March 2021, Issue II
Beautiful, red azaleas at the WRAL Azalea Gardens
15 Things to Do This Spring in Raleigh, N.C.
Longer, sunnier days have arrived in the City of Oaks! Live music, performing arts, baseball games, soccer matches and more are back on the calendar, and parks, farmers' markets and strawberry farms are calling our names! READ MORE
Seeking Solitude in Raleigh Area Nature Preserves
Woman hiking in a green, lush forest
The great outdoors are still great. If you're looking for hiking trails, picnic spots and kayaking gems, these nature preserves await for your next weekend escape! SEE LIST
Weekly Dine Out Downtown Series Returns for Spring
Dine Out Downtown Mask Up and Join Us graphic
One thing from 2020 we're glad is here to stay: more outdoor dining! The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is bringing back Dine Out Downtown this spring, a weekly series on Sat. evenings where streets are closed to car traffic and diners are invited to enjoy the extra room. GET DETAILS
Now Open: Caitlin Cary and Skillet Gilmore's Pocket Gallery in Downtown Raleigh
A photo of a wall of art and art supplies on a table in front of the wall
Well-known in the local music and arts communities in Raleigh, N.C., going back to the 1990s, Caitlin Cary and Skillet Gilmore have just opened Pocket Gallery, a display and work space on the edge of downtown Raleigh's Historic Oakwood neighborhood. READ MORE
Walter Magazine: Engaging Renegades: Linda Dallas Creates Space for Art in Community
Linda Dallas on a porch next to an ART sign
For Saint Augustine’s University professor Linda Dallas, it’s a mission to make art central to the conversation in Raleigh, and her projects at Saint Agnes Hospital have helped shine a light on important community history. READ ARTICLE
The Details on Downtown Raleigh Music Venues Opening Back Up
Photo of a rock band playing live on a stage
Downtown Raleigh concert venues have been preparing to safely reopen their doors and return musicians to their stages. Read up on the challenges they've faced (and check out an April calendar that is starting to fill up!). READ MORE
A man on a go-cart
Must Visit: Rush Hour Karting, Garner

Hone your racing skills at speeds of nearly 40 mph in a state-of-the-art, adult indoor go-kart track. Just opened: Second-floor mezzanine with video games, pool and more, overlooking the entire track! DETAILS
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

RDU International Airport has been hard at work deploying new safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for new distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE

COVID-19 Advisory
N.C. is in Phase 3 of its plan to slow the spread of COVID-19. For information and helpful resources, visit our COVID-19 response portal, here.

Featured Photos 
Beautiful, yellow tulips at Dorothea Dix Park with the downtown Raleigh skyline in the background A couple in front of a massive, fried seafood platter
A shot of the red-painted exterior of Anna's Pizzeria on the corner of a block in downtown Apex A wooden boardwalk stretching over a large, serene lake

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Dorothea Dix Park@raleighwhatsup
Oak City Fish and Chips - Morgan Street Food Hall@morganstreetfoodhall
Durant Nature Preserve • @vitulvarshney
Anna's Pizzeria - Apex • @thisisraleigh

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