Unfortunately the weather forecast is consistently poor leading up to and on Saturday, March 12th. In consideration of safety for attendees and staff we are cancelling the Wings of the City Community Picnic. Due to the Wings exhibit departing the park over the next few weeks, this event will not be rescheduled.
Before the Wings of the City exhibit leaves Raleigh, join us for our Wings of the City Community Picnic to celebrate Mexican culture and build community through art, live music and food.
We're closing the roads to vehicles around the Wings of the City statues so everyone can safely stroll or roll along the exhibit route to see all the statues.
VAE Raleigh and Dix Park Conservancy have come together to create an interactive experience "Wings of the City: Make Your Mark". Community members are invited to add to paintings inspired by Wings that will be later displayed at the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh. Canvases will be at the Community Picnic and VAE's pop-up spot downtown at 120 Wilmington Street from March 4 – March 30.
Art and poetry inspired by the Wings of the City exhibit will also be on display.
Oak City Music Collective has curated a fantastic lineup of local musicians.
- Ricardo Diquez & the Tropic Orchestra
- Dulce Melodrama
- Las Gringas
- Aroma de Cuba
- Empanada RD
- Mama Churros
- Brusters Ice Cream
- Lawn Games
- Children's Bilingual StoryWalk ( Sponsored by the Mexican Consulate in Raleigh)
Location: Harvey Hill + Chapel Event Center
RSVP/Registration: This event is free. While not required, registering helps us plan for how many people to expect and we can contact you in the case of changes to the event due to inclement weather.
What to Bring
- Seating: A blanket or camp chairs to sit on.
- Food and Drinks: While we encourage you to enjoy the food trucks, you may also bring your own food and beverages.
- Outdoor Essentials: Sunscreen and bug spray.
- What to Wear: This event takes place in the grass with uneven surfaces, please keep this in mind for footwear.
If we need to cancel due to inclement weather, we will communicate through email to those registered through Eventbrite and on Dix Park social media.
Interested in vending at this event? Fill out the Vendor Inquiry Form. Once complete you will receive emails for food, beer and craft/artisan vendor and entertainment opportunities at Dix Park.
COVID-19 Safety Reminders
- Please stay home if you are sick!
- Visitors are encouraged to wear masks indoors.
- Visit Raleigh Parks COVID-19 page for the latest information and guidance.
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 ParksInclusion@raleighnc.gov.