North Carolina Festivals 2016, 2017

Carolina Rebellion 2016

May, 2016

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
Taste of Charlotte 2016

June 10, 2016

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
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
Repticon WinstonSalem Reptile and Exotic Animal Show 2016

May, 2016

Dixie Classic Fairgrounds - Winston?Salem, NC 27105, Winston?Salem, North Carolina

Lake Norman Fine Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Birkdale Village, Huntersville, North Carolina

Spring Art Walk 2016

May, 2016

Durham Arts Council , Durham, North Carolina

Mint Hill Madness 2016

May, 2016

Mint Hill Veterans Park on Hwy 218 @ I 485 - Mint Hill, NC 28227, Mint Hill, North Carolina

600 Festival 2016

May, 2016

Multiple Venues in Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Test Entertainment Event 2016

May, 2016

wer - Cooling Town, NC 28787, Cooling Town, North Carolina

Charlotte Arab American Festival 2016

May, 2016

Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Festival Race 2016

May, 2016

Ramsey Creek Park, Huntersville, North Carolina

Drumstrong Rhythm & Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Misty Meadows Farm, Waxhaw, North Carolina

Ham and Yam Festival 2016

May, 2016

Downtown , Smithfield, North Carolina

Wooden Boat Show 2016

May, 2016

North Carolina Maritime Museum , Beaufort, North Carolina

White Lake Water Festival 2016

May, 2016

Goldston's Beach , White Lake, North Carolina

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival 2016

May, 2016

Denton Farm Park - Denton, NC 27239, Denton, North Carolina

Asheville electro music festival 2016

May, 2016

Asheville Masonic Temple, Asheville, North Carolina

Southeastern Fly Fishing Festival 2016

May, 2016

Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Milo Holt's Western Film Festival 2016

May, 2016

Milo Holt's Western Film Festival, Siler City, North Carolina

Daniel Boone Day at Whippoorwill Academy 2016

May, 2016

Whippoorwill Village , Ferguson, North Carolina

The Raleigh Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Moore Square Art District, Raleigh, North Carolina

Montford Music and Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Montford Neighborhood - Asheville, NC 28801, Asheville, North Carolina

Memorial Day Craft Show 2016

May, 2016

K?mart Parking Lot - Boone, NC 28607, Boone, North Carolina

Quilt Show 2016

May, 2016

Parkway Presbyterian Church - Winston?Salem, NC 27106, Winston?Salem, North Carolina

Charlotte VegFest 2016

May, 2016

Commonwealth Avenue in the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood, Charlotte, North Carolina

Music at the Mills Bluegrass and Arts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Union Mills Learning Center, Union Mills, North Carolina

Speed Street 2016

May, 2016

Uptown , Charlotte, North Carolina

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.