March 2023, Issue I
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The 10 Most Essential Free Attractions to Visit in Raleigh, N.C.
Southern Living recently named the City of Oaks one of the best (and most affordable) Southern destinations for travelers in 2023. This list of free attractions is a big reason why! SEE LIST
Save These Dates: The Biggest Live Music Events of Spring
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Big Wild, Mt. Joy, Ella Mai, Lil Wayne, The Wailin' Jennys, Susto, Lizzo, Stevie Nicks, Dierks Bentley (and so much more!). SEE CALENDAR
Dreamville Festival: J. Cole, Drake, Usher and More (April 1-2 in Raleigh)
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Speaking of big music events, the stage is set in Raleigh for the third edition of J. Cole's Dreamville Festival. An impressive artist lineup (just unveiled!) is expected to draw 100,000 attendees to Dorothea Dix Park over the course of two days. READ MORE
20 of the Best Date Ideas in Raleigh, N.C.
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For the artsy sweethearts, the foodie couples, the adventurous duos and more, these year-round date ideas won't disappoint! GET IDEAS
Final Chances: 'The Power of Women in Country Music' Closes April 2
A graphic with black background and orange text that reads "The Power of Women in Country Music" with a small pair of white boots with a floral pattern on the right of the image
Curated by the GRAMMY Museum®, this traveling exhibit has been a hit this winter at the North Carolina Museum of History, shining the spotlight on powerful women who have made their mark on a male-dominated industry. On view for just a few more weeks (and now with reduced ticket prices!). GET DETAILS
Introducing Beeloo Printables for Young Visitors
A view looking over a young girl's shoulder as she's coloring a Raleigh coloring sheet with red, green and orange markers and colored pencils; the coloring sheet is a collage of Raleigh-themed images, including Sir Walter Raleigh, the North Carolina State Capitol, a basketball hoop and ball and parks
Beeloo, an organization with local ties that creates printables for kids, has launched nearly 200 Raleigh, N.C.-themed worksheets, including coloring pages, mazes, word finds and more. They're all free to download and print! SEE THE COLLECTION
Blue, green and orange graphic promoting the event "Paddy on the Green" on March 18 at Lafayette Village in Raleigh, N.C.
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March 24: Letterpress Card Making Workshop

Learn to mix custom colored ink and print your own designs in this stationery workshop with Decree Company (includes wine, hors d'oeuvres and cards to take home!). DETAILS
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March 25: Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation Workshop

In this hands-on workshop at Sweet Peas Urban Gardens, attendees will learn the easy process of growing and harvesting mushrooms in their own backyard. DETAILS
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