Flowers Field
Programs + Events

Recess: All Grown Up

Who says kids have all the fun? Join Dix Park and friends for an adults only party in the park! 

DJ Luxe Posh will be bringing 90s throwbacks and party jams all day. Our friends with Raleigh Rockers, Stonewall Sports and Marbles will be there adding to the fun. Come on out and:

  • Ride a Mechanical Bull
  • Ascend a Climbing Wall
  • Learn to Breakdance
  • Throw some Axes
  • Challenge your friends to Yard Games like Giant Battleship, Jenga, and Can Jam

When you're ready to take a break, enjoy craft beer from local breweries and delicious eats from a dozen food trucks. 

Food Trucks

  • Buoy Bowls
  • Poblanos
  • Gussy's
  • Naked Empanada
  • Barone Meatballs
  • ROHO Sandwich Co
  • Lao Lao
  • Jay's Italian Ice
  • Kupkake Fairy
  • Lumpy's

This event and activities are geared towards adults 21+. Please make sure any children are accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times.

Time: 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: Flowers Field

RSVP: All activities are free! RSVPs help us plan for how many people to expect and you can receive important event information including inclement weather information. This event is free to the public thanks to Dix Park Conservancy donors.


What to Bring

  • Food & Drinks: We encourage you to enjoy the food trucks, and you may bring your own food and beverages.
  • Outdoor Essentials: Don't forget the sunscreen and bug spray.
  • Your ID: If you want to purchase adult beverages.
  • Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome, but please use your best judgement to determine if your pooch will enjoy the crowds!
Flowers Field Parking Map


If we need to cancel due to inclement weather, we will communicate through email to ticket holders and on Dix Park social media.


Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dorothea 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: Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.  Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field.

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