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Festivals in Durham, NC.
Festivals, Music Festivals

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July 4, 2024

(704) 730-2101
Patriots Park - Kings Mountain, NC

Celebrate our nation's independence in an all-new way as the City of Kings Mountain presents Revolutionary 4th on Thursday, July 4th, 2024. Bring your family to Patriots Park Downtown for food trucks, inflatables, and music. The City of Kings Mountain will present its signature, unrivaled fireworks display at 9:45 pm as well from the Deal Park Walking Track (located behind the YMCA) with music that syncs to your radio at 101.1 FM.

August 2 - 3, 2024

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

(800) 830-3976
Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park - Cary, NC

Get ready to enjoy all those pleasures that true Southerners live by - Beer, Bourbon and Lots of BBQ. Join us for a great day of of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. It's a Southern Fried Good Time!

August 17, 2024

(704) 730-2101
Patriots Park - Kings Mountain, NC

Now called the North Carolina BeachBlast Festival, this tribute to the music and dance that came out of the Grand Strand in South Carolina brings the beach to the mountain. This one-of-a-kind event features great music, great food, and great fun for all ages.

August 24, 2024

tacosntaps.com

(800) 830-3976
Ballantyne's Backyard - Charlotte, NC

Put on your party sombrero! This festival will take you South of the Border for some foodie fun. This ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE beer & tequila festival offers up some of the area's best Tacos and Mexican Food...along with great live music, margaritas, pinata punching, contests and many other surprises. This NACHO average taco festival. Dueling Margarita Bars. The festival will feature over 15 Taco Trucks, Taquerias and Mexican Restaurants with over 30 different types of tacos. Mariachi Bands and Live Music will make your day Super Spicy! Shop many exhibits.

September 21, 2024

whiskeywinefire.com

(800) 830-3976
Koka Booth Amphitheatre - Cary, NC

An elegant evening in the Pines - this exclusive foodie celebration will feature: Whiskey Bars, Elegant Wines & Cocktails, great music, tented Food Stations, Food Trucks & Restaurants and Bonfires throughout. Relax around the fire gardens and enjoy an inspired take on fire-kissed bbq, specialty grilling and drink pairings. Enjoy the firebreathers and artists set the night ablaze. Please dress appropriately, the event is outdoors. Souvenir glass to taste Whiskeys & Wines and Food Galore! Enjoy great bbq, grilled meat selections and other goodies...Food Trucks, plus a S'mores station! Enjoy seminars. Listen to live music and shop!

September 28, 2024

charlotte.uncorkthefun.com

(800) 830-3976
Symphony Park @ South Park Mall - Charlotte, NC

Welcome to the revolution! This year we are going to offer not only NC wineries, but other local, National and International wines along with beer and spirits for you to taste. This 18th Annual Celebration is Charlotte's premier casual wine tasting with HUNDREDS of wines available for tasting. Take your souvenir tasting glass as you enter the festival and stroll from tent to tent and table to table tasting and sampling the rich heritage of North Carolina vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of the Symphony Park at South Park Mall. Round out the day with shopping, live music and great food!

October 5, 2024

randlemanchamber.com

(336) 495-1100
Downtown - Randleman, NC

NASCAR Day Festival/Racin to Randleman Car Show covers aprox 1 mile area of Main Street and Commerce Square Park in the hometown of the "King" of NASCAR Richard Petty and the Petty Family. Randleman is home to 4 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees. Petty Fan Club meets at the Petty Museum and the Victory Junction Camp built by the Petty family for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses is also located in Randleman. Food, fun, arts, crafts, music, car show and more all in Randleman, NC. Three stages of bands. The dinosaur expo will return again this year. Most of the proceeds from the car show go to support 3 area nonprofit projects.

October 12, 2024

kingsmountainevents.com/mountaineer-days

(704) 730-2101
Patriots Park - Kings Mountain, NC

Mountaineer Day Heritage Festival returns to Patriots Park after a five-year hiatus, and we could not be more excited. The fun starts at Noon with live bands, games, activities, arts & crafts vendors, live encampments, demonstrators, food, and fun. Kings Mountain welcomes Country music legend Wade Hayes to the Liberty Mountain Amphitheatre at 6:00 pm.

October 17 - 20, 2024

theleaf.org

(828) 686-8742
Camp Rockmont / Lake Eden Events - Black Mountain, NC

In 2024, we celebrate the extraordinary global citizens who not only create art but also champion causes that resonate with the heartbeat of humanity. These are the voices that echo in the halls of change, the hands that paint the canvas of a better tomorrow. Our chosen artists are not just masters of their craft; they are beacons of hope, tirelessly advocating for a world where justice, peace, and creativity flourish.

October 25 - 27, 2024

MadeInTheSouthShows.com

This is a VIP Promoter
(704) 847-9480
Cabarras Arena & Events Center - Concord, NC

Christmas Made in the South is focused on keeping the world of fine artisans and craftspeople vibrant. Exhibitors will be there all three days demonstrating and selling their handcrafted works, Santa's elves hard at work.

November 2, 2024

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

(800) 830-3976
Ballantyne's Backyard - Charlotte, NC

An elegant evening in the field - this exclusive foodie celebration will feature: Whiskey Bars, Elegant Wines & Cocktails, great music, tented Food Stations, Food Trucks & Restaurants and Bonfires throughout. Relax around the fire gardens and enjoy an inspired take on fire-kissed bbq, specialty grilling and drink pairings. Enjoy the firebreathers and artists set the night ablaze. Please dress appropriately, the event is outdoors. Souvenir glass to taste Whiskeys & Wines and Food Galore! Enjoy great bbq, grilled meat selections and other goodies...Food Trucks, plus a S'mores station! Enjoy seminars. Listen to live music and shop.

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Events in Durham, NC — upcoming

June 29, 2024

Family Farm Animal Day

Duke Homestead, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 4/11/2024

A Family & Kids Festival organized by Duke Homestead.
This North Carolina Family & Kids Festival will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-2pm. Admission tickets are $2.
July 4 - 6, 2024

Festival For the Eno

West Point on the Eno City Park, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 4/11/2024

A Festival organized by Eno River Association.
This North Carolina Festival will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 4 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Thu 10am-6pm, Fri closed, Sat 10am-6pm. Admission tickets are $10 - $450. This event will also include: demos, working grist mill, environmental exhibits, kids' stuff, hands on activities.
August 23 - 25, 2024

Streets at South Point Women's Show

Streets At Southpoint Mall, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 1/2/2024

A Lifestyle-Healthy Living Event organized by Wright-Way Productions Inc..
This North Carolina Lifestyle-Healthy Living Event will have commercial/retail, corp./information, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths.
September 15, 2024

Irish Fest in the Forest

ZincHouse Winery and Brewery, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 5/14/2024

An Ethnic Festival organized by Ancient Order of Hibernians.
This North Carolina Ethnic Festival will have commercial/retail, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 5 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sun 2pm-7pm.
October 5, 2024

Phoenix Fest

Historic Fayetteville Street at Lakewood Avenue, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 3/3/2024

A Music Festival organized by Phoenix Fest.
This North Carolina Music Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art and homegrown products exhibitors, and 12 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-6pm. This event will also include kids zone with blow ups.
Blacktoberfest - Durham
October 2024 (dates not updated)

Blacktoberfest - Durham

Durham Bottle Co, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 8/30/2023

A Food Festival organized by The Bull City RoundUp.
This North Carolina Food Festival will have crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 10 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 1pm-10pm. Admission tickets are $35 - $250.
October 21 - 24, 2024

Artsmarket

Various Sites, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 1/25/2024

A Trade Show-Conference organized by North Carolina Arts Council.
This North Carolina Trade Show-Conference will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with talent and the hours will be All Days 8am-11pm.
November 3 - 5, 2024

Streets at Southpoint Christmas Market

Streets at Southpoint Mall, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 1/24/2024

A Holiday Celebration organized by Wright-Way Productions Inc..
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have commercial/retail, corp./information, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths.
December 14, 2024

Durham Holiday Parade

Downtown Durham, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 3/14/2024

A Parade organized by City of Durham Parks and Recreation.
This North Carolina Parade will have no exhibit booths and 2 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-12pm.
AADE Kwanzaafest
January 2025 (dates not updated)

AADE Kwanzaafest

Durham Armory, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 10/27/2023

A Holiday Celebration organized by African American Dance Ensemble.
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 2 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National talent and the hours will be Mon 12pm-5:30pm.
NC MLK Black History Month Parade
February 2025 (dates not updated)

NC MLK Black History Month Parade

Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 1/12/2024

A Family & Kids Festival organized by Spectacular Magazine/Triangle Cultural Awareness Founda.
This North Carolina Family & Kids Festival will have no exhibit booths and 10 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-1:30pm. This event will also include parade.
Intergalactic Bead Shows-Durham, NC
February 2025 (dates not updated)

Intergalactic Bead Shows-Durham, NC

Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 1/8/2024

A Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show organized by Intergalactic Bead Shows Inc..
This North Carolina Gem-Jewelry-Bead Show will have crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $4 - $5.
Luxury Home Show Streets at South Point Mall
March 2025 (dates not updated)

Luxury Home Show Streets at South Point Mall

Streets at South Point Mall, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 7/6/2023

A Home and Garden Show organized by Wright-Way Productions Inc..
This North Carolina Home and Garden Show will have commercial/retail, corp./information, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths.
Earth Day Festival
April 2025 (dates not updated)

Earth Day Festival

Durham Central Park, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 1/28/2024

A Green Festival organized by City of Durham Parks and Recreation.
This North Carolina Green Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 7 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sun 12pm-5pm.
Streets at South Point Mall Women's Show
May 2025 (dates not updated)

Streets at South Point Mall Women's Show

Streets at South Poinnt, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 8/24/2023

A Vendor Event organized by Wright-Way Productions Inc..
This North Carolina Vendor Event will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths.
Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival
May 2025 (dates not updated)

Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival

Rock Quarry Park, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 3/14/2024

A Music Festival organized by City of Durham Parks and Recreation.
This North Carolina Music Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 1pm-7pm. This event will also include: kid's zone, who knew corner, video game truck.
Nineteenth NC Juneteenth Celebration
June 2025 (dates not updated)

Nineteenth NC Juneteenth Celebration

North Carolina Central University campus, Durham, NC

Status: Updated 5/23/2024

A Festival organized by Spectacular Magazine/Triangle Cultural Awareness Founda.
This North Carolina Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and 8 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 1pm-8pm. This event will also include: health fair, games, kid's zone, fashion show.