North Carolina Festivals 2018, 2019

Holiday Craft Fair 2018

Holiday Craft Fair

December, 2018

The History Place , Morehead City, North Carolina

Charlotte Nativity Festival 2018

Charlotte Nativity Festival

December, 2018

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5815 Carmel Rd Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Claremont Christmas Parade 2018

Claremont Christmas Parade

December, 2018

Main Street , Claremont, North Carolina

AADE KwanzaaFest 2018

AADE KwanzaaFest

December, 2018

Durham Armory, 220 Foster St Durham, NC, Durham, North Carolina

Holiday Expo 2018

Holiday Expo

December, 2018

The Berea Baptist Church , Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh Scandinavian Christmas Fair 2018

Raleigh Scandinavian Christmas Fair

December, 2018

Holshouser Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

Cary Kwanzaa Celebration 2018

Cary Kwanzaa Celebration

December, 2018

Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave Cary, NC, Cary, North Carolina

Dîner en Blanc Wilmington 2018

Dîner en Blanc Wilmington

December, 2018

Secret Location in Wilmington, Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina

St. Thomas More Christmas Holiday Shoppe 2018

St. Thomas More Christmas Holiday Shoppe

December, 2018

St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 940 Carmichael St Chapel Hill, NC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Choose & Cut Crafts Fair 2018

Choose & Cut Crafts Fair

December, 2018

Fairgrounds , Sparta, North Carolina

Sparkles & Spirits Holiday Festival 2018

Sparkles & Spirits Holiday Festival

December, 2018

Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St Sanford, Sanford, North Carolina

Oak Island Holiday Market 2018

Oak Island Holiday Market

December, 2018

Oak Island Parks & Rec department , Oak Island, North Carolina

Toe River Holiday Art Studio Tour 2018

Toe River Holiday Art Studio Tour

December, 2018

Various Sites , Spruce Pine, North Carolina

MoRA Community Tree Lighting 2018

MoRA Community Tree Lighting

December, 2018

Monroe Road & McAlpine Station Drive, Monroe Rd & McAlpine Station Dr Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Durham Kwanzaa Celebration 2018

Durham Kwanzaa Celebration

December, 2018

Holton Career & Resource Center, 401 N Driver St Durham, NC, Durham, North Carolina

Christmas Open House 2018

Christmas Open House

December, 2018

Poplar Grove Plantation , Wilmington, North Carolina

Charlotte Nativity Festival 2018

Charlotte Nativity Festival

December, 2018

Matthews, North Carolina

Festival of Lights 2018

Festival of Lights

December, 2018

Downtown , Greensboro, North Carolina

CLT New Year's Eve 2018

CLT New Year's Eve

December, 2018

NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza , Charlotte, North Carolina

New Century Winter Wonderland Holiday Festival 2018

New Century Winter Wonderland Holiday Festival

December, 2018

New Century Middle School , Cameron, North Carolina

Four Oaks Christmas Celebration and Parade 2018

Four Oaks Christmas Celebration and Parade

December, 2018

Downtown - Four Oaks, NC 27524, Four Oaks, North Carolina

Christmas Jam 2018

Christmas Jam

December, 2018

U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina

Arts & Crafts Bazaar 2018

Arts & Crafts Bazaar

December, 2018

First United Methodist Church , Graham, North Carolina

Holiday Shoppe Christmas Art and Craft Show 2018

Holiday Shoppe Christmas Art and Craft Show

December, 2018

National Guard Armory - Southern Pines, NC 28387, Southern Pines, North Carolina

Christmas Holiday Shoppe 2018

Christmas Holiday Shoppe

December, 2018

Saint Thomas More Catholic Church Parish Hall , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

About Festivals in North Carolina

The Tar Heel State is somewhat a region of contradictions, torn between new-wave liberalism and the staunch conservatism of days gone by. These contradictions are also geographical in nature, from mountains to sands, and from farmlands to cities. But visitors who come here for nature, sport, barbecue and sightseeing are rarely disappointed, and many return with a craving for more. Part of this attraction stems from the state’s diverse festival scene, with great events all year around.

The three-day Fayetteville Dogwood Festival does it like the good ol’ days, and is one of the most popular events in the whole of the state, drawing visitors from all over the USA. The old-school fair-style event offers fairground rides, famous musicians, food vendors and more. The food offerings are diverse and plentiful, with something to suit every palette, while other attractions offer the very best of Northern Californian art, crafts, pageantry, attractions, entertainers and performers. It’s a very diverse affair with fun and excitement for all the family.

More music is on offer at the North Carolina Jazz Festival, which has a proud history of almost forty years. The festival offers concerts and performances from national and international artists, and more modern and traditional jazz than you can blow a trumpet at! There are also jazz classes, workshops, seminars, discussions and more. Previous artists here have included the likes of Art Hodes, Milt Hinton, Dick Hyman and Ed Polcer. Whatever style or genre you like, and whether you’re a newcomer or a lifelong fan, there’ll be something here to blow your bugle! Those who prefer folk might be more inclined to strum to the tune of Folkmoot USA, a two-week celebration of banjos and fiddles, with over 350 performers.

North Carolina also hosts a smorgasbord of food festivals, with events dedicated to barbecues, apples, pickles, fish and more. North Carolina’s Seafood Festival is one of the biggest days in the state’s calendar, and is a great way to get your lips around plentiful offerings of crab, shrimp and lobster. If it comes from the sea, and its edible, you’ll find it here – and all with a great backdrop of live entertainment and arts and crafts.

Other events throughout the state celebrate the great diversity of the region and its people, with festivals dedicated to arts, crafts, theatre, history, heritage, flowers and more. Come and find one you love!