June 2023
Nighttime scene of standing group of several dozen people watching colorful fireworks light up the sky, some have phones out taking pictures
Where to See July 4th Fireworks in Raleigh, N.C.
Ready to celebrate Independence Day in a big way this year? We're counting down to fireworks displays, carnival rides, live music and other patriotic celebrations that have packed the calendar! SEE EVENTS
SPIDERS Arrives at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
A macro photo of a large brown spider looming on the edge of a green leaf
The best spiders exhibit in the world (according to one highly respected arachnid expert) just opened at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. More than 250 real and preserved creepy crawly specimens are on display! GET DETAILS
Liberation Station, N.C.'s First Black-Owned Children's Bookstore, Comes to Downtown Raleigh
Victoria Scott-Miller poses for a portrait insider her bookstore, Liberation Station, in downtown Raleigh
Author and entrepreneur Victoria Scott-Miller's Liberation Station Bookstore—focused on serving Black children, families and authors—opened over Juneteenth weekend in downtown Raleigh (and the community showed up with a huge wave of support!). READ MORE
Walter Magazine: A First Look at Ajja, Cheetie Kumar’s New Food Concept
Cheetie Kumar and parter Paul Siler pose for a photo at their new restaurant, Ajja, in Raleigh, N.C.
Ajja, a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from James Beard nominated chef Cheetie Kumar, is one of the most anticipated new restaurants of 2023 in the Raleigh area. Walter Magazine has a sneak peak inside ahead of this weekend's opening! READ MORE
Full Lineup Announced for Red Hat Amphitheater at 2023 IBMA Bluegrass Live! Powered by PNC
A nighttime wide-angle view of a full crowd at Red Hat Amphitheater with a bluegrass music band on stage on the far left
The full lineup of performers at Red Hat Amphitheater for this year's IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC has been unveiled: The Del McCoury Band, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, The Kruger Brothers play Doc Watson (with special guest Jerry Douglas) and more of the genre's biggest stars! GET DETAILS
Rialto Theatre Readies for a New Era, Under New Ownership, Beginning This Summer
Image of the outside of the Rialto Theatre with marquee that reads "THANK YOU BILL" as an ode to the former owner who retired in 2022
Closed for nearly a year after longtime owner Bill Peebles' retirement, a Raleigh icon is stirring back to life this summer with revamped programming plans under new ownership. READ MORE
Cars lined up at the checkered line at Wake County Speedway with grandstands full of people in background
GXS Wraps 100, July 8

Up-and-coming stars of the CARS Tour Pro Model Late Series will battle it out under the lights when the green flag drops on the GXS Wraps 100 at Wake County Speedway next month. DETAILS
A top-down view of a convention floor full of booths and attendees taking part in activities
GalaxyCon Raleigh, July 27-30

A three-day festival for fans of pop culture, superheroes, science fiction, anime and more, GalaxyCon Raleigh is back and bigger than ever in July at the Raleigh Convention Center! DETAILS
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