If you live in Raleigh, you automatically are a member of a Citizens Advisory Council. The City of Raleigh has 19 CACs, each representing a different geographic region of the city.
Each CAC elects its own officers and decides its own activities and priorities. All CAC meetings are open to everyone; however, you can vote only at meetings of the CAC where you reside. You can attend as an individual or you can represent your neighborhood-based organization at your CAC meetings.
CACs are nonpartisan. CACs are the only advisory boards to the City Council that are not appointed by the Council.
The City of Raleigh Museum is hosting Raleigh Roasts, an event that celebrates Raleigh’s café culture. Larry’s Coffee, Lucette Grace, Raleigh Coffee Company, Rise Biscuits and Donuts, Benelux Coffee, and Escazu Chocolates will be providing patrons with samples and selling their products. Visitors can purchase a $5 wristband that will allow them to sample freely and includes a complimentary COR coffee mug. Chatham Rabbits Music Co. will provide entertainment, playing acoustic music throughout the event.
Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s Market, has both indoor and outdoor spaces for tents, dress racks, tables and bins of unusual finds. Hungry? Our fabulous hosting partner, Trophy, will curate a wonderful parade of food trucks for each market, complimented by their tasty signature beers.
Combining some hidden gems in Raleigh’s Person St and Seaboard Station areas featuring beer with some food pairings for a fun afternoon experience. Downtown Raleigh Food & Craft Beer Adventure Tour- On this leisurely walk through the downtown streets in the Person St and Seaboard Station areas you’ll be pausing several times for sample tastings of featured beers combined with some food pairings and personal insights from a cross-section of this area’s hidden gems. you’ll visit 5 different local establishments that will strike your fancy enough to make an extended return visit at a later date.
The heart of Raleigh’s history is centered on “North Carolina’s Main Street” also known as Fayetteville Street. This half-mile long street has a rich and colorful past, whose buildings and stories have helped shape the Raleigh we know today. In honor of this legacy, the City of Raleigh Museum will offer a one hour, one mile walking tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. Tours will highlight the people, places, architecture, and political movements that make up more than 200 years of Raleigh’s history. Tickets can be purchased at the museum on the day of the tour and space is limited. Tours are subject to cancellation due to extreme weather.
The Big Frosty January tasting festival returns to Glenwood South!
Warm up with some of the region’s best brewers and their specialty offerings in the climate controlled/heated event tent at the Raleigh Beer Garden.
This beer sampling event is open to everyone 21 & up and there will be live music throughout. The Beer Garden’s kitchen will be offering a full menu. Ticket purchases get samples from all of the breweries as well as a Beer Garden sampling mug.
Calling all wizards, magic is coming to Downtown Raleigh with the Great Harry Potter Bar Crawl. Swoop past the lines and follow in Harry’s footsteps down Fayetteville Street to enjoy drink specials at the wizarding world’s most famous establishments. Wander through the corridors of Hogwarts (a.k.a. Isaac Hunter’s Tavern) to learn your school selection from the Sorting Hat and enjoy some famous Butterbeer.
Have a drink at The Leaky Coglin’s Cauldren, and then exit through the rear door to pay a visit to the shops of Diagon Alley. Chocolate frogs anyone?
The Butterbeer will be flowing – this event is open only to adults 21 years of age and over.