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Upcoming Programs at Dorothea Dix Park

News posted Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:00 am

Upcoming Programs at Dorothea Dix Park

Art, nature, fitness, and helping the environment - there is something for everyone at Dorothea Dix Park! Advanced registration is required at eventbrite.com.

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Sunday in the Park – A Summer Concert Series at Dix and Fletcher Parks! – Sundays, from 6-8 p.m.

This summer you can enjoy a "Sunday in the Park" concert series in two of Raleigh's most delightful parks! Dorothea Dix Park and Fred Fletcher Park are partnering to offer a music series presenting a new musical genre each week. Event locations will alternate between Dorothea Dix Park's Harvey Hill and Fred Fletcher Park. Bring the whole family, a picnic and a blanket, and sit back and enjoy the music! Food trucks will also be on-site offering dinner and desserts. Beer and wine are permitted. The Sunday, July 16 concert features the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra! The RJO is a professional jazz ensemble consisting of the finest jazz musicians in the Raleigh area. They perform music from the entire history of big band jazz with custom arrangements and original tunes.

Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Mini Beasts! Wednesday, July 19, 1-2 p.m. Search for insects and other little critters. We will look under logs, in the soil, and among the trees for fascinating little animals! Suitable for ages 2+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

NEW! Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chill on the Hill! Tuesday, July 25, 6-9 p.m.

Escape your busy workweek and have some fun at Harvey Hill! We’ll bring some lawn games and food trucks, while you bring your friends! Play games, picnic, enjoy the view. Bring your own lawn games to increase the fun and make new friends! Beer and wine permitted.

Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Water Wonders! Wednesday, August 16, 1-2 p.m.

Enjoy amazing activities and fun games featuring nature’s essential element: WATER! Suitable for ages 2+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided Walking Tours of Dorothea Dix Park – Various dates. The free 2-hour, 3.5 mile tour will cover the history of the buildings, land, and legacy of Dorothea Dix, the current use of the area as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services and the steps the City will take in planning a future park.

Sunday in the Park – A Summer Concert Series at Dix and Fletcher Parks! – Sundays, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This summer you can enjoy a "Sunday in the Park" concert series in two of Raleigh's most delightful parks! Dorothea Dix Park and Fred Fletcher Park are partnering to offer a music series presenting a new musical genre each week. Event locations will alternate between Dorothea Dix Park's Harvey Hill and Fred Fletcher Park. Bring the whole family, a picnic and a blanket, and sit back and enjoy the music! Food trucks will also be on-site offering dinner and desserts. Beer and wine are permitted. The Sunday, July 16 concert features the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra! The RJO is a professional jazz ensemble consisting of the finest jazz musicians in the Raleigh area. They perform music from the entire history of big band jazz with custom arrangements and original tunes.

Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Mini Beasts! Wednesday, July 19, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Search for insects and other little critters. We will look under logs, in the soil, and among the trees for fascinating little animals! Suitable for ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

NEW! Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Chill on the Hill! Tuesday, July 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Escape your busy workweek and have some fun at Harvey Hill! We’ll bring some lawn games and food trucks, while you bring your friends! Play games, picnic, enjoy the view. Bring your own lawn games to increase the fun and make new friends! Beer and wine permitted.

Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Water Wonders! Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy amazing activities and fun games featuring nature’s essential element: WATER! Suitable for ages 2 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided Walking Tours of Dorothea Dix Park – Various dates. The free two-hour, 3.5 mile tour will cover the history of the buildings, land, and legacy of Dorothea Dix, the current use of the area as the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services and the steps the City will take in planning a future park.

For more information, contact

  • Kathryn Hertel, 919-996-6688
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