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Relish Springtime in Rutherfordton

Downtown Rutherfordton celebrates spring with three days of events, May 5-7. The festivities begin with a 20th anniversary fiesta followed by the kickoff of the town's spring music series. It culminates with a full-day street festival, all in the shadows of the Blue Ridge foothills.

Visit One of the Best Aquariums in the U.S.

The Travel Channel ranks North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher as one of the best in the country. While we have four aquariums on our state's coast, the travel experts are intrigued by this one because of the "fear-factor moments."

Celebrate North Carolina Beer Month

NC Beer Month features more than 90 participating breweries and dozens of beer-inspired festivals, tastings, dinners, travel deals and more throughout April. You can also collect stamps on the Pint Hound Passport to win prizes, and earn the NC Beer Month badge on Untappd.

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