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September 2018

The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County

September 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018

An annual celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, dance, food & community. Explore the work of visual artists in our Art Gallery Walk, music & dance performances on our Main Stage, and interactive activities in our Family Village. All are welcome at this downtown Raleigh event!

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Hopscotch Music Festival

September 6, 2018 - September 8, 2018
$35 – $299

Showcasing national and international artists alongside North Carolina’s rich local talent, this three-day music event in downtown Raleigh features two, 6,000 capacity Main Stages, 12 downtown venues, day parties, poster exhibition and a makers market.

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9/11 Day of Service

September 11, 2018

The 9/11 Day of Service is a community-wide volunteer event coordinated by Activate Good with support from Triangle businesses to honor those lost on 9/11 with volunteer service. The Day will include service projects throughout the day on Tues., Sept. 11, and an Evening Commemoration and Volunteer Service Event starting at 6pm on Tues., Sept. 11. Visit www.activategood.org or contact volunteer@activategood.org to get involved. 

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September 13, 2018 - September 16, 2018

SPARKcon is an annual, four-day creativity festival for all things weird, fun and free! 1.9 million sq. ft. of downtown Raleigh will showcase 200+ events that highlight over 12 creative disciplines, e.g., comedySPARK, artSPARK, danceSPARK etc. SPARKcon is a unique opportunity for all people, varying in ages and interests, to experience, to explore and to contribute to a collective display of creativity. 

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Bluegrass Ramble

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - September 27, 2018 @ 2:00 am

The Bluegrass Ramble is IBMA’s innovative showcase series in club venues in downtown Raleigh. With over 200 showcase performances, the Ramble is the premier platform for introducing talent and new material to the bluegrass community. Venues include: Lincoln Theater, The Pour House, Kings, Architect Bar, Vintage Church, and the Raleigh Convention Center. Ramble along and catch some of the hottest acts shaping bluegrass music today!

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NC Pride at Night

September 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Founded in 2018 by a strong Raleigh community desire to celebrate LGBTQ Pride in the capital city, with most events taking place in downtown Raleigh's Warehouse District. 

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