10 Outdoor Dates Not To Miss This Spring
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There's no denying springtime is a gorgeous time in the Oak City—that is if you can stand the pollen. Get out and enjoy the warmer weather with these 10 outdoor spring date ideas!

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Escape into Nature at the JC Raulston Arboretum
Free, JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh

Visit one of NC State University's treasures, the JC Raulston Arboretum. Stroll through the beautiful gardens and learn about plants from all over the world.

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Pick Your Poison at Whiskey Kitchen
$$, Whiskey Kitchen , Raleigh

As the name suggests, Whiskey Kitchen specializes in top notch whiskeys, pairing its libations with a stunning interior and your new favorite patio.

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The Cardinal, a hot dog and craft beer bar in Glenwood South, brings some of the best views of Raleigh. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy!

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Sip Brews from All Over the Globe at World Beer Festival
$45, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh
Sat April 01, 12:00p

Bottoms up! Now in its twelfth year, World Beer Festival returns to Raleigh to bring you over 200 beers from more than 75 breweries from all over the world spread across 3 acres of the NC State Fairgrounds.

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Step Into Spring at Art in Bloom
$18, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Thu March 30,

Add a little color to your day and visit NCMA's annual Art in Bloom exhibit, where thousands of gorgeous flowers will be arranged to mimic the museum's masterworks collection for four days only.

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Shake Your Hips at the Live & Local Spring Fest
Free, 2200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
Sat April 08, 12:00p

Head to Hillsborough St. for a free music fest headlined by Chatham County Line, plus an art market, Raleigh Brewing brews, fun activities for the kiddos and even a bike valet.

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Shag at the Midtown Beach Music Series
Free, North Hills Commons, Raleigh

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do the shag! Every Thursday night this spring and summer, get ready for beach music vibes and some sweet Carolina Girl grooving.

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Sip Up at Great Grapes Wine Festival
$33+, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
Sat April 22, 11:00a

It's every wino's dream! Indulge in over 200 wines from over 20 wineries, great live music, good eats and crafts all in one place while soaking up the sunshine.

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Shut Down the Block at Raleigh Raw's One-Year Birthday Bash
$, Raleigh Raw Juice Bar & Cafe, Raleigh
Sat April 29, 9:00a

Raleigh Raw is ringing in its one-year anniversary by shutting down the whole block! Come for kombucha cocktails, 3-on-3 basketball, slam dunk contests, five DJs, free fitness activities and more.

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Party in the Park at HOOPLA
Free, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Fri April 21, 5:00p

Now that the sun is shining and the temps are warmer, join NCMA for an outdoor party celebrating new sculptures and featuring food trucks, drinks, a DJ and aerial performers.

This experience has 207 bookmarks and 1823 views.
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