March 2023, Issue I
A view looking over a crowd towards the North Carolina State Capitol on Fayetteville St. in downtown Raleigh, with vendor tents lining the street and people enjoying a sunny day in spring
The Biggest Events of Spring in Raleigh, N.C.
Roll call—who's ready for beer festivals, outdoor concerts, food truck rodeos and free arts events? Spring festival season is ready to get underway! SEE CALENDAR
15 Gardens and Parks to Explore in Raleigh, N.C.
The WRAL Azalea Gardens in bloom, with pink and red hues especially bright, with dirt paths snaking their way through bushes and trees in a serene scene
Spring bling! More than a dozen of our favorite outdoor havens are ready to be explored (and colorful blooms are on the way!). SEE LIST
Opening April 1: 'Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design'
A portrait of Ruth E. Cater, wearing thick-framed glasses and a black top against a colorful orange and blue background. In March of 2023 Carter became the first Black woman to ever win multiple Oscar awards
Having designed costumes for films including "Black Panther," "Malcolm X," "Selma," "Do the Right Thing" and more, Ruth E. Carter—who just became the first Black woman ever to win multiple Oscars—is ready to showcase her work at the North Carolina Museum of Art. READ MORE
A Guide to Downtown Raleigh During Dreamville Festival Weekend
Two female Dreamville Festival attendees, both wearing denim jackets, pose for a selfie under a colorful globe at Dorothea Dix Park at a previous year's event
The third edition of J. Cole's Dreamville Festival (April 1-2) in Raleigh is officially sold out, but visitors to Raleigh can all take part in dancing, shopping, eating and drinking over the busy weekend with help from this guide via the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. SEE GUIDE
Pressing Matters: Pour House Pressing to Open This Summer
A logo for Pour House Pressing, shaped like a vinyl record needle or cartridge, using primarily black, yellow and red colors
From the team behind The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop, Pour House Pressing is set to begin operations this summer in Raleigh, capitalizing on a vinyl record renaissance that has both music fans and artists asking for more. GET DETAILS
Foodie Favorites: Three Must-Visit Food Halls in the Raleigh Area
An interior photo of Morgan Street Food Hall busy with lots of diners, and Oak City Fish and Chips neon sign lit up in red and yellow
It's been five years since Morgan Street Food Hall—a never-before-seen concept in the City of Oaks—first opened its doors in downtown Raleigh's Warehouse District. Now the area's food scene is booming thanks in part to three of these larger-than-life foodie sites! READ MORE
A black Chevrolet race car with green trim and the number seven on its side waits for a race at a checkered starting line, along with other cars in the background; packed spectator stands can be seen in the background under a clear evening sky
Wake County Speedway Season Opener: March 31

The Eagle Rock Concrete 150 kicks off the 2023 season at the Wake County Speedway—a can't-miss tradition for 61 years now in Raleigh! DETAILS
Two photos in one image, image on left has man performing in front of microphone with green background; image on right is a posed portrait of a man in a black turtleneck smiling for the camera in front of gray background
People-First Poetry Showcase: April 14

Laugh, cry and yell as three local performers bring you into a world of heartfelt words, beautiful refrains and cutting rhymes, ultimately changing your expectations about what poetry can be. DETAILS
Group of six people holding beers hold them in the air while posing for group photo on a very sunny day in downtown Raleigh
Brewgaloo: April 21-22

The state's largest craft beer event features 110 breweries, 40 food trucks and draws 40,000 people to downtown Raleigh each year (and has twice been voted the best beer festival in the country!). DETAILS
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