July 2023
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The Best New Restaurants in the Raleigh Area
It's been a sizzling first half of the year for great new food in the Raleigh area, from BBQ spots to sandwich shops and more. Save these 10 places for your next tasting tour of the City of Oaks! GET THE LIST
The Biggest Events of August in Raleigh, N.C.
A gathering of people on the lawn at Moore Square at dusk, with tall city buildings in the background and a movie screen setup on the left side of frame, with most people sitting on blankets and lawn chairs
There's still plenty of time for a Raleigh road trip this summer. Theater performances, baseball games, outdoor movies and more dot the calendar this month, so pick an event and plan your visit! SEE EVENTS
30 Free Things to Do in the City of Oaks
A technology-themed area of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, with interactive exhibits on the ground and neon lights running overhead
Explore what the Raleigh area has to offer without breaking the bank! Fill up your itinerary with these museums, parks, historic sites, festivals and other free must-sees! READ MORE
Beat the Heat: Water Fun for Families
On a very sunny day, a group of children has buckets of water dumped on them at a splash pad in Fuquay-Varina
Need to keep the kids cool while they're out of school? There are plenty of free and low-cost splash pads perfect for playtime this summer across the Raleigh area! GET COOL
Earn Rewards on the Raleigh Beer Trail
Two beers sitting on a bar inside a brewery, with shallow focus on the red-colored beer closest to camera that has the logo of Trophy Brewing Co. on it
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
A crowd gathered in front of stage with several band members in action, plus blue and yellow laser-like lights strewn about
Hopscotch Music Festival, Sept. 7-9

Regularly hailed as one of America's best independent music festivals, this year's Hopscotch Music Festival features a packed lineup that includes Pavement, Japanese Breakfast, Denzel Curry, Margo Price, King Krule, Alvvays and way more! DETAILS
Four string musicians jam out under a tent at IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC
IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC, Sept. 29-30

Drawing an incredible 200,000 attendees in past years, IBMA Bluegrass Live! powered by PNC brings bluegrass music's biggest stars to six stages across five blocks in downtown Raleigh for an 11th time this fall. DETAILS
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