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.
- Mulberry Recreation Center Lenoir, NC 28645 in LENOIR, NC
Local artists and regional musicians join in Lenoir's eclectic festival. Dubbed the festival in the Park, this event is hosted at the mulberry Recreation Center. It includes dancers and recreational activities for everyone in the family. Each year, the festival begins on the third Thursday following Labor Day.
Taking place each fall in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains just a short drive from Asheville, the LEAF Festival (Lake Eden Arts Festival) is a three-day global music festival for people of all ages.
- Cedar Crest College in CHARLOTTE, NC
On Mother's Day weekend, Charlotte holds its annual Mayfair-A Celebration of the Arts. It includes a Kid's Zone and area artists. The family-friendly event is free to the public and is set against the backdrop of University Place's quaint boardwalk.