North Carolina Festivals 2021, 2022

Art of Cool Fest 2021

Art of Cool Fest

April, 2021

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

Carolina Rebellion 2021

Carolina Rebellion

April, 2021

Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina

Charlotte Dance Festival 2021

Charlotte Dance Festival

April, 2021

Booth Playhouse at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N Tryon St Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

GayCharlotte Film Festival 2021

GayCharlotte Film Festival

April, 2021

Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Moogfest 2021

Moogfest

April, 2021

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

North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival 2021

North Carolina 'Cuegrass Festival

April, 2021

The Pit Authentic Barbecue, 328 W Davie St Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina Literary Festival 2021

North Carolina Literary Festival

April, 2021

James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina Science Festival 2021

North Carolina Science Festival

April, 2021

Multiple Locations throughout North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Patriot Festival 2021

Patriot Festival

April, 2021

Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall, Charlotte, North Carolina

Pet Palooza 2021

Pet Palooza

April, 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival 2021

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival

April, 2021

Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Rd Pittsboro, NC, Pittsboro, North Carolina

Symphony Guild of Charlotte Youth Festival 2021

Symphony Guild of Charlotte Youth Festival

April, 2021

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

Tuck Fest 2021

Tuck Fest

April, 2021

U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

YogaFest NC 2021

YogaFest NC

April, 2021

McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University, 1101 Gorman St Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Beer & Bacon Fest 2021

Beer & Bacon Fest

April, 2021

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, North Carolina

Brewgaloo 2021

Brewgaloo

April, 2021

Raleigh City Plaza, Raleigh, North Carolina

Charlotte Black Film Festival 2021

Charlotte Black Film Festival

April, 2021

Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S College St Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend 2021

Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend

April, 2021

Multiple Locations in Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Fanta Festival 2021

Fanta Festival

April, 2021

Metrolina Trade Expo Grounds, 7100 Statesville Rd Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Gold Reel Student Film Festival 2021

Gold Reel Student Film Festival

April, 2021

McKnight Hall at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd Charlotte,, Charlotte, North Carolina

Goodguys North Carolina Nationals 2021

Goodguys North Carolina Nationals

April, 2021

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

North Carolina Persian Festival 2021

North Carolina Persian Festival

April, 2021

Kerr Scott Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Oaks & Spokes Bicycle Festival 2021

Oaks & Spokes Bicycle Festival

April, 2021

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

Out! Raleigh 2021

Out! Raleigh

April, 2021

Fayetteville Street, Fayetteville St Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Pet Palooza Charlotte 2021

Pet Palooza Charlotte

April, 2021

Independence Park, 300 Hawthrone Ln Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, 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!