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Festivals

What could be better than great weather, food trucks, local beer, live music, tons of art and thousands of friends? Raleigh, N.C., is no stranger to major events and festivals. In fact, we have prestigious music festivals like Hopscotch Music Festival and PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, food truck events that span nearly a half-mile, the largest craft beer festival in N.C., arts events that transform area downtowns and parks plus tons of other great festivals that dot the calendar throughout the year.

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04-29-2017

Events

HerbFest

April 21 – 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 10am-4pm
  • Venue: Festival Park
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free

The 18th Annual HerbFest will feature organic, non-gmo herbs and vegetables as well as heirloom tomatoes and peppers and beautiful perennials. This year's Herb of the Year is Cilantro, and we ...

Midtown Music Fest

April 29, 2017
  • Times: 2-9pm
  • Venue: Midtown Park
  • Area: Midtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual Midtown Music Fest is a celebration of Spring and the return of outdoor music to North Hills! With a diverse line-up spanning a variety of genres split between...

Spring Daze Arts And Crafts Festival

April 29, 2017

Join us as we celebrate 24 years of Spring Daze in Fred G. Bond Park, Cary’s 310-acre urban park. Nestled under the shady canopy of Bond Park, Spring Daze features over 170 North Carolina artist...

04-30-2017

HerbFest

April 21 – 30, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 9am-6pm; Sun., 10am-4pm
  • Venue: Festival Park
  • Area: Wake Forest
  • Admission: Free

The 18th Annual HerbFest will feature organic, non-gmo herbs and vegetables as well as heirloom tomatoes and peppers and beautiful perennials. This year's Herb of the Year is Cilantro, and we ...

05-06-2017

37th Annual Apex PeakFest

May 6, 2017
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Venue: -- NA --
  • Area: Apex
  • Admission: Free

PeakFest is the largest public event in Apex, and it is about more than fun. The event includes live music all day, artist of every kind (jewelry, pottery, watercolor and acrylic), entertainment for ...

Art in the Garden

May 6, 2017

Join this annual arts festival benefiting Raleigh Little Theatre, featuring a jury-selected lineup of visual artists, food trucks and live entertainment. This unique outdoor event takes place in the h...

Herbfest

May 6, 2017

Don't miss the 8th annual Herbfest featuring plant and craft booths, live butterfly releases, craft demos, kids activity, food trucks, a bake sale and a fabulous silent auction! Tour the Page Educat...

Meet in the Street Festival

May 6, 2017

Meet in the Street is a full day of art, food, music and family fun in downtown Wake Forest. Browse 200 artisan booths featuring handcrafted arts and crafts, and enjoy live music, street performance...

Out! Raleigh 2017

May 6, 2017

The seventh annual Out! Raleigh festival will take place on May 6, 2017. This inclusive and action packed event is family-friendly, with activities for all ages. Out! Raleigh is an important way to ra...

05-13-2017

13th Annual Ritmo Latino Music, Art & Dance Festival

May 13, 2017
  • Times: noon-6:30pm
  • Venue: Town of Cary
  • Area: Cary
  • Admission: Free

The Ritmo Latino Festival is a festival for the entire family, showcasing Latino music, dance and visual arts. There will be music and dance on two stages, Latino artisans, craft vendors, a variety ...

Wendell Spring Into the Arts Walk 2017

May 13, 2017

Spend the day meeting artists – young and adult – in this day long gala of visual, fine and performing arts! Young artists will have their art work from school on display showcasing our yo...

05-19-2017

Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival

May 19 – 21, 2017
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 10am-7pm
  • Venue: Moore Square
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Since its inception in 1980, this spring festival has entertained and inspired hundreds of thousands of people, introducing them to underrepresented artists and performances. Every aspect of the festi...

Got to Be NC Festival

May 19 – 21, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Join your friends and family for three great days of down-home celebration North Carolina-style at the 2017 Got to Be NC Festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

05-20-2017

Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival

May 19 – 21, 2017
  • Times: Fri.-Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 10am-7pm
  • Venue: Moore Square
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Admission: Free

Since its inception in 1980, this spring festival has entertained and inspired hundreds of thousands of people, introducing them to underrepresented artists and performances. Every aspect of the festi...

Got to Be NC Festival

May 19 – 21, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Join your friends and family for three great days of down-home celebration North Carolina-style at the 2017 Got to Be NC Festival at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

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