May 2021, Issue II
The North Carolina State Capitol, looking down Fayetteville St.
Memorial Day Weekend Plans in Raleigh, N.C.
Live music, baseball games, outdoor dining, kayaking spots and more—we've rounded up 15 ways to spend a perfect Memorial Day weekend in the City of Oaks! SEE LIST
Let's. Go. Canes!
Let's Go Canes graphic with three Canes players
The NHL's Carolina Hurricanes have surged into the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third straight year, and they'll take to the ice at PNC Arena in front of the loudest fans in hockey! The schedule, tickets and more visitor info is available now. GET DETAILS
Can't-Miss Event: Art in Bloom, June 3-6 and 10-13
Colorful, artistic display of flowers
One of the can't-miss events of the year at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, Art in Bloom is ready to return for a two-weekend celebration of art, flowers and community (and tickets are expected to go fast!). GET DETAILS
Yes, Gorgeous Sunflower Fields Are Coming Back to Dorothea Dix Park
Close-up photo of sunflowers
Pop-up tourist spot! A sea of sunflowers at beautiful Dorothea Dix Park is set to bloom once again this July. Don't miss out on one of Raleigh's favorite summer attractions! FIND OUT MORE
Downtown Raleigh Routes: Bike and Walk in DTR
Outdoor mural of a three with bikes as its branches and that says Thank You for Riding Your Bike
It's a beautiful time of year to explore on foot or by bike, and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance has developed a series of short walking and biking routes that help you safely see some of the area's attractions! EXPLORE ROUTES
Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs: 105 Years of Good Eats in Wake Forest, N.C.
Window sign at Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs
This family-run, century-old hot dog shop is an icon in downtown Wake Forest (and pairs perfectly with a beer from the award-winning brewery next door!). READ MORE
Greg Poole Jr. All Faiths Chapel at Dix Park is Now Open, With New Art
Artwork over a door of a man with bird wings
Built in 1955, the newly renovated Greg Poole Jr. All Faiths Chapel just announced it's opening as the first indoor public space at Dorothea Dix Park, and artist Christopher Holt has created a masterpiece of a welcome for visitors. READ MORE
Big concert in downtown Raleigh
Big Concerts Are Back: Amped Up Music Series at Red Hat Amphitheater!

We're amped up for the return of big shows in downtown Raleigh with the Amped Up Music Series! See the six-show lineup and get tickets: DETAILS
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

RDU International Airport has deployed new safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE
Featured Photos 
Looking down a tree-lined street in downtown Raleigh, with the Raleigh Times exterior on the left side of the sidewalk Aerial photo of Pullen Park, with a big pond and a view of the top of the historic carousel
A woman kayaking through a beautiful, lush, dismal swamp A colorful, huge outdoor mural depicting video game imagery, with coins, stars, yellow cubes with question marks and more

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
Raleigh Times Bar • @andrettibrown
Pullen Park@thisisraleigh
"8-bit to 5G" gaming mural on downtown Raleigh's City Center Deck • Photo, @jovan.p.dockmanovich; art, @taylurk
Robertson Millpond Preserve, Wendell@vitulvarshney

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