June 2021, Issue II
Man with a patriotic, American flag hat watching a concert at an outdoor amphitheater
Where to See Fireworks in Raleigh, N.C., on July 4th Weekend
Ready to celebrate Independence Day in a big way this year? Fireworks displays, bounce houses, live music and other patriotic celebrations are lined up all across the Raleigh area to celebrate America's 245th birthday—don't miss out! READ MORE
31 Big Events and Festivals Coming Up in Raleigh, N.C.
Large crowd at a festival on Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh
Months full of major festivals and celebrations are ahead in the Raleigh area! Talent, creativity, culture, delicious foods and beverages and more will be on display—make plans around these trip-worthy events in the second half of 2021! SEE LIST
IBMA's World of Bluegrass Announces Return to Raleigh in 2021 (and Beyond!)
View of a large crowd from behind a four-piece bluegrass band
Downtown Raleigh's biggest annual event—and one of the biggest events in bluegrass—has announced a return to Raleigh this fall, and the music lineup will feature The Del McCoury Band, Béla Fleck's My Bluegrass Heart, Steep Canyon Rangers and more superstars. Tickets for the Main Stage are on sale now! GET DETAILS
The News & Observer: Raleigh's Chavis Park Has Reopened After Major Renovations
Exterior view of the community center
Raleigh's John Chavis Memorial Park and Community Center—opened in 1938 and once thriving as one of the state's first urban parks for African Americans—has just completed a two-year transformation. A new splash pad, playground, two-story community center and more highlight this beautiful public space! READ MORE
Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in Raleigh, N.C.
Photo of a hand extended and holding an ice cream cone
Food & Wine just named a Raleigh-based ice cream shop the best in the Tar Heel State! Here's the scoop on the best ice cream shops in the City of Oaks: SEE LIST
Final Chances: Golden Mummies of Egypt Open Through July 11
Golden mummy
This raved-about special exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art—featuring eight extraordinary, gilded mummies and more than 100 related objects—will soon be gone. Tickets for the final days are going fast! READ MORE
Genesis at PNC Arena, Nov. 19

One of the most successful rock bands of all time is coming to Raleigh this fall! The Last Domino? North American Tour 2021 will mark the first time Genesis performs stateside since 2007. Tickets are on sale! GET TICKETS
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
Featured Photos 
A vibrant celebration with kids playing in a splash pad in front of a new-like, glass-covered building A huge ice cream cone with rainbow-colored toppings
A women in front of a colorful, large outdoor mural that says Wish You Were Here A close-up photo of a sandwich, chicken sandwich and sides

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
John Chavis Memorial Park and Community Center@experience_raleigh
Andia's Homemade Ice Cream, Cary@andiasicecream
Element Gastropub@whatcha__eatin
"Wish You Were Here" mural at North Hills • Photo, @sobesavvy; art, @b.l.flood

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