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    North Carolina State Capitol
    The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840, is one of the finest and best-preserved examples of a major civic building in the Greek Revival style of architecture. It is a National Historic Landmark.
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    Blount Street was once home to rich industrialists and prominent civic leaders, as evidenced by these beautiful, historic homes. Nearby Blount Street Commons, currently under construction, will soon add even more residences, retail shops and parks.
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    Catch 22
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    Dos TaQuitos Centro
    Dos TaQuitos Centro restaurant reflects the music, art and food of Mexico. Voted Indy's “Best of the Triangle 2008,” the owner refers to the decor as “an organized mess,” while the menu features some of the Triangle's favorite Mexican fare.
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    Father and Son Antiques
    Father and Son Antiques is home to a bounty of collectables and oddities, from mid-century designs and vintage threads to '50s kitch, tiki, mod, and much more.
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    Wachovia IMAX Theater
    This architectural sculpture marks the entrance of the Wachovia IMAX Theater at Marbles Kids Museum, which provides a larger-than-life movie experience for kids of all ages.
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    Knockabout is a unique gift shop for the creative class featuring items you won't find in any mall. Many of the crafts are made by talented North Carolina artisans. Be sure to visit the bakery and try one of their freshly made cookies.
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    Raleigh Times Bar
    The Raleigh Times Bar is located in the beautifully restored 100-year-old former home of the city's evening newspaper. Featuring creative takes on classic bar fare, and an amazing beer selection.


Submit a Downtown Raleigh Event

The online Downtown Raleigh Events Calendar is used to promote events and activities taking place in downtown Raleigh. Downtown event producers, museums, merchants and arts or entertainment venues may submit an event and receive promotion via the DRA website, social media and newsletter promotions. This calendar listing and promotions opportunity is a free service provided by The Downtown Raleigh Alliance.


NOTE: For consideration, events MUST meet the criteria listed below.

Event Guidelines for Submission

Any event listed must:

Additionally, events must be characterized by any ONE of the below guidelines:

  • free to attend
  • takes place on outdoor city property such as streets, parks, plazas, or the convention center
  • produced by
    • Performing arts center
    • Live music venue
    • Museum
    • Non-profit organization or business
    • For-profit organization or business, that is a member of the Alliance  

NOTE: The Downtown Raleigh Alliance maintains full editorial control over all submitted events, including the right to exclude events as necessary. Religious services and merchant specials are not categorized as special events. Please allow up to 2-3 business days for your event to appear on our site. 

Please submit event listings that meet the specified guidelines. You will be asked to register and when verified you will receive an email confirming your registration. Once you are registered, you will be able to submit your event. Your submission will then be reviewed. If your event meets the specified guidelines and there are no questions, it will be automatically added to the events calendar. Once registered, you will be able to go back as often as necessary to submit events.

Promotional Benefits

Take advantage of this FREE service to promote your event. Events submitted to the website calendar will be considered for:

  • Downtown Raleigh Consumer Newsletter - exposure to over 8,000 subscribers.
  • Website Visits - averages 1 million page views per month
  • Social Media Promotions - 66,300+ followers on Twitter, 10,000+ followers on Facebook, and 21,300+ followers on Instagram.

If you have any questions regarding the newsletter, please contact Bob Hagh at bobhagh@downtownraleigh.org.