Programs + Events

Arts on the Hill

Arts on the Hill series will strengthen community ties through films with North Carolina roots and spoken word poetry at Dix Park.

For more than 9 years, the Raleigh Film and Art Festival has prided itself on developing avenues to aid artists in the freedom of expression - crossing paths with a cornucopia of talented individuals in the Triangle and across North Carolina. This partnership with Dix Park will give local, regional, and up-and-coming artists a platform to develop their talents and showcase their work.

September 2 - Play on Words

Play On Words is a showcase spotlighting the gifted filmmakers and poets of the Triangle!

  • NC Film Maker's interview and Q&A
  • Open Mic Session
  • Spoken Word Artists

This month, we will be featuring the incredible Petrina Thoughtz ( spoken word ), DS Will ( spoken word), and the writer and director of "No Child", Rob Underhill. With an immersive sonic oasis experience orchestrated by the one and only DJ Damu!

With a special guest spotlight on NC visual artist Christopher Holt who created the mural in the lobby of Greg Poole, Jr. All Faiths Chapel Event Center at Dix Park.

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Location: Chapel at Dix Park, 1030 Richardson Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603

Tickets: Tickets are free, seating is limited.


COVID-19 Safety Update

  • Effective Monday, August 2, 2021: Face coverings are required inside all City of Raleigh facilities.
  • Please stay home if you are sick! 
  • A 6-foot distance should be maintained between yourself and other participants in the program.
  • Visit Raleigh Parks COVID-19 page for the latest information and guidance.

Know Before You Go:

  • Seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no assigned seating.
  • Parking is located in the large lot front of the Chapel Event Center.


Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.  Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field.

Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or