Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
These are the hours the Raleigh Convention Center will be open.
|Thursday||6:00pm – 12:00am|
|Friday||9:00am – 2:00am (Sat)|
|Saturday||9:00am – 2:00am (Sun)|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
*All schedules subject to change.
Wherever you park whether in a paid deck, free deck or on the street make sure that you do not leave any luggage, packages, or valuables (for example, GPS devices) in plain sight. Either take them with you or lock them in your trunk.
For a list of Raleigh’s parking decks and garages, check out Get Around Raleigh Parking Options. If you click on the links for each individual deck or garage, you will even get driving directions and costs of parking.
For free parking you should park in well-lit areas and exercise caution when out late at night. Downtown Raleigh Safety Ambassadors offer free escort services and can be contacted at 919-368-7962 until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Nearby parking decks often fill early, so we recommend becoming familiar with nearby parking options before you make the trek downtown. Your nearby options include:
- The Convention Center Underground Deck accessible from E Lenoir St. This deck is beneath the Marriott hotel.
- The Performing Arts Parking Deck with entrances on W Lenoir St and W South St
- The Cabarrus Parking Deck with entrances off of W Cabarrus St
You can also check @mclaurinparking on Twitter for updates on which decks are full.
If you’re looking for something good to eat, you’re in luck! There is a wide variety of food and drink options available both inside the convention and in the downtown Raleigh area.
Convention Food Vendors
Chirba Chirba Dumpling
Asian street fare food truck specializing in Chinese dumplings
Pizza by the slice
Teriyaki bowls, gyoza, and more!
All-natural fresh smoothies and Hawaiian coffees
Tropical Shaved Ice
Local Food Options
Downtown Raleigh has many food options ranging from quick and easy to formal and sophisticated and everything in between. If you’re looking for options outside the RCC, check out Downtown Raleigh Restaurants and Dining.