North Carolina Festivals 2022, 2023

A Musical Tribute to Luther Vandross (Feat. Danny Clay) 2022

A Musical Tribute to Luther Vandross (Feat. Danny Clay)

December 21, 2022

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

Cary Kwanzaa Celebration 2022

Cary Kwanzaa Celebration

December, 2022

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

Durham Kwanzaa Celebration 2022

Durham Kwanzaa Celebration

December, 2022

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

Charlotte Nativity Festival 2022

Charlotte Nativity Festival

December, 2022

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

New Century Winter Wonderland Holiday Festival 2022

New Century Winter Wonderland Holiday Festival

December, 2022

New Century Middle School , Cameron, North Carolina

MoRA Community Tree Lighting 2022

MoRA Community Tree Lighting

December, 2022

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

Warren Haynes Christmas Jam 2022

Warren Haynes Christmas Jam

December, 2022

U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St Asheville, NC, Asheville, North Carolina

A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas 2022

A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas

December, 2022

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Rd Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Toe River Holiday Art Studio Tour 2022

Toe River Holiday Art Studio Tour

December, 2022

Various Sites , Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Christmas Candlelight Celebration 2022

Christmas Candlelight Celebration

December, 2022

Tryon Palace , New Bern, North Carolina

Sparkles & Spirits Holiday Festival 2022

Sparkles & Spirits Holiday Festival

December, 2022

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

Raleigh Scandinavian Christmas Fair 2022

Raleigh Scandinavian Christmas Fair

December, 2022

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

Dîner en Blanc Wilmington 2022

Dîner en Blanc Wilmington

December, 2022

Secret Location in Wilmington, Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina

Claremont Christmas Parade 2022

Claremont Christmas Parade

December, 2022

Main Street , Claremont, North Carolina

Island Girl Events Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo 2022

Island Girl Events Last Minute Christmas Shopping Expo

December, 2022

Kerr-Scott Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

Christmas Jam 2022

Christmas Jam

December, 2022

U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville, North Carolina

Charlotte Nativity Festival 2022

Charlotte Nativity Festival

December, 2022

Matthews, North Carolina

St. Thomas More Christmas Holiday Shoppe 2022

St. Thomas More Christmas Holiday Shoppe

December, 2022

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

Oak Island Holiday Market 2022

Oak Island Holiday Market

December, 2022

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

Woodmill Christmas Show 2022

Woodmill Christmas Show

December, 2022

Woodmill Winery , Vale, North Carolina

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Vendor Show 2022

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Vendor Show

December, 2022

State Fairgrounds Kerr Scott Building , Raleigh, North Carolina

Christmas Holiday Shoppe 2022

Christmas Holiday Shoppe

December, 2022

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

Winterfest Holiday Arts & Crafts Show 2022

Winterfest Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

December, 2022

Jacksonville Commons , Jacksonville, North Carolina

Arts & Crafts Bazaar 2022

Arts & Crafts Bazaar

December, 2022

First United Methodist Church , Graham, North Carolina

Choose & Cut Crafts Fair 2022

Choose & Cut Crafts Fair

December, 2022

Fairgrounds , Sparta, 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!