Flowers Field at Dix Park
Programs + Events


sunflower with bee

Get outside and celebrate summer at Dix Park. We will have something for everyone to enjoy at this event, including live music, arts and crafts, performance artists, vendors and amazing food trucks. There will also be a special surprise!

SunFest runs from 2:00-7:00 p.m. Arrive anytime and stay as long as you like. Food trucks are cooking up special menu items that you can only find at SunFest! Come dine at Sarge's Chef, Curry in a Hurry, Gussy's Greek, Rare Earth Farms, Poblano's Taco, Lumpy's Ice Cream, and Cocoa Forte! Trophy Brewing and Bull City Cidery will be pouring their brews too!

Bring the kids and make some fun arts and crafts, sponsored by City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, Scrap Exchange and Home Depot! Shop the local arts, crafts and artisan food product scene as we bring 25 creative businesses to the park! You're bound to find the perfect item for yourself or a fun gift for a friend. We'll even have a photo booth on site so you can capture a snapshot of the day!

Finally, join us for a bluegrass concert featuring the hit band Shiloh Hill from 5:30-7 p.m.

Registration is not required but does help us plan for how many people to expect so please RSVP!



LOCATION: Flowers Field at Dix Park, 2105 Umstead Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603



Know Before You Go:

Parking: From Western Boulevard, turn onto Hunt Drive and enter Dorothea Dix Park. At the stop sign, turn right onto Umstead Drive. Follow the signs to parking. The event will be held in Flowers Field. Click here to download a print-friendly map.

map with parking lots for SunFest

Attire: Walking in grass and up and down hills will be necessary, please dress accordingly. Sunscreen, bug spray, and hats are recommended.

Food and Restrooms: There are no bathrooms in the park so come prepared to only have port-a-johns available. Food trucks will be available on site during the event only.

Pets: Leashed and friendly pets are allowed. Please remember to pick up after your pooch!