Events and Fun Things to do around Raleigh, NC in November 2013

Fun things to do in Raleigh - November 2013Raleigh’s November events list is here!  Organized by kids specific events, holiday happenings, sporting events, running events, music concerts, cultural happenings, annual parades, festivals, park activities and more.

Looking for fun things to do in Raleigh and the Wake County area next month?  Here you have it!

Raleigh Area Events: November 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

Sertoma Amphitheatre at Bond Park:  Visit Website

Red Hat Amphitheater:  Visit Website

Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek:  Visit Website

Duke Energy Center Raleigh:  Visit Website

  • 11.01.2013 – 11.03.2013:  Dora the Explorer
  • 11.01.2013 – 11.02.2013:  50 Shades, the Musical
  • 11.02.2013:  Halloween Spooktacular
  • 11.03.2013:  American Chamber Players
  • 11.08.2013 – 11.09.2013:  Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1
  • 11.08.2013 – 11.09.2013:  SoJam A Capella Festival 2013
  • 11.09.2013 – 11.10.2013:  Storybook Tales
  • 11.10.2013:  Bands4Good Music Festival and Live Concert
  • 11.12.2013 – 11.17.2013:  Elf, The Musical
  • 11.15.2013:  Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1
  • 11.15.2013 – 11.17.2013:  The Hungry Hungry Games
  • 11.17.2013:  Totally Beethoven
  • 11.18.2013:  Bunnicula – Classic Productions
  • 11.22.2013 – 11.23.2013:  Orchestral Showcase
  • 11.22.2013:  Jeanne Robertson
  • 11.23.2013:  Nutcracker Ballet – Carolina Youth Ballet
  • 11.27.2013 – 12.1.2013:  Messiah – Carolina Ballet
  • 11.29.2013 – 12.24.2013:  Frosty the Snowman – Broadway Series South
  • 11.29.2013 – 11.30.2013:  Holiday Pops – NC Symphony

NC Art Museum:  Visit Website

  • 11.10.2013:  Ciompi String Quartet

Festivals and Annual Events – November 2013

  • 11.01.2013:  Halloween Costume Last Hurrah! – Polar Ice House  Visit Website
  • 11.01.2013 – 11.04.2013:  World of Art Showcase – Raleigh Convention  Visit Website
  • 11.01.2013 – 11.10.2013:  Ken’s Korny Corn Maze – Garner  Visit Website
  • 11.02.2013:  Diwali Dhamaka 2013 – The Hindu Society of NC  Visit Website
  • 11.02.2013:  Moving Day NC Triangle – KokaBooth Ampitheatre  Visit Website
  • 11.02.0213:  St. Andrew the Apostle Holiday Craft Fair – St. Andrew’s Catholic Church  Visit Website
  • 11.03.2013:  Cary’s Great Punkin’ Chunk – Bond Park Visit Website
  • 11.07.2013 – 11.09.2013: 39th Annual Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Art and Gift Show – Quail Hollow Swim Club Visit Website
  • 11.08.2013:  A Vintage Affair: The Sky’s The Limit – Tac Air  Visit Website
  • 11.08.2013 – 11.09.2013:  Bethesda Christian Academy Shop Til You Drop Extravaganza – Bethesda Christian Academy  Visit Website
  • 11.09.2013:  Peak City Book Festival, Halle Cultural Arts Center  Visit Website
  • 11.09.2013:  Apex High School Marching Band Carnival, Apex High School  Visit Website
  • 11.13.2013 – 11.14.2013:  Soapstone Preschool Sugar Plum Fair and Silent Auction – Soapstone Preschool UMC  Visit Website
  • 11.14.2013:  Adoption Fair – Grace Reformed Baptist Church Visit Website
  • 11.13.2013:  13th Annual Mistletoe Market Holiday – Wakefield High School  Visit Website
  • 11.16.2013:  Blue Notes Holiday Boutique – Salem Middle School  Visit Website
  • 11.16.2013 – 11.17.2013:  Corn Grinding Demonstrations & Costumed Tours – Historic Yates Mill County Park  Visit Website
  • 11.22.2013:  Wendell Lighting of the Square Event – Downtown Wendell Visit Website
  • 11.23.2013:  69th Annual WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 11.23.2013:  18th Annual American Indian Heritage – N.C. Museum of History  Visit Website
  • 11.24.2013:  Hanukkah Festival – Levin JCC  Visit Website
  • 11.29.2013 – 11.30.2013:  Christmas Carousel Holiday Festival – Jim Graham Bldg, N.C. State Fairgrounds  Visit Website
  • 11.29.2013 – 12.1.2013:  Carolina Design Craftsmen Guild’s Fine Designer Crafts Show – West Raleigh/NCSU/PNC Arena  Visit Website

Other Fun Things to Do Around the Triangle

  • 11.23.2013 – 2.1.2014:  Raleigh Winterfest – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • Now – Jan. 31st 2014 (every Friday):  Art in the Evening – NC Museum of Art  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

Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website

Wake County November 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

November 2013 Triangle Sporting Events 

Carolina Railhawks NASL Soccer Games – WakeMed Soccer Park:  Visit Website
  • 11.02.2013:  7:30 PM – Carolina Railhawks vs San Antonio Scorpions
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
  • 11.02.2013:  12:30 PM – Wolfpack vs. North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • 11.09.2013:  Time TBA – Wolfpack vs. Duke (At Duke in Durham, NC)
  • 11.23.2013:  Time TBA – Wolfpack vs East Carolina

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

  • 11.02.2013:  5 PM – Wolfpack vs Morehouse
  • 11.08.2013:  7PM – Wolfpack vs Appalachian State
  • 11.16.2013:  7PM – Wolfpack vs Campbell
  • 11.20.2013:  7 PM – Wolfpack vs North Carolina Central
  • 11.26.2013:  7 PM – Wolfpack vs Florida Gulf Coast
  • 11.30.2013:  TBS – Wolfpack vs Eastern Kentucky
Hurricanes NHL Hockey Games – PNC Arena  Visit Website
  • 11.01.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Lightning
  • 11.05.2013:  7:30 PM – Hurricanes vs. Flyers
  • 11.07.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Islanders
  • 11.09.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Wild
  • 11.12.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs Avalanche
  • 11.15.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Ducks
  • 11.18.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Bruins
  • 11.24.2013:  5 PM – Hurricanes vs Senators
  • 11.29.2013:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs Devils

Events for Kids (and their Grown-ups)

Marbles Kids Museum Events:  Visit Website

  • 11.01.2013 – 11.03.2013:  Dora the Explorer Live – Dora’s Pirate Adventure
  • 11.01.2013:  Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D Starts

Wake County Park Events:  Visit Website

NC Art Museum Events:  Visit Website

  • 11.09.2013:  Family Fun Saturday – Transportation Innovation
  • 11.23.2013:  Family Fun Saturday – For the Birds

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

Races, Fun Runs, Marathons and Triathlons around Raleigh

  • 11.02.2013:  Lung Cancer Initiative 5K & 1 Mile, Raleigh Visit Website
  • 11.02.2013:  YMCA We Build People Morning 5K, American Tobacco Trail  Visit Website
  • 11.02.2013:  Road to Rolesville, Rolesville  Visit Website
  • 11.03.2013:  City of Oaks Marathon, Raleigh Visit Website
  • 11.09.2013:  Southbridge Fellowship, Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 11.09.2013:  WFAR 5K Classic, Wake Forest Visit Website
  • 11.09.2013:  Urban Dare, Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 11.10.2013:  Run, Walk, and Roll with Veterans, Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 11.16.2013:  Miracle Run 5K, Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 11.23.2013:  15th Annual Apex Turkey Trot, Apex  Visit Website
  • 11.28.2013:  Just Think First 5K & Half Marathon, Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 11.28.2013:  Ridgewood Turkey Trot 8K, Raleigh  Visit Website
  • 11.30.2013:  NXN Southeast Championships Community 5K, Cary  Visit Website

November Holidays

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

  • 11.01.2013:  All Saint’s Day
  • 11.01.2013:  Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
  • 11.02.2013:  All Soul’s Day
  • 11.03.2013:  Daylight Savings Ends
  • 11.05.2013:  Election Day
  • 11.11.2013:  Veteran’s Day
  • 11.13.2013:  Sadie Hawkins Day
  • 11.20.2013:  Universal Children’s Day
  • 11.21.2013:  Great American Smokeout
  • 11.27.2013 – 12.05.2013:  Hanukkah (8 days)
  • 11.28.2013:  Thanksgiving Day
  • 11.29.2013:  Black Friday

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

We know we didn’t catch everything.  Can you think of a Wake County event that’s taking place in November, 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!

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