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Festivals in Wilmington, NC.
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May 16 - 19, 2024

(719) 313-7420
Maggie Valley Fairgrounds - Maggie Valley, NC

This event will host the greatest Beatboxers, vocal percussionists, and mouth musicians, that the world has ever seen, from all over the world. Parents, if your kid makes noises and music with their face then this is the event to turn them into the best musicians around! We will have arts and crafts from all over the south, food vendors galore featuring our very own Beatbox Chef Shack, tents for beatbox and music workshops, tents to festive your talent on our House of Ink YouTube page, and competitions for all ages to get a chance to hone their craft as well as a chance to earn great prizes. This is year one! We plan to go all out!

May 18, 2024

beerandbourbon.com

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

Same great location!! Join us for a great day of beer guzzling, bourbon tasting, music listening, cigar smoking, and barbeque eating. 40+ Brews, 20 Bourbons and numerous BBQ tastes are available for sampling. Everything is on-site for you.

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 Wilmington, NC — upcoming

May 25 - 26, 2024

Orange Street Artsfest

Orange Street & 2nd Street, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 3/10/2024

An Art Show organized by Thalian Association.
This North Carolina Art Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 2 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be All Days 9am-5pm.
May 15 - 29, 2024

Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove - May

Historic Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 4/30/2024

A Farmers Market organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Farmers Market will have crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 2 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be . This event will also include: animal sanctuary tours, art bus, grounds open to the public, demostrations.
Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove - June
June 2024 (dates not updated)

Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove - June

Historic Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 2/7/2023

A Farmers Market organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Farmers Market will have crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 2 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Every Wed 8am-1pm. This event will also include: animal sanctuary tours, art bus, grounds open to the public, demostrations.
Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove - July
July 2024 (dates not updated)

Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove - July

Historic Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 2/7/2023

A Farmers Market organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Farmers Market will have crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 2 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Every Wed 8am-1pm. This event will also include: animal sanctuary tours, art bus, grounds open to the public, demostrations.
August 16 - 18, 2024

Toys For Big Boys Show Independence Mall

Independence Mall, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 4/9/2024

A Boat Auto Camping Show organized by Wright-Way Productions Inc..
This North Carolina Boat Auto Camping Show will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths.
Independence Mall's Women and Kids Show
August 2024 (dates not updated)

Independence Mall's Women and Kids Show

Independence Mall, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 10/4/2022

A Mall Show organized by Wright-Way Productions Inc..
This North Carolina Mall Show will have commercial/retail, corp./information, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths.
Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove - August
August 2024 (dates not updated)

Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove - August

Historic Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 2/7/2023

A Farmers Market organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Farmers Market will have crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 2 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Every Wed 8am-1pm. This event will also include: animal sanctuary tours, art bus, grounds open to the public, demostrations.
Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove - September
September 2024 (dates not updated)

Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove - September

Historic Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 2/7/2023

A Farmers Market organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Farmers Market will have crafts, film, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 2 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Every Wed 8am-1pm. This event will also include: animal sanctuary tours, art bus, grounds open to the public, demostrations.
October 5 - 6, 2024

Wilmington Riverfest

Downtown, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 3/1/2024

A Festival organized by Old Wilmington Riverfront Celebration, Inc..
This North Carolina Festival will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 35 food booths. There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10:30am-5pm. This event will also include: kid's zone, bmx show, fireworks display, children's stage, wfd / wpd / nhcsd displays.
October 12, 2024

Veg-Out

Greenfield Park/Rotary Garden, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 4/15/2024

A Green Festival organized by Cool Wilmington.
This North Carolina Green Festival will have commercial/retail, corp./information and homegrown products exhibitors, and 6 food booths. This event will also include speakers & cooking demonstrations.
Art in the Arboretum
October 2024 (dates not updated)

Art in the Arboretum

NHC Arboretum, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 10/12/2023

A Craft Show organized by Nhcce Arboretum Foundation, Inc..
This North Carolina Craft Show will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $5.
Voracious & Rare Beer Festival
October 2024 (dates not updated)

Voracious & Rare Beer Festival

Live Oak Pavilion at Riverfront Park, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 9/5/2023

A Wine-Beer Event organized by Lighthouse Beer and Wine.
This North Carolina Wine-Beer Event will have no exhibit booths and 6 food booths. There will be 1 stage with National and Regional talent and the hours will be Fri 6pm-9pm. Admission tickets are $30 - $80.
Carousel Center Beer and Wine Festival
October 2024 (dates not updated)

Carousel Center Beer and Wine Festival

Live Oak Pavilion at Riverfront Park, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 8/31/2023

A Wine-Beer Event organized by Lighthouse Beer and Wine.
This North Carolina Wine-Beer Event will have no exhibit booths and tba food booths. There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-5pm. Admission tickets are $30 - $75.
GooseBumps in the Grove
October 2024 (dates not updated)

GooseBumps in the Grove

Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 9/1/2023

A Festival organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Festival will have fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 6 food booths. There will be Roving Performers with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Admission tickets are $5 - $10. This event will also include: trick or treating with vendors, haunted house, vintage carnival games, spooky decor.
Festival Latino
November 2024 (dates not updated)

Festival Latino

Ogden Park, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 4/26/2023

A Festival organized by Amigos Internacional.
This North Carolina Festival will have antique/collectibles, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft, flea market and homegrown products exhibitors, and 20 food booths. There will be 2 stages with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. This event will also include kids fiesta.
Cucalorus Film Festival
November 2024 (dates not updated)

Cucalorus Film Festival

TBA, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 9/19/2023

A Film Festival organized by Cucalorus Film Foundation.
This North Carolina Film Festival will have film exhibitors and no food booths. Admission tickets are $10 - $200.
November 30, 2024

Really Cool Stuff Holiday Market

Dock St between Water St and 2nd St, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 5/14/2024

A Holiday Celebration organized by Cool Wilmington.
This North Carolina Holiday Celebration will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and no food booths. This event will also include: dj's, holiday music & more day of event surprises.
Holiday Flea at the BAC
December 2024 (dates not updated)

Holiday Flea at the BAC

Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 10/26/2023

A Vintage organized by Brooklyn Arts Center.
This North Carolina Vintage will have antique/collectibles, commercial/retail, crafts and flea market exhibitors, and tba food booths. Admission tickets are $10. This event will also include: coffee shop, cash bar.
North Carolina Jazz Festival
February 2025 (dates not updated)

North Carolina Jazz Festival

Hotel Ballast, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 12/4/2023

A Jazz Music Festival organized by North Carolina Jazz Festival, Inc..
This North Carolina Jazz Music Festival will have no exhibit booths and no food booths. There will be 1 stage with International and National talent and the hours will be Thu 7:30pm-10:30pm, Fri 7:30pm-12 midnight, Sat 7:30pm-12 midnight. Admission tickets are $15 - $240.
Wilmington Spring Home Show
February 2025 (dates not updated)

Wilmington Spring Home Show

Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 2/7/2024

A Home and Garden Show organized by American Consumer Shows.
This North Carolina Home and Garden Show will have commercial/retail and corp./information exhibitors, and no food booths. Admission tickets are $ - $-1.
Made in Nc: Brooklyn Arts & Crafts Fair
February 2025 (dates not updated)

Made in Nc: Brooklyn Arts & Crafts Fair

Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 12/21/2023

A Marketplace Expo organized by Brooklyn Arts Center.
This North Carolina Marketplace Expo will have fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and tba food booths. Admission tickets are $10.
Beer, Bourbon and BBQ - Wilmington NC
March 2025 (dates not updated)

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ - Wilmington NC

Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 10/16/2023

A Festival organized by Drink Eat Relax Events, LLC.
This North Carolina Festival will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art and fine craft exhibitors, and 8 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Regional and Local talent and the hours will be Sat 12pm-6pm. Admission tickets are $45 - $75.
North Carolina Azalea Festival
April 2025 (dates not updated)

North Carolina Azalea Festival

Various Sites, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 10/6/2023

A Festival organized by North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc..
This North Carolina Festival will have commercial/retail, corp./information, crafts, fine art, fine craft and homegrown products exhibitors, and 50 food booths. There will be 2 stages with International, National, Regional and Local talent and the hours will be See Website For Full Schedule. Admission tickets are $1 - $150. This event will also include: parade, home & garden tours, circus, queen's coronation, coin show, juried art show.
Herb and Garden Fair
April 2025 (dates not updated)

Herb and Garden Fair

Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington, NC

Status: Updated 9/1/2023

A Home and Garden Show organized by Poplar Grove Plantation.
This North Carolina Home and Garden Show will have crafts, fine art and homegrown products exhibitors, and 8 food booths. There will be 1 stage with Local talent and the hours will be Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Admission tickets are $5. This event will also include: classes, kid's activities, tours.