Festival goers in downtown Raleigh at Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Festival goers flood downtown Raleigh for banjo playing music, food, and merchandise at Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.

Emergency Management and Special Events

A service unit of the City Manager's Office

The Office of Emergency Management and Special Events establishes and maintains a strategic framework to efficiently guide and coordinate City resources in collaboration with external partners throughout emergencies and special events that utilize City streets, public plazas, greenways, and Dorothea Dix Park. The Office also oversees the private use of public spaces, outdoor seating, and is a liaison to the nightlife industry to ensure a more vibrant and safe community.




Raleigh Municipal Building
222 W. Hargett St.
Suite 307
Raleigh, NC 27601