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A great lineup of fun activities to enjoy as summer slowly starts to wind down.  Here are some of our favorite July events we are looking forward to enjoying.

Destination Sunfest – Celebrate Dix Park with their “Sun”-sational festival, Sunfest, on July 13th. An all-day family-friendly event, activities include live entertainment, food, and drinks, hayrides, arts and crafts, a Ferris wheel, carousel and more.  All activities are complimentary, but the park requests you RSVP for the day.  Be sure to visit the park throughout the summer to view the beautiful blooming sunflower fields.

Clem Bedwell Art Show – The Umstead is excited to announce the return of our next featured gallery artist, Clem Bedwell.  Join us on Thursday, July 18th for a welcome wine reception and gallery opening of his newest exhibit. Both an illustrator and artist, Clem explores landscapes creating spare statements of shape, space, light, and shadow. Working two- and three-dimensionally, he creates pieces that are both tactile and ephemeral, stating “I enjoy the process of creating something from nothing while working toward a painting with which I personally connect, and hopefully, one the viewer will as well.” Bedwell's work is currently featured on "The Art Tour" chef's tasting menu in Herons with his piece Under the Willows on display in the Private Dining Room. A complimentary event, kindly reserve your space at 919-447-4050.

One Giant Leap Festival – In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s moon landing, the North Carolina Museum of History is hosting its “One Giant Leap” Festival on July 20th.  This indoor and outdoor celebration will include demonstrations, hands-on activities, crafts, a virtual reality lab featuring space travel, and a bungee-jumping station for attendees to experience weightlessness as you would on the moon.  Demonstrations, expos, screenings, and more will also be available.

GalaxyCon Raleigh - Grab your superhero shirts and prepare for some pop culture references at this year’s GalaxyCon Raleigh the weekend of July 25th.  This four-day festival features celebrity guests such as Tim Curry, David Tennant, John Cleese, Ron Pearlman, cosplay costume contests, workshops, an exhibition hall and a lot more.  A family-friendly event, GalaxyCon will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center.

There are plenty of movies under the stars, summer concerts, and comedy shows to take advantage of too. For more information on these and other events in the Triangle, visit our friends at VisitRaleigh or speak with a member of The Concierge team at 919-447-4030.

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