August 2021, Issue II
A large crowd at a concert in downtown Raleigh
The Biggest Events of Sept. in Raleigh, N.C.
Who's ready for a Raleigh road trip? Music, beer, arts, bikes, culture—the very best of the City of Oaks is on display all month long in Sept.! SEE EVENTS
New to You: Hidden Gems in Raleigh, N.C.
A pathway through a forest of azaleas and pine trees
The Raleigh area is home to plenty of the best-kept secrets when it comes to entertainment, recreation, food, shopping and more. For standout experiences, add these gems to your next trip itinerary! SEE LIST
Event: African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County (Sept. 4-5)
Festival graphic
An annual celebration of African American culture expressed through art, music, food and community, this two-day festival showcases local, national and international artists, performers, food vendors and area business owners (plus draws 40,000 visitors to downtown Raleigh!). GET DETAILS
Now Open: Young Hearts Distilling in Downtown Raleigh
Exterior of a historic downtown building with Young Hearts Distilling Company painted in large letters
From the team behind Raleigh's critically acclaimed Trophy Brewing Company, Young Hearts Distillery—led by head distiller Mena Killough—is now open in downtown Raleigh! The cocktail bar and restaurant includes a covered rooftop hangout spot, plus has bottles of spirits available for purchase on site. FIND OUT MORE (via RALtoday)
Video: Incredible One-Shot Drone Tour of North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Screen capture of drone's perspective, flying through giant, hanging whale bones
Tour one of N.C.'s most-visited attractions like never before—via drone! Piloted by Matt Jones, this flying tour of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences zooms past dinosaurs, through whale skeletons, swings overhead researchers at work and more (all in one amazing take!). SEE VIDEO
Dressing the Abbey Brings Historic Costumes to the North Carolina Museum of History
Exhibit logo next to a historic suit
Opening in Oct. at the North Carolina Museum of History, Dressing the Abbey weaves popular culture, fashion and history into a special exhibition borrowed from popular television show Downton Abbey’s™ wardrobe. READ MORE
Mural in front of the N.C. State Capitol that says #Artsplosure
Make Plans! Artsplosure Returns, Oct. 9-10

Downtown Raleigh’s beloved, free street art and music festival returns this fall, with music highlights including rising Americana stars Brittney Spencer and Aaron Lee Tasjan, Thunderstorm Artis (of “The Voice” fame) and more! 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

Mask Requirements in Effect: Most of Raleigh Area
Face masks are required indoors within Raleigh city limits as well as Cary, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville and Zebulon town limits, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in unincorporated areas of Wake County. READ MORE

Featured Photos 
Aerial view of the The Memorial Belltower at North Carolina State University, plus Hillsborough St. Woman posing in celebration in front of the giant globe at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
A beautiful, serene lake on a summer afternoon Close-up photo of loaded fries and an iced coffee

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
North Carolina State University, Hillsborough St.@thisisraleigh

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center@kathleentheexplorer

Lake Crabtree (Weston Pkwy. bridge entrance), Cary@schroncepix

Buena Papa Fry Bar and Bad Cat Coffee, Crepes, & Bagels at Morgan Street Food Hall@triangleandbeyond

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