Founded in 1948, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has become a springtime tradition. Every April, North Carolina residents flock to the festival to enjoy a multitude of arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, music, and over 50 fun events for the entire family to enjoy.
The North Carolina Pickle Festival is one of the most unique events held in North Carolina. For pickle loves, the festival boasts of free pickles and Tour de Pickle biking event. There is also a Pickle Princess contest and a pickle mascot, Mr. Crisp. For younger children, the Pickle Treasure Hunt is sure to please.
- Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC 28697 in WILKESBORO, NC
Merlefest has a dedicated following of fun-loving festival goers who all come together each year to enjoy and celebrate Appalachian music. With an impressive and diverse musical lineup, each April the MerleFest draws people from far and wide with an appreciation of excellent music, friends, family, and good times.
- Downtown Chadbourn, NC 28431 in CHADBOURN, NC
For over 80 years, this family-friendly festival has attracted people of all ages for a summer day filled with unending amounts strawberry shortcake, a myriad of attractions, a parade, beauty pageant, dances, clowns, and live musical entertainment.
The National Black Theatre Festival is a biannual gathering of theatre lovers and the world's most celebrated black theatre companies. Featuring an awards celebration, Opening Night Gala, workshops, seminars, talent shows, and more than 100 theatrical performances from many genres, the National Black Theatre Festival is a Winston-Salem gem.