SPARKcon grows every time a new person gets involved with a SPARK category, creating their own event, or joining in to help an existing one. It’s an open-source, “for the people, by the people” approach with an intentionally dynamic focus and will feature 2,000 artists in 200+ events. Each segment of the creative community plans their own “SPARKs” to showcase their talent.


Many many many artists of all ages are involved with artSPARK. There are a host of installations, exhibitions, workshops AND chalk art covering three entire city block lengths of Fayetteville St! See how the local artist community expresses creativity! more »


Enjoy a city block worth of local artisans, brands, food, fashion and friends as an outdoor shopping experience. What if the mall was cool and celebrated local goods? It would be bazaarSPARK. more »


Be ready for serious fun with a big talented local community of circus performers! Acrobatics, hoops, fire dancers, a bit of magic and, of course, the banana dance! more »


Best of Triangle comedians perform stand-up and improv and more! more »


The SPARKcon main stage will be chock full of expressions of dance. Be ready to see the great variety and talent of our local dance community. more »


Showcasing the local talents of our design community – architecture, interior design, graphic design, product design, motion design, etc – they’re all here and they’re all awesome! more »


The fashionSPARK fashion show is the largest and most popular annual fashion event in the Triangle! This year, also enjoy jewelrySPARK, a trunk show featuring work by the area’s most talented jewelry designers. more »


Experience a showcase of local independent films and shorts in drama, comedy, thriller, documentary, animation, experimental & effects, and music video—all on a giant downtown screen! more »


Be wowed by the latest new and interactive media and technologies. Whether it’s a large video game studio, or a solitary multi-disciplinary genius, geekSPARK showcases an awesome blend of art, technology and creativity. more »


Get into it with fast-action presentations of 20 slides / 20 seconds per slide. Each year ideaSPARK influences the area, including the design of Raleigh City Plaza and the inclusion of local designers in city proposal requests. more »


Find lots of different types of music – the awesomeness you might not have even known was here – and celebrate it in clubs and on stages throughout downtown Raleigh. more »


From Best of the Open Mic and a Featured Reading, to erotic verse after dark and Poetry on Demand – we present verse in ways that will be remembered. more »


This year Rebus Works is presenting 3 food truck rodeos downtown! Check out the daily schedule for what trucks you can eat from each day! more »


It’s all an act – seriously. Enjoy a variety of styles and talents in theatre productions and excerpts designed to celebrate and promote our local community of actors. more »