Dorothea Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, is hosting a number of diverse activities, for both adults and kids. Many of the events are free. Also, many require pre-registration. Follow the links to register.
Find all upcoming events at dorotheadixpark.org/calendar.
Events at Dorothea Dix Park
Get Fit at Dix Park: Yoga in the Park
Wednesdays in October, 2020
Tickets go up for grabs the Thursday of the week before the yoga session, at 12 p.m. They go quickly.
6 p.m.: Gates open
7 p.m.: Hotel Transylvania begins
9 p.m.: Movie and event ends
Food Trucks will be available at the event for online ordering. More information coming soon. Dress up in your spookiest costumes!
Location: Former Soccer Fields at Dix Park, 75 Hunt Drive Raleigh, NC 27603
Tickets: Tickets are only available in-advance online. One ticket is required per vehicle due to the limited number of vehicle spaces available. Tickets are free. This event is free to the public thanks to Dix Park Conservancy donors.
All event attendees must be in a vehicle to access the event. No walk-ins or bikes will be permitted.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the event:
Do I need to have a ticket to enter?
Yes. One ticket is required per vehicle due to the limited number of vehicle spaces available. Tickets are free.
When should I arrive for my drive-in event?
Gates open at 6:00pm.Please do not arrive before this time.
Can I still attend the event if I am running late?
No entry will be permitted 10 minutes after event has started at 7:00 pm.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
Inclement weather conditions will result in event being cancelled. Cancellations will be announced via email to event ticket holders and on the Dorothea Dix Park social media channels. Event may be rescheduled. If rescheduled, ticket holders will be notified.
Can I bring my own food and beverages, or will food be sold at the event?
Yes, attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverages, however, alcohol consumption is not permitted. Food trucks will be available at the event for online ordering. Please dispose of trash in appropriate receptacles.
How will the event audio be streamed?
The audio from the movie will be available on a radio frequency. Attendees will tune in to the station in their vehicle. Frequency will be announced at event. Also, speakers will project sound when attendees are out of vehicle.
Can I walk or bike to the event?
No. To ensure physical distancing all attendees must arrive in a vehicle for this event.
Will there be restrooms?
On-site portable restrooms will be available and sanitized throughout the evening.
Can I leave my vehicle engine running during the movie?
No. Vehicles should be turned off during the event. You may briefly turn on your vehicle to clear your windows, if necessary.
Will physical distancing be in effect at this event?
Yes. Please use the following physical distancing practices while on the premises for this event:
Please remain inside or within 4 feet of your vehicle during the event, unless you are walking to the restroom or food trucks. Always keep a 6-foot physical distance from others. Do not attend the event if you are sick or have been around someone that has been sick.
How does parking work?
Parking attendants will direct you to your parking space. We will be spacing the cars out so that we can plan for social distancing measures. We will also park more compact cars closer to the screen and taller vehicles a bit further away. The screen/stage will be elevated and have a clear line of sight from all parking spaces.
Can children get out and play?
No, remember there are cars driving around and restrictions on physical distancing are in place. Please keep yourself and your family members inside the vehicle unless you are visiting a food truck or need to use the restroom facilities.
Can I smoke?
Smoking is prohibited in City of Raleigh parks. There will not be any designated smoking areas available.
Can I leave and come back in?
No. Please see the staff in the event you have an emergency and need to leave. They will help safely guide you out of the event are. For the most part, no in and out privileges.
The main, large dog area has been divided in two. This will allow for park maintenance team to close a portion of the dog park so the turf can rest and regrow while leaving the remainder of the dog park open – eliminating the need for monthly closures of the entire facility.
The off-leash area at Dix Park is the only grass dog park in the Raleigh Parks system.
Visiting the Dix Dog Park? Know Before You Go:
- Open seven days-a-week, sunrise to sunset
- Expect short closures on Wednesday mornings for mowing
- Weekday parking is located at 900 Palmer Drive
- All City of Raleigh Dog Park Rules apply
- Pick up after your dogs. Waste bags are available
- Be sure to bring water for yourself and your pups
- Port-a-john and hand washing station are available
- Dogs are required to be on-leash in all other areas of Dix Park
10 Things to do right now at Dix Park
Here are 10 other things to do at Dix Park on your own. This list is from an email from Dix Park:
- Use the greenway to Ride your Bike to the park
- Take a Walk through the beautiful grounds
- Enjoy the best Skyline Views of downtown Raleigh
- Fly a Kite or Drone at the Big Field
- Go for a Run on paths or grass around campus
- Hop on a Citrix Cycle and take a ride around the park (wipe down bike before and after ride)
- Sit a Spell on a park bench or blanket and Read a Book
- Bring your binoculars for Bird Watching
- Pack a Picnic or enjoy a carry-out meal from a local restaurant
- Bring your pup to the dog park!