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Annual Events in the Triangle

Looking for some fun, excitement, or entertainment in Central NC? Check out some of our local communities' best annual events, festivities, and happenings!

MAY
23rd - 26th

Animazement

Featuring Anime cosplay stars, artists, authors, panels, and vendors. If you're a fan you won't want to miss this event or broaden your world view learning more about animation from Japan often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes.

Where: Raleigh Convention Center
When: Thurs 23rd 6:00PM - Sun 26th 5:00PM

JUNE
1st

Tour D'Coup

Take a self guided tour to visit Chicken Coops around the Raleigh area

Where: Throughout Raleigh
When: June 1st 10:00-4:00

JUNE
14th-15th

Peak City Pig Fest

Enjoy the fun starting Friday evening with a Pig Pick’n including live music and a beer garden. Take time to meet family, friends and neighbors as you enjoy the atmosphere in the competition area as the teams get ready for an all-nighter cooking their version of BBQ. Saturday get your chance to become a People’s Choice judge and sample some truly amazing BBQ!  

Where: Historic Downtown Apex
When: Friday 5:00 PM - Saturday 8:00 PM

July
25th-28th

Raleigh Galaxycon (formerly Supercon)

Fandoms of all kinds unite at Raleigh Galaxycon, a convention that hosts celebrities, panels, and special events for fans of comic books, superheroes, sci-fi, and more. Come in costume, or come in disguise as yourself!

Where: Raleigh Convention Center
When: Hours vary

SEPTEMBER
21st

Irish Fest in the Forest

The festival will include Irish Bands, Irish Dance Academies, a Seisiun Tent, Celtic Canines, and a Leprechaun Lane Kids Area!

Where: South Taylor Street, Wake Forest
When: 3:00PM–10:00PM

OCTOBER
12th-21st

North Carolina State Fair

Get your fill of greasy food, carnival rides, and North Carolina pride at the annual NC State Fair, a ten-day festival that brings in more than 100,000 guests every year.

Where: NC State Fairgrounds
When: Hours vary

NOVEMBER
17th

Christmas Parade

The largest Christmas Parade between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, the Raleigh Christmas Parade has been running for years and features 2.5 hours of marching bands, floats, and holiday festivities. 

Where: Hillsborough Street
When: 9:40am

NOVEMBER
23rd

Chinese Lantern Festival 

A seven-week long event, the Chinese Lantern Festival features thousands of lights, handcrafted lanterns, and a variety of authentic Chinese performances. 

Where: Koka Booth Amphitheater
When: 6pm-10pm

DECEMBER
31st

First Night Raleigh

A giant New Year's Eve celebration in Downtown Raleigh, First Night features three dozen performance venues, carnival rides, and the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop at midnight.

Where: Downtown Raleigh
When: 2pm-12am

Ready to Come Find Your Home in the Raleigh Area?

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