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Hello March! Spring is springing all around us, and we are excited to enjoy the budding flowers and warmer weather approaching. We plan to make the most of the extra hour of daylight this month at these fun events:

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival: Celebrate Irish and Celtic traditions Raleigh’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on March 17th. The parade begins at 10:00 am, followed by the festival in City Plaza after. With live music, dancing, vendors and activities, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy. Details can be found here.

Umstead Uncorked: Join us in the Fireplace Lounge on March 21st for an Umstead Uncorked Wine Tasting featuring Pinot Noir. Thought to be more than 2000 years old, Pinot Noir is considered one of the "founder varieties." In this tasting we will be exploring this diverse grape in addition to new, upcoming regions.  Event begins at 6:00 pm, tickets are $40 all-inclusive and can be purchased at 919-447-4050.

Art in Bloom: The North Carolina Art Museum’s annual Art in Bloom weekend begins Thursday, March 22nd. This beautiful display features more than 50 artful floral arrangements inspired by the unique pieces in their collection. Be sure to pick up a scavenger hunt card for clues to find fragrant flowers and hidden treasures throughout the galleries. Then, visit Herons for lunch and enjoy an Art in Bloom inspired dessert created by Pastry Chef, Jonathan Fisher. Tickets are available here.

Easter Egg Hunt: Who says kids get to have all the fun? Visit Dorothea Dix on March 25th for a kid-free Easter Egg hunt. Event includes lawn games, inflatables, and over 10,000 eggs to hunt. Bring a picnic basket or enjoy one of the food trucks onsite. Details are available here.

Looking for more? Visit our friends at Visit Raleigh for more events, activities, and incredible Raleigh destinations.

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