2022 Fall Activities in Raleigh NC

Out goes the summer, in comes the fall! The fall in the Raleigh area comes with new experiences and events ranging from cultural festivals, music events, performing arts, great food and beer, and the NC State Fair, which attracts thousands of attendees.

Below are the upcoming 2022 Raleigh NC fall activities.

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Pride and Prejudice

Dates: 16 Sep - 2 Oct

Adapted from Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice, this play explores the classic love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.

BugFest at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Date: 17 Sep

BugFest educates and engages the public with science and the natural world. Pulling 30,000 attendees, the festival will have more than 100 crafts, exhibits, games, and activities. The attendees will also learn about myriapods with the guidance of scientists and entomologists.

Indoor and Outdoor Concerts

The fall comes with plenty of live music. Some of the best concerts coming this fall are:

Sept. 17: Nas and Wu-Tang Clan

Sept. 24: Farm Aid 2022

Sept. 27: Alice In Chains and Breaking Benjamin

Oct. 1: Amanda Miguel and Ana Victoria

Oct. 2: Panic! at the Disco

Oct. 3: Lucy Dacus

Oct. 7: Maxwell

Oct. 19: Pusha T

Oct. 21: Perpetual Groove

Oct. 22: Acoustic Syndicate & Blue Dogs

Oct. 23: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Oct. 28: Dropkick Murphys

Nov. 3: Reba McEntire - Live In Concert Tour

Nov. 11: Myriam Hernandez

Nov. 12: An Evening with Ginuwine and Friends

Nov. 13: St. Lucia

Nov. 18: The Chairman of the Board

Nov. 23: Gloria Trevi - Isla Divina Tour


La Fiesta del Pueblo

Date: Sep 18

2022 marks this event’s 27th occurrence celebrating Hispanic culture. The event attracts approximately 20,000 attendees showcasing art, dance, music, Latin American food culture, children’s activities, and educational booths. This year, the event will be headlined by Grammy-nominated Grupo Mojado.

7th Annual Asia Fest with Dragon Boat Racing

Date: Sep 17

Celebrating Asian cultures, this festival will be held at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre lined with live stage performances, children’s activities, global street food vendors, and the iconic dragon boat race - the only one in the Raleigh area!

Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Dates: Sep 25

This rodeo brings more than fifty food trucks to the city. Occupying 11 blocks and offering plenty of food for visitors to the city.

Juniper Level Botanic Garden’s Open Nursery and Garden Days

Dates: Sep 16-18, Sep 23-25

The Juniper Level Botanic Garden is a campus of 28 acres that showcases more than 27,000 types of rare trees, shrubs, native perennials, and exotic plants. These rare plants attract thousands of researchers, plant fans, and gardeners from around the world.

Festa Italiana Raleigh

Date: Sep 24

This is another festival that attracts more than 12,000 attendees to celebrate Italian culture and heritage. 2022 will mark its 4th celebration lined with beer, food, wine, children's activities, and more to celebrate Italy in the Raleigh area.

Farmers Fall Festival

Date: Sep 24

This event held in downtown Cary celebrates farmers’ harvest season bringing in the bounty from their farms. The festival is marked with live stage music, fun games, local food, interactive exhibits, children’s activities, craft beer, and a thrilling pie-eating contest!


A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection

Dates: Oct 8 - Jan 22, 2023

A Modern Vision is an exhibition showcasing over fifty paintings from The Phillips Collection. This collection holds works from artists including Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Edouard Manet that have been showcased since 1921 when it was opened in Washington DC.

Hum Sub Diwali

Date: Oct 8

India celebrates Diwali, a cultural and religious event that marks the victory of light over dark, good over evil, and celebrates the beginning of the new year. Hum Sub Diwali is celebrated with music, theatre performance, dance, sponsor booths, Indian art and culture exhibitions, and Indian food vendors at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

Sister Act

Date: Oct 11-16

Deloris Van Cartier will debut in the comedy play, Sister Act, seasoned with songs and dance routines inspired by the soul, gospel, Motown, and disco genres. In the play, Deloris witnesses a murder and is immediately put into protective custody in a covenant with a crumbling choir - a place the cops will certainly not find her.

IBMA Live! Powered by PNC

Dates: Sep 30 - Oct 1

This is one of the year’s most anticipated events that brings in some of the greatest bluegrass musicians. The week features talent on various stages including clubs, streets, and hotels.

The International Bluegrass Music Association will be celebrating its tenth year in 2022 with its climax of a free two-day festival showcasing free music, art vendors, and more. This year, some of the expected features are Molly Tuttle, The Jerry Douglas Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Golden Highway.


Triangle Oktoberfest

Dates: Sep 30 - Oct 1

Hosted at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre, this year’s Triangle Oktoberfest will be the 8th of its kind. It is set to provide family activities including dancing, traditional Bavarian food, live music, and German craft beers.

The Raleigh area is also going to host more Oktoberfest events including:

Sep. 17th: Peaktoberfest at Southern Peak Brewery

Sep. 18th: Spr Oktoberfest at Crank Arm Brewing

Sep. 23: Oktoberfest at Compass Rose Brewery

Sep. 24th: Oktoberfest at Lonerider Brewing Company

Grease Cycle

With all these events in place, you can expect establishments and eateries to cook and fry goodies to keep the masses full. Where will they dispose of the liters of oil once they are done?

Greasecycle collects used cooking oil, refines it, and sources it as a feedstock for the biodiesel industry. We render out usable brown grease from the grease trap’s mixture of water, food solids, and grease. The “ brown grease'' is then sold as bunker fuel for ships.

All wastewater is processed and the food solids are composted locally. If organizing fall activities, several involve fatty foods, and hiring a company to properly manage the resulting waste is a smart move to make. Call us to learn more!