Fun Things to do in Raleigh – October 2013

Fun Things to do in October around Raleigh, NCRaleigh supplies a cornucopia of options for ways to spend time doing whatever makes you happy.  Embrace the beauty of the surroundings, the cooler temperatures and the never ending list of fun things to do…

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 October, 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: October 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

Booth Amphitheatre:  Visit Website

  • 10.20.2013:  Chris Tomlin – Burning Lights Tour

Sertoma Amphitheatre at Bond Park:  Visit Website

Red Hat Amphitheater:  Visit Website

  • 10.05.2013:  Life in Color

Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek:  Visit Website

Duke Energy Center Raleigh:  Visit Website

  • 10.03.2013 – 10.06.2013:  Cosi Fan Tutte
  • 10.04.2013 – 10.05.2013:  Ravel’s Rhapsodie Espagnole
  • 10.06.2013:  Trans-Pacific Melodies
  • 10.07.2013:  America’s Got Talent – Broadway Series South
  • 10.08.2013 – 10.13.2013:  CATS – North Carolina Theatre
  • 10.10.2013 – 10.27.2013:  A Balanchine Celebration Featuring Rubies
  • 10.11.2013:  The Music of John Williams – Friday Favorites
  • 10.25.2013 – 10.26.2013:  Mozart & Beethoven
  • 10.26.2013 – Artstober (FREE!)
  • 10.27.2013:  NC Master Chorale
  • 10.28.2013:  Dylan Moran Yeah, Yeah
  • 10.29.2013:  Turtle Island Quartet
  • 10.30.2013:  Junie B. Jones – Classic Productions

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

Festivals and Annual Events – October 2013

Things to do in Raleigh in September

  • 10.02.2013:  2013 Honey Buzztival – Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market  Visit Website
  • 10.04.2013:  28th International Festival of Raleigh – Raleigh Convention Center  Visit Website
  • 10.04.2013:  Unicornucopia Festival – N. Ridge Elementary Visit Website
  • 10.04.2013 – 10.05.2013:  Wendell Harvest Festival – Wendell Chamber  Visit Website
  • 10.05.2013:  Fox 50 Family Fest – Pullen Park  Visit Website
  • 10.05.2013:  Heritage Day, Historic Oak View County Park  Visit Website
  • 10.06.2013:  International Festival of Raleigh – Raleigh Convention Center  Visit Website
  • 10.11.2013 – 10.13.2013:  Sum Fest 2013 – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 10.12.2013:  Atlantic Ave Orchid & Garden Fall Festival  Visit Website
  • 10.12.2013:  Logan’s Harvest Day – Logan Trading Co. Visit Website
  • 10.13.2013:  Fall Festival – Atlantic Ave Orchid & Garden  Visit Website
  • 10.17.2013 – 10.27.2013:  N.C. State Fair – N.C. State Fairgrounds  Visit Website
  • 10.19.2013:  Cary Diwali – Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website
  • 10.26.2013:  Day in Downtown Festival & Chili Cook-off – Downtown Fuquay-Varina  Visit Website
  • 10.26.2013:  Hollyfest – Sugg Farm Park  Visit Website

Other Fun Things to Do Around the Triangle

  • 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 in October

Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website

  • 10.24.2013:  Cape Fear
  • 10.25.2013:  Hotel Transylvania
  • 10.26.2013:  Sleepy Hollow

Wake County October Park Activities

  • Calendar for ALL Wake County Park locations (dozens of activities for kids and adults).  Scroll down the page for the calendar of events:  Visit Website

October 2013 Triangle Sporting Events 

Carolina Railhawks NASL Soccer Games – WakeMed Soccer Park:  Visit Website
  • 10.26.2013:  7:00 PM – Carolina Railhawks vs Atlanta Silverbacks
Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball – DBAP  Visit Website
  • * Season starts April 2014
Carolina Mudcats Minor League Baseball – Five County Stadium  Visit Website
  • * Season starts April 2014
NC State Wolfpack Football – Carter-Finley Stadium  Visit Website
  • 10.05.2013:  Time TBA – Wolfpack vs. Wake Forest
  • 10.12.2013:  Time TBA – Wolfpack vs. Syracuse
  • 10.26.2013:  Time TBA – Wolfpack vs. Florida State

NC State Wolfpack Basketball – PNC Arena & Reynolds Coliseum  Visit Website

  • 10.18.2013: Time TBA – Primetime with the Pack – PNC Arena
  • 10.30.2013:  7PM – Wolfpack vs UNC Pembroke – Reynolds Coliseum
Hurricanes NHL Hockey Games – PNC Arena  Visit Website
  • 10.04.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Red Wings
  • 10.06.2013:  5 PM – Hurricanes vs. Flyers
  • 10.11.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Kings
  • 10.13.2013:  1 PM – Hurricanes vs. Coyotes
  • 10.15.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Blackhawks
  • 10.28.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Penguins

Events for Kids (and their Grown-ups)

Marbles Kids Museum Events:  Visit Website

  • 10.01.2013:  The Wizard of Oz 3D starts at Marbles IMAX
  • 10.24.2013:  Marbles BIG IDEA Forum
  • 10.26.2013:  Marbles Kooky Spooky Halloween Party
  • 10.30.2013:  Family Fun Night – Spooktacular

Wake County Park Events:  Visit Website

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

Races, Fun Runs, Marathons and Triathlons around Raleigh

Holiday Events

  • 10.26.2013:  Family Fun Festival with Trick-or-Treating – Kidz Celebrate  Visit Website
  • 10.27.2013:  Noah’s Art Kids Studio:  Halloween Open House – Noah’s Art of N. Raleigh  Visit Website

October Holidays

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

  • 10.01.2013:  International Day for the Elderly
  • 10.14.2013:  Columbus Day
  • 10.15.2013:  Eid-Ul-Adha
  • 10.16.2013:  Boss’s Day
  • 10.19.2013:  Sweetest Day
  • 10.24.2013:  United Nations Day
  • 10.26.2013:  Make a Difference Day
  • 10.31.2013:  Halloween

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 October yet?  Check out our list of things to do in Wake County in September.

We know we didn’t catch everything.  Can you think of a Wake County event that’s taking place in October, 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. Another fun thing to do year round – go to Hard Knocks in Raleigh NC. Great indoor laser tag, way above and beyond your average laser tag place. Its so much fun for parties and groups!

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