North Carolina Festivals 2022, 2023

Walk for the Animals 2022

Walk for the Animals

May 28, 2022

Duke University's East Campus, Durham, North Carolina

Charlotte Water Lantern Festival 2022

Charlotte Water Lantern Festival

May 28, 2022

Symphony Park, Charlotte, North Carolina

Spring Into Arts Festival 2022

Spring Into Arts Festival

May, 2022

Union Street , Concord, North Carolina

Springtime Arts & Crafts Market 2022

Springtime Arts & Crafts Market

May, 2022

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Family Life Center , High Point, North Carolina

Daniel Boone Family Festival 2022

Daniel Boone Family Festival

May, 2022

Junker's Mill , Mocksville, North Carolina

Whole Bloomin Festival 2022

Whole Bloomin Festival

May, 2022

Frog Level , Waynesville, North Carolina

Got to Be NC Festival 2022

Got to Be NC Festival

May, 2022

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina



May, 2022

Nightlight, Chapel Hill NC, North Carolina

Peak Fest 2022

Peak Fest

May, 2022

Downtown , Apex, North Carolina

Southern Hospitality Quilt Show 2022

Southern Hospitality Quilt Show

May, 2022

Crystal Coast Civic Center , Morehead City, North Carolina

Garibaldifest 2022


May, 2022

Stowe Park , Belmont, North Carolina

Waynesville Ramp Festival 2022

Waynesville Ramp Festival

May, 2022

American Legion Field , Waynesville, North Carolina

Haw River Festival 2022

Haw River Festival

May, 2022

Saxapahaw , Bynum, North Carolina

Montford Music & Arts Festival 2022

Montford Music & Arts Festival

May, 2022

Montford Neighborhood , Asheville, North Carolina

NC Folk Arts Festival 2022

NC Folk Arts Festival

May, 2022

Downtown , Saint Pauls, North Carolina

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival 2022

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

May, 2022

Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd Huntersville, NC, Huntersville, North Carolina

Spring Art Walk 2022

Spring Art Walk

May, 2022

Durham Arts Council , Durham, North Carolina

Riverlinks' Rivermusic 2022

Riverlinks' Rivermusic

May, 2022

Sculpture and Performance Plaza , Asheville, North Carolina

The Growers Market of Fuquay 2022

The Growers Market of Fuquay

May, 2022

Centennial Square , Fuquay‑Varina, North Carolina

Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festivals 2022

Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festivals

May, 2022

Arcade Commerce Center , Lake Lure, North Carolina

Arts and the Vine 2022

Arts and the Vine

May, 2022

Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center , Sanford, North Carolina

Strawberry Festival 2022

Strawberry Festival

May, 2022

The Farmers' Daughter , Taylorsville, North Carolina

Coastal Stars Quilt Show 2022

Coastal Stars Quilt Show

May, 2022

Crystal Coast Civic Center , Morehead City, North Carolina

North Carolina Potato Festival 2022

North Carolina Potato Festival

May, 2022

Downtown Elizabeth City around Main and Water Streets, Main St & Water St Elizabeth City, NC, Elizabeth City, North Carolina

The Kernersville Art & Crafts Guild Spring Folly Show 2022

The Kernersville Art & Crafts Guild Spring Folly Show

May, 2022

Downtown , Kernersville, 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!