North Carolina Festivals 2019, 2020

MVP Beer Fest 2019

MVP Beer Fest

August 24, 2019

BB&T Ballpark, Winston Salem, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2019 Night Nation Run Raleigh 2019

2019 Night Nation Run Raleigh

August 24, 2019

KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE, Cary, North Carolina

Water Lantern Festival Piedmont Triad 2019

Water Lantern Festival Piedmont Triad

August 31, 2019

Lake Reidsville Park, Reidsville, North Carolina

Mountain High BBQ & Pottery Festival & Car Show 2019

Mountain High BBQ & Pottery Festival & Car Show

August, 2019

Macon County Fairgrounds , Franklin, North Carolina

Summer Craft Fair 2019

Summer Craft Fair

August, 2019

The History Place , Morehead City, North Carolina

Three Days of Light Gathering 2019

Three Days of Light Gathering

August, 2019

Camp Grier , Old Fort, North Carolina

Raleigh RibFest 2019

Raleigh RibFest

August, 2019

Raleigh City Plaza, Fayetteville St & W Lenoir Sr Raleigh, NC, Raleigh, North Carolina

Funk Fest Tour 2019

Funk Fest Tour

August, 2019

PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Bon Odori Festival 2019

Charlotte Bon Odori Festival

August, 2019

Wells Fargo Atrium Plaza, 301 S Tryon St Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte Caribbean Jerk Festival 2019

Charlotte Caribbean Jerk Festival

August, 2019

Rolling Hill Park Grove, Charlotte, North Carolina

Village Art and Craft Fair 2019

Village Art and Craft Fair

August, 2019

Cathedral of All Souls Church Grounds , Asheville, North Carolina

National Black Theatre Festival 2019

National Black Theatre Festival

August, 2019

Multiple Locations in Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival 2019

Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

August, 2019

Downtown , Cary, North Carolina

Port City Ribfest 2019

Port City Ribfest

August, 2019

North Waterfront Park , Wilmington, North Carolina

Django Django 2019

Django Django

August, 2019

First Avenue, Minneapolis, North Carolina

Charlotte Pride Festival 2019

Charlotte Pride Festival

August, 2019

Multiple Locations on South Tyron Street, 401 South Tryon Street Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina

Three Days of Light Gathering 2019

Three Days of Light Gathering

August, 2019

High Country Motorcycle Camp, 765 Stony Fork Rd Ferguson, NC, Ferguson, North Carolina

Arts and Crafts at Sappire Valley 2019

Arts and Crafts at Sappire Valley

August, 2019

Sapphire Valley , Sapphire, North Carolina

Between Two Rivers Music Festival 2019

Between Two Rivers Music Festival

August, 2019

Glenway Street, Belmont, North Carolina

PreddyFest Bluegrass Festival 2019

PreddyFest Bluegrass Festival

August, 2019

Preddyfest Bluegrass Park, 2284 Green Hill Rd Franklinton, Franklinton, North Carolina

Lake Logan Multisport Festival 2019

Lake Logan Multisport Festival

August, 2019

Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina

Carolina Sky Music Festival 2019

Carolina Sky Music Festival

August, 2019

Round Peak Vineyards, 765 Round Peak Church Rd Mount Airy, NC, Mount Airy, North Carolina

Folk Heritage Committee Mountain Dance and Folk Festival 2019

Folk Heritage Committee Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

August, 2019

A-B Tech/ Mission Health Conference Center, 16 Fernihurst Drive Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

The Bead Mercantile Show 2019

The Bead Mercantile Show

August, 2019

Governor W. Kerr Scott Building , Raleigh, North Carolina

Uncorked & Unplugged wine and music fest 2019

Uncorked & Unplugged wine and music fest

August, 2019

RayLen Vineyards & Winery, Mocksville, 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!