visitRaleigh the E-magazine
August 2023
Big crowd fills seats at nighttime show at Red Hat Amphitheater, with stage to camera left and the Raleigh Convention Shimmer Wall glowing in red in the background
A Visitors Guide to IBMA World of Bluegrass, Sept. 26-30 in Raleigh, N.C.
The arrival of a toe-tappin', banjo-strummin' week of non-stop bluegrass in downtown Raleigh has been one of the most anticipated times of the year in the City of Oaks for more than a decade now! READ MORE
Theatre In The Park Readies for 50th Year of A Christmas Carol in Raleigh, N.C.
A scene from the stage play 'A Christmas Carol' with Ira David Wood III acting as Scrooge
Perhaps the Raleigh area's most beloved holiday tradition, this 50th annual production of Theatre In The Park's A Christmas Carol will also be Ira David Wood III's final act as Scrooge. Tickets are on sale now (and going fast). You don't want to miss this! GET DETAILS
Now Open: North Carolina Freedom Park
A wide, daytime view of the new North Carolina Freedom Park, with clay-colored walls lining concrete walkways that lead to the 45-foot-tall Beacon of Freedom in the center of the park
Highlighted by the 45-foot-tall Beacon of Freedom, the state's first park to honor the African American struggle for freedom—plus powerful triumphs along the way—is now open in downtown Raleigh. READ MORE
Labor Day Weekend: 14th Annual African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County
Promotional graphic for the 14th annual African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3, 2023
An annual celebration of African American culture expressed through art, music, food and community, this two-day festival showcases local musicians, traditional dancing and performances plus food, gifts and goodies from local artisans (and it all draws 40,000 visitors to downtown Raleigh!). GET DETAILS
Exploring New Hikes at Raleigh Area Nature Preserves
Dense and extremely green trees and shrubbery fill the view as a hiker wearing a backpack crosses across the view, moving from right to left. There is a small path that cuts through the forest but it can't be seen (neither can the hiker's feet).
The great outdoors are still great. If you're looking for hiking trails, picnic spots and kayaking gems, these nature preserves await for your next weekend escape! FIND A HIKE
Promotion for Lafayette Villlage's Oktoberfest celebration, Sept. 30, 2023
A group of four people at an outdoor event share a smile and laugh as they hold small wine glasses together
Sept. 16: USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience at Dorothea Dix Park

Taste, sip and savor your way through food and drinks crafted by some of the Raleigh area's most acclaimed chefs, mixologists and sommeliers. Use code "VISITRALEIGH10" for $10 off VIP and general admission tickets. DETAILS
Soccer fans standing, cheering and holding signs in the air for their team at a previous NCAA women's soccer championship event at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
NCAA Women's College Cup Tickets On Sale Now

Another NCAA women's soccer champion will be crowned at WakeMed Soccer Park late this year. Get your tickets now for Dec. 1 and 4 in Cary! DETAILS
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