The Big Field
Programs + Events

Flight Day with Y Guides

Join us for Flight Day with YMCA of the Triangle Y Guides as we take to the skies of the Big Field!

Bring your own kites, rockets and other homemade flying machines and get ready for some high-flying fun. There will be food trucks and kite vendors.

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: The Big Field, 101 Blair Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

RSVP:  While not required, registering for this free event helps us plan for how many people to expect and we can contact you in the case of changes to the event due to inclement weather.


This program is free to the public thanks to Dix Park Conservancy donors and hosted in partnership with YMCA of the Triangle.

Know Before You Go:

  • Food trucks will be on-site. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. (No alcohol permitted)
  • Port-a-johns are the only restroom facility available at the event area.
  • Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome, but please use your best judgement to determine if your pooch will enjoy the event!
  • If there is inclement weather, the event will be canceled and registered participants will be notified by email.

Food Trucks


  • Jay's Italian Ice

  • Alsie's Icecream

  • 3JayS Food Truck


Big Field Parking Map


Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.

Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or

Questions? Contact Dix Park staff at or 919-996-3255