Raleigh Rocks the Summer!
Pack your best tailgating supplies for some of the biggest concerts of the season at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in June with artists including Dierks Bentley (6/5) and Mumford & Sons (6/11). See more big names, all in one night, during the Picasso At The Wheel Summer Tour 2015 (6/10) featuring chart-topping band Train with special guests The Fray and Matt Nathanson. Can't Miss: Take in Fuquay-Varina's small-town charm and catch the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival (6/11) featuring a free concert by Crush, or enjoy local brews and wine at FM2FV Concert Series (6/18) while listening to Smile. Other free concerts in Raleigh include the Midtown Music Fest (6/7) featuring Raleigh rock/Americana band American Aquarium and Pullen Park's Summer in the Park Concert Series with Brooke Hatala (6/7) and SWAG (6/21).
Pro Soccer Action and Beyond
Catch two of the area's professional sports teams play in their final games of the season. The area's North American Soccer League team, the Carolina RailHawks, wraps up its spring regular season with a matchup against Minnesota United FC (6/6) at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. The Raleigh Flyers, Raleigh's American Ultimate Disc League team, finishes its inaugural season with June matches against the Jacksonville Cannons (6/14) and Nashville Nightwatch (6/27) at Cardinal Gibbons High School. Can't miss: The Triangle Area Polo Club in the annual Triangle Charity Polo Classic (6/7) at MacNair's Country Acres. Watch one of history's oldest team sports and its traditions, like the divot stomp :: All Adrenaline Junkie events
Artful Performances Galore
Relax among 14 acres of stately hardwoods and pines next to Symphony Lake at Koka Booth Amphitheatre while listening to the sounds of the North Carolina Symphony during Summerfest. Chill out with hits of a decade during Totally 80's (6/6), enjoy White Nights Russian Festival I and II (6/12-13) and An Evening of Broadway (6/19), explore the fantasy of Hogwarts during Symphonic Wizardry featuring the Music of Harry Potter (6/20) and don't miss The Music of the Eagles (6/27). Can't miss: Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream (5/28-6/7) at the Raleigh Municipal Rose Garden, Equivocation (6/5-21) at Theatre In The Park (Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre) and Macbeth (6/19-27) at Raleigh Little Theatre :: All Creative Genius events
Celebrate Culinary Excellence
Celebrate the Raleigh area's culinary excellence during Triangle Restaurant Week 2015 (6/8-14). Participating restaurants from across the destination, from downtown Raleigh to Apex and Cary, will offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing, providing a great opportunity for visitors to indulge in some of the area's finest cuisines. Can't miss: Kickin' It Country: A Southern State of Mind in Midtown Park (6/6) in North Hills featuring a N.C. Pork Council-sanctioned BBQ cook-off, area breweries and music by Blake Kearney Band and Spare Change. Spend the morning at the Shrimp and Cocktails Brunch with Chef Jay Pierce (6/6) at Seaboard 18 to meet the author of Shrimp, a Savor the South® cookbook :: All Foodie events
Soil and Scales
Did you know there are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet? Dig It! The Secrets of Soil (5/16-8/16) at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Explore the exhibit's interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and capital. Can't miss: Reptile and exotic animal lovers will not want to miss the Repticon Raleigh Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo (6/27-28) at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Learn about a multitude of rare breeds and get up close to the animals :: All Lifelong Learner events