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What to Do in Raleigh, NC during March 2017

Just because you live in Raleigh doesn’t mean you can’t have fun like a tourist. There are plenty of activities and events that you can enjoy during this month. We have scoured the sites and come up with a list of some fun events. We hope that you will get a chance to enjoy at least one of them.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A new version of this classic play.

Dates: March 9 – 23

Time: Thursday & Friday 6 pm., Saturday & Sunday 3 pm and 6 pm

Location: Kennedy Theatre, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Admission: Adults $15, Children $10


Anne of Green Gables

When Anne gets delivered from the orphanage to a farm owner that was expecting a boy instead, no one would ever guess how their life would change. Directed by Tony Pender.

Date: March 10 – 19

Time: Friday & Saturday 7:30, Sunday 3 pm

Location: Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest

Admission: Adults $15, Seniors/Students: $13



Norah Jones

Date: March 14

Time: 8 pm

Location: Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Admission: $51 to $66


10th Annual Raleigh Blues Festival

Date: March 17

Time: 8 pm

Location: Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Admission: $54 – $78


Hippie Sabotage

Date: March 23

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Lincoln Theatre

Admission: $20 – $100


Stevie Nicks

Date: March 19

Time: 7 pm

Location: PNC Arena

Admission: $45 – $146


Casting Crowns

Date: March 10

Time: 7 pm

Location: PNC Arena

Admission: $25 – $45


The Flaming Lips

Date: March 31

Time: 8 pm

Location: The Ritz

Admission: $42.50



Asbury Shorts Film Concert

For the first time ever, New York City’s longest-running touring exhibition, the Asbury Shorts Film Concert featuring award-winning short films will play here in North Carolina.

Date: March 3

Time: Live Music by Castle Wild starts at 6:30 pm. showing at 7:30 pm.

Location: North Carolina Museum of History

Admission: $13.74



NHL Carolina Hurricanes

Check out this link for the dates and teams that will be playing this month.

Time: Starts 7 – 7:30 pm

Location: PNC Arena, NC State University

Admission: $25 to $290


Running Over Cancer 5K

This is the 5th annual Running over Cancer 5K race is open to all. Come support someone who is battling cancer or just show your community spirit.

Date: March 12

Time: 2:30 pm

Location: WakeMed Soccer Park Cross Country Course, Cary

Admission: Before Feb 19. $25; before March 9 $30; on-site $35


Harlem Globetrotters

Date: March 25

Time: 2 pm and 7 pm

Location: PNC Arena

Admission: $18 – $135


Tobacco Road Marathon

Date: March 19

Time: 6 am – 3 pm

Location: Thomas Brooks Park

Admission: $50 – $120




Take the kids to a musical of Dr. Seuss’ most popular stories including Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches an Egg, Gertrude McFuzz. It is hosted by the Cat in the Hat.

Date: March 1

Times: 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

Location: Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Admission: $9.61


Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Great fun for the family. The Paperhand Puppet Intervention creates giant papier-mache puppet extravaganzas all to live music.

Date: March 4

Time: 7 to 8 pm

Location: Wake Forest Renaissance Center, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest

Admission: Free


Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival

Date: March 11

Time: Parade 10 am, Festival from 10 am to 7 pm

Location: City Plaza

Admission: Free


Raleigh National College Fair

Over 175 colleges and universities from all over the USA will be here. There will be workshops to help to complete the admissions process, write their college essay and obtain financial aid.

Date: March 14

Time: 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Location: Raleigh Convention Center, Downtown Raleigh

Admission: Free


Cary Annual Kite Festival

Date: March 18

Time: 12:30 – 3 pm

Location: Fred G. Bond Metro Park and Boathouse

Admission: Free


There is so much going on in Raleigh that we could never include it all. These are just the highlights. We didn’t even touch the number of bands and music performances that will be held in a variety of different restaurants and pubs. If you would like a complete list, check out VisitRaleigh.com.

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