North Carolina Festivals 2022, 2023

Walk for the Animals 2022

Walk for the Animals

May 28, 2022

Duke University's East Campus, Durham, North Carolina

Charlotte Water Lantern Festival 2022

Charlotte Water Lantern Festival

May 28, 2022

Symphony Park, Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Pet Expo 2022

Charlotte Pet Expo

May, 2022

Park Expo Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Winston-Salem Second Spring Arts Festival 2022

Winston-Salem Second Spring Arts Festival

May, 2022

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 Spruce St N Winston-Salem, NC, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem Cycling Classic 2022

Winston-Salem Cycling Classic

May, 2022

Along Designated Bike Route in Downtown Winston-Salem, Trade St NW & W 6th St Winston-Salem, NC, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Wells Fargo Championship 2022

Wells Fargo Championship

May, 2022

Quail Hollow Golf Club, 3700 Gleneagles Rd Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, North Carolina

Haulers on Union Parade & Fan Fest 2022

Haulers on Union Parade & Fan Fest

May, 2022

Downtown Concord, Concord, Concord, North Carolina

Vanceboro Strawberry Festival 2022

Vanceboro Strawberry Festival

May, 2022

Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School, 2000 Farmlife Ave Vanceboro, Vanceboro, North Carolina

The Fresh Expo 2022

The Fresh Expo

May, 2022

Symphony Park, Charlotte, North Carolina

Spring Heritage Antique & HandCrafters Fair 2022

Spring Heritage Antique & HandCrafters Fair

May, 2022

Iredell County Fairgrounds, 686 N Main St Troutman, NC, Troutman, North Carolina

Roots of Love Yoga Festival 2022

Roots of Love Yoga Festival

May, 2022

Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 US-17 Wilmington, NC, Wilmington, North Carolina

Water Lantern Festival Charlotte 2022

Water Lantern Festival Charlotte

May, 2022

Symphony Park , Charlotte, North Carolina

V-LEAF Festival 2022

V-LEAF Festival

May, 2022

Virtual, Asheville, North Carolina

Longleaf Film Festival 2022

Longleaf Film Festival

May, 2022

North Carolina Museum of History, 5 E Edenton St Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Island Spring Festival 2022

Island Spring Festival

May, 2022

Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Peak Fest 2022

Peak Fest

May, 2022

Downtown , Apex, North Carolina

Musical Chairs Concert Series 2022

Musical Chairs Concert Series

May, 2022

City Park , Burlington, North Carolina

Tuscarora Nation Pow Wow 2022

Tuscarora Nation Pow Wow

May, 2022

Tuscarora Nation Territory , Maxton, North Carolina

Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival 2022

Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival

May, 2022

Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Dr Durham, NC, Durham, North Carolina

May Festival of the Arts 2022

May Festival of the Arts

May, 2022

Downtown , Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Garden Jubilee 2022

Garden Jubilee

May, 2022

Downtown , Hendersonville, North Carolina

Saluda Arts Festival 2022

Saluda Arts Festival

May, 2022

Historic Downtown , Saluda, North Carolina

White Squirrel Festival 2022

White Squirrel Festival

May, 2022

Downtown Brevard, 175 E Main St Brevard, NC, Brevard, North Carolina

Rims On The River 2022

Rims On The River

May, 2022

Downtown , Wilmington, North Carolina

Spring Into Arts Festival 2022

Spring Into Arts Festival

May, 2022

Union Street , Concord, 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!