North Carolina Festivals 2015

Whether hiking the Great Smoky Mountains, building sand castles on one of North Carolina’s 300 miles of beaches, touring one of the state’s cities, visiting the state’s historic sites, or attending North Carolina Festivals, visitors to the state will be happy and busy. Festivals in North Carolina range from food and beverage tastings, to arts and craft shows, to fairs and more. North Carolina Music Festivals, some of which are internationally acclaimed, celebrate every kind of music. Listed below are four of the state’s most famous events.

North Carolina Jazz Festival (early February), Wilmington.
For more than 30 years Jazz has been celebrated with concerts by renowned musicians, workshops, the festival’s famous half-hour concerts with sets led by different all-stars, a program of jazz education and more.

North Carolina Azalea Festival (middle of April), Wilmington.
With an annual attendance of 300,000 people this 3-day event is one of the largest festivals around. For 3 days visitors enjoy gardens, art displays, concerts, parade, and a street fair that includes arts and crafts, food, and a triathlon.

Folkmoot USA (late July), Waynesville and Maggie Valley.
Folkmoot is an international festival that has focused on folk dance and music for the past 25 years. More than 350 participants from more than 12 countries offer dance performances with original folk costumes and workshops that share different nations’ cultures. Since its inception, more than 100 countries have sent folk groups (more than 200) to represent their cultural heritage.

North Carolina State Fair (middle of October), Raleigh.
The state’s agriculture and livestock exhibition has been held nearly every year since it was started in 1853. More than 1 million people attend this 11-day celebration of the state that includes exhibits of antique farm machinery, agricultural products, livestock, flower and garden shows, art displays, a folk festival, shows at the grandstand, roller coasters and a carnival with a midway that is larger than those at other state fairs. There is stage entertainment, and entertainers roam the grounds. Some of the buildings date to 1928 and are also of interest to fairgoers.

Through Women's Eyes, By Women's Hands 2015

March 6, 2015

Top of the Hill Great Room , Chapel Hill, North Carolina


North Carolina Potters Conference 2015

March 6, 2015

Various Locations , Asheboro, North Carolina


Plantation Point Farmers Market 2015

March 7, 2015

Plantation Point Shopping Center , Raleigh, North Carolina


Pro Wrestling Fan Expo 2015

March 7, 2015

Coastline Convention Center , Wilmington, North Carolina


Coastal Home & Garden Show 2015

March 7, 2015

Crystal Coast Civic Center , Morehead City, North Carolina


Rumba on the Lumber 2015

March 7, 2015

Downtown Plaza , Lumberton, North Carolina


Beach Music Festival 2015

March 8, 2015

Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina


Taste of Coastal Carolina 2015

March 10, 2015

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center , New Bern, North Carolina


Springtime Holiday Shoppe 2015

March 14, 2015

National Guard Armory Southern Pines , Southern Pines, North Carolina


Emerald Isle Saint Patrick's Festival 2015

March 14, 2015

Emerald Plantation Shopping Center , Emerald Isle, North Carolina


Crafting Carolina at Applegate 2015

March 14, 2015

Applegate Community , Charlotte, North Carolina


Charlotte Goes Green Saint Patrick's Day Festival 2015

March 14, 2015

Uptown Charlotte (South Tryon St.) , Charlotte, North Carolina


New Bern Home and Garden Show 2015

March 14, 2015

Riverfront Convention Center , New Bern, North Carolina


Made In NC 2015

March 20, 2015

Brooklyn Arts Center , Wilmington, North Carolina


Biltmore Blooms 2015

March 20, 2015

Biltmore House , Asheville, North Carolina


Greensboro Gift and Jewelry Show 2015

March 20, 2015

Greensboro Coliseum Complex , Greensboro, North Carolina


WNC Home, Garden & Green Living Show 2015

March 20, 2015

U.S. Cellular Center , Asheville, North Carolina


Home Show Charlotte 2015

March 20, 2015

Metrolina , Charlotte, North Carolina


Composer Festival 2015

March 20, 2015

Carswell Concert Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina


Inetergalactic Bead Shows 2015

March 21, 2015

Metrolina Expo Trade Center , Charlotte, North Carolina


Merry Market Spring Show 2015

March 21, 2015

The Grand Hall at Mount Holly City Hall , Mount Holly, North Carolina


Coastal Living Show 2015

March 21, 2015

Cape Fear Community College , Wilmington, North Carolina


Mr. Knight's Wild Night 2015

March 21, 2015

Whalehead in Historic Corolla , Corolla, North Carolina


All Ale to the Queen Beer Carnival 2015

March 22, 2015

Silver Hammer Studios, NC Music Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina


Spring Carousel Gift Market 2015

March 27, 2015

Expo Building ‑ NC State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina


Old Fashion Planters Day 2015

March 27, 2015

Graham Farm , Ammon, North Carolina


Surry Old Time Fiddler's Convention 2015

March 27, 2015

Surry Community College , Dobson, North Carolina


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