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Hopscotch Design Festival

Be inspired by people designing the future at this inaugural festival in Raleigh Sept. 3-4, featuring more than 30 speakers and presentations.

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    At the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, you can get your fill of sweets, play in the arcade, watch an outdoor movie, see the ocean from the Ferris wheel, and enjoy live music.

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Fall Music Festivals

Fall Music Festivals

This fall's soundtrack features Hopscotch, Farm Aid and Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, electronic mountain music and coastal jazz.

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Family-Friendly Fall Events

Family-Friendly Fall Events

From the Carolina BalloonFest to Tweetsie's Ghost Train, woolly worms to pirates, apples to barbecue, here's our list of fun fall events.

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Cape Fear Historic Byway

Cape Fear Historic Byway

This 40-minute drive takes you through one of the most scenic urban areas in the nation as it travels beside the tranquil Cape Fear River near the coast.

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