North Carolina Festivals 2016, 2017

Historic Morganton Festival 2016

Historic Morganton Festival

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

MerleFest

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

Northern Voice Festival

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

Phuzz Phest

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

Carolina Rebellion

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

LEAF Festival

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
Taste of Charlotte 2017

Taste of Charlotte

June, 2017

Tryon Street between MLK Jr. Boulevard and 6th Street, Charlotte, North Carolina

Taste of Charlotte is a summer tradition that began 17 years ago. Home of the Best of the Taste completion, 30 area restaurants compete for the Silver Plater Award. To go with great food, you can also find local beer, cider, and wine. The Marketplace offers handcrafted items, local honey, custom jewelry, and one of a kind art... Read More
NC Sunflower Festival 2016

NC Sunflower Festival

September 2, 2016

Raised In A Barn Farm, Chocowinity, North Carolina

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North Carolina Apple Festival 2016

North Carolina Apple Festival

September 2, 2016

Downtown Hendersonville, Hendersonville, North Carolina

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African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County 2016

African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County

September 3, 2016

Fayetteville Street between West Martin Street and City Plaza, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Onslow County Fair 2016

Onslow County Fair

September 3, 2016

Onslow County Fairgrounds, Jacksonville, North Carolina

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Queen City Bike Fest 2016

Queen City Bike Fest

September 3, 2016

Speedway Harley-Davidson, Concord, North Carolina

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Charlotte Festival Latinoamericano 2016

Charlotte Festival Latinoamericano

September 8, 2016

Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Hopscotch Design Fest 2016

Hopscotch Design Fest

September 8, 2016

Multiple Locations in Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Hopscotch Music Festival 2016

Hopscotch Music Festival

September 8, 2016

Multiple Venues in Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Yiasou Greek Festival 2016

Yiasou Greek Festival

September 8, 2016

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Goldsboro Beak Week 2016

Goldsboro Beak Week

September 9, 2016

Along Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, Goldsboro, North Carolina

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Greater L.A. Festival 2016

Greater L.A. Festival

September 9, 2016

Lansing Creeper Trail Park , Lansing, North Carolina

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Greek Festival Raleigh 2016

Greek Festival Raleigh

September 9, 2016

North Carolina State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Pickin' By The Lake 2016

Pickin' By The Lake

September 10, 2016

Mayo Lake Amphitheater, Roxboro, North Carolina

Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival 2016

Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival

September 10, 2016

Sugg Farm Park, Holly Springs, North Carolina

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NC Gourd Festival 2016

NC Gourd Festival

September 10, 2016

North Carolina State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Pig Pickin' and Pullin'  2016

Pig Pickin' and Pullin'

September 10, 2016

Wicked Weed Funkatorium, Asheville, North Carolina

SPARKcon 2016

SPARKcon

September 15, 2016

Along Fayetteville Street and Cross Streets between Morgan and Cabarrus, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Riverwalk Festival & New River Palooza 2016

Riverwalk Festival & New River Palooza

September 16, 2016

Riverwalk Crossing Park, Jacksonville, 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.