September 2022, Issue I
Big crowd fills seats at nighttime show at Red Hat Amphitheater, with stage to camera left and the Raleigh Convention Shimmer Wall glowing in red in the background
World of Bluegrass Ready for a 10th Year in Raleigh, N.C. (Sept. 27-Oct. 1)
The arrival of a toe-tappin', banjo-strummin' week of non-stop bluegrass has been one of the most anticipated times of the year for a decade now—join us for a 10th anniversary event in downtown Raleigh later this month! GET DETAILS
Meet the Recipients of the 2022 Raleigh Medal of Arts
Lilnda Dallas, a black woman with long hair wearing a white top with no sleeves, looks at camera from a front porch with a neon green sign that reads 'ART' to the right of her
The Medal of Arts—awarded 164 times over the last 37 years—is the City of Raleigh's highest arts honor. Meet the movers and shakers who will join that distinguished club in a ceremony in October! MEET THE ARTISTS
Now Open: Colletta Brings Italian Food and Wine to Cary
One delicious looking serving of lasagna sits on a white plate, with basil and whipped ricotta on top
One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the year is here! Colletta, an Italian eatery lead by chef Oscan Gnapi, is the first major restaurant opening within the new Fenton development in Cary, N.C. Raleigh Magazine has the details! READ MORE
The N.C. State Fair is One Month Out!
A group of four Asian young adults, two men and two women, smile and laugh at camera with the N.C. State Fair glowing at night in the background. One young man holds a giant teddy bear presumably won at a nearby game tent
Are you ready for 11 days of high-flying rides, live music, stunt shows, deep-fried foods and nightly fireworks? The N.C. State Fair returns, Oct. 13-23! GET DETAILS
Oktoberfest Celebrations at Raleigh Area Breweries
An Oktoberfest celebration with participants holding out giant mugs filled with beer, ready for a signal to start drinking quickly while a large crowd cheers them on
Prost! This German beer-drinking festival dates back more than 200 years; it's now held annually over a two week period in late September and early October (and there's no shortage of ways to get in on the fun in the Raleigh area!). SEE EVENTS
Favorite Shopping Spots in Downtown Raleigh
A shelf in a retail shop willed with Raleigh and North Carolina-related items, including postcards, stickers, keychains and more
Did you know that of the 115-plus retail shops in downtown Raleigh, more than 90% of them are locally owned and independently operated? For vintage finds and trendy designs, we've got your covered! SEE LIST
A promotional flyer for BugFest, which mentions that the event is "free and in person" this year, with an image of a centipede curled up
BugFest, Sept. 17

This creepy-crawly event at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest bug-centered event of its kind in the country! 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. 22

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
A dramatic scene of a play with the main two actors at each other's throats with conflict
VIP Chocolate Tasting and Theatre Night, Sept. 29

Join Videri Chocolate Factory and Burning Coal Theatre Company for a chocolate tasting and pre-show VIP session before the world premiere of A Great Big Wooly Mammoth Thawing From Ice! DETAILS
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