Upcoming Programs at Dorothea Dix Park

News posted Jun. 06, 2018 - 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

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Get Fit at Dix – Free Yoga in the Park
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Enjoy the nature and tranquility of Dorothea Dix Park as certified yoga instructor Dana Lindquist leads you through yoga poses to increase strength and flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome.

Walking Tour of Dix Park
Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.
The free 2-hour, 3.5 mile tour will cover the history of the 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.

Skywatching at Dix Park
June 15, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
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! Telescopes will be set up to view stars and the moon. Look up at the night sky as educators guide you through fun observations of stars, planets, moons, nebulae and other celestial objects!

The Triangle Sax Ensemble will be joining us at the park and will play jazz and Big Band. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the music when you take a break from the stars!

Movie By Moonlight – Moana
Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m.
The City of Raleigh and Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh are pleased to be partnering to continue the successful Movies by Moonlight series at Dorothea Dix Park.
Join us on Saturday, June 16 for "Moana"!
7:30 p.m. - Doors Open
8:45 p.m. - Movie Starts
"Moana" is rated PG
Qspresso, Bulkogi and Kona Ice will be joining us at the park.

Shake Your Tail Feathers – For ages 2-6
Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m.
Children will shake their tail feathers as they come to understand the many different kinds, colors and textures of tails that trail behind all sorts of wild creatures. Games, stories, songs and live animals will engage little learners.
Ages 2-6, only. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Solstice Sunrise Yoga
Thursday, June 21, 6 a.m.
Celebrate the longest day of the year with yoga instructors from CorePower Yoga, as they lead us through an early morning yoga session in Flowers Field. Watch the sun rise over downtown Raleigh on the first day of summer as you breathe, stretch, relax and enjoy the peacefulness of nature.
This session is suitable for all ages and abilities. Previous knowledge of yoga is not necessary.
Please arrive at 5:45am, and find a spot in Flowers Field. We'll get started a little after 6 a.m. We are so excited to ring in the official start of summer with you at beautiful Dorothea Dix Park!

Pop-PupAlooza – Pop Up Dog Park
Saturday, June 23, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The first Pop-PupAlooza, a pop-up dog park at Dix Park, was so PUP-ular, we’re doing it again! During this pop up event, dogs will be allowed off leash while at our specially crafted dog park. There will be plenty of fun for dogs and their owners! The dog park features four acres for dogs to roam, and a small dog area, too! For the humans, Kona Pizza, 454 Grill, LocoPops, Neuse River Brewing Company and Dingo Dog Brewing will be at the park making sure you stay fed and hydrated while you play with your best friend. More than 25 pet-related vendors and pet rescue organizations will be at the park selling snazzy dog bow-ties, delicious puppy snacks and providing information on how you can foster or rescue a pooch!

For more information, contact

  • Kathryn Hertel, 919-996-6688
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