Hillsborough Leads The Coolest Small Town Race!

The town of Hillsborough is leading the nomination voting for Budget Travel’s “Coolest Small Towns 2015″ contest! Budget Travel is accepting nominations for American towns with a population under 10,000 and a certain something that no place else has: great shops, food, a unique history, a breathtaking location, peerless music scene, art galleries, etc. Hillsborough is […]


Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo this Sunday, October 19th, in downtown Durham. The festival is fun for runners of any level, offering half-marathon, five-mile and one-mile distances through some of the prettiest parts of historic, downtown Durham. All races start near the American Tobacco Campus and end at the […]


Cooke Street Carnival 2014

The Cooke Street Carnival is coming to town this Saturday, October 18th, in downtown Raleigh! The Carnival is an annual grassroots neighborhood festival that is held, fittingly, on Cooke Street, which is just a few blocks from the charming Historic Oakwood neighborhood. This year’s Carnival theme is “Idlewild West”, and was inspired by the Wild West […]


Chapel Hill Makes Condé Nast Traveler List

Chapel Hill has been named as one of Condé Nast’s “Best College Towns for People Who Aren’t In College”. The town’s foodie-friendly scene and culture were reasons highlighted by the publication as big draws for the non-collegiate crowd. It also points out the town’s lively music scene at venues like Cat’s Cradle and Local 506, […]


Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo

Head out to the Food Truck Rodeo in downtown Raleigh this Sunday, October 12th and sample tasty treats from over 50 food trucks from across the state! Trucks and carts will line Fayetteville Street and create a trail of culinary delights through the heart of downtown. Trucks will be coming from far and wide, representing Apex, Burlington, Carrboro, Cary, Creedmoor, Durham, […]


Trick-Or-Treat Food Truck Rodeo

Historic downtown Garner will be hosting its first ever food truck event, the Trick-Or-Treat Food Truck Rodeo, on Sunday, October 26th from noon-4 PM. Main Street will come alive with 12 local food trucks, two local breweries and live music and entertainment all afternoon! The event and parking are free, so head downtown and sample […]


Wide Open Bluegrass This Weekend!

Raleigh is celebrating its second year as the host city of IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass festival this weekend! This festival draws everyone from the world’s top bluegrass singers and musicians to novices and enthusiasts and is a true celebration of the “world of bluegrass”. The stages of the Red Hat Amphitheater and the Raleigh Convention […]


Love Local RDU | Raleigh City Farm

Have you guys seen our new city guide website Love Local RDU? It is a guide to all of the best of local businesses and living! We are building a curated database of our favorite local spots, places you’ll want to know about if you are moving to town, or simply want to explore your […]



Cary & Chapel Hill Best Places To Live!

Cary and Chapel Hill both made Time MONEY’s list of the to 50 Best Places to live, chosen out of the nation’s top small cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. MONEY started with a pool of 781 cities and looked at more than 50 factors to determine the top 50! Cary was ranked #19 […]