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.
Wednesdays at 6 p.m., scheduled through November 10th, 2021, watch Raleigh Rockers breakdance. You can even join in!
Cinema in the Square
On Fridays from October 8th to November 5th, 2021, enjoy Cinema in the Square. Pre-show entertainment starts at 6 p.m., and the movie starts at 7 p.m.
- October 15th: Yesterday (Pre-Show: Beatles trivia and DPAC Rain Giveaway)
- October 22nd: Pitch Perfect (Pre-Show: A cappella performances )
- October 29th: Nightmare Before Christmas (Pre-Show: Pumpkin painting and Halloween activities)
- November 5th: The Greatest Showman (Pre-Show: Juggling lessons and circus performers)
- November 12th: Dreamgirls (Pre-Show: Theatrical performances of Dreamgirls top moments)
Jazz in the Square
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy this new music series, Jazz in the Square. It starts Thursday, August 26th, 2021, and runs on most Thursdays through October 14th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Thursday October 7th – Peter Lamb and the Wolves
- Thursday October 14th – Tumbao
Saturday, October 9th, 10 a.m.: Camp Gladiator
Saturday, October 23rd, 10 a.m.: Camp Gladiator
Moore Square Busker Series
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, there will be musicians performing at Moore Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make sure to give them a tip if you can, and if you enjoy their music! The Moore Square Busker Series is officially on the calendar through November 12th, 2021.
Additional Events at Moore Square
Historic Raleigh Trolley
The Historic Raleigh Trolley Tours are 3 days a week. On Thursday and Friday, tours will depart from Moore Square. On Saturdays, tours will depart from Mordecai Historic Park. The Historic Raleigh Trolley Tours offer a 1-hour enlightening excursion through historic downtown Raleigh. Tours will depart at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on the scheduled dates. Advanced reservations are recommended through RecLink. Tickets are $10.
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!
Black Flea Market
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021
Saturday, October 30th, 2021
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Magic, mischief, and mayhem abound in Spellbound Square. Encounter mysterious creatures and amazing magicians, have your fortune told, create spooky crafts, and decorate a pumpkin to take home for All Hallow’s Eve. Wear your best Halloween finery to enter the costume contest and parade. Shop for enchanting handmade items and treats from our vendors, enjoy family-friendly stage performances, and experience Moore Square Park under the spell of Halloween.
Moore Square Market
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Moore Square Market will operate from May 2nd to October 4th, 2021, 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. See listing here.
Are you a restaurant or store in Downtown Raleigh and interested in having a presence for pick-up, sales and promotion at the market? Please email David Moore at email@example.com to learn more.
The market is offering curbside pick-up for pre-orders. Just pull into the marked parking spaces on the north side of Martin Street at Moore Square. Market staff will come to ask what vendor you are picking up from and will grab your order and deliver to your car.