September 2021, Issue I
Exterior of The Roast Grill, with a vintage Coca-Cola and Hot Weiners sign
Iconic Eats: Raleigh, N.C.'s Oldest Restaurants
Legendary barbecue, old-school sandwich shops, one of America's most famous steakhouses and more! Grab a bite at one of these long-standing institutions on your next visit to the Raleigh area! SEE LIST
IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC: Lineup and Schedule Unveiled
Photo of the large, outdoor Red Hat Amphitheater Main Stage taken mid-crowd, with a sunset in the background
The world's largest urban bluegrass festival is primed for a big return to Raleigh next month. Find out when the biggest names in bluegrass take the stages at IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC, Oct. 1-2, in downtown Raleigh! SEE LINEUP
70 of the Biggest Fall Concerts in Raleigh, N.C.
Evening view from the side of the Red Hat Amphitheater outdoor stage during a concert
Who's ready to rock? A massive lineup of live music (bluegrass and beyond) is planned for the upcoming season—don't miss out! SEE SCHEDULE
Event: Brewgaloo (Sept. 17-18)
A group of friends raising a toast with beers at the outdoor Brewgaloo event in downtown Raleigh
Voted America's best beer festival two years in a row, N.C.'s largest craft beer event features 100 breweries, 50 food trucks and a crowd of nearly 30,000 people in downtown Raleigh each year. GET DETAILS
Homegrown Music Fest Returns to the N.C. State Fair
Festive N.C. State Fair logo that says Worth the Wait and includes the event dates and website URL,
105 Tar Heel State musical acts across two stages over 11 days—the Homegrown Music Fest returns to the N.C. State Fair this year (and we're just one month away from candy apples, roller coasters, fireworks and more!). READ MORE
More Major Events and Festivals this Fall
A group of women dancing on a stage at the Cary Diwali festival
So long summer, hello fall! Music, beer, bikes, cultural celebrations, hot air balloons and more are all part of the fall festival lineup in the Raleigh and Cary area! SEE EVENTS
East Meets West festival logo
East Meets West Festival, Morrisville, Through Oct. 10

Celebrating the diversity of Morrisville, the town's 2021 festival is a multi-week event, Sept. 1-Oct. 10, where you're invited to explore new art, music, shops and restaurants in an interactive, immersive way. 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 shot of the Memorial Belltower at North Carolina State University and Hillsborough St. during a sunset View of the downtown Raleigh skyline from a window with the pane in the foreground
Andia's pumpkin spice latte, made with French vanilla ice cream, cold brew, caramel, pumpkin and pumpkin spice and rimmed with crushed Biscoff cookies and topped with a couple more A woman running through a wooded trail with her hands up

Pictured (clockwise from top left)
North Carolina State University, Hillsborough St.@jonathan.mcrae
Downtown Raleigh@antionneking
William B. Umstead State Park@vitulvarshney
Pumpkin Spice Latte at Andia's Homemade Ice Cream, Cary@andiasicecream

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