Big Field
Programs + Events

Flight Day with Y Guides

It's summer time and that means our kites will be in the air! Join us for Flight Day at Dorothea Dix Park with YMCA of the Triangle Y Guides!

Bring your kites or other homemade flying machines and rockets and spend time enjoying your friends, family, and Y Guides crew in the beautiful outdoors. There will be food trucks and kite vendors.

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: The Big Field, 101 Blair Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

RSVP:  While not required, registering for this free event 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.


Know Before You Go:

  • Food Trucks will be on-site. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. ( No alcohol permitted)
  • Port-a-johns are the only restroom facility available at the event area.
  • Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome, but please use your best judgement to determine if your pooch will enjoy the event!
  • If we need to postpone due to inclement weather, we will communicate through email to ticket holders and on Dix Park social media.

Food Trucks

  • Bertos Chimis
  • Beefy Buns
  • Tacos Neza
  • Sweet Treats
  • Kona Ice


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

Questions? Contact Dix Park staff at or 919-996-3255