Raleigh Festivals 2016, 2017

The Bead Mercantile Show 2016

The Bead Mercantile Show

August, 2016

Governor W. Kerr Scott Building , Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh Mind Body Spirit Expo 2016

Raleigh Mind Body Spirit Expo

August, 2016

North Carolina State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina

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CaribMask Caribbean Festival 2016

CaribMask Caribbean Festival

August, 2016

City Plaza, Raleigh, 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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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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Greek Festival Raleigh 2016

Greek Festival Raleigh

September 9, 2016

North Carolina State Fairgrounds - Jim Graham Building, Raleigh, 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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SPARKcon 2016

SPARKcon

September 15, 2016

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

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Farm Aid 2016

Farm Aid

September 17, 2016

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Pagan Pride Raleigh 2016

Pagan Pride Raleigh

September 17, 2016

North Carolina State Fairgrounds - Gate 5, Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences BugFest 2016

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences BugFest

September 17, 2016

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Ray Price Capital City Bikefest 2016

Ray Price Capital City Bikefest

September 23, 2016

Ray Price Harley-Davidson and Fayetteville Street in Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Ray Price Motorsports Expo 2016

Ray Price Motorsports Expo

September 24, 2016

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Wake County Storytelling Festival 2016

Wake County Storytelling Festival

September 24, 2016

Historic Oak View County Park, Raleigh, North Carolina

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St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church Harvest Festival NC 2016

St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church Harvest Festival NC

September 24, 2016

St Gregorios Indian Orthox Church , Raleigh, North Carolina

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Ray Price Tattoofest 2016

Ray Price Tattoofest

September 24, 2016

Ray Price Motorsports Expo, Raleigh, North Carolina

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IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival 2016

IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival

September 27, 2016

Multiple Locations in Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival 2016

North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival

September, 2016

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

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IBMA World of Bluegrass 2016

IBMA World of Bluegrass

September, 2016

Raleigh Convention Center , Raleigh, North Carolina

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NC Gourd Arts and Craft Festival 2016

NC Gourd Arts and Craft Festival

September, 2016

Holshouser Building NC State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina

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La Fiesta Del Pueblo 2016

La Fiesta Del Pueblo

September, 2016

City Plaza , Raleigh, North Carolina

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Bugfest 2016

Bugfest

September, 2016

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Storytelling Festival 2016

Storytelling Festival

September, 2016

Historic Oak View County Park, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Fall Music Festival 2016

Fall Music Festival

September, 2016

Knights of Columbus , Raleigh, North Carolina

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About Festivals in Raleigh

Those looking to enjoy fun cultural experiences throughout the year can find an excellent variety of festivals in Raleigh, North Carolina. This array of entertaining Raleigh events provides a range of opportunities to celebrate music, artistic endeavors, and great food.

Several times each year, Raleigh music festivals fill the air with outstanding instrumental and vocal performances from highly talented musicians. Bluegrass music lives at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, where the International Bluegrass Music Association holds its annual World of Bluegrass event, featuring performances by over 150 live bands. The sounds of several genres can be heard at the Hopscotch Music Festival, which features a diverse three day lineup of musical acts, including performances by rock, metal, hip-hop, and folk artists.

Raleigh also has festivals offering unique combinations of themes and activities. Art and music come together at The Raleigh Arts Festival, also known as Artsplosure. The event features an art market, with a variety of work from multiple artists on display. Artistic styles represented include paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, wood work, and glass work. Continuous live music is added to the atmosphere, creating an exciting cultural experience in downtown Raleigh. Art, food, and live music are collectively celebrated at the Fresh Catch Festival, which is specifically devoted to offering a broad variety of locally grown foods, and to showcasing talented local artists and musicians. Finally, the annual Raleigh World Beer Festival features an array of craft beers, live musical performances, and organized opportunities to play games, including Jenga and Connect Four.