visitRaleigh the E-magazine
March 2024
A colorful sunrise view of the Raleigh skyline from Boylan Bridge, with an Amtrak train in the foreground preparing to pass under the bridge
Five Reasons to Visit Raleigh This Spring
Roll call! Who's up for soccer matches, outdoor concerts, food truck rodeos, special arts events and more? We've got big plans this spring—join us for good weather and good times in Raleigh, N.C.! READ MORE
Dreamville Festival: J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, SZA and More
A man poses while sitting on top of an orange car in front of a large sign in the background that reads "Dreamville" at the Dreamville Festival at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, N.C.
Rapper J. Cole's Dreamville Festival—a two-day, two-stage hip-hop takeover of downtown Raleigh—returns April 6-7 to Dorothea Dix Park (with just a limited number of VIP tickets still available!). GET DETAILS
In Bloom: Spring Gardens to Visit in Raleigh, N.C.
WRAL Azalea Gardens pictured in early April, with red and pink flowers dotting a green landscape that has a narrow dirt path cutting through azaleas and tall pine trees
There's no shortage of ways to find peaceful escapes in the City of Oaks. These free-to-visit gardens are the perfect itinerary addition for any trip to the Raleigh area in the springtime! READ MORE
Upcoming Festivals for Foodies (And Beer Drinkers, Too)
A group of friends raising a glass of beer on a downtown Raleigh street during Brewgaloo craft beer festival
Beer festivals, barbecue throw downs, bourbon tasting tours and more—some of the biggest food and drink events of the year are ready to kick off the spring season! SEE FESTIVALS
A Hidden Kayaking Gem in Wendell, N.C.
Kayaker in blue shirt with red kayak paddles through swamp-looking nature preserve, surrounded by tall trees and still water
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 (and a great brewery awaits nearby!). READ MORE
The Best of the Rest of Spring Concerts in the Raleigh Area
View from side of stage at Red Hat Amphitheater, with large crowd standing and watching band and view of Raleigh skyline at dusk in the background
From blues to bluegrass, hip-hop to rock 'n' roll, live music calendars across the Raleigh area are wall-to-wall packed with good tunes in the coming months. We've rounded up more than 100 favorites across a dozen venues—save these dates! SEE CONCERTS
Promotional graphic for North Carolina Cup, a PPA Tour event coming to Cary Tennis Park April 1-7
North Carolina Cup, April 1-7

Pickleball fans, assemble! The North Carolina Cup, a professional event featuring some of the world's best players, comes to Cary Tennis Park in April (and some free spectator tickets are still available!). DETAILS
Logo for PrideLife Expo; a black background with white text and colorful geometric shapes
2024 PrideLife Expo, April 13

Presented by Harmony: N.C. LGBT+ Allied Chamber of Commerce, PrideLife Expo is a vibrant gathering that aims to foster connections between the LGBT+ community, allies and LGBT-embracive companies. Free to attend at the Raleigh Convention Center! DETAILS
Artist Lauren stands in front of easel and a view of the Raleigh skyline while talking and teaching a table of workshop students how to watercolor an iconic Raleigh scene
Connecting Explorers with Guides: People-First Tourism

A new way to travel: discover a curated collection of tours, hands-on workshops and experiences led by local experts in the Raleigh area (the April calendar is filled with new events!). DETAILS
Want to forward to a friend? Click Here • Want to unsubscribe and withdraw your consent to receive this email? Click here • Going to your junk folder? Add to your inbox. • Questions? Send to • © 2024 Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau • 421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1505, Raleigh, NC 27601 • Header photo by Bryan Regan; Dreamville photo by Greg Noire via The Parallel Agency/Dreamville Fest; Brewgaloo and spring concerts photo by Garrett Poulos