June 2-4, 2023
The Summer Games is the largest state-level event for Special Olympics North Carolina featuring competition in seven different sports. This event is held annually in Raleigh, Cary and the surrounding areas.
Reynolds Coliseum – NC State University2411 Dunn Ave., Raleigh
Opening Ceremony will take place Friday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a dance party beginning at that time. This event is free and open to the public. Come and cheer on the more than 1,300 Special Olympics NC athletes and Unified partners as we kick off the 2023 Summer Games. This year’s theme is magic so prepare to be amazed!
There will be a bag-check at the doors. Reynolds Coliseum now requires that everyone entering the building have their bag checked first.
All competition is free and open to spectators. Come cheer on the athletes as they go for gold!
If you are interested in volunteering throughout the weekend, sign up here by May 29.
See the 2023 venue map. Addresses are provided for all venues, so you can easily put them into your GPS.
Parking will be available at all competition venues throughout the weekend. The NC State University campus is open and free (aside from spaces that indicate 24-hour restrictions, etc. – read the signs!) all weekend.
- Saturday: Athletics, basketball, bowling, gymnastics, powerlifting, swimming and volleyball
- Sunday: Basketball, swimming and volleyball