North Carolina Festivals 2016, 2017

Historic Morganton Festival 2016

September, 2016

Morganton, North Carolina

The Historic Morganton Festival takes place over the course of a weekend in the middle of September each year. The festival has been taking place for over 30 years and features food vendors and live music. There are vendors that set up along the streets of the town that sell handmade crafts while children can enjoy games.. Read More
MerleFest 2017

April, 2017

Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Merlefest is an annual festival in Wilkesboro, NC that is dedicated to the memory of Eddie Merle Watson. It's hallmark is a fantastic lineup of musical acts that reflect the festival’s focus on “traditional plus” music. Activities include nature walks Jam Camp, the AcousticKids Showcase, the Songwriter’s Coffeehouse, the Chris Austin songwriting contest, and more... Read More
Northern Voice Festival 2017

April, 2017

Ted Mann Music Hall, Minneapolis, North Carolina

Enjoy various music genres in Minneapolis. You can hear jazz, sacred, folk, barbershop, chant, and choral at this Minneapolis-based event. Take in the scenic Mississippi River during Singing Earth Day, or sit in a comfortable seat in a recital hall during Singing day In Minneapolis. Don’t forget to sign up to participate if you have a singing talent... Read More
Phuzz Phest 2017

April, 2017

The Garage, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

In spite of its humble openings, Phuzz Phest now stands as one of the North Carolina’s most anticipated music jubilees. The celebration is in April of every year in the downtown Winston-Salem area. More than sixty bands join together for a festival of music and plenty of good eats. This three-night event is highly anticipated from people from all over the area, and it is an event not to be missed... Read More
Carolina Rebellion 2017

May, 2017

Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Carolina Rebellion is a two-day festival that features hard rock and heavy metal music. It takes place each year in North Carolina. The jubilee features music, plenty of great food and vendors with all sorts of unique buys. The opening festival took place in Charlotte at the Metrolina Expo. Though it started out as a one-day celebration, in 2013 it became two days to accommodate all the fans... Read More
LEAF Festival 2017

May, 2017

Lake Eden, Black Mountain, North Carolina

The LEAF festival is an event held in Black Mountain, North Carolina that assembles a wide range of acts performing traditional music. From Latin to African music to Celtic to Bluegrass, you can discover a wide range of music over a three day period. The LEAF Festival is fun and lively entertainment!.. Read More
Gastonia July 4th Festival 2016

July 4, 2016

Downtown Gastonia, Gastonia, North Carolina

From a Decade to a Century Birthday Festival 2016

From a Decade to a Century Birthday Festival

July 9, 2016

Haw River State Park, Browns Summit, North Carolina

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North Carolina Blackberry Festival 2016

North Carolina Blackberry Festival

July 9, 2016

Historic Downtown Lenoir, Lenoir, North Carolina

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Wicked Weed Funkatorium Invitational 2016

July 16, 2016

Wicked Weed Production Facility, Candler, North Carolina

Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival 2016

July 16, 2016

Ridgeway Community Club, Ridgeway, North Carolina

Carifest 2016

Carifest

July 23, 2016

West River Parkway, Minneapolis, North Carolina

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Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show 2016

July 31, 2016

Parkway Fire and Rescue Gem Show Property, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Franklin's Fourth of July Fireworks in the Park 2016

Franklin's Fourth of July Fireworks in the Park

July, 2016

Macon County Recreation Park , Franklin, North Carolina

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FESTIVAL FOR THE ENO 2016

FESTIVAL FOR THE ENO

July, 2016

West Point on the Eno Park, Durham, North Carolina

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Village Fair at Mendenhall Plantation 2016

Village Fair at Mendenhall Plantation

July, 2016

Mendenhall Plantation , Jamestown, North Carolina

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Downtown Gastonia July 4th Festival 2016

Downtown Gastonia July 4th Festival

July, 2016

Rotary Centennial Pavilion (Downtown Gastonia), Gastonia, North Carolina

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Songcatchers Music Series 2016

Songcatchers Music Series

July, 2016

Cradle of Forestry in America - Pisgah Forest, NC 28768, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

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Charlotte Colombian Festival 2016

Charlotte Colombian Festival

July, 2016

Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Festival on the Square 2016

Festival on the Square

July, 2016

Hayesville Square , Hayesville, North Carolina

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Voice of the Blue Ridge 2016

Voice of the Blue Ridge

July, 2016

Historic Earle Theatre , Mount Airy, North Carolina

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July Third In The Park 2016

July Third In The Park

July, 2016

Burlington City Park , Burlington, North Carolina

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Beech Mountain Pig Roast and Fireworks 2016

Beech Mountain Pig Roast and Fireworks

July, 2016

Beech Mountain Resort , Beech Mountain, North Carolina

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Fuquay 2016

Fuquay

July, 2016

South Park , Fuquay‑Varina, North Carolina

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Fun Fourth Festival 2016

Fun Fourth Festival

July, 2016

Downtown Greensboro , Greensboro, North Carolina

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About Festivals in North Carolina

There are Festivals in North Carolina all year round, thanks in part to its cooperative climate. The April Great Grapes and Wine Festival in Cary features twenty wineries, live music, Arts and Crafts, and food tastings. The park setting is casual and relaxed. Patrons bring blankets to enjoy the food and wine picnic style. Just before Memorial Day is Artsplosure in Raleigh, a favorite of North Carolina Events. An artists market with 180 juried artists, live music, a birdhouse building area, and good food for adults, coexist with "Kidsplosure" where children can enjoy their own little part of the festival. One of the best of North Carolina music festivals is the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival that celebrates the life and music of the famed saxophonist. Held on Labor Day Weekend in High Point, the festival features renowned musicians from all over the world.

Rounding out the year is Christmas Town in McAdenville. Known for its Christmas tree display, billed as the largest in the country, there are sleigh rides, music and, of course, Santa Claus. A forty six foot statue of "Old Man Winter" blows snowflakes into the air around the lake where a colored fountain dances seventy feet in the air.