North Carolina Festivals 2021, 2022

Interbike Fall CycloFest 2021

Interbike Fall CycloFest

October, 2021

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

Creativity Forms LGBTQ Fall Fest 2021

Creativity Forms LGBTQ Fall Fest

October, 2021

Charlotte Open Air Market, 5471 Central Ave Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Columbus County Agricultural Fair 2021

Columbus County Agricultural Fair

October, 2021

Columbus County Fairgrounds, 886 Prison Camp Rd Whiteville, NC, Whiteville, North Carolina

Clayton Piano Festival 2021

Clayton Piano Festival

October, 2021

Multiple Locations in Clayton, Clayton, NC, Clayton, North Carolina

Chatham Chili Challenge 2021

Chatham Chili Challenge

October, 2021

Harris Ford Lot, 1701 E 11th St Siler City, Siler City, North Carolina

Calvary Chapel Greensboro Fall Fun Fest 2021

Calvary Chapel Greensboro Fall Fun Fest

October, 2021

Calvary Chapel Greensboro, 1417 Boulder Ct Greensboro, NC, Greensboro, North Carolina

Bluegrass Island Festival 2021

Bluegrass Island Festival

October, 2021

Roanoke Island Festival Park, 1 Festival Park Manteo, Manteo, North Carolina

Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival 2021

Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival

October, 2021

Mars Hill University, 100 Athletic St Mars Hill, Mars Hill, North Carolina

Amigos Internacional Festival Latino 2021

Amigos Internacional Festival Latino

October, 2021

Ogden Park, 615 Ogden Park Dr Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, North Carolina

3B Music Festival 2021

3B Music Festival

October, 2021

Fiddler's Grove, 1819 W Memorial Hwy Union Grove, NC, Union Grove, North Carolina

Columbus County Agriculture Fair 2021

Columbus County Agriculture Fair

October, 2021

Columbus County Fair Grounds, Whiteville, North Carolina

Roast & Toast on the Coast 2021

Roast & Toast on the Coast

October, 2021

Bald Head Island, North Carolina

Too Much TV Healthy Communities Walk 2021

Too Much TV Healthy Communities Walk

October, 2021

Shaw University, 118 E South St Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Mustang Music Festival 2021

Mustang Music Festival

October, 2021

Whalehead in Historic Corolla, 1100 Club Rd Corolla, NC, Corolla, North Carolina

LEAF Community Arts LEAF Festival 2021

LEAF Community Arts LEAF Festival

October, 2021

Lake Eden, 377 Lake Eden Rd Black Mountain, NC, Black Mountain, North Carolina

La Coalición Latinoamericana Latin American Festival 2021

La Coalición Latinoamericana Latin American Festival

October, 2021

Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Rd Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival 2021

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival

October, 2021

Multiple Locations in Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Hola Charlotte Festival 2021

Hola Charlotte Festival

October, 2021

Uptown Charlotte around Tryon Street and 6th Street, 300 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Latin American Festival 2021

Latin American Festival

October, 2021

Symphony Park, Charlotte, North Carolina

Lite Up Charlotte 2021

Lite Up Charlotte

October, 2021

Rooftop 210, Charlotte, North Carolina

Living Art America 2021

Living Art America

October, 2021

Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center, 1921 W Gate City Blvd Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina

Phoenix Fest Durham 2021

Phoenix Fest Durham

October, 2021

Fayetteville Street between Lakewood and Piedmont Avenues, Fayetteville St & E Lakewood Ave Durham, Durham, North Carolina

Raleigh Fall Brew Fest 2021

Raleigh Fall Brew Fest

October, 2021

Cardinal Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh Oyster Festival 2021

Raleigh Oyster Festival

October, 2021

Creamery Parking Lot, Raleigh, North Carolina

Breakin' Convention 2021

Breakin' Convention

October, 2021

Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S Tryon St Charlotte, 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!