This year's vernal equinox marked the earliest arrival of spring to date, but you don't need a calendar to tell that warmer weather has officially arrived in Raleigh, N.C. Whether you're visiting again or here for the first time, keep an eye out for some of our favorite signs of spring.

Spring colors are popping up all over the destination, like here in the Capital District.

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The energy is rising at Pullen Park and the lake is inviting for a pedal boat ride.

Visitors and residents are taking in beautiful, refreshing sunrises.

New art exhibits are opening, such as Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

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The WRAL Azalea Gardens are lush with bright, new color.

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Craft beer fans migrate outside to brewery patios and decks, and especially in April during Beer Month.

You feel inspired to explore your "green" side.

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Walks around area lakes become even more appealing.

Walking the dog brings a new world of adventure.

Live music moves outside.

Tag your spring photos in Raleigh, N.C., with #visitRaleigh on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We'd love to share!

Also, check out the area's recreational opportunities and spectator sports for ways to enjoy the beautiful weather.