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Find your escape in the heart of the City.  Come enjoy the wide-open fields, rolling meadows and shady tree groves or join us at one of a variety of exciting programs. During the master plan process, we will host a variety of public programs and events at the park, everything from art classes and concerts to fitness programs and stargazing. Plan your visit to Dorothea Dix Park today.

If you are interested in having a private event and renting field space at Dorothea Dix Park, please email the Raleigh Special Events Office at or call 919-996-2200 for more information.

All Dix Park Events & Programs

Programs + Events
Transfer Co. Food Hall

Dorothea Dix Park: University Remix

Calling all area university and college students. Join us at the new Transfer Co. Food Hall to craft the vision of Dorothea Dix Park, win Dreamville tickets, eat local food, and see performances from local universities. All for free! Event Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm Please register if you plan to…
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Athletic Field at Dix Park

Pop-PupAlooza Dog Park

During this pop up event, dogs will be allowed off leash while at our specially crafted dog park. Although this is a free event, we ask that you please register if you plan to attend. It helps us plan for how many people to expect.  There will be plenty of fun for dogs and their owners! The dog…
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The Big Field at Dix Park

Skywatching at Dix Park: The Leonids Meteor Shower

Join staff and volunteers from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) and Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC) for a free skywatching program at Dorothea Dix Park! Visitors to the park will be able to look through telescopes, facilitated by…

Sunflower Field Photo Contest

This summer Dorothea Dix Park in collaboration with the City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department and Office of Sustainability planted approximately five acres of sunflowers at the park. Thousands of people from across the Triangle and beyond came to see and take pictures of the field. A photo contest was held to capture the excitement of the community. Learn more about the field and the results of the contest below.



Sunflower Field collage
Sunflower Field collage