August 2022, Issue I
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Hopscotch Music Festival Returns to Raleigh, Sept. 8-10
The 13th edition of one of "America's (secretly) best music festivals" is ready to go! The Hopscotch Music Festival lineup and schedule has been unveiled, and tickets are on sale now for next month's event! GET DETAILS
The Best Free Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.
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Explore what the Raleigh area has to offer without breaking the bank by filling up your itinerary with these museums, parks, historic sites, festivals and other free must-sees! SEE LIST
Exploring New Hikes at Raleigh Area Nature Preserves
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The great outdoors are still great. If you're looking for hiking trails, picnic spots and kayaking gems, these nature preserves await for your next weekend escape! START EXPLORING
Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Raleigh, N.C.
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You'll find a Southern take on fried chicken on seemingly every street corner in the Raleigh area (usually paired with biscuits, BBQ, beer and more). Here's a roundup of some of our go-to spots for a crispy, tender fix! SEE LIST
Lauren Kennedy Brady's Theatre Raleigh Unveils a New Main Stage
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Raleigh native and Broadway star Lauren Kennedy Brady's Theatre Raleigh has big news—the nonprofit theater company's 3,600-square-foot main stage is ready for action! Find out what's ahead and why it matters for the arts in Raleigh. READ MORE
Our State Magazine: A W(ish) Come True
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Matt Fern's long-awaited (ish) delicatessen made a big splash upon opening in Raleigh's Person St. neighborhood last summer. If you're big on deli classics, Southern sandwiches or just about anything else between two slices of bread, this may well be your new favorite lunch spot! READ ARTICLE
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Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, Aug. 27-28

One of the Southeast's biggest arts festivals, Cary's Lazy Daze is two days of art, entertainment, food and memories (300 artists from 16 states will have work on display!). DETAILS
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Minor League Cricket Finals, Aug. 27-28

Ready to host Minor League Cricket Championship weekend for the second straight year, Morrisville's beautiful Church Street Park will host four teams battling for the trophy and prize money (and fans are welcome with free admission!). DETAILS
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Fermentation Workshop, Sept. 10

Ready to tantalize your taste buds? At Sweet Peas Urban Gardens, local expert Jessica Harris will lead this fermentation workshop, teaching the basics and helping you prepare your own fermented fruits, vegetables and kombucha to take home! DETAILS
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