August 2022, Issue II
Late afternoon crowd bathed in sunshine sits in chairs in downtown Raleigh's City Plaza, with bluegrass music stage on right of frame
The Biggest Events of Fall in Raleigh, N.C.
It's so long to summer, hello to fall (and that means it's festival season in the City of Oaks!). Save these dates for bluegrass, beer, ballet and more in the coming months! SEE EVENTS
Favorite Hidden Gems in Raleigh, N.C.
Trio of mountain bikers stop to admire chainsaw art made out of fallen oak tree; setting is William B. Umstead State Park in beautiful autumn colors
The Raleigh area is home to plenty of the best-kept secrets when it comes to entertainment, recreation, food, shopping and more. For standout experiences, add these gems to your next trip itinerary! READ MORE
50 Patios for Outdoor Eats and Drinks in the City of Oaks
Dusk scene of the patio at Transfer Co. Food Hall, with string lights illuminating diners at tables with yellow umbrellas and the Raleigh Skyline shining in the background
More than 50 of the Raleigh area's best outdoor dining options—rooftops, large patios, temporary tent setups and intimate tables for two (save this list!). SEE LIST
Labor Day Weekend: 13th Annual African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County
Promotional graphic for the 13th Annual African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County; colors are mainly pink, red and yellow
This annual celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community is back to its block party roots this year, featuring two full days of free, family-friendly entertainment followed by ticketed headliner concerts in downtown Raleigh—don't miss out! GET DETAILS
Airbnb: Raleigh is Among America's Most Popular Late Summer Destinations
A view looking directly north down downtown Raleigh's Fayetteville St.; Time is mid-day, with very green trees lining the streets and lots of action in the road (cars, people walking, etc.)
Travel giant Airbnb released data that points to Raleigh being a "trending" destination for late summer travel in the U.S., with the Raleigh Beer Trail, good food and outdoor recreation being the leading attractions, according to Condé Nast Traveler! READ ARTICLE
An adorable panda lantern with bright blue eyes sits in front of various glowing trees at a nighttime visit at the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Fesetival
On Sale Now: Chinese Lantern Festival Tickets

The beloved North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival, now a holiday tradition for many Raleigh area residents and visitors alike, will return to Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre in November for an eighth time—tickets are on sale now! DETAILS
Artist Lauren stands in front of easel and a view of the Raleigh skyline while talking and teaching a table of workshop students how to watercolor an iconic Raleigh scene
Brush the Skyline: Watercolor and Brews Workshop, Sept. 8

Good views, great brews and your own canvas masterpiece! Join Raleigh artist Lauren Blackwell for this art and beer event at Wye Hill Kitchen & Brewing next month (tickets are going fast!). DETAILS
Three glass jars filled with colorful liquids—yellow, orange and red, respectively—with cloth coverings indicating that they are fermenting something.
Sweet Peas Urban Gardens 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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