Event Map

Destination DIX 2016 Event Map

The Destination DIX Festival site at the Big Field in Dorothea Dix Park, Downtown Raleigh – Saturday, July 23, 2016 – 10AM-7PM.

Parking and Shuttle Info

Learn more about where to park and how to take a shuttle into the event.

Food and Vendors

There will be plenty of food and beverage options for purchase:

  • The PIT Pig Pickin’
  • 25 food trucks and vendors
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Picnic area with tables and chairs

Activities and Features

Other Destination Dix activities and features include: a Ferris wheel, tethered hot air balloon rides, kids crafts and inflatables, a vision wall, lawn games and a Touch-a-Truck area. There will also be shade areas to escape the summer sun.

  • Ferris Wheel
  • Hot Air Balloon tethered rides
  • 100 vendors – partners with Shop Local Raleigh, Got To Be NC, Artsplosure
  • Kids rides, inflatables, games
  • Water zone with rides
  • Magicians
  • Roaming street performers
  • Aerialists
  • Live Artists
  • Shade Tent
  • Misting Tent
  • Lounge areas
  • NC Museum of History
Arts Together Blue Lotus
Cirque De Vol Down to Earth Ariels 
Marbles Kids Museum 

Piedmont Picnic ProjectTake a walk (or ride!) through the history and landscape of Dorothea Dix Park's Wild History with Piedmont Picnic Project.  Get to know the park better by following our signs introducing you to its place in Raleigh's history and some of its wild edible plants.  Look for the signs along the Rocky Branch Trail between Hunt Dr. and S. Saunders St.  #WildHistory
Crank Arm BreweryDestination Dix has partnered up with Crank Arm Brewing. The downtown brewery will host a special Cask in honor of Dorothea Dix Park all day July 23rd. The Cask will be Chocolate Raspberry Bike Lane (Belgian Stout). Head to Crank Arm after the Dix Party for this special barrel. Rickshaws will be present and charging per ride to the Big Field. They accept cash and card. Prices are determined per ride, day of.


Trophy Brewing Co.We’re partnering with Trophy Brewing to celebrate the July 23rd Destination Dix Festival! On your way to Destination Dix, quench your thirst at Trophy Brewing on Maywood with live music and food trucks from 12pm to 4pm!