Creative Geniuses can delight as one of their favorite Greater Raleigh festivals quickly approaches. That’s right--SPARKcon 2011 is almost here and will take place Sept. 15-18th. SPARKcon aims to ignite Raleigh as the creative hub of the South through a vibrant celebration of everything artistic and local.

When you think of a festival that celebrates local creativity, your first thought is probably of arts and crafts, live music and delicious festival food. While all of these wonderful things will be present, SPARKcon takes the celebration several steps further by including ideaSPARK, comedySPARK, bazaarSPARK, geekSPARK, poetrySPARK and many, many other SPARKs that cover a massive array of genres. No matter what you’re into, you’ll find something exceptionally interesting at this festival.

During these four days in September, Fayetteville Street, public spaces, stages and clubs will come alive with cultural richness. The festival has an open-source approach so that anyone in the community can get involved in the planning and execution of a SPARK. As a festival by the people, for the people, you’re sure to get a truly authentic dose of local creativity and flavor!