March 2022, Issue II
View from afar of the North Carolina Museum of Art West Building with colorful flowers in the foreground
The 10 Most Essential Free Attractions to Visit in Raleigh, N.C.
Southern Living named the City of Oaks one of the seven best affordable Southern destinations for travel in 2022—this list of free attractions is a big reason why! PLAN A TRIP
A Guide to Raleigh, N.C.'s Rooftop, Hidden and Underground Bars
Covered patio in daytime with tables and chairs setup for dining; view of Raleigh skyline in distance
For a night on the town or a happy hour hangout, these are some of the most unique spots to grab a drink in Raleigh, N.C. READ MORE
Celebrate Spring! 15 Gardens and Parks to Explore in Raleigh, N.C.
Tall pine trees providing shade to gravel walking paths lined by red, orange and pink azaleas
Spring bling! More than a dozen of our favorite outdoor havens are ready to be explored (and colorful blooms are on the way!). SEE LIST
Carolina Mudcats Swing Into 2022 Season in Zebulon, N.C.
Looking at baseball field from seating along third base; group of fans in foreground with feet up on railing while game is being played at dusk
Who's ready to root, root, root for the home team? The Carolina Mudcats open a new season at Five County Stadium in Zebulon, N.C., this weekend (with fireworks, concessions specials, bring-your-dog-to-the-park nights and more on the upcoming calendar!). GET DETAILS
First Lineup Details Announced for 2022 IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC (Sept. 30-Oct. 1)
Big crowd at Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater during International Bluegrass Music Association's Bluegrass Live! festival with six musicians on stage in a line
The 10th edition of International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass comes to the City of Oaks this fall, and IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC is back in full force in downtown Raleigh. SEE LINEUP
Walter Magazine: Record Store Day’s Raleigh Roots
Vinyl record store filled with shelves of music; Queen and Prince have music front and center in photo
Vinyl records haven't been this popular in more than 30 years. Record Store Day (April 23) is a celebration of vinyl records and the independent music stores that support the culture. Nearly 1,400 stores across the U.S. participate in the annual event, the idea of which came from a beloved shop in Raleigh, N.C. READ MORE
Woman posing with rack of crocheted clothing nearby
On Blankets and Roses: Rose Garden Crochet Workshop (April 21)

Join artist Suzy Hasanin within one of Raleigh's most beautiful public spaces—the Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden—for this workshop on crochet basics! DETAILS
Beekeeper pulling honey away from beehive
Borrowing Something Sweet: Honey Tasting & Hive Tour (April 23)

Local. Honey. Tasting. Tour! Meet beekeepers Steve and Shannon Baxter from Baxter's Bees and get schooled on all things honey and hives in this hands-on tour!  DETAILS
Fly Confident. Fly RDU.
Fly Confident at RDU International Airport

RDU International Airport has been hard at work maintaining safety measures around the terminals. On your next visit, look for distancing signage, hand-sanitizing stations and much more. READ MORE
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