​Cooke Street Carnival is a community organized event that showcases local arts and culture. 



Music and Art is a large part of the festivities each year. We find bands, artists, performers and art vendors to participate in the carnival that we think are some of the best in the Raleigh area. 


We invite some of our favorite food trucks, dessert and drink vendors. From sandwiches, to coffee and beer, cupcakes, chocolate, chinese dumplings and bbq, there's something for everyone.


Above all, Cooke Street Carnival is a community based event organized by local neighborhood residents. We strive to put on a fun event every year for people of all ages and walks of life.

Flamingo Drawing by David Eichenberger, Graphics by Jedidiah Gant

A House Party in the Street Every October