Festival goers in downtown Raleigh at Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Festival goers flood downtown Raleigh for banjo playing music, food, and merchandise at Wide Open Bluegrass Festival.

Emergency Management and Special Events

A service unit of the City Manager's Office

The Office of Emergency Management and Special Events provides a single point of contact for event management and compliance, overseeing all aspects of special events that utilize City streets, public plazas, and Dorothea Dix Park in addition to oversight of private use of public space (PUPS) and outdoor dining. This office is also charged with protecting the citizens and environment of the City of Raleigh from the effects of disasters and emergencies through a unified and comprehensive emergency management program of prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery by local, State, and Federal partners, private industry and volunteer organizations. 




Raleigh Municipal Building
222 W. Hargett St.
Suite 307
Raleigh, NC 27601