include: 5K timed Run and 5K/2.5K Walk without timing; Free Kids Activities (including 100m Kids Fun Run, Face Painting and Bounce House); Fundraiser prizes including an exclusive T-Shirt for "The Friends of Bella Rose"; Tech T-Shirts; Silent Auction; Top three Leashed dog competition; Top M/F Stroller competition; Inside Out Sports gift certificate prizes. Registration begins at 7am.

38th Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
08-23-2014 to 08-23-2014 - Lazy Daze was first held on Aug. 27, 1977 to bring artists into downtown Cary and encourage area residents to explore downtown. The Festival is a signature event for the Town of Cary, annually welcoming more than 50,000 people into the historic downtown to experience an amazing array of exceptional arts and crafts. It's a fun day for the entire family - arts and crafts, food, Kid's World and two huge stages with entertainment all day. The Town of Cary's Lazy Daze Festival brings the highest quality art, concessions and entertainment to Cary's downtown and largest metro park.

12 Years a Slave Screening
08-01-2014 to 08-01-2014 - (2013) Directed by Steve McQueen. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o. (134 min.) R

Oscar's Best Picture is a searing indictment of the institution of slavery, based on a memoir by a free black man, Solomon Northup, who was abducted and sold into bondage. Universally acclaimed, with Nyong'o's Oscar-winning role as the exploited Patsy.

Old Crow Medicine Show
08-20-2014 to 08-20-2014 - Old Crow Medicine Show will play Red Hat Amphitheater on August 20 with special guest Shovels & Rope.

Jennifer Nettles
08-03-2014 to 08-03-2014 - Powerhouse vocalist Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland is embarking on a solo tour, and we're thrilled to have her playing Booth Amphitheatre on Sunday, Aug. 3 with special guest Brandy Clark!

08-22-2014 to 08-22-2014 - Tom Scholz' band Boston will embark on a highly anticipated summer tour following the successful release of their latest album, Life, Love & Hope. The tour will come to Red Hat Amphitheater Aug. 22. Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, out-of-this-world sound and remarkable musicianship and singing, Boston will feature the personnel and music from their highly acclaimed 2012 tour with some exciting additions. The band prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the exceptional sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.

Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson
08-05-2014 to 08-05-2014 - Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson will play Red Hat Amphitheater on Aug. 5. Special guest Andrew McMahon will open the show.