Raleigh Presents Destination Dix on July 23

Destination Dix coming to Raleigh on July 23, 2016

The free, family-friendly event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Dix Park. It will mark the one-year anniversary of the sale of the Dorothea Dix campus by the State of North Carolina to the City of Raleigh.

In addition to enjoying music, arts, food and other festivities in a celebration of the past and present of Dix Park, event attendees will have several opportunities to share their vision for the future of 308-acre property through interactive activities.

Destination Dix Music, Activities, and Features:

Chatham Co. Line, a Raleigh-based bluegrass band, will headline the main music stage. Bombadil, an indie-folk-pop band, will also be featured. Additional acts will be announced closer to the event date.

Other Destination Dix activities and features include: a Ferris wheel, tethered hot air balloon rides, kids crafts and inflatables, a vision wall, lawn games and a Touch-a-Truck area. There will also be shade areas to escape the summer sun, a picnic area, a beer garden, vendors and food trucks.

To apply to be a food vendor: FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION Shoplocal 

To apply to be a merchandise vendor: MERCH VENDOR APPLICATION Shoplocal

*Shuttles will be available, at no cost, to transport event attendees from Downtown Raleigh and Centennial Campus. There will be no public parking on the Dix Park grounds during the festival.