A center that defies convention.
Lustrous sunlight shimmering across walls of contemporary art. Southern-drenched courtesies mingling with 21st century know-how. A thriving downtown and over a thousand luxury hotel rooms just steps away.
What We're Up To
Mayor Nancy McFarlane today announced there will be two fireworks displays at the City’s Downtown July 4th celebration. The Fayetteville Street Show will light up at 9:15 p.m. and the Red Hat Amphitheater Show is at 10:15 p.m. Learn More
In one of the latest and most interesting public-private collaborations, Cree, Inc. and the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC) are demonstrating the cutting-edge innovation and technology the Triangle is known for with the debut of the Cree Energy Efficiency Icon Art Installation. Learn More
While much of the nation’s news reporting may focus on tech in mega-cities, Forbes finds that hubs like NYC and LA actually suffered declines in tech jobs over the last decade. Long term trends point to smaller cities -- like Raleigh -- as the true engines of tech jobs. Learn More
The more than 120 speakers include representatives from Google, ESPN, Gannet, the Discovery Channel, and StumbleUpon, and other top digital brands. Learn More
Who We Are
The Raleigh Convention Center, the Red Hat Amphitheater and the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts are all within toe-tapping steps of one another. These interlinking facilities are a cultural centerpiece of downtown Raleigh, irresistibly blending entertainment and convenience for convention goers and weekend visitors alike.