August 2021, Issue I
Patrons sitting outside on a brewery patio on a clear evening
20 Places to Explore in Downtown Cary, N.C.
Bakeries, breweries, bottle shops, a boutique hotel and more! These 20-plus items make for a perfect weekend itinerary in beautiful downtown Cary: READ MORE
The Best Summer Date Ideas in Raleigh, N.C.
Man and woman on a date
For the foodie couples, the artsy sweethearts and the adventurous duos, these summer date ideas await (rooftop drinks, baseball games and a few hidden gems!). SEE LIST
Event: 45th Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival (Aug. 28-29)
A crowd at a small-town festival with tents lining the street
For 45 years now, the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival has put local artists in the spotlight. Today, the free Cary festival has grown to two days, features more than 300 artists, multiple stages of live music, a beer garden and plenty of food trucks. Hope to see you there! GET DETAILS
40 of the Most Beloved Restaurants in Downtown Raleigh
Close-up photo of a plate of spaghetti next to a glass of wine
It's widely agreed that the food scene in the City of Oaks is thriving—doing better than ever thanks to tasty endeavors from a community that’s passionate about good eats and drinks. Use this guide to help plan the perfect foodie-centric visit to Raleigh! SEE LIST
Walter Magazine: Muralist Taylor White Paints the Town
Artist Taylor White on a lift next to a large mural she worked on
Artist Taylor White's kinetic, overscale work is changing the face of downtown Raleigh. Read more about Taylor here (and learn about where you can find her massive, new esports/video game-themed mural for a colorful and nostalgic photo opp!). READ MORE
On Sale Now: Brewgaloo Tickets (Sept. 17-18)
A crowd of beer drinkers raising their glasses to cheers
Twice voted America's best beer festival, Brewgaloo is prepped for a triumphant return to downtown Raleigh next month. The event showcases more than 100 Tar Heel State breweries (plus food trucks, live music and more). Tickets for the Fri. evening block party—as well as drink tickets for Sat.—are on sale now! GET TICKETS
Chair swing ride at the fair
Make plans! N.C. State Fair, Oct. 14-24, 2021

Worth. The. Wait! After cancellation in 2020, the state's largest annual event is back. Get ready for 11 days of high-flying rides, deep-fried foods, live music and other entertainment (including nightly fireworks)! 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

City of Raleigh: Masks Required Indoors
Effective Aug. 13, 5pm, for the City of Raleigh: Face masks are required indoors within city limits, regardless of vaccination status. (This mandate is only in effect for the City of Raleigh, not the entirety of Wake County.) READ MORE

Featured Photos 
A large sunflower field with the downtown Raleigh skyline in the background Photo of a big stage with a large crowd in front of it
A tunnel covered in colorful grafitti A flight of orange, green and yellow mimosas in Mason Jars

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
Dorothea Dix Park Sunflower Fields@andrewkrupa
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek@connnah
Brus on Main, Fuquay-Varina@raleighinandout
Free Expression Tunnel, North Carolina State University@andrettibrown

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