North Carolina Festivals 2018, 2019

Symphony Guild of Charlotte Youth Festival 2018

Symphony Guild of Charlotte Youth Festival

April 21, 2018

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N Tryon St Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival 2018

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

April 22, 2018

Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, North Carolina

Union County Heritage Festival 2018

Union County Heritage Festival

April 22, 2018

Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Rd Monroe, NC, Monroe, North Carolina

MerleFest 2018

MerleFest

April 26, 2018

Wilkes Community College, 1328 S Collegiate Dr Wilkesboro, NC, Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Art of Cool Fest 2018

Art of Cool Fest

April 27, 2018

Multiple Locations in Downtown Durham, Durham, NC, Durham, North Carolina

Shop Local Raleigh Brewgaloo 2018

Shop Local Raleigh Brewgaloo

April 27, 2018

Raleigh City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Goodguys North Carolina Nationals 2018

Goodguys North Carolina Nationals

April 27, 2018

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

Lincolnton Food Wine, and Brew Fest 2018

Lincolnton Food Wine, and Brew Fest

April 28, 2018

Main Street between Aspen Street and Cedar Street, Main St & Poplar St Lincolnton, Lincolnton, North Carolina

828ROCKFEST 2018

828ROCKFEST

April 28, 2018

Back Yard Festival Grounds, Asheville, North Carolina

Triangle Beach Music Festival 2018

Triangle Beach Music Festival

April, 2018

Pitt County Fairgrounds, 3901 Greenville Blvd NE Greenville, NC, Greenville, North Carolina

Triangle Beach Music Festival 2018

Triangle Beach Music Festival

April, 2018

Bryan Farm, Garner, North Carolina

UncChapel Hill Science Expo 2018

UncChapel Hill Science Expo

April, 2018

Southern Community Park - Chapel Hill, NC 27517, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival 2018

Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

April, 2018

St. Mary's School, Raleigh, North Carolina

Firefest 2018

Firefest

April, 2018

Starworks , Star, North Carolina

Herb and Plant Festival 2018

Herb and Plant Festival

April, 2018

Piedmont Farmers' Market - Concord, NC 28027, Concord, North Carolina

Cherry Blossom Festival 2018

Cherry Blossom Festival

April, 2018

Downtown , Cherryville, North Carolina

Eighteenth Chowder Cookoff 2018

Eighteenth Chowder Cookoff

April, 2018

Carolina Beach Lake - Carolina Beach, NC 28428, Carolina Beach, North Carolina

The Art of Cool Project Festival 2018

The Art of Cool Project Festival

April, 2018

Durham, North Carolina, United States, Durham, North Carolina

Down East Flick Fest 2018

Down East Flick Fest

April, 2018

Multiple Locations in Uptown Greenville, Greenville, NC, Greenville, North Carolina

Oaks & Spokes Bicycle Festival 2018

Oaks & Spokes Bicycle Festival

April, 2018

Fly Wheel Sports, 402 Oberlin Rd Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Celebration 2018

Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Celebration

April, 2018

Lower Street , Spruce Pine, North Carolina

White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival 2018

White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival

April, 2018

White Oak Shores Camping and RV Resort, 400 Wetherington Landing Rd Stella, NC, Stella, North Carolina

Hokefest BBQ Festival & Carnival 2018

Hokefest BBQ Festival & Carnival

April, 2018

East Hoke County Middle School , Raeford, North Carolina

Grifton Craft Show and Flea Market 2018

Grifton Craft Show and Flea Market

April, 2018

Downtown , Grifton, North Carolina

Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Highland Games 2018

Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Highland Games

April, 2018

Historic Rural Hill , Huntersville, 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!