July 2022, Issue III
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The Best Summer Date Ideas in Raleigh, N.C.
Concerts, coffee, wine and art museums? Yes, please! Check out these 20 summer date ideas hand-picked for foodie couples, artsy sweethearts and adventurous duos in the Raleigh area! SEE IDEAS
The Biggest Events of August in the City of Oaks
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There's still plenty of time for a Raleigh road trip this summer. We have theater performances, baseball games, concerts, outdoor movies and more on the calendar this month, so pick an event and plan your visit! VIEW THE CALENDAR
A Perfect Weekend Exploring Downtown Cary, N.C.
A busy patio at the brewery; tables that have soft green umbrellas are filled with people; string lights are glowing in the dusk light
Bakeries, breweries, bottle shops, a boutique hotel and more! How do 20-plus items for a weekend itinerary in beautiful downtown Cary, N.C., sound? START EXPLORING
Carolina Ballet's 25th Season Ready to Get Underway
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The 2022-23 season will mark a quarter-century of classical entertainment from Carolina Ballet, one of the country's most respected dance companies, and the schedule is filled with classic productions, world premieres, live music accompaniment and more! READ ARTICLE
Throwback Night at Wake County Speedway: Aug. 19
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Wake County Speedway is celebrating 60 years of action in 2022, and Aug. 19 is officially Throwback Night. Come visit "America's Favorite Bullring" for Friday night rock 'em-sock 'em, door-bangin' stock car action! GET DETAILS
Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat in Raleigh, N.C.
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Want the scoop on a spot that Food & Wine dubbed the best ice cream in the Tar Heel State? We've got that for you. Dare to taste the "spiciest sweet treat on the planet"? We have that too! READ MORE
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On Blankets and Roses: Crochet Workshop, Aug. 11

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
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Farm Aid 2022, Sept. 24

Willie Nelson's Farm Aid—an all-day music festival in support of American farmers—comes to Raleigh, N.C., for the first time since 2014 in September (and the music lineup is huge!). DETAILS
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