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Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.

Get your toes tapping to the sounds of emerging music and bands, as well as rollicking bluegrass festivals and more. Invigorate your senses by sampling the many flavors of artisan craft brews and spirits. Discover gifts and treasures from local boutiques, including many handmade and custom designs for truly eclectic finds. And, join in broadening your horizons through an enticing array of visual and performing arts exhibitions.

No matter what path you choose on your visit, we know you'll be energized by the cultural heartbeat fostered by passionate minds of Raleigh, N.C.


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Recent Articles

Live Music

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk" will be published in Oct. by University of North Carolina

Sports & Recreation

It's now possible to bike from Raleigh to Durham exclusively using greenways thanks to a few recently completed sections of trail in the Cary area. The 45-mile ride is a rewarding challenge and...

Live Music

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. Menconi's "Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller...

Things to Do

A day trip to the Raleigh area needs to include a few things: Award-winning pastries, outdoor exploring and family- or date-friendly entertainment. Here’s how to do just that! Need more ideas...

Things to Do

While it's certainly beginning to feel a lot like summer, the coming July 4th holiday is going to be a different one to say the least. There will be no in-person firework showcases, no baseball...

Live Music

Note: Authored by David Menconi, this piece has been produced in partnership with Raleigh Arts. While the coronavirus shutdown has canceled thousands of music events worldwide, Raleigh, N.C.'s annual bluegrass shindig will go on this fall—albeit in a very...

Pam Blondin

Pam Blondin

DECO Raleigh

Pam's shop, DECO Raleigh, boasts a sharply curated collection of gifts and items from more than 80 local artisans and makers, as well as eclectic finds from around the world.

“With DECO, I wanted to create a sense of place. A lot of people have asked 'do we sell online?' We don't! Once they come to our store, they realize why.”

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