April 2023, Issue II
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The Biggest Events of May in Raleigh, N.C.
The upcoming calendar is packed with major events—Lizzo, foodie festivals, baseball games and more—so save these dates (and share with a friend!). SEE CALENDAR
10 of the Best Weekend Getaway Itineraries in the Raleigh Area
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Looking to treat yourself to a weekend getaway this spring or summer? Browse these itinerary ideas and book your stay in one of the Raleigh area's most unique hotels! SEE LIST
A Hidden Kayaking Gem in Wendell, N.C.
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Located just east of Raleigh in the town of Wendell, Robertson Millpond Preserve is a hidden, 85-acre refuge for nature lovers, canoeists and kayakers. PLAN A VISIT
Carolina Hurricanes Storm Into NHL Playoffs as a Top Contender
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Let's. Go. Canes! After finishing one of the best regular seasons in team history, the Carolina Hurricanes have surged into the Stanley Cup Playoffs with serious championship aspirations. See the schedule, get tickets, order your gear and more at the team's postseason hub. GET DETAILS
Hop on the Raleigh Beer Trail
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Visit breweries, earn rewards! The Raleigh Beer Trail is a choose-your-own-brew adventure, with barstools waiting for you from Apex to Raleigh to Wake Forest and beyond. Get your Passport stamped at the area's 30-plus breweries, and we'll mail you prizes! GET DETAILS
The Longleaf Film Festival Returns to the North Carolina Museum of History, May 12-13
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A free-to-attend film festival that highlights the best short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films, the Longleaf Film Festival allows attendees to enjoy nearly 70 films, panel discussions and free popcorn (you can't beat that!). GET DETAILS
The Best Restaurants for Special Occasions in Raleigh, N.C.
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Have something to celebrate? For graduations, wedding rehearsals, birthday bashes, family gatherings and more, we've rounded up the best Raleigh restaurants to help you toast to good times in style. READ MORE
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Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival, May 20-21

Celebrating visual art and live music since 1980, this free-admission festival puts more than 180 artists' work on display for more than 80,000 people to enjoy in downtown Raleigh each year! DETAILS
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Out! Raleigh Pride, June 24

The Raleigh area's biggest Pride event for a decade now, Out! Raleigh Pride is a family-friendly street festival that celebrates the LGBTQ community and its allies with live entertainment, local vendors, speakers, kids' activities and more! DETAILS
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