North Carolina Festivals 2017

Repticon Raleigh Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo 2017

Repticon Raleigh Reptile and Exotic Animal Expo

January, 2017

North Carolina State Fairgrounds Scott Building - Raleigh, NC 27607, Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting 2017

Raleigh Rare & Vintage Beer Tasting

January, 2017

Historic Durham Athletic Park, Durham, North Carolina

Slam on the Breaks Hip Hop Festival 2017

Slam on the Breaks Hip Hop Festival

January, 2017

The SpeakEasy, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Cape Fear Model Railroad Society Show and Sale 2017

Cape Fear Model Railroad Society Show and Sale

January, 2017

American Legion Post 10 , Wilmington, North Carolina

Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show 2017

Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show

January, 2017

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center - Concord, NC 28026, Concord, North Carolina

Blowing Rock Winterfest 2017

Blowing Rock Winterfest

January, 2017

Various Sites , Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Phipps Store Weekly Friday Night Jam 2017

Phipps Store Weekly Friday Night Jam

January, 2017

Phipps Country Store , Lansing, North Carolina

Triad Music Festival 2017

Triad Music Festival

January, 2017

Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Queen City Brewers Festival 2017

Queen City Brewers Festival

January, 2017

Filmore Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

nuVoices Play Festival 2017

nuVoices Play Festival

January, 2017

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Durham Martin Luther King, Jr. Steering Committee Celebration 2017

Durham Martin Luther King, Jr. Steering Committee Celebration

January, 2017

Multiple Locations in Durham, Durham, North Carolina

Jolly Skull Beer Fest 2017

Jolly Skull Beer Fest

January, 2017

Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, North Carolina

Oaks & Spokes 2017

Oaks & Spokes

January, 2017

Raleigh, North Carolina

The African American Dance Ensemble's 28th Kwanzaafest 2017

The African American Dance Ensemble's 28th Kwanzaafest

January, 2017

Durham Armory, Durham, North Carolina

Winterfest Beer Festival 2017

Winterfest Beer Festival

January, 2017

Beech Mountain Ski Resort , Beech Mountain, North Carolina

Kwanzaafest 2017

Kwanzaafest

January, 2017

Durham Armory , Durham, North Carolina

Asheville Fringe Arts Festival 2017

Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

January, 2017

Asheville, North Carolina, United States, Asheville, North Carolina

Fourteenth African American Cultural Celebration 2017

Fourteenth African American Cultural Celebration

January, 2017

NC Museum of History , Raleigh, North Carolina

Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show 2017

Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show

January, 2017

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center , Concord, North Carolina

Legacy of Black Women Film Showcase 2017

Legacy of Black Women Film Showcase

January, 2017

Spirit Square, Charlotte, North Carolina

Three Kings Parade 2017

Three Kings Parade

January, 2017

Downtown , Cary, North Carolina

Freeze Your Balls Off Scooter Rally 2017

Freeze Your Balls Off Scooter Rally

January, 2017

Multiple Locations in Durham, Durham, North Carolina

Dia de Los Reyes Parade 2017

Dia de Los Reyes Parade

January, 2017

Downtown , Cary, North Carolina

North Carolina RV and Camping ShowGreensboro 2017

North Carolina RV and Camping ShowGreensboro

January, 2017

Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, NC 27403, Greensboro, North Carolina

Wilmington Home Expo and Remodeling Show 2017

Wilmington Home Expo and Remodeling Show

January, 2017

Cape Fear Community College , Wilmington, 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!