February 2023, Issue I
Photo of a bell that reads "LET FREEDOM RING" and "MARTIN LUTHER KING JR."
African American Cultural Heritage Attractions in Raleigh, N.C.
Explore more than 20 African American heritage and historic sites—cultural markers that commemorate Black excellence, determination, struggle and pride—all of which have shaped our capital city. READ MORE
Just Released: New Official Visitors Guide!
Two covers of the new Official Visitors Guide to Raleigh, side by side placed atop a green background; one cover has a group of people smiling at the camera, the other has a bicycle leaned against a tree along a greenway trail
Explore the brand-new digital edition of the Official Visitors Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County, providing trip inspiration and visitor tips throughout 60 pages of people-focused stories, "best of" lists and beautiful photography. VIEW GUIDE
Six Murals That Honor Black History and Culture in Raleigh, N.C.
Photo looking straight on at a mural that celebrates Shaw University's 150th Anniversary, using red and yellow tones, featuring Ella Baker, a civil rights activist that graduated from Shaw in 1927
Super important art—these murals are dedicated to Black history, community and culture, featuring triumphant depictions that bring color, life and essential stories to the city's streets. FIND THEM
Feb. 17: Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest in Downtown Raleigh
A red, white and gray logo for the Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest, depicting a food truck and the outline of the state of North Carolina
Two stages of live music, food trucks, fireworks, photo opportunities with the Stanley Cup, inflatables, a Ferris wheel and more highlight the Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest in downtown Raleigh! GET DETAILS
Art in Bloom Returns to the North Carolina Museum of Art
A tall sculpture of flowers placed within the galleries at the North Carolina Museum of Art
One of the can't-miss events of the year, Art in Bloom—a five-day festival of art and flowers—returns to the North Carolina Museum of Art next month, March 15-19. Tickets are expected to sell out fast! READ MORE
Role Rehearsal: Carlos Miguel Prieto is North Carolina Symphony's Next Music Director
Several dozen symphony members sitting in seats with instruments posing for camera; conduct Carlos Miguel Prieto stands front and center
Celebrated worldwide for his collaborative style and charismatic conducting, Carlos Miguel Prieto is preparing for a full-time role in leading a new era for North Carolina Symphony. READ MORE
A portrait of a well-dressed Matthias Payton sipping on a drink while leading a workshop
Feb. 23: Herbal Tea Workshop

Stop and taste the flowers! Herbal tea expert Matthias Payton will reveal the artistic secrets behind balancing flavors and scents, plus help you pack your own unique infusion of dried herbs to take home. DETAILS
Suzy Hasanin, wearing a knitted turquoise sweater, strikes a pose for the camera with a hand on her hip as she stands next to a rack of hand-made clothing
March 2: Crochet Workshop and Dessert Sampling

Crochet. Cookie. Workshop! Join artist Suzie Hasanin for this super-sweet event in collaboration with The Cookie People and People-First Tourism. DETAILS
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