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The summer season is upon us and brings with it new summer menus in Herons, beautiful sunflowers at Dorthea Dix park, and of course, July 4th celebrations. But there are plenty more fun things to do in our great city this July:

World Beer Festival Raleigh: With plenty of local breweries in the area, we get our fill of NC beer. But if you are curious about beer the world over, then head to the NC State Fairgrounds on July 7th for the World of Beer Festival. Over 250 craft and specialty beers will be available, with unlimited 4oz tastings included in with all tickets. More information can be found here.

Bastille Day: Viva la France! Celebrate Bastille day on July 14th at Lafayette Village. From 12pm to 4pm enjoy French-inspired music, food, aerial demos, crafts, face painting and more. Many of the local shops will also feature French themed food and drinks. Details can be found by visiting their website here.

Umstead Uncorked: Join us for our next Umstead Uncorked wine tasting as we spend the Summer in Riesling! Traditionally considered only a sweet wine, this fragrant and expressive grape captures the terroir and brings out the uniqueness of location making it highly transparent in taste. Rediscover this versatile wine with us on July 18th. Ticket information is available here.

Raleigh Supercon: Marvel comes to Raleigh at this year’s Supercon convention! Held in downtown Raleigh July 27th through 29th, this festival is perfect for fans of pop culture, superheroes, science fiction, and more. Special guests include Alice Cooper, Karen Gillan of Guardians of the Galaxy, Ralph Macchio from The Karate Kid, William Shatner, Dave Bautista and more. Tickets can be found here, but hurry, they are going fast!

Beer Bourbon and BBQ: Comic books aren’t your cup of tea? Then how about Bourbon and BBQ instead? Held at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, this annual event over 40 bourbons, 60 beers, and a lot of BBQ. Live music and seminars are also available, tickets can be purchased here.

You are Here at NCMA: This is the final month to go see the North Carolina Museum of Art’s exhibit, You Are Here. These large-scale light works, sound installations, and videos are incredible to see and experience and engage all the senses. Be sure to see it before it leaves on July 22nd. Details available here.

Looking for more? Visit our friends at Visit Raleigh or speak with a member of our Concierge team at 919-447-4050.

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