Moore Square in a 4-acre park in Downtown Raleigh, bounded by E. Hargett Street to the north, East Martin Street to the south, S. Blount Street to the west, and S. Person Street to the east.
It’s across Hargett Street from Marbles Kids Museum, so it’s a great way to extend the fun.
The park includes several gathering and performing spaces.
Moore Square Market’s opening day is May 14, 2023. Keep reading about all the other events at Moore Square, or jump to information on Moore Square Market.
On May 14, 2023, at 10 a.m., there will be a free pre-market Tidal Movement fitness class hosted by Curent Wellness. Pre-registration is required.
Events at Moore Square
Make sure to verify that there have been no changes, and also, look for more events, on Moore Square’s calendar. Unless otherwise indicated, everything listed below is free to enjoy.
Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.
Quench your mid-day thirst for knowledge with this bite-sized trivia game at Moore Square designed to accommodate the lunch crowd! Join in every Thursday in the Square at 12:15 p.m. for trivia! Grab a team of up to 6 and head to Square Burger for lunch and a chance to win fun prizes. Each week will feature 3 themed rounds of trivia and some extra surprises thrown in! All in just 30 minutes!
Moore Square Community Chess
3rd Thursday of the month
12 to 2 p.m.
All ages and skill levels welcome. If you want to participate in the monthly tournament, please sign up in advance at the Moore Square information window. Referee will provide rules for playing and will keep score. Participants will continue to play chess for the duration of the tournament. The player with the most points at the end of the tournament is the winner.
Recreational chess will also be taking place!
If you don’t play chess, there will also be checkers, Connect 4, Spades and more.
First Friday Film and and Pop-Up Market
First Friday of the month, through December, 2023
Pop-Up Market starts at 5 p.m.
Movie starts at dusk
2023 First Friday Film Schedule
- March 3 – The Princess Bride (1987)
- April 7 – The Lego Movie (2014)
- May 5 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
- May 12 – Lego Movie (2014) (rescheduled)
- June 2 – Mamma Mia! (2008)
- July 7 – Men in Black (1997)
- Aug. 4 – The Princess and the Frog (2009)
- Sept. 1 – Back to the Future (1985)
- Oct. 6 – The Mummy (1999)
- Nov. 3 – Coco (2017)
- Dec. 1 – Home Alone (1990)
Moore Square Market
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Moore Square Market will operate from May 14 to October 22, 2023, on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Moore Square Markets features farm-fresh produce, meat, dairy, eggs, baked goods and artisanal goods. It’s managed by Downtown Raleigh Alliance and the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department.
SNAP Double Bucks Program
To foster an inclusive shopping experience that welcomes everyone to downtown, Moore Square Market is proud to accept SNAP. Moore Square Market’s Double Bucks Program provides matching dollars up to $10 per market visit. Purchase SNAP tokens at the information booth to use for any market purchases.
The Initiative, sponsored by Blue Cross NC, provides matching “Double Bucks” incentives to SNAP-eligible shoppers and is part of the company’s commitment to addressing food security in North Carolina by increasing access to healthy and nutritious local food.
Local Restaurants and Shops at the Market
Want to pick up dinner to-go while shopping at the market? Or maybe pick up a gift from your favorite local shop? Support downtown businesses while at Moore Square Market. Businesses will rotate week to week and offer both pre-order and pick-up options as well as items to purchase on-site.