You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of October in and around Raleigh. It's a busy month, with lots of events that were postponed because of hurricane Florence. Take your pick between can't-miss events, new places to explore and old favorites that are just too good to pass up this time of year! Don't just think about it, go do it!
SPARKcon comes back to the streets of Raleigh for year number 13! This year will feature over 200 showcases and events within the world of art, dance, design, music, comedy, circus, and more.
Eat something deep fried and ride the ferris wheel! The NC State Fair is bringing hometown lovin' to Raleigh.
Dorothea Dix hosts their first ever Fallfest! Live music will be jamming all day long, with lawn games, a pumpkin patch, and hayrides to fulfill all your Fall time needs.
In the spirit of all things spooky, Dracula returns to the stage by popular demand! Described as hauntingly theatrical and seductively beautiful, this is one you won't want to miss!
Over 50 local ethnic communities collide for the 33rd Annual International Festival of Raleigh. Taste all the international cuisine and check out a variety of cultural exhibits and goods.
Dorothea Dix is hosting an extra special Movies by Moonlight addition in honor of Halloween. Enjoy a double feature of Casper and Beetlejuice projected onto the big screen in the park.
Mordecai's official paranormal investigation team, aka The Ghost Guild, is ready to share their findings. Learn what sort of paranormal activity is happening right here in Raleigh.
Celebrate the glory of the enduring and iconic video format during this weekend-long festival. Check out the eight different screenings, with special appearances and other analog-driven events.
Kilt Night is back and better than ever! The Maywood will be host to two live bands, food trucks, and more with the perfect amount of space to spread out and enjoy the night.
For one night only, Downtown Raleigh's hippest hotel transforms into a Hotel of Horror. Test your skills in the Haunted Escape Room, enter the costume contest, and enjoy all the spooky good times.
Get ready to get spooky with Raleigh's newest Halloween Party! Enjoy some classic Halloween events, as well as a costume contest, and a special showing of Carolina Ballet's Dracula.
Experience over 100 exhibits, crafts, games and activities all about bugs! These year's theme is arthropods: crayfish and other crustaceans.
Mac & Cheese and craft cocktails...sounds like a perfect day! Try the best local mac and cheese and craft cocktails then vote on your favorite to win this years prize.
Get your dog into their spookiest costume and head down to Lynwood Brewing. Prizes will be awarded for best dog costume, and best person + dog team costume.
It's Time Warp time! Cary's Booth Ampitheatre presents the live musical version of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. Coming to the stage for two nights of live theater genus.
Enormous flowers, luscious color, and desert landscapes. See this famous artists work and influence in new ways at this exhibit.
Lola's is bringing summer vibes all year long to Raleigh's Five Points neighborhood.
Get ready to clink glasses in Midtown—Vita Vite has opened a second location of their swanky wine bar in North Hills!
Junction West, a massive bar and event space coming to the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh in the fall of 2018, is the after-work hangout we've been dreaming of.
Opening in 2018, Heirloom Brewshop is soon to be your new favorite spot in Raleigh's Warehouse District for coffee, tea and more!
This Latin themed dance night will feature a perfect mix of Kizomba, Bachata, and Salsa to keep you dancing all night long. With instructions from Steven Messian get ready to dance the night away!
Take the short trek to Hill Ridge Farm for a full-on farm party. From pumpkins to hayrides to a corn playhouse, there's no shortage of fall fun to be had.
There is nothing more relaxing than a bike ride with your best bud on a sunny day. Good thing Raleigh has an extensive Greenway that has developed into a 100-mile, 3700-acre system and continues to grow!
Raleigh's beer scene is truly one of the best and we love to celebrate our suds! Praise the pint all week long at 30+ venues that'll host tastings, special tappings, food and drink pairings and more!
You're invited to taste the best barbeque the North Carolina has to offer. Try over two dozen BBQ teams delicious BBQ then decide who you want to win the people's choice award.
Alright Raleigh, it's time to get your splatter on! Get colorful during Splatterfest Raleigh while creating a giant community art mural on the Centennial Campus.
Raleigh's newest block party is hitting the streets! Nashbash 2018 is bringing together local artists, makers, and musicians from the area for one epic event to raise money from some great causes.
Get ready for a whole lot of shuckin' and shaggin' during the NC State Capitol Oyster Roast. There will be live music, local NC beer, wine, and LOTS of oysters!
Get your fill of authentic cuisines from different regions of China during this cultural celebration. Your stomach will be happy while you watch martial arts demonstrations, folk dances, and more.
Save the date for the first ever Festa Italiana. This old-school Italian street festival will feature an abundance of food trucks, vendors, and some classic Italian entertainment.
Are you ready for a more inspired workday? The pavilion at Union Station is going to temporarily be transformed into an outdoor co-working space. Get ready to #workatunion!
What happens when a beer festival meets breakfast foods? BRUNCH FEST. Sample and sip your way through some of the best brunch bites and booze the Triangle has to offer.
If you don't know about this Raleigh classic yet you're missing out. Race a boxcar down the hill or take a seat on the sideline and watch the shenanigans ensue.