May 2022, Issue I
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Hop on the Raleigh Beer Trail
Visit breweries, earn rewards! The Raleigh Beer Trail is a choose-your-own-brew adventure, with barstools waiting for you from Apex to Raleigh to Wake Forest and beyond. Get your Passport stamped at the area's 30-plus breweries, and we'll mail you prizes! LEARN MORE
100 Things to Do in Downtown Raleigh
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This is where historic neighborhoods, world-class museums, Southern diners, performing arts venues, local shops, breweries and cocktail spots all work together to create one incredible cultural hotspot! SEE LIST
Artsplosure Returns, May 21-22, to Raleigh, N.C.
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Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival is one of the area's longest-running (and most-anticipated) festivals each year. This free-admission event takes over downtown Raleigh with live music, an art market, large-scale installations, kids' activities and more! READ MORE
35 Outdoor Murals Worth Finding in the City of Oaks
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Slip on your walking shoes and hit the streets to find these inspiring works of art—the biggest, the best and the most-Instagrammed murals in Raleigh! FIND GREAT ART
Our State Magazine: A Love Letter to William B. Umstead State Park
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One of N.C.’s most-visited state parks, William B. Umstead State Park remains a peaceful getaway thanks to its sheer size—more than 5,000 acres of forest, trails and lakes are a constant call for hikers, bikers, canoers and horseback riders. READ ARTICLE
Carolina Hurricanes Storm Into NHL Playoffs as a Top Contender
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Let's. Go. Canes! After finishing the best regular season in team history, the Carolina Hurricanes have surged into the Stanley Cup Playoffs as one of the championship favorites. See the schedule, get tickets, order your gear and more at the team's postseason hub. GET DETAILS
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Kid Literature Author Guest Flavors at Two Roosters Ice Cream

Local authors, local flavors—May's limited-time flavors at Two Roosters Ice Cream were developed in collaboration with six local authors who've written fantastic, widely acclaimed fiction for young readers! DETAILS
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Borrowing Something Sweet: Honey Tasting & Hive Tour (May 22)

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
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