Raleigh Festivals 2016, 2017

IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival 2016

IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival

September 27, 2016

Multiple Locations in Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival 2016

North Carolina Gourd Arts and Crafts Festival

September, 2016

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

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IBMA World of Bluegrass 2016

IBMA World of Bluegrass

September, 2016

Raleigh Convention Center , Raleigh, North Carolina

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NC Gourd Arts and Craft Festival 2016

NC Gourd Arts and Craft Festival

September, 2016

Holshouser Building NC State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina

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La Fiesta Del Pueblo 2016

La Fiesta Del Pueblo

September, 2016

City Plaza , Raleigh, North Carolina

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Bugfest 2016

Bugfest

September, 2016

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Storytelling Festival 2016

Storytelling Festival

September, 2016

Historic Oak View County Park, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Fall Music Festival 2016

Fall Music Festival

September, 2016

Knights of Columbus , Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh Storytelling Festival 2016

Raleigh Storytelling Festival

September, 2016

Oak View County Park , Raleigh, North Carolina

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Greek Festival 2016

Greek Festival

September, 2016

Jim Graham Bldg NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Southern Ideal Home Show ~ Raleigh Fall Edition 2016

Southern Ideal Home Show ~ Raleigh Fall Edition

September, 2016

North Carolina State Fairgrounds , Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh Fall Home Show 2016

Raleigh Fall Home Show

September, 2016

Raleigh Convention Center , Raleigh, North Carolina

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NC Latin American Film Festival 2016

NC Latin American Film Festival

September, 2016

UNC-CH and Duke Campuses in the Triangle, Greensboro, and Charlotte, Raleigh, North Carolina

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29th International Festival of Raleigh 2016

29th International Festival of Raleigh

September, 2016

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Festival in Motion 2016

Festival in Motion

September, 2016

Walnut Creek Wetland Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Plantation Point Farmers Market 2016

Plantation Point Farmers Market

September, 2016

Plantation Point Shopping Center , Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina Gourd Festival 2016

North Carolina Gourd Festival

September, 2016

North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Too Much TV Healthy Communities Walk 2016

Too Much TV Healthy Communities Walk

October 8, 2016

Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina State Fair 2016

North Carolina State Fair

October 13, 2016

NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina

International Festival of Raleigh 2016

International Festival of Raleigh

October 14, 2016

Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

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TerraVita Food & Drink Festival 2016

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival

October 28, 2016

Multiple Locations in Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Wide Open Bluegrass 2016

Wide Open Bluegrass

October 30, 2016

Multiple Locations in Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Southern Brides Winter Bridal Show 2016

Southern Brides Winter Bridal Show

October, 2016

Downtown Raleigh , Raleigh, North Carolina

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Fall Galleria Craft Fair 2016

Fall Galleria Craft Fair

October, 2016

St. Raphael Catholic Church , Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh Fall Brew Fest 2016

Raleigh Fall Brew Fest

October, 2016

Cardinal Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina

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About Festivals in Raleigh

Those looking to enjoy fun cultural experiences throughout the year can find an excellent variety of festivals in Raleigh, North Carolina. This array of entertaining Raleigh events provides a range of opportunities to celebrate music, artistic endeavors, and great food.

Several times each year, Raleigh music festivals fill the air with outstanding instrumental and vocal performances from highly talented musicians. Bluegrass music lives at the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, where the International Bluegrass Music Association holds its annual World of Bluegrass event, featuring performances by over 150 live bands. The sounds of several genres can be heard at the Hopscotch Music Festival, which features a diverse three day lineup of musical acts, including performances by rock, metal, hip-hop, and folk artists.

Raleigh also has festivals offering unique combinations of themes and activities. Art and music come together at The Raleigh Arts Festival, also known as Artsplosure. The event features an art market, with a variety of work from multiple artists on display. Artistic styles represented include paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry, wood work, and glass work. Continuous live music is added to the atmosphere, creating an exciting cultural experience in downtown Raleigh. Art, food, and live music are collectively celebrated at the Fresh Catch Festival, which is specifically devoted to offering a broad variety of locally grown foods, and to showcasing talented local artists and musicians. Finally, the annual Raleigh World Beer Festival features an array of craft beers, live musical performances, and organized opportunities to play games, including Jenga and Connect Four.