Kick Off the New Year with Fun Things To Do Around Raleigh in January 2014!

NCSU Basketball EventsThe new year is bringing exciting and new events to the Raleigh area!  Presenting… Fun things to do around Raleigh in January 2014!  Organized by holiday happenings, sporting events, running events, music festivals and 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: January 2014

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

  • Jan. 4th:  Carnival of the Animals
  • Jan. 10th – 11th:  Shen Yun Performing Arts
  • Jan. 10th – 11th:  Beethoven’s 5th
  • Jan. 10th:  Mandolin Orange
  • Jan. 12th:  Shatners World:  We Just Live In It
  • Jan. 17th – 18th:  Here to Stay – A Gershwin Tribute
  • Jan. 18th:  Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott
  • Jan. 19th:  Hilary Hahn
  • Jan. 22nd – Feb. 2nd:  Pinkalicious – Broadway Series South
  • Jan. 24th – 25th:  La Boheme – North Carolina Opera
  • Jan. 30th:  Queens of the Stone Age
  • Jan. 31th:  Top Shelf Comedy Tour

NC Museum of Art:  Visit Website

  • Jan. 12th: Quercus Quartet – Playlist for a Porsche: Midcentury European Masters

North Carolina Symphony:  Visit Website

  • Jan. 4th:  Carnival of the Animals:  NC Symphony Kids
  • Jan. 10th – 11th:  Beethoven’s 5th
  • Jan. 17th – 18th:  Here to Stay:  The Gershwin Experience
  • Jan. 19th:  Hilary Hahn

Festivals and Annual Events – January 2014

  • Now – Feb. 1st:  Raleigh Winterfest – Downtown Raleigh  Visit Website
  • Jan. 4th:  Three Kings Day Parade – Bond Park  Visit Website

Other Fun Things to Do Around the Triangle

  • Now – Jan. 13th:  Exhibit Opening:  State Fair Quilt – NC Museum of History  Visit Website
  • Now – Jan. 27th:  Exhibit Reopening:  Freedom Coming, Freedom for All – NC Museum of History  Visit Website
  • Now – Jan. 31st 2014 (every Friday):  Art in the Evening – NC Museum of Art  Visit Website
  • Year Round (1st & 2nd Sat./mo.):  Center Open Mic – LGBT Center Raleigh  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Saturday):  A Downtown Cary Walking Food Tour Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Sat. & Sun):  Raleigh Flea Market – NC State Fairgrounds  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Saturday):  Gourmet Food Tour – Raleigh City Museum  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Saturday):  Carolina Brewing Company Tour  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Sun. & Mon.):  Karaoke – Flex  Visit Website
  • Year Round (every Fri. & Sat.):  Raleigh Haunted Ghost Tours  Visit Website

Outdoor Movies

Koka Booth Amphitheatre  Visit Website

Wake County January 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

January 2014 Triangle Sporting Events 

Carolina Railhawks NASL Soccer Games – WakeMed Soccer Park:  Visit Website
  • *Season ended
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
  • * Season starts August/September 2014

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

  • Jan. 4th:  12 PM – Wolfpack vs Pittsburgh
  • Jan. 11th:  5 PM – Wolfpack vs Virginia
  • Jan. 15th:  9 PM – Wolfpack vs Wake Forest (location: Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Jan. 19th:  2 PM – Wolfpack vs Duke – (location: Durham, NC)
  • Jan. 20th:  9 PM – Wolfpack vs Maryland
  • Jan. 26th:  1 PM – Wolfpack vs Georgia Tech
  • Jan. 29th:  9 PM – Wolfpack vs Florida State
Hurricanes NHL Hockey Games – PNC Arena  Visit Website
  • Jan. 5th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Predators
  • Jan. 9th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Maple Leafs
  • Jan. 13th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Flames
  • Jan. 18th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Panthers
  • Jan. 19th:  5 PM – Hurricanes vs Lightning
  • Jan. 24th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Senators
  • Jan. 27th:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Blue Jackets
  • Jan. 31st:  7 PM – Hurricanes vs. Blues

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

Races, Fun Runs, Marathons and Triathlons around Raleigh

January Holidays

The January 2014 major (and some not so major) holidays include (please forgive us if we missed some):

  • Jan. 1st:  New Year’s Day!
  • Jan. 4th:  Trivia Day
  • Jan. 5th:  National Bird Day
  • Jan. 6th:  Feast of the Epiphany – Three Kings Day
  • Jan. 10th:  Houseplant Appreciation Day
  • Jan. 20th:  Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • Jan. 25th:  Opposite Day
  • Jan. 26th: Australia Day
  • Jan. 31st:  Chinese New Years

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 the web link for your events before showing up… sometimes pre-registration or tickets are required.

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

We know we didn’t catch everything.  Can you think of a Wake County event that will be taking place in January, 2014 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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