Raleigh Events

2015 Relay for Life
05-16-2015 to 05-16-2015 - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!

"Parisian Protgs" - A Collection of French Chamber Music
05-10-2015 to 05-10-2015 - O Sacrum Convivium - Olivier Messiaen Quartet No. 1, Op. 12 - Felix Mendelssohn 1. Adagio non Troppo - Allegro non Tardante 2. Canzonetta 3. Andante expressivo 4. Molto allegro e vivace **Intermission** Andantino from Quartet in g minor, Op. 10, Mvt. III - Claude Debussy Sonatine - Eugene Bozza 1. Allegro vivo 2. Andante ma non troppo 3. Allegro vivo 4. Largo - Allegro - Allegro vivo.

11th Annual Ritmo Latino Music, Art & Dance Festival
05-30-2015 to 05-30-2015 - Ritmo Latino is a free family festival that showcases Latino music, arts and dance. The festival includes live music, vendors, artists, Latin foods, dance lessons for adults and activities for children. In addition, the Carolina RailHawks will provide a free soccer clinic for kids.

Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival
05-15-2015 to 05-17-2015 - This year, we will celebrate the 36th anniversary of Artsplosure – the Raleigh Arts Festival! Since its inception in 1980, the spring festival has entertained and inspired hundreds of thousands of people, introducing them to underrepresented artists and performances. Every aspect of the festival is curated with an eye toward presenting quality art – and a healthy dose of the unexpected. The festival balances critically acclaimed national artists with some of N.C.'s best performing and visual artists. The result is an eccentric mix of artistic expression, undoubtedly with something that appeals to everyone. The free festival features dozens of events, such as: The Art Market with more than 170 visual arts and crafts exhibitors from across N.C. and the nation; Kidsplosure, showcasing multiple interactive educational activities and entertainment for children and their parents; Specially-commissioned, large-scale, interactive visual art installations; Aerialists and/or other unique variety performers; The Student Art Exhibition, showcasing two- and three-dimensional artwork of Wake County public and private middle and high school students; Ongoing performances by legends and rising stars from the national and regional Jazz, Blues and Alternative music scenes, the majority of whom have never appeared in Raleigh, and emerging local and regional performers deserving of wider acclaim.

30th Annual Spring Repertoire Featuring Firebird with the Triangle Youth Philharmonic
05-17-2015 to 05-17-2015 - Mary LeGere, Artistic Director, announces the Spring 2015 season of Raleigh Dance Theatre (RDT). Raleigh Dance Theatre will present its Spring Repertoire Performances on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 2pm and 6pm in Jones Auditorium at Meredith College. General admission tickets for all performances are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Group rates are also available. The performances will feature a new collaborative production of Firebird with the Triangle Youth Philharmonic made possible by a grant from the City of Raleigh Arts Commission. RDT and TYP have successfully collaborated several times in productions of Don Quixote, Robert Ward’s Lady Kate and Jonathan and the Gingery Snare.

Dierks Bentley
06-05-2015 to 06-05-2015 - Dierks Bentley performs live at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre as part of the Country Megaticket 2015 with special guests Kip Moore, Maddie & Tae and Canaan Smith.

2015 Historic Wake Forest Cemetery Walking Tour
05-09-2015 to 05-09-2015 - Sponsored by the Wake Forest Cemetery Advisory Board and the Town of Wake Forest, the annual self-guided tour features docents at family plots with photos and artifacts, representatives in Confederate uniforms who share histories about Civil War soldiers and ladies in period costumes. There will also be an opening ceremony by the local Junior ROTC and a special children's activity. This event is free.

Brad Paisley
05-16-2015 to 05-16-2015 - Brad Paisley's Crushin' It World Tour comes to Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, May 16, with special guests Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton.

Kenny Chesney
05-28-2015 to 05-28-2015 -

Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival Tour comes to PNC Arena with special guests Jake Owen and Chase Rice! 

With nearly two dozen NFL-sized stadiums plays slated for this summer, Kenny Chesney took a good look at his remaining dates and thought about the show he was planning for this tour. Knowing each venue has individual needs - and scaling down from stadium-size, especially the amphitheaters, can remove some of the impact.

"For all the time we had to create for The Big Revival Tour," Chesney says, "I wanted to make sure the fans got to experience it. I love amphitheaters and all the fun... But I want to give the fans the same impact with the show, because The Big Revival's set up to be pretty special."

05-15-2015 to 05-15-2015 - Grammy nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE "Tour de Compadres" 2015 North American Tour is coming to Raleigh! NEEDTOBREATHE with special guests Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors will play at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Friday, May 15.