Raleigh Events

10th Annual Tour D'Coop & Coop Carnival
05-17-2014 to 05-17-2014 - The 10th annual Tour D'Coop will take place on Saturday, May 17, rain or shine. This self-guided tour of urban chicken coops, gardens and - new this year - bee hives throughout Raleigh and Cary, NC, is a grassroots fundraising event that benefits Urban Ministries of Wake County, a charity that serves hungry, homeless and uninsured Wake County residents. Tour-goers learn about urban chicken-keeping, gardening and this year a "Hive Hike" element was added for bee-keeping enthusiasts. Cyclists will also appreciate first-ever Tour D' Coop bike route, which maps six gorgeous coop homes on a route with less than 20 miles traveled. The Coop Carnival will take place at the Urban Ministries campus the day of the tour and will feature local food trucks, craft beer, music, games, activities and informational booths, as well as guided tours of Urban Ministries' facilities.

"Comforts of Home" Fundraising Gala
05-03-2014 to 05-03-2014 - The Green Chair Project (TGCP)—a local non-profit that makes furnishing available at low costs to individuals and families recovering from crisis — announces its 2nd annual signature fundraiser gala, “Comforts of Home”. Featuring live and silent auctions, live music, signature cocktails and an amazing menu, we invite you to join in the renewing of lives! “Comforts of Home” aims to raise funds to furnish homes for 160 of the 300 families TGCP plans to help in 2014. Your attendance will help recipients of TGCP have a successful transition to self-sufficiency with dignity and pride in their new home. Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased from the organization’s website.

9th Annual Local Color Gallery Plein Air Paint Out
05-03-2014 to 05-03-2014 - 9th Annual Local Color Gallery Plein Air Paint Out is in conjunction with the Raleigh Rally Vintage Car, Hot Rod and Motorcycle Show.

2014 Historic Wake Forest Cemetery Walking Tour
05-10-2014 to 05-10-2014 - The annual Cemetery Walking Tour offers unique insight into the lives of Wake Forest residents from generations past. Docents will be stationed at various family plots throughout the cemetery to share interesting stories about specific gravesites, as well as small artifacts and photographs of loved ones bearing their ancestral names.

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
04-19-2014 to 04-19-2014 - Nine local area Walgreens stores will join together to provide a community Easter Egg Hunt along with food, games, prizes and a free picture with the Easter Bunny.

9th Annual Local Color Gallery Plein Air Paintout
04-26-2014 to 04-26-2014 - Local Color Gallery announces The 9th Annual Plein Air Paintout Boylan Height District A call to artists welcome all plein air painters, all levels and mediums.

Wake Brewers Wrap Party
04-30-2014 to 04-30-2014 - Wake County's breweries in conjunction with the Wake SPCA are coming together for a beer festival to cap off N.C. Beer Month. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the SPCA and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Breweries attending include: Big Boss Brewing Company, Bombshell Beer Company, Carolina Brewing Company, Fortnight Brewing Company, Gizmo Brew Works, Lonerider Brewing Company, Raleigh Brewing Company and White Street Brewing Company. Food trucks will also be on site. This is a dog friendly event!

Brewery Olympics
04-19-2014 to 04-19-2014 - The Inaugural Brewery Olympics will be a glorious competition complete with feats of strength, ingenuity, creativity, and critical thought. Oh, and beer of course! Six of the Triangle area's craft breweries will meet head-to-head on Apr. 19 in a battle of the fittest (and thirstiest!). Fullsteam Brewery, Gizmo Brew Works, Steel String Brewery, Double Barley Brewing Co., White Street Brewing Co. and the hosts Raleigh Brewing will all be participating for the gold!

Breweries will compete in events that observe daily tasks like keg stacking, tri-clamp assembly, grain bag carrying and speed bottle capping. There will also be brewing trivia and a public cask tasting where the public will vote on the best cask for a medal in that category.

The event is free to spectate (except the cask tasting; if you'd like to vote it will be $5) so bring your friends, watch the fun unfold and cheer for your favorite brewery!

North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival
04-26-2014 to 04-26-2014 - The Pit's 6th Annual 'Cuegrass Festival returns to the warehouse district of downtown Raleigh Saturday, Apr. 26, with a jam-packed day full of great 'cue, local brews and toe-tappin' bluegrass music!

We're closing down the streets around The Pit and firing up the pig cookers to serve plenty of our famous Eastern N.C.-style barbecue and a selection of locally made beers. And on the stage we'll have some of our favorite bands. It's all for a good cause. We're giving proceeds to a local charity.

3rd Annual Purple Cloth 5K & Kids 200 Dash Supporting Dorcas Ministries
05-03-2014 to 05-03-2014 - These events support the Dorcas Ministries and are being sponsored by Genesis United Methodist Church. We appreciate your participation and support. All of the profit of the race will go to Dorcas Ministries to support their efforts to help those in our community who are in need.