July 2022, Issue II
Medium yellow sunflower stands out in focus in the foreground of a larger sunflower field on a sunny day with blue skies
Gorgeous Sunflower Fields at Dorothea Dix Park
Raleigh's sunniest summer attraction is in full bloom! Five acres of sunflower fields at Dorothea Dix Park near downtown Raleigh are one of the area's biggest pop-up tourist spots each year—come see why for yourself! GET DETAILS
Planning the Ultimate Summer Bike Ride on the East Coast Greenway
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A one-day adventure. A personal challenge. A peaceful escape. This 45-mile bike ride cruises past sunflower fields, college campuses, state parks and more! SEE THE ROUTE
More Summer Concert Highlights in Raleigh, N.C.
Wide angle shot of huge crowd at Red Hat Amphitheater, with artist playing on stage to left and Raleigh skyline in background and to the right; neon lights shine against nighttime backdrop
Peak concert season is in full effect! We have 30 more summer shows and festivals you should mark your calendars for (including the 10th annual IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC!). VIEW SCHEDULE
Juniper Level Botanic Garden Open House: July 15-17 and 22-24
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It's time for summer open house weekends at one of America's most spectacular gardens! Juniper Level Botanic Gardens is a 28-acre oasis dreamed up by Raleigh native Tony Avent, and you're invited to explore the grounds for two select weekends each season! HOW TO VISIT
Universal Access Artist in Residence: Artspace
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An anchor within downtown Raleigh's thriving arts district, Artspace—and the work of artist Ann Roth—will play a key role in the upcoming Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD®) Conference, coming to the Raleigh Convention Center, Aug. 1-5. READ MORE
GalaxyCon Raleigh: July 28-31
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A four-day festival for fans of pop culture, superheroes, science fiction, anime and more, GalaxyCon Raleigh brings an incredible 30,000 attendees together to meet celebrities, go head-to-head in video games and have a blast participating in all things geek! GET DETAILS
Raleigh Little Theatre Unveils 2022-23 Season
A view of the stage during a performance of "Cinderella," as Cinderella herself in a white ball gown waves out to the audience with a big smile as she's drawn by a carriage
For more than 80 years now, community theater spirit has thrived at Raleigh Little Theatre, where accessible yet challenging theatrical works—performed and produced by Raleighites—have been shown to audiences for a low admission fee. A new season of shows starts this month! READ MORE
An up close look at a very full and colorful bouquet made of white, red, yellow and pink snapdragons
Garden Tour and Floral Arrangement Workshop, July 28

An evening with Christina Wrenn at her farm, Wrenn's Farm, for a tour of the gardens followed by a workshop on arranging and caring for ornament flowers (tickets include bouquet and ice cream!). DETAILS
Beekeeper in pink shirt and face shield removes honey from beehive
Honey Tasting and Hive Tour, July 30

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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