Fun Things To Do In Raleigh – September 2013

Raleigh Area Things to do in SeptemberRaleigh, NC in September is spectacular.  With cooler weather starting to sneak in and events abound Raleigh never disappoints.

Looking for fun things to do in Raleigh and the Wake County area?  Below is a list of some of the best Raleigh area events in September, including events just for kids, holiday events, sporting events, concerts and special events put on by some of the organizations and businesses we love.

Raleigh Area Events: September 2013

Things to do in Raleigh, in order by activity type and date…

Music Lovers – Blues, Salsa, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rap, Country, Reggae and Between September Music Events

  • 9.05.2013 – 9.07.2013:  Hopscotch 2013 –  Various Venues around Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 9.27.2013 – 9.28.2013:  Wide Open Bluegrass Festival – Raleigh Convention Center, Duke Energy Center and the Red Hat Amphitheater – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website

Booth Amphitheatre:  Visit Website

  • 9.4.2013, 9.11.2013, 9.11.2013:  Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series – Swift Creek
  • 9.14.2013:  Willie Nelson & Family
  • 9.20.2013:  Alabama Shakes with Dexateens & Majestico
  • 9.28.2013:  Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Sertoma Amphitheatre at Bond Park:  Visit Website

  • 9.29.2013:  Fall Sertoma Series Brass at Bond

N.C. Museum of Art:  Visit Website

  • 9.06.2013:  Pink Martini
  • 9.13.2013 – 9.15.2013:  “Invisible Earth” by Paperhand Puppet Intervention

Red Hat Amphitheater:  Visit Website

  • 9.01.2013:  Carnival of Madness:  Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment, We as Humans
  • 9.18.2013:  Steely Dan
  • 9.21.2013:  Sigur Ros
  • 9.25.2013:  Fun. with Tegan and Sara
  • 9.27.2013:  IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek:  Visit Website

  • 8.30.2013:  The Allman Brothers Band
  • 9.03.2013:  Iron Maiden
  • 9.05.2013:  John Mayer: Born & Raised Tour
  • 9.10.2013:  Maroon 5:  Honda Civic Tour
  • 9.13.2013:  Jason Aldean:  Night Train Tour
  • 9.27.2013:  Rascal Flatts with the Band Perry: Farmers Insurance

Duke Energy Center Raleigh:  Visit Website

  • 9.14.2013:  Nnenna Freelon
  • 9.15.2013:  Four Seasons – Raleigh Chamber Music
  • 9.19.2013 – 9.21.2013:  Beethoven’s 9th – NC Symphony
  • 9.21.2013:  Big Boi
  • 9.23.2013:  Richard Thompson
  • 9.24.2013:  Bela Fleck
  • 9.26.2013:  International Bluegrass Music Association
  • 9.27.2013 – 9.28.2013:  Duke Ellington Orchestra

Oak City 7 Concert Series - City Plaza, Downtown Raleigh (every Thursday until Labor Day)  Visit Website

Festivals, Annual Events, One-Time Events Plus Other Fun Things to Do Around the Triangle in September 2013

Things to do in Raleigh in September

  • 9.01.2013:  African American Cultural Festival – City Plaza  Visit Website
  • 9.06.2013 – 9.08.2013:  Fall Home, Hot Tub & Landscape Show – Raleigh Convention Center  Visit Website
  • 9.07.2013 – 9.08.2013:  72nd Annual NC Gourds Arts & Crafts Festival -Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 9.08.2013:  La Fiesta del Pueblo – Moore Square  Visit Website
  • 9.12.2013 – 9.13.2013:  SPARKcon – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 9.14.2013:  Downtown Bounty – Varina Downtown District  Visit Website
  • 9.14.2013:  Harvest and Hornworm Festival – Duke Homestead  Visit Website
  • 9.17.2013 – 9.18.2013:  Council for Entreprenuerial Development Tech Venture Conference, Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 9.19.2013:  The Food Dialogues – Raleigh Convention Center  Visit Website
  • 9.20.2013 – 9.22.2013:  Greek Festival – N.C. State Fairgrounds  Visit Website
  • 9.21.2013:  BugFest – Museum of Natural Sciences  Visit Website
  • 9.21.2013:  Fall Harvest Celebration at Yates Mill – Yates Mill County Park  Visit Website
  • 9.21.2013:  Garner’s Carnaval Latino – Garner Performing Arts Center  Visit Website
  • 9.21.2013:  International Food & Music Festival – Wendell Towne Square  Visit Website
  • 9.21.2013 – 9.23.2013:  Ray Price Capital City Bikefest – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 9.24.2013 – 9.26.2013:  IBMA Business Conference – Raleigh Convention Center  Visit Website
  • 9.27.2013 – 9.23.2013:  Southern Ideal Home Show – NC State Fairgrounds Visit Website
  • 9.28.2013:  Raleigh Irish Festival – Moore Square  Visit Website
  • 9.28.2013:  Storytelling Festival – Oakview Historic County Park  Visit WebsiteNow – 8.11.2013:  0-60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art – NC Museum of Art  Visit Website
  • Now – 9.08.2013:  Dinosaurs in Motion – Museum of Natural Sciences  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.07.2013 (1st & 2nd Sat./mo.):  Center Open Mic – LGBT Center Raleigh  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.14.2013 (Every Wed. & Sat.):  Historic Oakwood District & Oakwood Cemetery Tour – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.07.2013:  A Downtown Cary Walking Food Tour Visit Website
  • Now – 12.28.2013:  Raleigh Flea Market – NC State Fairgrounds  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.18.2013 (Every Saturday):  Gourmet Food Tour – Raleigh City Museum  Visit Website
  • Now – 12.28.2013 (1 PM Every Sat.):  Carolina Brewing Company Tour  Visit Website
  • Now – 1.27.2014 (Every Sun. & Mon):  Karaoke – Flex  Visit Website
  • Every Saturday:  Raleigh Haunted Ghost Tours  Visit Website

Outdoor Movies

Movies By Moonlight – Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website

  • 9.06.2013:  Lage Raho Munnahbai

September 2013 Triangle Sporting Events 

Carolina Railhawks NASL Soccer Games – WakeMed Soccer Park:  Visit Website
  • 9.14.2013:  7:00 PM – Carolina Railhawks vs Tampa Bay Rowdies
  • 9.28.2013:  7:00 PM – Carolina Railhawks vs Fort lauderdale Strikers
Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball – DBAP  Visit Website
  • *  No home games in September – 4th – 7th, 10th – 14th = Season playoffs and championship rounds
Carolina Mudcats Minor League Baseball – Five County Stadium  Visit Website
  • * No home games in September… 9.05.2013 – 9.07.2013: Carolina League Playoffs in Myrtle Beach, SC
NC State Wolfpack Football – Carter-Finley Stadium  Visit Website
  • 9.07.2013:  6:00 PM – Wolfpack vs. Richmond
  • 9.19.2013:  7:30 PM – Wolfpack vs. Clemson Tigers
  • 9.28.2013:  Time TBA – Wolfpack vs Central Michigan
Hurricanes NHL Hockey Games – PNC Arena (season starts in October)  Visit Website

Events for Kids (and their Grown-ups)

Marbles Kids Museum Events:  Visit Website

  • 9.07.2013:  Buckaroo Breakfast for grandparents & grandkids
  • 9.07.2013:  Children’s Auditions for Frosty the Snowman, A New Musical
  • 9.28.2013 – 9.29.2013:  Marbles Birthday Blast (Marbles turns 6!)

Wake County Park Events:  Visit Website

Fun Runs, 5K's, Marathons and Walks around Raleigh NC

Races, Fun Runs, Marathons and Triathlons around Raleigh

Holidays

The September 2013 major (and some not so major) holidays include (please forgive us if we missed some):

  • 9.02.2013:  Labor Day
  • 9.02.2013:  VJ Day – WWII
  • 9.04.2013:  Rosh Hashanah
  • 9.08.2013:  Grandparents Day
  • 9.11.2013:  911 Remembrance
  • 9.13.2013:  Yom Kippur
  • 9.17.2013:  Consitution Day
  • 9.18.2013:  Sukkot – begins at sundown
  • 9.21.2013:  International Peace Day – UN
  • 9.22.2013:  Autumnal Equinox
  • 9.27.2013:  Native American Day

Where to go in Wake County for Additional Fun

Included is a great list of locations with ongoing events for additional ideas for things to do in Wake County

Be sure to check out their websites before showing up as sometimes pre-registration or tickets are required.

Reading this and it’s not quite September yet?  Check out our list of things to do in Wake County in August.

We know we didn’t catch everything.  Can you think of a Wake County event that’s taking place in September, 2013 that we missed?  Please leave us a comment below and let us know!

We hope to see you out and about in Wake County!

Comments

  1. Pam, This is what realtors should do on their blog. Great piece of content. Good job compiling and displaying all of this. I’ve shared it on my twitter and Facebook page. Keep it up.

    • Thanks Kim. Being a Realtor® in the Triangle is such a treat because there is so much info to pass along to our clients ~ whether they are already living here, or considering our area to call home. Appreciate your kind words, and for sharing!

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